Eclipse-II review by ESP

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.7 (101 votes)
ESP: Eclipse-II

Price paid: $ 1200

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 10
This guitar is suitable for ALL styles of music. Metal, rock, blues, name it, it can play it! This guitar sounds great with Marshall JCM 800's and 2000's. Also fantastic with the Mesa Boogie Dual or Triple Rectifier. With these amps and an 808 Tube Screamer, you can have an endless supply of tone and sounds.

Overall Impression — 10
I personally love metal and hardcore. This guitar is perfect for my genre of music. If this guitar was stolen from me, I would cry all the same back to Guitar Center and buy a new one! I love everything about this guitar. The slick LP shape, thin neck, Floyd Rose and EMG pickups make this guitar unbeatable.

Reliability & Durability — 8
The guitar is like a tank. It can take a HUGE beating and work like new. It is very dependable and the hardware is very reliable along with the strap buttons. A backup is not needed with this guitar unless you break strings every other song and don't feel like putting a new on. But if you decided to change strings, the tuning keys are very reliable on keeping the new string in tune.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The action on this guitar is AMAZING! It plays like butter. Very fast and very slick with every move over the frets. The pickups are flawless. I've always been a huge fan of EMG Pickups. There is virtually nothing negative you can say about this guitar. I know I can't.

Features — 9
This guitar is simply amazing. It's the perfect guitar for metal players such as myself. There are 22 frets for all those crazy solos high on the fretboard. Gotoh Deluxe Tuners keep the guitar in pretty good tuning. It includes EMG pickups which gives it a great metal tone. This model includes a Floyd Rose Original Bridge! The fingerboard is made from Ebony wood and has a thin U neck contour for all you small handed people. The neck is made from Mahogany wood. There is nothing wrong with this guitar at all except that it's a bit expensive. But it's totally worth it!

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