Wrong forum, you should have posted in the Guitar Gear Talk Forum.
Well both guitars are going to be equally shitty. Haha, sorry. The ESP, AFAIK, has an agathis body. The Java, I don't know what wood it's made of. You're not looking at getting much quality out of the guitar sound so the main deciding factors are going to be build quality and playability. Hence try and go to a store where you can try these guitars so that you can decide which one you're comfortable playing.
Johnson and Malmsteen both play on Strats. Whatever you may or may not be interested soundwise in is going to be decided based on the amp and FX pedals (if you're gonna use them).
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