Guitar aficionados rejoice, as Japanese guitar producers ESP announce a brand new range of Sonic the Hedgehog themed guitars! The designs, SONIC-II and SHADOW-II are both based on the signature guitar played by Crush 40 and Sonic Team guitarist and composer Jun Senoue, which have been used at a number of performances around the world.
Additionally, each guitar has a budget model, to cater for the individuals without the deeper pockets of the more serious guitar players. The standard edition of each axe comes in at ¥165,000 + tax (approximately £1400 / $1800 USD at time of writing), before other costs of importing. The high-end edition, which includes top-of-the-line specifications will set you back ¥645,000 + tax, which equates to around a whopping £5500 / $7000.
The high-end editions also come with an exclusive guitar case, and are equipped with the signature shoe headstock design. Those looking to buy the budget versions of the guitar may be disappointed that this feature has been excluded for these models.
More images of the different models are shown below.
More details can be found at the Official ESP Japan website.