The ESP Guitar’s 2024 Exhibition Limited Series collection features 12 unique guitars you can buy at specific stores from Guitar Center to Kurosawa Gakki in Tokyo. These models stand as a testament to the creativity and meticulous craftsmanship of ESP’s expert luthiers. Each guitar features hand-selected, often exceptionally rare tonewoods chosen from ESP’s own reserves. These are meticulously shaped and finished to highlight either their inherent beauty or through custom artistic techniques.
Precious inlays of abalone, mother-of-pearl, and exotic woods take these instruments beyond the realm of music gear and into high art. Even functional elements become unique visual statements, with hardware often customized through unique finishes, inlays, or etching.
Only a single example of each model is available.
Featured Models from the 2024 Series
To offer a glimpse into this year’s collection, here are a few highlights:
Snapper CTM: One in See Thru Tiger Eye Burst finish and another with a multiple-colored stabilized finish. Swamp ash body with Seymour Duncan pickups and sculpted Honduran rosewood neck and compound radius for optimal comfort and articulation.
Available at Axe Palace.
M-I CTM FR: Roasted swamp ash with striking geometric-patterned flamed maple top. Set-thru construction and Floyd Rose Original tremolo offers exceptional sustain and playing dynamics. High-output Seymour Duncan ‘78 Model pickup.
Available at Chuck Levin’s Washington Music.
M-II CTM NT: Curly chestnut body, stabilized buckeye burl top, intricate inlays, and custom brass hardware, including a string-thru bridge, maximize every sonic nuance. Available at Axe Palace.
Available at Tom Lee, Hong Kong.
Arrow CTM FR: Roasted swamp ash body with a flamed maple top, Indian rosewood neck, and Floyd Rose tremolo provide an ideal platform for technical playing.
Available at Drum City Guitarland.
Arrow CTM NT: Stabilized flamed walnut and buckeye burl top and back offer intricate visuals, offset by a See Thru Brown Burst finish. Its sculpted neck is a seven-piece construction boasting exceptional craftsmanship. The unique inlay style and custom brass hardware underscore this model’s dedication to extraordinary details.
Available at Musicians Friend.
Eclipse CTM: One with a ziricote top and back, and another with a flamed walnut top and back. Honduran mahogany body with flamed walnut top and multi-ply binding. Seymour Duncan Green Magic pickups, brass tailpiece, and ornately carved pickguard make this a captivatingly beautiful instrument.
FRX CTM FR: Available in two different finishes. One is a See Thru Dark Purple Burst/See Thru Black finish with an arched flamed burl top. The other one is See Thru Green Sunburst/See Thru Natural Light Brown finish with an arched quilted maple top. Both models come with different outstanding inlay art.
As for the specs, they feature Jescar frets on a Macassar-bound ebony fingerboard. Hardware-wise, they boast a Floyd Rose Original tremolo system, premium Gotoh locking tuners, and versatile Seymour Duncan CS 59/Jazz and JB Hybrid pickups. The entire package is complemented by a striking black nickel hardware finish.
Horizon CTM FR: Its See Thru Amber Cherry TearDrop Sunburst finish highlights a quilted maple top on a chestnut body with a flamed walnut back. The slim, multi-wood neck offers stability and features “Yaksha Skull” inlays on the elegant Macassar ebony fretboard. It features a Floyd Rose Original tremolo, Gotoh locking tuners, and Seymour Duncan CS Queen Bucker pickups for sonic power and flexibility.
Available at Tom Lee, Hong Kong.
Horizon CTM NT: Comes with a See Thru Ivy Green TearDrop Sunburst finish with a sculpted chestnut body adorned with a quilted maple top and flamed walnut back. This one also features the intricate “Yaksha Skull” inlays with EVO Gold frets, and a beautifully bound Macassar ebony fretboard. As for hardware, it comes with an ESP FB20 T5 brass bridge, and a Seymour Duncan CS Queen Bucker pickup.
Available at Kurosawa Gakki, Tokyo, Japan.
Go to the ESP website to explore the entire 2024 catalog and for purchasing information.