G&L Bluesboy vs ESP Ron Wood sig.

major-minor

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Look like very similar guitars in the way they are set up with the humbucker in the neck.

The G&L seems to be more popular, but has anyone had the chance to compare the two?
 

SimonR

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I'm not familiar with the ESP (don't they make pointy guitars for metalheads?) but I do own a G&L Bluesboy. Great guitar! The bridge pickup has plenty of balls - an almost p90-ish snarl to it. The neck 'bucker in mine is a Seth Lover. Very smooth and vocal sounding until you wind the tone control back when it gets warm and woody. Nice chunky neck. Fretboard has a 7.25" radius...normally I wouldn't go for this but the frets are so big that playability is just great. Stays in tune well, can bark with the best Teles. Craftsmanship is literally second to none. Probably more of a blues/rock machine than a country guitar IMHO. Try one - I can't imagine you'd be disappointed.

Cheers,
Simon
 

Guitartim

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I have the same question about the Bluesboy vs. ESP Ron Wood Tele!

Already own a Bluesboy and as said already it is a monster guitar. Kinda like a Tele and 335 love-child in the semi-hollow, swamp ash version. I play R&B/Funk/Jazz on mine and it works just fine.

The Ron Woods models are supposed to be great guitars too, but all solid body (Alder?) and considerably heavier than Bluesboys according to HCentral reviews.

I still would like to hear any owner comments about this cool ESP.
 

OldSchool

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I'm not familiar with the ESP (don't they make pointy guitars for metalheads?) but I do own a G&L Bluesboy. Great guitar! The bridge pickup has plenty of balls - an almost p90-ish snarl to it. The neck 'bucker in mine is a Seth Lover. Very smooth and vocal sounding until you wind the tone control back when it gets warm and woody. Nice chunky neck. Fretboard has a 7.25" radius...normally I wouldn't go for this but the frets are so big that playability is just great. Stays in tune well, can bark with the best Teles. Craftsmanship is literally second to none. Probably more of a blues/rock machine than a country guitar IMHO. Try one - I can't imagine you'd be disappointed.

Cheers,
Simon

You couldn't be more wrong about ESP. Sure they make metal guitars but they also have a vintage line with some of the best guitars in the Biz. Some of the Vintage Strats and teles easily rival all Fender Custom shop guitars until they just recently started making them with 9.5 modern radius's and with medium jumbo frets.

I'd grab a ESP over a G&L anyday of the week.
 

major-minor

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I just ordered a used one (like previous post) from Dave's.

Don't have a G&L to compare with but---------I'm excited about this ESP.
 

PaulE

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The Ron wood is the best bang for the buck guitar out there IMO.
 

andybaylor

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ESP's Fender inspired guitars are some of the BEST guitars you can buy. I've played em' for years.

Got an old school G&L s-500 that is wonderful too...
 




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