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Dates of manufacture:
This guitar was custom made by ESP for Takamizawa, the guitar player from Japanese rock band The Alfee. It has a Steinberger style bridge with tuners. Single humbucking pickup, marked Takamizawa custom. Carved bird/angel shaped body. Headless bolt-on neck is shaped to look like a sword, and has a locking nut. An inscription in the sword handle reads "20th Anniversary. The Alfee. Since 1972 - '93". This suggests it was made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the band formed by Takamizawa and 3 friends.
One was offered for sale on e-Bay in 2007 for $4,500, another was offered for $4999 in 2010.
|Date bought||Price paid||Condition||Name||Comments|
|2007||4500 USD||excellent||Offered for sale at this price in online auction.|
|2010||4999 USD||excellent||Offered for sale at this price in online auction.|