ESP George Lynch M-1 Electric Guitar
George Lynch first teamed with ESP in 1985 to design the company’s first signature model. Due to his heavy touring schedule, Lynch wanted a guitar that could bring the noise but still provide comfort both in the way that it plays as well as how it feels hanging around a player’s neck. With the M-1 Tiger, the team was able to capture the best of both worlds, and this axe is still a viable option for players today who want to channel the guitar legend’s tone and feel within the lanes of hard rock and 80's metal.
The M-1’s lone humbucker pickup is the Seymour Duncan George Lynch Screamin’ Demon, and its name is not misleading this thing cranks out the attitude. The bolt-on maple neck and fretboard offers a bright sound and extreme playability, while the Floyd Rose tremolo allows you to capture that classic 80's dive-bomb sound along with stable tuning. With just one volume knob on this guitar, it’s a particularly no frills affair; you’re basically plugging this thing and letting it wail. It’s a rather simple and elegant approach, which isn’t necessarily something you’d expect from a guitar that is made to resemble the appearance of a bright yellow tiger. Oh, the 80's!