Not sure if this adds a huge amount over the rather jolly DR1 and DR2 (glow in the dark dots indeed!) but it looks cool and has a lot of very good hardware on it.

Esoterik Guitars has just released the third guitar of their new 2015 mid-level series, the DR3. The Esoterik DR3 features amazing tone, response, control and sustain. It combines a five-piece walnut/figured maple neck secured between a lightweight alder body, 24 easily accessible jumbo stainless steel frets on an ebony fretboard, 25.5” scale length, bass side pearl dots and glow in the dark side dots on a 16” radius board. This model also features a conveniently located spoke nut truss rod and a natural/clear satin finish to protect and beautify the wood. This guitar comes loaded with Seymour Duncan Blackouts, a Kahler tremolo, a GraphTech nut (placed before the lock for optimum tone) and Gotoh 510 mini tuners. It comes with a separate bridge volume and neck volume knob, one master tone knob and a three way toggle. The wood matched electronics cavity cover plate also features a laser engraving with the Esoterik Sun logo. The DR3 headstock is topped with a rosewood overlay with a mother-of-pearl inlaid logo. All new Esoterik Guitars include a hard-shell case.


Alder Body
Neck-through Design
5-Piece Walnut and Figured Maple Neck
24 easily accessible Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
25.5” Scale Length
Glow In The Dark (Luminlay) Side Dots
Spoke Nut Truss Rod
Seymour Duncan Blackout Pickups
Kahler Bridge
GraphTech Nut
Gotoh 510 Tuners
Amazing Body Contours—Carved Top/Concave Back
Pricing information:
$1,376 (direct)