#2
The LTD looks so much better, but you shouldn't base your purchase on looks alone, try and play them both and then decide.
Main Gear:

ESP Eclipse CTM I
Dean 'Shards' Razorback
Chapman Guitars ML-1
Ibanez AEL40SE Acoustic
Blackstar HT-5 Mini Stack
EHX Metal Muff
EHX Small Clone
#4
ESP are not bad at all. Actually, i prefer them to wizard necks. Wizard necks felt too thin. This is coming from a guy who one owned an RG1570 and replaced it for an EC-1000.

It also depends on whether you need a tremolo system on your guitar as they really are a pain in the ass to set-up and tune. Snapping a string could throw your whole guitar out of tune.

The best thing to do is to try them if you can. If I were you, I would find myself an M series guitar with a fixed bridge. alas, I am left-handed.
The cliched "rig" Signature:

ESP LTD EC-1000VBL (EMG-ed)
Dean Cadillac SilverBurst Left-handed
Boss GT-8
Roland Micro-Cube
Line 6 FlexTone III XL
Levy's straps
#5
if possible play them both and pick whichever one feels most comfortable and suits your playing style/needs i personally would go for the ESP
#6
the binding on the mh-1000 neck looks atrocious.
Gear:
2000 Paul Reed Smith CE-24
ESP EC-1000 w/ Seymour Duncans
Ceriatone 18 Watt TMB Plexi 1x12
Peavey 5150 2x12 Combo
Last edited by maiden_mexico at Dec 3, 2008,