Friday, July 1, 2011
ESP on "The Price is Right"
Founded in 1956, "The Price is Right" is one of TV's longest-running game shows. Most of you probably recall the show's host from 1972 through 2007, Bob Barker. Since 2007, though, the show has been updated while still keeping the good parts of its original vibe, and a new host stepped in to fill Barker's large shoes: comedian Drew Carey. One thing that's changed is that some of the prize offerings have become much more cool and modern.
Well, it just so happens that ESP Guitars has a long relationship with the CBS broadcasting company, so when they asked us if we wanted to offer some prizes for the show, we were happy to do so. Additionally, as opposed to just having their attractive hostesses point and grin at the prizes, "The Price is Right" decided to have people there to show off what these prizes can do. All this is leading up to telling you how ESP player Jason Miller of goth rock band Godhead appeared recently on the show.
As you can see up top in a photo taken during rehearsals, the prize being offered on this particular episode was an LTD Deluxe Phoenix-1000. We're not sure who ended up taking this baby home, but we do know they were happy about it! the LTD Phoenix-1000 offers a neck-thru-body setup at 25.5" scale, with a mahogany body, maple neck, ebony fingerboard, Tonepros TOM bridge and tailpiece, Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) / '59 (neck) pickups, and more.
So, the next time you find yourself in LA, score some tickets to TPIR and you never know... instead of a new dishwasher, you might take home a new ESP!
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