Good pics and explanation; however, the second pic is actually Jody's DV NY model, which is at least as dark as the ESP (w/out spoiler) and not quite as focused. I really liked the ESP but could never adapt to the bite - very narrow. The DV NY has a low beak angle which I find very comfortable; has a beautiful, dark tone and quite a bit louder than the ESP (again, w/out spoiler in). The DV is very reed friendly, though softer reeds and certain cuts can sound overly buzzy - almost kazoo-like. I wouldn't hesitate recommending trialing the ESP, DV and DV NY directly from Jody - his trial policy is accommodating and customer service exemplary.
The ESP has a significant roll-over baffle as shown in the pictures. It is very high near the tip rail for a short distance. This is a way of adding some additional high frequencies to the sound. But some players chirp on this type of baffle.
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