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  • #16
    How does the EC1000 compare in terms of sound and feel to the ESP version? Is the neck the same carve/body same thickness and all that stuff? Might be a cheaper way for me to find out of I like the sound/feel without dropping so much $$$$ into it.

    (No ESP dealers nearby)


    The dimensions are the same. The only difference would be you would get the Earvana nut on the EC1000. As far as sound and how they play, you would be hard pressed to tell a difference.
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    • #17
      But there is abalone to contend with with many of the EC1000 models. More than you want, I'd bet.
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      • #18
        I'm looking at an Eclipse-II.

        What's the general opinion about ESP?

        What's the difference between the standard line and custom line (it's a pretty significant price hike)?

        How does it (the standard Eclipse) differ from a Les Paul?


        I already have a couple of Les Pauls, so I'm not looking for an LP copy per se. More looking for an EMG loaded axe for metal that's similar to what I'm already used to.


        ESP is a great company. My 4 main guitars are all ESPs. I ordered a KH-3 off of Ebay a while back (new) and it arrived with some neck buzzing problems (truss rod was loose). I contacted ESP and without ANY question they had me ship it to them and fixed the neck. They called me to let me know that it was fixed and it on the way back, the kicker is that Kirk Hammet was walking through their office that day. He actually played the guitar when he saw it was one of his custom shop sigs (this was all over the phone) and gave me the "ok" on it. Cool story eh?

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        • #19
          To clarify... I'm not talking about ordering an actual built to my specs custom shop guitar. They have a stock series referred to as the "Custom Line" of guitars. I'm wondering what the spending 3x as much gets you?

          Eclipse-II - Standard Series - Generally seems to retail for around $1600 or so.
          http://espguitars.com/guitars_eclipse.html


          Eclipse Custom Series - Retails for $5000.
          http://espguitars.com/guitars_esp-custom.html



          dude....... NO. I've seen ESP's Recently, Eclipse I/II's used selling in the 4-500 range.... Don't throw that much away. Unless you truly care if your guitar has a scar on it..... Me?... **************** it, I play mine.
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          • #20
            They make the best Les paul Copies, go for it

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            • #21
              They make the best Les paul Copies, go for it


              Are you implying that a guitar that looks like an LP but isn't a Gibson is inherently inferior?
              Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.

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              • #22
                Are you implying that a guitar that looks like an LP but isn't a Gibson is inherently inferior?


                Didn't say that at all, why are you getting defensive.

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                • #23
                  They make the best Les paul Copies, go for it


                  The Eclipse is similar to a Les Paul only in body shape (which is a bit different). They feel, sound, a play very differently. If you mean ESP/Edwards, then yes, they do make very good Les Paul copies.
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                  • #24
                    The Eclipse is similar to a Les Paul only in body shape (which is a bit different). They feel, sound, a play very differently. If you mean ESP/Edwards, then yes, they do make very good Les Paul copies.


                    What I meant by my statement, is that if someone is in the market to get a guitar that looks like a Les Paul, but not a Gibson-than get an ESP one. They make better Les Paul style guitars than all the other import companies.

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                    • #25
                      ESP is a great company. My 4 main guitars are all ESPs. I ordered a KH-3 off of Ebay a while back (new) and it arrived with some neck buzzing problems (truss rod was loose). I contacted ESP and without ANY question they had me ship it to them and fixed the neck. They called me to let me know that it was fixed and it on the way back, the kicker is that Kirk Hammet was walking through their office that day. He actually played the guitar when he saw it was one of his custom shop sigs (this was all over the phone) and gave me the "ok" on it. Cool story eh?


                      Wow that IS pretty cool!!
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                      Sir Thomas Beecham

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                      • #26
                        What I meant by my statement, is that if someone is in the market to get a guitar that looks like a Les Paul, but not a Gibson-than get an ESP one. They make better Les Paul style guitars than all the other import companies.



                        Yep, I agree. They do indeed make very good Les Paul-ish guitars
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                        • #27
                          Great guitar imo, I enjoy mine quite a bit.



                          Just don't expect it to sound exactly like a LP, it's a different design. Excellent build quality imo.
                          Originally Posted by Wizard of Ozz


                          I have used the Herbert in a band setting.

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                          • #28
                            i played a real 62 strat on thursday. i was playing my ESP strat then picked up the 62
                            the ESp was way better to play
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                            • #29
                              ESP is a great company. My 4 main guitars are all ESPs. I ordered a KH-3 off of Ebay a while back (new) and it arrived with some neck buzzing problems (truss rod was loose). I contacted ESP and without ANY question they had me ship it to them and fixed the neck. They called me to let me know that it was fixed and it on the way back, the kicker is that Kirk Hammet was walking through their office that day. He actually played the guitar when he saw it was one of his custom shop sigs (this was all over the phone) and gave me the "ok" on it. Cool story eh?


                              That is a GREAT story! I guess the guitar's a keeper, then?
                              Originally Posted by csm


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                              • #30
                                Speaking of ESP, check out the ESP Phoenix II - looks like they gave the Gibson Firebird the Eclipse treatment.

                                http://www.guitarworld.com/article/esp_phoenixii_electric_solidbody_guitar
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