ESP PRE-GLK Vintage Kamikaze 1 George Lynch Signature Hand-Painted Graphic Japan 1987 w/OHSC

$ 5199.99

Vintage ESP PRE-GLK Kamikaze 1 George Lynch Signature made in Japan in 1987 with Original Hard Shell Case. This guitar features a solid maple body and 1-piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard. Equipped with its original Seymour Duncan Vintage staggered single coil in the neck position and a zebra bobbin Seymour Duncan DDJ Duncan Distortion in the bridge position. Controlled by one master volume knob with a push/pull selector. The 25.5″ scale length neck has mother of pearl dot inlays and 22 extra jumbo frets with GL original U neck profile. The hardware is comprised of black Gotoh sealed diecast tuning machines, a Floyd Rose locking nut, a non recessed surface mount Floyd Rose original double locking tremolo bridge and a knurled black dome knob.

This is a rare original “Pre-GLK” example of the now Classic George Lynch Kamikaze 1. Unique features include the 1-piece maple neck with no serial number, some had stamped numbers after the 22nd fret and some had none and the original stenciled hand-painted camo paint job with silver brushed on bombs!

This guitar was pearl of a collection and in excellent condition with light signs of wear for its age. it has some light surface marks/ surface scratches, a few light dimples/dings, and a hairline finish split/ marks at the neck pocket.

Guitar is setup with 9-42 strings. Includes original hard shell case and “Effective July 1st 1988” retail price list guide.


  • Make: ESP
  • Model: Pre-GLK (Kamikaze 1 George Lynch Signature)
  • Year: 1987
  • Finish: Hand-Painted Kamikaze 1 Graphic
  • Country: Japan
  • Serial #: NA
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Weight:8lbs 12.2oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Neck Wood: 1-Piece Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin urethane
  • Finger Board: Ebony
  • Neck Radius: 305mm
  • Neck Profile: GL Original U
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot
  • Nut Width: 43mm (45mm Neck Width)
  • Nut: Floyd Rose Locking
  • Frets: 22 Extra Jumbo
  • Pickup Config: HS
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Staggered Strat SSL-1
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan DDJ Duncan Distortion Zebra Bobbin
  • Pots: One Master Volume
  • Switch: Push/Pull pickup Selector
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Sealed Diecast with Cloche Heads
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original Double Locking Tremolo
  • Knobs: Knurled Black Dome
  • Strap Buttons: Schaller Locking
  • String Gauge: 9-42
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case


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