Ah, 1991. We remember it like yesterday. Cruising around the Sunset Strip in our ripped jeans and leather jackets with Dokken and Metallica blasting on our Walkman (kind of like an analog iPod; look it up, kids). And when we got home at night and didn't feel like playing our guitars, we fired up the awesome Sega Mega Drive video game console to play Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic was one of the great platform games of its era. You got to spin, run, jump, and speed-burst your way through all manner of levels, occasionally dealing with some pretty annoying boss battles, and often injuring your thumb from repetitive mashing of the Mega Drive controller. But you'd keep going because it was 1991, and your car was broken, and there was no Internet. It was Sonic or reruns of Baywatch. Seriously, it was a scary time.
It's hard to believe that 25 years have passed since then, but our friends at ESP Japan* have partnered with Sega to offer these limited-edition Sonic The Hedgehog 25th Anniversary guitars. If your budget for ESP Custom Shop guitars isn't slated for limited-edition Sonic models, we have some good news for you. These guitars are being offered as the more affordable SN-25th Sonic the Hedgehog Guitar-II and the SD-15th Shadow the Hedgehog Guitar-II. If you're a huge Sonic fan, or just want to own a super unique guitar that will seriously cause people to freak out.
The guitar comes complete with the following:
- Certificate of authenticity signed by Jun Senoue (composer of the original Sonic music),
- Pack of four limited edition Sonic & Shadow plectrums,
- Sonic polishing cloth
- Copy of the original musical score for the Sonic game
- ESP gig bag
*Please note, this guitar is a collaboration between ESP Japan and Sega and is manufactured in ESP's Korean factory, it isn't ESP branded.
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