#1
I am very seriously considering getting one... what are peoples experiences and opinions on this guitar?
#2
I used one and liked it a lot, but I didn't find it worth more than the LTD EC-1000, so I went with that instead.
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#3
just get a ec-1000, unless the ltd<esp thing bothers you
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#4
Really, you could just get an EC-1000 for a chunk cheaper. The bone nut that comes on the Eclipse 2 isn't worth the price difference, let alone it has 22 frets, not 24 (EC-1000). Pretty much, preference comes into play here. My EC-1000 is pretty amazing, and I really think it looks better than the Eclipse 2 anyway.
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#5
i got the ec-50,Loves it,just customized the pickups,EMGs,feels and sounds like its worth more than the 200 bucks i paid for it,and its in a color that i have yet to ever see again...had it for about 5 years now.But the decision is souly yours when it comes to your perfect guitar,everyone has there own sense of Style,Sound,and feel for a guitar..If this guitar feels right,Get it!
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#6
ESP Eclipse 2:

Set-Neck
24.75” Scale

Mahogany Body

Mahogany Neck
Ebony Fingerboard

42mm Bone Nut

Thin U Neck Contour

22 XJ Frets

Gold Hardware

Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners

Gotoh TOM Bridge & Tail

EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.

Finish: VB


EC-1000:

Set-Neck
24.75” Scale

Mahogany Body
Flamed Maple Top

Mahogany Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard

42mm Earvana Compensated Nut

Thin U Neck Contour

24 XJ Frets

Black Nickel Hardware

ESP Locking Tuners

Tonepros Locking Bridge & Tail

EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.

So the ESP has a better fingerboard, better nut better hardware (imo), better bridge and tail, better tuners.... but less frets... hm thats a tough choice
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Last edited by guitar567 at Nov 10, 2008,
#7
Just remember that you can always Change the Specific pieces for your self...and possibly for cheaper
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#8
Quote by guitar567
ESP Eclipse 2:

Set-Neck
24.75” Scale

Mahogany Body

Mahogany Neck
Ebony Fingerboard

42mm Bone Nut

Thin U Neck Contour

22 XJ Frets

Gold Hardware

Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners

Gotoh TOM Bridge & Tail

EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.

Finish: VB


EC-1000:

Set-Neck
24.75” Scale

Mahogany Body
Flamed Maple Top

Mahogany Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard

42mm Earvana Compensated Nut

Thin U Neck Contour

24 XJ Frets

Black Nickel Hardware

ESP Locking Tuners

Tonepros Locking Bridge & Tail

EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.

Finish: STP

So you're paying $620 more for Gotoh bridge+tuners and a Bone nut? And 2 less frets?
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So you're paying $620 more for Gotoh bridge+tuners and a Bone nut? And 2 less frets?


And the name on the headstock LOL and a better fingerboard and better hardware (imo)
#10
lol,thats why i like taking a Namebrand guitar and Customizing my own way...Do away with all the Capitalist Gutarist!Make it your own!
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#11
Not worth it.

What makes the hardware better?
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#12
Quote by mike.h
Not worth it.

What makes the hardware better?


Its gold, which I personally prefer.
#13
Quote by mike.h
So you're paying $620 more for Gotoh bridge+tuners and a Bone nut? And 2 less frets?


and it being a custom shop model made in japan
#14
I love mine.

I tried a bunch of the EC1000's and they did nothing for me. The Eclipse is not a 'custom shop' model either, it's a standard series. The wood quality and hardware make a big difference to some. All preferance though.

EDIT-
Pretty much, comparing the LTD and ESP line up is like comparing an import Jackson to USA, import Dean to USA ect. ect. ect.
Last edited by caraluzzo at Nov 11, 2008,
#15
I have an esp ec100 and love it. It's your choice though. I would get the ec1000 and use the saved cash to either upgrade it, down payment on a new amp, efx, etc. Plus I like the cosmetics and paint job better on the ec1000.
#16
don't forget variations within the wood as well with the ESP probably using a higher grading of mahogany than the LTD variants. and i love my ESP Eclipse II nice and comfy neck that is just the perfect shape for me and it actually feels rather light as well
#17
You could try doing a custom order one as well. Make it to your exact requirements. Maybe mix the best aspects of both>?
#18
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You could try doing a custom order one as well. Make it to your exact requirements. Maybe mix the best aspects of both>?


as long as the TS knows it's going to cost him thousands of dollars an an 8 month wait
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#19
Atleast an 8 month wait, and hoping that ESP gets the order right. Seen alot of orders screwed up from ESP this year. If you have the cash for the Eclipse II, and you know you want one, then get it. Everyone has there own opinion. You just have to think of what you want and go from there. If you have atleast $3500+ and don't need the guitar anytime soon, a CS isn't really an option.


EDIT- If you're willing to buy used, and look around, you can pick up an Eclipse for only a little more then an EC-1000.
Last edited by caraluzzo at Nov 11, 2008,
#20
Quote by caraluzzo
If you're willing to buy used, and look around, you can pick up an Eclipse for only a little more then an EC-1000.

Maybe if you're comparing a used Eclipse II to a new EC-1000.

Used they still have a pretty big price difference.
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#21
True. This discussing is more like trying to discuss Gibson Les Paul studios and standards, both great guitars.
#22
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True. This discussing is more like trying to discuss Gibson Les Paul studios and standards, both great guitars.

Eh, not really. The Standard destroys the Studio in every way imo. Whereas the quality between the EC-1000 and Eclipse II isn't quite as huge.
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#23
I meant more in terms of both are good axes. Both the Standard and Eclipse have better hardware, electronics, wood, etc than the affirmentioned, but all are better than other guitars in their price range. So if someone had a Studio, it's still a good guitar, just not as good as a standard