ESP 35th Anniversary Akira Takasaki Random Star Red Ash in Sky 2016 w/OHSC Owned by Jeff Loomis

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Diablo Guitars is extremely proud to be making available a series of guitars from the personal collection of Seattle’s own Jeff Loomis. Jeff is best known for his incredible guitar work with Sanctuary, Nevermore and Arch Enemy. He’s also continued to create, inspire and wow both players and fans alike with his 2 stunning solo releases. His forthcoming solo release is bound to be another showcase of his remarkable playing and song craft. Jeff has decided to part ways with some of these gorgeous guitars in favor of some new acquisitions; something we can all relate to as nothing is quite as exciting as a new guitar in your hands! We’re stoked that he’s chosen to trust the team here at Diablo to find his personal guitars new and loving owners. Jeff has taken the time to autograph press shots, and include tins of 12 of his signature model picks from Dunlop which will be included with any of the guitars from his collection. These instruments were all meticulously gone through and set up to Jeff’s standards before being released for sale. All of the guitars from this unique collection are simply fantastic. A must own for any player or especially any fan of Loomis’s amazing playing.

ESP Akira Takasaki Random Star in Red “Ash in the Sky” finish made in Japan 2016 with Original Hard Shell Case. This guitar is the signature model for guitarist Akira Takasaki from the band “Loudness” and was released as the 35th anniversary only available in the Japanese market. The previous owner Jeff Loomis purchased the guitar while on tour in Japan with his band “Arch Enemy” and brought the guitar back to the U.S. This guitar features a solid alder “Random Star” body, with a maple neck-thru design. Equipped with a Seymour Duncan SWD Custom Shop Akira Takasaki humbucker pickups controlled by one master volume knob and a 3-way toggle switch. The 25.5″ scale length neck has black dot inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets with a chunky U neck profile. The hardware is comprised of Schaller tuning machines, a Floyd Rose locking nut, a Floyd Rose original double locking tremolo bridge, and black speed knobs.

This Guitar is in excellent condition, it was a limited release celebrating the bands 35th anniversary and only available in the Japan market so it’s rare to see one in the states! It was well taken care of and only has light surface marks and little to no signs of play. The mirrors do show polish marks easily as we tried to show (See pics)

Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 9-42 strings and includes original hard shell case with commemorative 35th anniversary Loudness logo and COA hang tag.

Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 9-42 strings and includes original hard shell case with commemorative 35th anniversary Loudness logo and COA hang tag.

  • Make: ESP
  • Model: Akira Takasaki Random Star
  • Year: 2016
  • Finish: Red Ash in the Sky
  • Country: Japan
  • Serial #: E5120172
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Weight: 7lbs 5.4oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Neck Joint: Neck-through
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Matching
  • Neck Radius: 240MM
  • Neck Profile: Chunky U
  • Inlays: Black Dot
  • Nut Width: 1.625″
  • Nut: Floyd Rose Locking
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickup Config: HH
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan SWD Custom Shop Akira Takasaki
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan SWD Custom Shop Akira Takasaki
  • Pots: One Master Volume
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller with Heads
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original Double Locking Tremolo
  • Knobs: Black Speed
  • Other Features: Certificate of Authenticity
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case

Additional information

Weight30 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 6 in





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