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              Best Les Paul Shape ESP Guitars in 2023

              Here you'll find the best Les Paul shape ESP guitars.

              Out of the more than 2000 guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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              1. ESP Will Adler Warbird Distressed

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              ESP Will Adler Warbird Distressed
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              Playability 82
              Sound 79
              Build quality 80
              Value for money 65
              Overall Score 80
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              • From ESP's 2014 Signature series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 24.75"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Maple top
              • Mahogany body
              • 3pc Maple neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Will Adler Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
              • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Will Adler Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
              • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • TOM Bridge & Tailpiece bridge
              • Thin U Neck-Through neck
              • 22 XL Jumbo frets
              • Sperzel Locking tuners
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              ESP Will Adler Warbird Distressed
              • Locking Tuners
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Neck-Through Build
              • Multi-Voicing Pickups
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Tremolo
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

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              2. ESP RZK-II Burnt

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              ESP RZK-II Burnt
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              Playability 83
              Sound 78
              Build quality 75
              Value for money 64
              Overall Score 79

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              • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
              • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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              • From ESP's 2010 Signature series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 25.5"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Alder body
              • 3pc Maple neck
              • Rosewood fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
              • Neck pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
              • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Floyd Rose Original bridge
              • Thin U Neck-Through neck
              • 24 XL Jumbo frets
              • Gotoh tuners
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              ESP RZK-II Burnt
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Locking Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Neck-Through Build
              • Tremolo
              • Strap Lock
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Retainer Bar

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              3. ESP Alex Skolnick FR

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              ESP Alex Skolnick FR
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              Playability 77
              Sound 82
              Build quality 75
              Value for money 63
              Overall Score 78
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              • From ESP's 2016 Signature series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 24.75"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Flamed Maple top
              • Mahogany body
              • 3pc Maple neck
              • Rosewood fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
              • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
              • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Floyd Rose Original bridge
              • Custom U Set neck
              • 22 XL Jumbo frets
              • Grover tuners
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              ESP Alex Skolnick FR
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Locking Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Coil Split Pickups
              • Tremolo
              • Strap Lock
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Neck-Through Build
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Retainer Bar

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              4. ESP Iron Cross

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              ESP Iron Cross
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              Playability 78
              Sound 79
              Build quality 77
              Value for money 63
              Overall Score 78

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              • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
              • Pickups power: Hot (1 vote)
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              • From ESP's 2014 Signature series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 24.75"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Maple top
              • Mahogany body
              • 1Pc Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: EMG JH James Hetfield (Humbucker/Active)
              • Neck pickup: EMG JH James Hetfield (Humbucker/Active)
              • 2 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
              • Thin U Set neck
              • 22 XL Jumbo frets
              • Sperzel Locking tuners
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              ESP Iron Cross
              • Locking Tuners
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Strap Lock
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Neck-Through Build
              • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Tremolo
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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              5. ESP Gary Holt EC

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              ESP Gary Holt EC
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              Playability 77
              Sound 81
              Build quality 75
              Value for money 63
              Overall Score 78

              Player Feedback

              • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
              • Pickups power: Clean (4 votes)
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              • From ESP's 2015 Signature series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 24.75"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Maple top
              • Mahogany body
              • 1Pc Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
              • Neck pickup: EMG 89R (Humbucker/Active)
              • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Floyd Rose Original bridge
              • Thin U Set neck
              • 22 XL Jumbo frets
              • Gotoh tuners
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              ESP Gary Holt EC
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Locking Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Coil Split Pickups
              • Tremolo
              • Strap Lock
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Neck-Through Build
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Retainer Bar

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              6. ESP Bill Kelliher Eclipse

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              ESP Bill Kelliher Eclipse
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              Playability 78
              Sound 78
              Build quality 74
              Value for money 62
              Overall Score 77

              Player Feedback

              • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
              • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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              • From ESP's 2016 Signature series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 24.75"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Mahogany w/ Maple Cap body
              • Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6 (Humbucker/Passive)
              • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Distortion SH-6 (Humbucker/Passive)
              • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece bridge
              • Thin U Set neck
              • 22 XL Jumbo frets
              • Sperzel Locking tuners
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              ESP Bill Kelliher Eclipse
              • Locking Tuners
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Coil Split Pickups
              • Strap Lock
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No High-Quality Nut
              • No Neck-Through Build
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Tremolo
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

              7. ESP Ben Burnley EC Baritone

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              ESP Ben Burnley EC Baritone
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              Playability 82
              Sound 78
              Build quality 72
              Value for money 72
              Overall Score 77

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              • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
              • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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              • From ESP's 2017 Signature series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 27"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Quilted Maple top
              • Mahogany body
              • 3pc Maple neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 (Humbucker/Passive)
              • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan '59 SH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
              • 2 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Graph Tech Ghost Loaded Resomax NV Bridge w/ Gotoh Tailpiece bridge
              • Thin U Set neck
              • 24 XL Jumbo frets
              • Sperzel Locking tuners
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              ESP Ben Burnley EC Baritone
              • Locking Tuners
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Multi-Voicing Pickups
              • Strap Lock
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No High-Quality Nut
              • No Neck-Through Build
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Tremolo
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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              8. ESP Alex Skolnick

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              ESP Alex Skolnick
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              Playability 78
              Sound 77
              Build quality 75
              Value for money 62
              Overall Score 77
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              Guitar Center logoMusician's Friend logo
              • From ESP's 2016 Signature series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 24.75"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Flamed Maple top
              • Mahogany body
              • 1Pc Mahogany neck
              • Rosewood fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
              • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
              • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
              • Custom U Set neck
              • 22 XL Jumbo frets
              • Grover tuners
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              ESP Alex Skolnick
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Coil Split Pickups
              • Strap Lock
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Neck-Through Build
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Tremolo
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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              9. ESP Eclipse Custom

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              ESP Eclipse Custom
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              Playability 78
              Sound 78
              Build quality 72
              Value for money 61
              Overall Score 76

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              • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
              • Pickups power: Hot (1 vote)
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              • From ESP's 2017 Eclipse series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 24.75"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Mahogany w/ Maple Cap body
              • Honduras Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: EMG JH James Hetfield (Humbucker/Active)
              • Neck pickup: EMG JH James Hetfield (Humbucker/Active)
              • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Tonepros Locking TOM & Gotoh Tailpiece bridge
              • Thin U Set neck
              • 22 XL Jumbo frets
              • Gotoh Locking tuners
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              ESP Eclipse Custom
              • Locking Tuners
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Strap Lock
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No High-Quality Nut
              • No Neck-Through Build
              • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Tremolo
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

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