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ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Black Chrome Hardware

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Overview
  • Set maple neck
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Mahogany body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $570.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $171.00
  • Your Price:
    $39900

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Modern semi-hollow tone with distinctive style.

This axe combines all the class and charm of its forefathers with modern engineering and radical design changes for unique character. The precision-crafted mahogany semi-hollowbody and set neck resonate with sweet sounds and deliver serious sonic output thanks to hot ESP LH-150 humbuckers. Independent volume and tone controls for each pickup plus a 3-way pickup selector give you lots of options. The solid maple neck has a warm rosewood fretboard with gorgeous pearl block inlays and 22 extra-jumbo frets.

Features
  • Set maple neck
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Mahogany body
  • 42mm standard nut
  • Thin U neck contour
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 extra-jumbo frets
  • Pearl block inlays
  • ESP LH-150 bridge and neck humbuckers
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 2 volume, 2 tone knobs
  • 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • ESP tuners
  • Chrome hardware

Is your guitar just another face in the crowd? This axe'll give you an edge. Order today.

 
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ESPPS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Jamming (4)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice for the price!

    After reading everyone else's reviews, I realize my guitar is completely different than the norm. I bought it as a prototype and it came without factory installed pickups. I installed a matched pair...Read complete review

    After reading everyone else's reviews, I realize my guitar is completely different than the norm. I bought it as a prototype and it came without factory installed pickups. I installed a matched pair of Seymour Duncan 57' Classics and all new electronics as well. The original electronics seemed cheap because one of the volume knobs kept falling off. I installed brand new Gibson pots and a pair of Bumblebee tone capacitors. I also switched out the ESP tuners with locking Grover tuners. I see the biggest and BEST difference is my guitar has a SET neck! Because of the neck, new electronics and those sweet sounding new Seymour Duncans, this is one of the nicest guitars I've ever played. I find myself picking it up more often than my LP or my Strat. Mine also has more binding and cosmetic features it's also a very beautiful guitar as well. Lucky me!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Garbagw

    I have played this at a friends house, and its a horrible guitar. Everything you expect to work doesnt. The fret buzz is really annoying, and its very heavy for a semi-holow. ...Read complete review

    I have played this at a friends house, and its a horrible guitar. Everything you expect to work doesnt. The fret buzz is really annoying, and its very heavy for a semi-holow. Yea this is a great price, but for 50 more you can get a decent ibanez instead.

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    4.0

    Worth every cent!

    By guitarHog

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

    Best guitar for the money out there. A+ body, neck, hardware, craftsmanship, and playability. Way better than anything in this price range out there. Haven't touched my Epi Dot since I got this. Neck and set-up were spot-on from factory, stays in tune. Love the block inlay and white binding. Feels expensive, solid and weighty. After 3 yrs of high use I have had no issues at all. The stock pick-ups are a bit thin sounding. I recently installed some Gibson 57's and its barely secondary to my LP Custom. In closing, I currently buy and sell a lot of guitars. I haven't found anything on par with my PS2 for less than a G-note. Good buy for the beginner, easy to mod. Great for someone who already has pups. Get it! You know you want one!

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    5.0

    Great Deal

    By bulldog

    from nf

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      I like unique things and I like guitars so I had to have it - great sustain - good tuners - decent setup out of the box and very nice tone - what more could I ask for.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Impressive and Fun to Play

      By TickyTicky

      from WI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Of 'em

        Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        Have had this for a few months now and am still very happy with it. Can't be beat for the price. Great look, great sound, great neck. Does the world really need one more person playing a Les Paul? Nah, get something different! I let another friend play this who owns a dozen plus guitars (including LP and tele), many of them vintage. After a day with the PS-1 he was off looking at ESP's website to learn more and see what else they have that he did not know about. These guitars are the best secret out there!

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        4.0

        bought one..psiv with bigsby

        By telegook

        from N.J.

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Akways In Tuneeven With
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Just Dragged It Out
        • Really Good Neck
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          Bought one off of c/l..paid 200..left it alone for a while..picked it up ..tuned it up and it is now my go to..i own around 50 guitars..name it i either own or played them..this is a winner..solid all around..a good bigsby..stayed in tune..decent pickups..i dont play out, but i recored and write for others..really can't rant but really "can't complain"...

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice for the price!

          By Falconeddy69

          from Conroe, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Great Neck Body Shape

          Cons

          • Cheap Electronics

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Songwriting

          Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          After reading everyone else's reviews, I realize my guitar is completely different than the norm. I bought it as a prototype and it came without factory installed pickups. I installed a matched pair of Seymour Duncan 57' Classics and all new electronics as well. The original electronics seemed cheap because one of the volume knobs kept falling off. I installed brand new Gibson pots and a pair of Bumblebee tone capacitors. I also switched out the ESP tuners with locking Grover tuners. I see the biggest and BEST difference is my guitar has a SET neck! Because of the neck, new electronics and those sweet sounding new Seymour Duncans, this is one of the nicest guitars I've ever played. I find myself picking it up more often than my LP or my Strat. Mine also has more binding and cosmetic features it's also a very beautiful guitar as well. Lucky me!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A lot of surprises, bad and good.

          By GC

          from Norman, OK

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Action
          • Good Feel
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up
          • Sub-par Tuners
          • Threaded jack

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          When I had mine delivered there was a crack on the back of the body close to the neck, although it hasn't proven harmful. The reason a threaded jack is a con is because it tends to come loose and wobble, but fixing is as easy as screwing it back in. The pickups are typical ESP: dark and hot. They're ok but not everyone's cup of tea. With Seymour Duncans or DiMarzios, however, it sounds great. Be warned when replacing the PUs that the stock PUs have soldered/glued-on covers.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          bought used

          Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          i got this guitar used lightly and i have to say it sounds great, i love the shape its truly a good looking guitar. the pick ups are nice and crunchy
          pick ups are crunchy and good for punk or basic blues and rock an roll
          great quality electronics but the body is coated in A LOT of clear laquer
          holds its value nicley still have people stare at it

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By Tim Arnold

          from Estacada Oregon

          Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          Overall this is a lot of guitar for 350.00 bucks. I have been modding out guitars for a number of years and have gotten a pretty good ear for pickups.So I am a little picky when it comes to that. GFS pickups are cheap but a great value for the money. The workmanship on the neck and body is near perfect. The set up was just slightly high for me so I made small adjustments to the action. I love this guitar now. It's like a mix between a Les Paul and a 335 Gibson.
          I bought this guitar online and was a little surprised when I opened it. I got the "Gold Top" thinking it would similar to a gold top LP. Well, it is actually Gold Metal Flake WOW!! what a surprise. But after feeling the workmanship that ESP put into this thing, I've gotten used to the bright paint and actually really like it now. The only thing I didn't care for was the pickups, which were muddy, especially the neck. So I put on a set of GFS Retrotrons and I tell you, this guitar flat rocks. I am very pleased with it now. They said that the pickups were ESP 150's which get great reviews. But when I took them out they said they were G&B pickups, which I have never heard of so they went away. I wish I could have gotten the black or red finish one but the gold with black hardware is really nice actually.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Not a set neck/5-bolt

          By MADDOGSKULLCAP

          from Flint, MI

          Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          I wish this would have been a set neck, but it plays so easy I had to keep it. Put a set of Dimarzio Joe&MoJoe pickups in and this is the best inexpensive guitar I own. Original pickups okay just a little dark for my liking. Build is typical ESP;not a flaw to be found. Set-up was perfect. Handles my 100watt/4x12 tube amp face on with very little feed back. Nice guitar.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Esp X-tone ps-1

          By TheYouth

          from Ocala, FL

          Comments about ESP PS-1 Xtone Paramount Series Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          Really nice instrument, perfect action. Most of my friends and bandmates have more expensive guitars but prefer to play mine when we jam. A few of my friends have purchased other hollowbody guitars and have not gotten what they expected after playing mine.

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