| The Kamikaze was created when George
Lynch entered an ESP shop in Tokyo while on tour looking for a
replacement neck. He learned that ESP also made custom guitars, so he
created the Kamikaze.
The Kamikaze was the first guitar in ESP's Signature Series.
Kamikaze I- Original kamikaze model with black/tan/yellow/red color
scheme, ebony fretboard, maple body and neck. George Lynch's original
did not have a recess cavity for the tremolo system, but it is recessed
on the ESP signature Series.
Kamikaze II- Same specs as the Kamikaze I with a blue/red/white
color scheme, the Kamikaze II was the first kamikaze model, and
therefore the first signature series guitar, that ESP has put on the
Kamikaze III- Same as others with a White/black/tan color scheme.
Kamikaze IV- much different from the other models with a
fluorescent color scheme, reverse sawtooth headstock (as opposed to a
reverse banana). This guitar has similar woods to a les paul (maple top
on mahogany body) unlike les pauls, and other Kamikaze models, this
guitar has a maple fretboard instead of ebony.