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ESP and LTD? I've played mostly Jackson super-strats in the past, but I love the look of the LTD EC1000 (I think that's what its called, anyway; looks like a les paul). Is the ESP version worth the extra $$? Opinions?
#3
most people will say the ESP is worth it, cuz it will hold resale value, but in terms of tone and playability there shouldnt be a huge difference. The LTD will be a very solid guitar and hold up well
#4
lts is the manufactured guitars designed by ESP and made in korea. ESP guitars are handmade in Japan. Kind of like squier and fender. I have one of each. The ltd is great but the ESP is the best guitar I have ever played. It was also significantly more expensive though...
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#5
The LTD have 24-frets wile the ESP just have 22 so if you relly want the two extra frets you should get the LTD.
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Quote by afrika18
ESP and LTD? I've played mostly Jackson super-strats in the past, but I love the look of the LTD EC1000 (I think that's what its called, anyway; looks like a les paul). Is the ESP version worth the extra $$? Opinions?


If I had more money lying around, I would get another ESP in a heartbeat. It is totally worth the money. That said, if you still need a good amp, or want some other fun stuff (effects, motorcycles, whatever) the LTD's are really solid. I would definitely recommend playing them first though since their quality can go either way.
What?! There's a clean channel on my amp?!

Quote by GoodOl'trashbag
omfg i totally forgot about that, you sir are jesus christ.
#7
yes, the difference is easily noticeable. when I was hunting for a new guitar (I got an ESP eclipse), I played several ESP's side by side with LTD's and the ESP's consistently felt quite a bit better. I don't mean to say that the setup was better, but that the hardware had a better feel to it and the fret-work was noticeably better. Also, the ESP's sustained quite a bit longer and had a clearer sound to them. this is attributable to better assembly, better woods and better components

that being said, a 1000 series LTD (or even a good 400) is still a very respectable guitar for the money. I don't think I have tried a better all-around (but metal leaning) guitar than the EC-1000 (with duncans) for under a grand.

if you can, get the ESP. if its a stretch, get a 1000. you'll be totally happy either way
#8
yea, I think I'll probably go with the ec1000 ltd. I love the look of the guitar and I've heard nothing but good things about it--I'll have to get one with a Floyd, though.