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ESP Eclipse Custom Prototype Artist Owned by SAXON! Used to tour and record! FR Floyd Rose Guitar

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RARE opportunity to buy a major artist owned ESP custom prototype guitar built by the company's top luthiers in their best factory for about half the price of a new ESP Kirk Hammett Ouija guitar. This is an ESP Eclipse FR Floyd Rose Prototype built for Doug Scarratt of Saxon! It was used on tour by him as can be seen in many photos and also used to record on Saxon's "Battering Ram" & "Thunderbolt" albums!

With over 13 million records sold, Saxon are heavy metal royalty! As leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. They had numerous singles in the UK Singles Chart and chart success all over Europe and Japan, as well as success in the United States. During the 1980s, Saxon established themselves among Europe's greatest metal acts. They are considered classic metal musicians and have influenced a number of bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Overkill, Mötley Crüe, Pantera, Helloween, Running Wild, Metal Church, Armored Saint, Dream Theater, Dokken, Skid Row, Sodom, Celtic Frost, Bathory, King Diamond and Death Angel.

Out of my years collecting ESP guitars, I have never seen an artist owned Prototype come up for sale. New ESP Custom Shop guitars are around £5k here with new Kirk Hammet Ouijas selling for around £13k...many of those made, but this is the only one! Own a piece of heavy metal history! The "Prototype" stamp is under the clear coat with the serial number. 

This rare Saxon owned ESP is part of our premium instrument collection at Essex Recording Studios. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube!

This guitar will be packed and shipped with love, care and respect in its hard case you see here! International buyers welcome! We ship to any country in the world! This guitar is in great condition with minor marks from touring...just watch the video for the full condition! You are welcome to collect the guitar in person if you are local to our studio in Chelmsford, England at post code CM3 2NX. Hatfield Peverel train station is right next to us.

YOUR PURCHASE HELPS MUSICIANS! Buying from us directly helps support unsigned musicians and bands that struggle to produce professional music without the development & funding no longer provided to rock acts by major labels these days. Thank you for your support!

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listeda year ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Essex Recording Studios
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