Worthy of replacing ESP Standard series
This guitar is fantastic. It really is ESP quality at LTD pricing. Lives up to the ESP name, and definitely worthy of replacing the ESP standard series. Fit and finish are perfect. I cannot find a single flaw in that regard on the guitar. The Duncan C5 is a perfect match for the guitar. Nice and thick tone, yet very clear and very balanced in frequency spectrum. The jazz is great in anything you put it in. Original floyd and gotoh tuners are fantastic. Stays in tune better than my TOM equipped guitar. Wired with 1 volume (push/pull for coil tap) and tone. Sounds awesome in every pickup setting. Nice and smooth leads, aggressive and thick sounding rhythms. Im rocking it through a 5150 212, and I havent heard a guitar sound better through this amp. The neck and frets are flawless. The guitar is VERY easy to play, especially with the low action setup from sweetwater. I made a few minor changes, just to get the guitar closer to what I prefer (sanded the neck to matte finish, put on locking tuners because Im lazy with string changes, rewired to 2 volumes for my clean/distortion switching, and put on strap locks). Out of the box, though, the guitar plays and sounds phenomenal. I dont think Ill have any issues with this guitar for decades to come. Weight is nice and light, and its very balance (ie, not neck heavy). Very comfortable and easy to play sitting or standing. The neck is smooth as butter, and the perfect shape for my hands...which is why I pretty much only buy guitars from this company. I love their necks. The guitar does not disappoint in any way. Perfect rating all around from me. I am blown away. Its replacing a guitar Ive been playing since 2008 as my main guitar.