The LTD Gus-600EC electric guitar is Gus G.'s (Firewind, Ozzy) 4th guitar collaboration with ESP. It represents a major shift in his choice of guitar style and comes with cool bullet hole custom grap... Read More
The LTD Gus-600EC electric guitar is Gus G.'s (Firewind, Ozzy) 4th guitar collaboration with ESP. It represents a major shift in his choice of guitar style and comes with cool bullet hole custom graphics finish along with custom "Gus Fire" inlays. LTD Gus-600EC has a 25.5" scale with set-through construction, and features a mahogany body, maple neck, and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. This stallion is loaded with Seymour Duncan Blackout ABH-1 active pickups and is reined with a single volume control and an on-off mini switch. Hardware on the shredders dream is black nickel including ESP locking tuners, and a Tonepros Tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece. Case sold separately.
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I took a huge gamble (for me at least) and bought this guitar just based on the specs and the looks without ever touching one in person. I usually avoid guitars with finishes like this because companies like Dean will throw a finish on a cheap guitar to sell it. Let me tell you this is not the case! This finish is a painting that was hand picked by Gus G. himself to have ESP put on an Eclipse for his tours with Ozzy. And this LTD is the same guitar from ESP's production line, same specifications and everything. And the finish itself is Wolds better than anything I've ever seen before, its beautiful and brutal all at once, perfect. The playability is near perfect as well. you can adjust the height to just about anything you want short of the strings all touching the 22nd fret and there isn't a hint of fret buzz. I'm also a big fan of the longer scale guitars, and this is one of the few single cutaway guitars out there with a 25.5" scale neck. The blackouts sound amazing, clear and full sounding, with very little background noise at all. Though you have to be careful with them, they are very high gain, and very audio phonic as well, so if you play with extreme gain settings, you may have to turn either the volume down or the drive down because otherwise the slightest tap on any part of the guitar will cause it to wildly feedback, but this isn't necessarily an issue. You find out that if you just tweak the drive back a hair over what you might like with EMGs or similar pickups you get the same amount of "dirt" but much less feedback. And on the bright side, this can be cool if you want a crazy wall of static insane amount of Distortion the Blackouts will do that as well, you just have to be careful. Finally, I would say value for money wise you can't do much better, the hardware is limited on this puppy (one volume, a 3-way toggle, and kill switch) but that is exactly how I like it, I also replaced the Kill switch with a momentary kill button. But other than that, you get the set through construction, so no bulky neck heel, you get the rare long scale neck on a single cutaway Eclipse guitar, you get excellent locking tuners, You get the Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts (much better than a plain set of EMGs, but on par with EMGX's I would say), you get 22 flawless frets, and you get one crazy good looking guitar. All for less than the LTD EC-1000! Which has the EMG pickups, a regular set neck heel, and a 24.75" scale neck.
i walked into my local guitar center after blowing out an amp at a show the night before and was going to buy a line 6 combo till my 5150 could get fixed and i asked the guy whats close to my guitar i own a guitar with emg active pickups but was unsure about the blackouts after jamming on this guitar the feel was great body is light fretboard is quick truth its a toss up between this one and the willie adler model but i think gus won.
Knowing Ozzy only gets the best guitarists (Iommi, Rhoads,Lee,Wylde) I wanted to check out this guitar for awhile to see if it was just a toy endorsed by a future Legend, or if it is the real deal. Being a fan of Les Paul style guitars, the only thing I didn't like about this guitar was there is not a tone knob. I bought one anyway knowing I had 30 days to make up my mind if I didn't like it. After I unpacked it I gave it a good look over, and the guitar is much better looking in person and the finish was simply amazing. The guitar is very light, and the frets are big, which I like. So I put her through the paces with my Plexi and 1960 410 Cab, and this puppy is a work horse indeed, with the Blackouts the tone is some of the best I have ever heard through my amp, crunchy, raunchy and pinch harmonics just fly off with ease, and the playability well it just feels like it was custom made for me. I switched over to my Blackstar combo amp which I run a Boss Gt10 through and was getting some seriously jaw dropping tone, whether I was in the kneck or bridge or both pickups, this bird wants to sing. Sustain just goes On and On. I also like stratocsters and telecasters and for those I usually go through my fender blues junior and play clean to mild crunch. So for fun I just hooked it up to my blues junior and I couldn't believe my ears, for a guitar not to have a tone knob it sounded sweeter and cleaner than most anything I have. Thing was very bluesy on the kneck pickup, and on the bridge it was crystal clear. With both pickups on it had a very unique sound that I just couldn't put this guitar down for 3 hours. Next morning I picked it again and it was still in tune, I slightly lowered the bridge to suit my playing style, by about a half a turn each, and raised the pickups b a couple turns played her some more I realized this is the real deal. Playing with kill switch works as it should as is fun for some songs. I also ran it through a talkbox and it is a lot clearer sounding than my guitars with Emgs. I gave it 5 stars, if there is one thing I wish it had, it would be 24 frets. still overall this puppy is solid.
Ive owned many guitars over the years, many USA made guitars BTW. And this thing will hang with them all. I am amazed and how well this guitar is crafted. From the graphite nut the locking keys, the tone pros bridge and tail peice to its Duncan black out PU's that are insane! I absolutley love this guitar. Ive tuned it once since I bought it and its stayed in tune since. If you want a killer axe for a great price here it is. And I actully lucked out and got one of the hand signed few that were put out! ESP rocks!
This guitar is amazing. I walked into guitar center today just to try out guitars, it never crossed my mind that I would actually by one the same day. I saw this guitar and was like I have to try it out. I currently use a schecter diamond series exotic star and could not find another guitar that I was comfortable with playing till I bought this. The sound is impeccable. From stuff like Carlos Santana to lamb of god it sound wonderful. I highly recommend this guitar really it is a good bargain for the money.
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