Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Electric Guitar
User Name  
Password
Search:

Closed Thread
Old 02-24-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
Skysc
Registered User
 
Skysc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Anyone tried a new LTD elite eclipse .

Theres a new line from ESP .. the LTD elite ... they are LTD but made in japan and the hardware seem better on it . Its in the mid price of a standard eclipse 1800 $ and the korean ec-1000 deluxe 800 $ .

its price at 1400 $

anyone has a chance to tried one yet ?? .. id like to know about quality and craftmanship .

im thinking about the http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/l...se1-duncan.html

.

also can anyone tell me about the thickness of the neck .. the profile .. i heard esp ltd were thinner than GIbson .. i just wanna confirm this cause i dont like gibson neck . i want something slim .

THx .
__________________
Bedroom rock star :

- Gibson Les paul Standard 2001 Honeyburst .
- Agile 3200 Slim

Last edited by Skysc : 02-24-2013 at 04:21 PM.
Skysc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
jeleopard
Jackson Fanboy!
 
jeleopard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
The price range for the LTD Elite is so over priced. You can find a used ESP for that price and its quality would be much better.
__________________
Legion!
Original 1969 Fender Jazzmaster
Ibanez RG8
Jackson JS32R Dinky "Curry"
Schecter KM7
83 Gibson Explorer "Kimmy"
MiM Fender Jazz Bass "Pancho"
Ibanez SR485
Peavey 6505+ 112
Line 6 POD HD500
jeleopard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
W4RP1G
Please, call me Pig.
 
W4RP1G's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeleopard
The price range for the LTD Elite is so over priced. You can find a used ESP for that price and its quality would be much better.

The same thing can be said with many brands. Ibanez, Fender, Epiphone, ect..
W4RP1G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
SYLrules88
I Play Drums!
 
SYLrules88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skysc
Theres a new line from ESP .. the LTD elite ... they are LTD but made in japan and the hardware seem better on it . Its in the mid price of a standard eclipse 1800 $ and the korean ec-1000 deluxe 800 $ .

its price at 1400 $

anyone has a chance to tried one yet ?? .. id like to know about quality and craftmanship .

im thinking about the http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/l...se1-duncan.html

.

also can anyone tell me about the thickness of the neck .. the profile .. i heard esp ltd were thinner than GIbson .. i just wanna confirm this cause i dont like gibson neck . i want something slim .

THx .


cant comment on the quality but for sure the necks will be thinner than gibsons. not as thin as most ibbys but plenty thin enough. esp/ltd profiles are by far my favorite.
__________________
7+ String ERG Legion!!
Warmoth 7 Swirled
Agile AL-727 EB
ESP Horizon
Schecter C-1 Classic
LTD AX-350
Frankentele
Carvin V3 + Avatar Cab

SYLrules88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 07:41 PM   #5
H4T3BR33D3R
UG's Poison Mist
 
H4T3BR33D3R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The laaaaaaand of the rising sun
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeleopard
The price range for the LTD Elite is so over priced. You can find a used ESP for that price and its quality would be much better.



That's what I've been thinking.






I mean, maybe if you don't know any better but if I can get an actual ESP Eclipse 2 for 1100 bucks or less used, I would never consider these guitars.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by eGraham
I'm not artsy at all. At least not in the visual sense.

But, I did just eat some pizza so I am quite fartsy




Quote:
Originally Posted by Axelfox
Dude i like rap and stuff. Im a furry and I also have a wolf plush with a hole that i use at times.


Only at times, though.
H4T3BR33D3R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
W4RP1G
Please, call me Pig.
 
W4RP1G's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
I figured the new Elite line was meant to compete with the Ibanez Prestige line, not the used ESP market.

Are these things in-store at GC?
W4RP1G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 07:52 PM   #7
H4T3BR33D3R
UG's Poison Mist
 
H4T3BR33D3R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The laaaaaaand of the rising sun
Quote:
Originally Posted by W4RP1G
I figured the new Elite line was meant to compete with the Ibanez Prestige line, not the used ESP market.

Are these things in-store at GC?



Well, no matter what they intend the guitars to compete with, they still have to compete with the used ESP guitars either way.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by eGraham
I'm not artsy at all. At least not in the visual sense.

But, I did just eat some pizza so I am quite fartsy




Quote:
Originally Posted by Axelfox
Dude i like rap and stuff. Im a furry and I also have a wolf plush with a hole that i use at times.


Only at times, though.
H4T3BR33D3R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
W4RP1G
Please, call me Pig.
 
W4RP1G's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by H4T3BR33D3R
Well, no matter what they intend the guitars to compete with, they still have to compete with the used ESP guitars either way.

To you they are competing with the used ESP market. To the guy that's thinking about buying a new Prestige, the LTD Elite is another option. In other words, they aren't competing for your money, so your opinion is irrelevant.
W4RP1G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #9
H4T3BR33D3R
UG's Poison Mist
 
H4T3BR33D3R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The laaaaaaand of the rising sun
Quote:
Originally Posted by W4RP1G
To you they are competing with the used ESP market. To the guy that's thinking about buying a new Prestige, the LTD Elite is another option. In other words, they aren't competing for your money, so your opinion is irrelevant.


Isn't the guy buying a new Prestige going to look into a used ESP as another choice or does he just pretend that's not an option?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by eGraham
I'm not artsy at all. At least not in the visual sense.

But, I did just eat some pizza so I am quite fartsy




Quote:
Originally Posted by Axelfox
Dude i like rap and stuff. Im a furry and I also have a wolf plush with a hole that i use at times.


Only at times, though.
H4T3BR33D3R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 08:20 PM   #10
dark Mass
邪魔よ&
 
dark Mass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tyre
Quote:
Originally Posted by W4RP1G
I figured the new Elite line was meant to compete with the Ibanez Prestige line, not the used ESP market.

Are these things in-store at GC?

It's not the Prestige line that they're competing against.

It the Premium line that the Elite series is it's competitor.
__________________
私の前を遮る愚か者め……沈めぇ!
dark Mass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #11
W4RP1G
Please, call me Pig.
 
W4RP1G's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by H4T3BR33D3R
Isn't the guy buying a new Prestige going to look into a used ESP as another choice or does he just pretend that's not an option?

Are you serious? How many used ESPs are on the walls of the average Guitar Center? How many people are afraid to buy used guitars? How many people know nothing and seek the guidance of a salesman?

We speak highly of the used market on these forums, but there is still a large number of people buying new. And there certainly aren't enough used ESPs around to please everyone that wants a MIJ ESP style guitar.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dark Mass
It's not the Prestige line that they're competing against.

It the Premium line that the Elite series is it's competitor.

Are you assuming, or do you have a link to back this up? I was just making an assumption based on the price and country of manufacture.

Last edited by W4RP1G : 02-24-2013 at 08:22 PM.
W4RP1G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #12
H4T3BR33D3R
UG's Poison Mist
 
H4T3BR33D3R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The laaaaaaand of the rising sun
Quote:
Originally Posted by W4RP1G[B
]Are you serious? How many used ESPs are on the walls of the average Guitar Center? How many people are afraid to buy used guitars? How many people know nothing and seek the guidance of a salesman?[/B]

We speak highly of the used market on these forums, but there is still a large number of people buying new. And there certainly aren't enough used ESPs around to please everyone that wants a MIJ ESP style guitar.


Are you assuming, or do you have a link to back this up? I was just making an assumption based on the price and country of manufacture.





I don't know. I don't stand at guitar center, check the walls for used ESP guitars and survey everybody. I don't even have a guitar center here.




Do you survey every guitar player and ask them if they're afraid of buying used gear or are you just assuming? Do you survey guitar players and ask them if they strictly buy new gear? If you haven't, aren't you assuming?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by eGraham
I'm not artsy at all. At least not in the visual sense.

But, I did just eat some pizza so I am quite fartsy




Quote:
Originally Posted by Axelfox
Dude i like rap and stuff. Im a furry and I also have a wolf plush with a hole that i use at times.


Only at times, though.

Last edited by H4T3BR33D3R : 02-24-2013 at 08:51 PM.
H4T3BR33D3R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 06:26 AM   #13
MetalMike676
Registered User
 
MetalMike676's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Go for a used ESP Eclipse for that price.

Made in Japan or not, that LTD Logo just kills it for me
__________________
Starting Weight: 310, 38.8% Body fat (11/2008, pic in profile)
Latest Weigh in 230.2 14.3% Body fat (4/13/2013)

Pro life, pro gun, health nut, Christian and conservative. I make no apologies if what I say pisses anybody off.
MetalMike676 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 06:30 AM   #14
dannyalcatraz
Registered User
 
dannyalcatraz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Honestly, y'all, there ARE people out there who refuse to buy used. Some of them even post in this forum...








(I am not one of those people.)
__________________
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!
dannyalcatraz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 06:31 AM   #15
samuraigoomba
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalMike676
Go for a used ESP Eclipse for that price.

Made in Japan or not, that LTD Logo just kills it for me

Why?

I hope that's not a brand snobbery comment, high-end LTD guitars are very nice. If you're just saying that it's overpriced for what you get, then I guess that's understandable. Once used LTD Eclipses get down around where the 1000-series is, it'll probably be a great guitar for the money.
samuraigoomba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 12:58 PM   #16
nickyaw79
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
So has anyone actually tried one yet? The Andy james review on youtube really impressed my ears but you never can tell til you play one , no one around my area carries them so I cant try one out
nickyaw79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.