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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Review: ESP HORIZON NT7



Hello and welcome to this week's article!
Today we're going to review one of the finest Esp guitars: the Horizon Nt7!
This guitar sets itself in the top tier of Esp Horizon models and it just went out of production, after having been produced for several years.

The body is neck through, which helps the sustain, and the neck part is made of maple, while the sides are alder.
The scale is the typical Esp/Ltd 25,5" scale, which is the ideal for 7 strings, and it's a good compromise between lenght and comfort, since above that it starts becoming a little too uncomfortable for the hands of many guitarists.
The neck is U-shaped, it's not as thin as an Ibanez neck, but it's very comfortable without resulting too thick.
24 X-Jumbo frets, Tonepros Tune o'Matic bridge and Gotoh locking tuners on the hardware side, and a couple of Emg pickups (707 and 81-7) on the electronics side.

One of the aspects in which you can really notice the fact that this guitar is really top-tier is the building quality: everything, from the painting to the binding to every connection is made with great care, in the japanese Esp Factory, and this is also represented by the price tag (around 1600/2000€).

We have tried this guitar thoroughly in the latest years, both on studio and live, and the most important thing we have noticed (besides its playability) it's how balanced its sound is: it's mid oriented, with powerful lows and the right amount of brightness; the typical sound that once recorded, needs less processing to sound perfect.
Overall is probably one of the best seven strings guitars we've ever heard, and definitely a suggested buy if you want uncompromised quality.



Specs:


Neck-Thru-Body Construction 

25.5" Scale 

Alder Body, Maple Neck 

Ebony Fingerboard 

45mm Bone Nut 

Thin U Neck Contour 

24 XJ Frets 

Black Nickel Hardware 

Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners 

Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge 

EMG 707 (neck) and EMG 81-7 (Bridge) 

Finish: Black


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