(Video Demo) ESP Custom Shop Shinigami Museum Piece NAMM 2009


(Video Demo) ESP Custom Shop Shinigami Museum Piece NAMM 2009

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ESP Custom Shop Shinigami museum piece made for the NAMM convention in 2009. This guitar was built by ESP Japan’s Custom Shop master luthier Masao Orihalcon whom has built some of ESP’s most iconic Custom Shop one of a kind guitars over the years that are true masterpieces. Masao Orihalcon’s exceptional craftsmanship using the finest quality of premium woods and components brings to life some of the most unique, interesting and elaborate ideas that have ever been imagined to fabricate a guitar into. 

Not only are Masao Orihalcon’s creations aesthetically stunning works of guitar art, but they are foremost fully functioning handmade superior quality instruments that play, sound and feel leaps and bounds better than any standard  production guitars on the market. Each one of these guitars are unique in their own right and have one of a kind features that you will not find on any other guitar in the world. 

From ESP JAPAN : “This guitar is an image of “Shinigami” (God of Death) slashing a Scythe direct into the body. This The god of Death shows his face through the cyclone that has formed a crack spread throughout the body, and he seems ready to cut someone’s neck at any moment. The Scythe is angled to penetrate diagonally through the body.”

This guitar’s body shape can be seen as based out of a King V shape with a broken point or can be seen as an elongated Rhoads shape with a broken tip either way it starts off with a cool V shape. The body is elaborately hand carved to resemble the look of burnt wood with the “God of Death” face breaking through the center. The charcoal colored paint on the body and headstock help contribute to the burnt wood theme. On top of the body or rather through the body is a hand carved scythe that pierces through the V shape and the blade rests between the points of the V. The amount of detail in the wood work is phenomenal.

The guitar has a single Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge position controlled by a master volume control, a Floyd Rose tremolo system with locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines. The neck is a standard 24.75” scale length with a medium C neck profile, and a 12” fingerboard radius on a dark black ebony fretboard with 22 frets. 

This guitar is in mint condition is a one of a kind  ESP Custom Shop collectors piece. The guitar has not been gigged and does not have any belt buckle marks pick scratches. This guitar has been freshly re-strung with .09-.42 gauge strings and setup in standard A440 tuning. Comes with the COA and original ESP flight case. Audio and video demos coming soon! 

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  • Make: ESP
  • Model: Shinigami
  • Year: 2009
  • Finish: Shinigami
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Serial #Shinigami 1
  • Condition: Mint
  • Weight: 7lbs 0.7oz.
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-On
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Neck Profile: Medium  C Shape
  • Nut: Locking
  • Nut Width: 1.65”
  • Frets: 22 Jumbo
  • Pickups:  Seymour Duncan JB
  • Controls: 1 Volume 
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose
  • Knobs: Black Dome Knob
  • String Gauge: .9-.42
  • Case: Original ESP Flight Case

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 6 × 45 in