esp used to make very good guitars, and they still may. but years ago, they decided to crack the less expensive market, and for this price, what you're probably getting is another chinese import, not something made by esp. nothing wrong with that. i haven't seen the cheap esp's in stores ever, but i have seen the ibanez and it was pretty blah.
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I just looked in my Oxford English Dictionary and under "Acoustic Guitar", there was your Avatar and an email address!
If you wanted to step up one model to this: http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/ag_page11.php?area_id=3&data_id=21&color=CL03&year=2011&cat_id=3&series_id=414 You'd get the Fishman pickup instead of the Ibanez. Ibanez with the Fishmans have a reputation for sounding great when amplified.

Ibanez AEL series are jumbo bodies, you could browse them at your store. They are more money.

The AEGs have a thinned down body, and the sales pitch is they resist feedback. With that said, the smaller body, and I suspect stiffer bracing, probably kill some of the acoustic only performance.

Here's the AEL line: http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/ag_series11.php?series_id=412&area_id=3&year=2011&cat_id=3

In your choice of ESP guitar, it only has 2 band EQ, so my guess is the electronics are a step down from the Ibanez
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