This high-quality rocker has an uptown vibe with solid credentials as a hard hitter. Mahogany body with a carved top of quilted maple, set mahogany neck, 24-3/4" scale, 22 jumbo frets on a rosewood fi... Read More
This high-quality rocker has an uptown vibe with solid credentials as a hard hitter. Mahogany body with a carved top of quilted maple, set mahogany neck, 24-3/4" scale, 22 jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard with flag inlays, and a pair of hot EMG-81/EMG-60 active humbuckers. Gotoh Tune-o-matic-style bridge with stop tailpiece anchors the strings, while Gotoh locking tuners keep them cinched down and in-tune through heavy crunches and string-stretching leads.
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Bought this guitar a few days ago, and to say the least wow. Mine is the Snow White version and it is elegant. I have always played with the ec-1000, don't get me wrong it is an awesome guitar. But playing both the ESP and LTD versions side by side, VERY noticeable difference. The quality of the ESP is perfection. I have always been a Les Paul fan, but never had 3000 plus for an amazing Gibson. This is the best substitute, and to be honest, I wouldn't call it a substitute, it has it's own identity. The leads scream with the EMGs, and the rhythms are to die for. If you play metal or rock, this guitar takes no prisoners, it is by far worth every penny, and it is an investment that will not let you down.
I just bought this guitar. Vintage black though. and IT is so amazing and beautiful. It plays so well and feel so comfortable. Im really stoked to play it in its first gig. I play metal and this guitar def owns it. even the hard case is really nice. If you are thinking bout buying this or an LTD EC1000. I would totally say forget the LTD. I played the LTD at GC and thought yup this is my guitar. but the feel alone of the ESP is enough to make you save the extra cash. Also the gotoh locking tuners are pretty sweet. and the EMGs sound amazing. I guess overall i'd have to say this guitar is quality nothing less. def best guitar i have ever played.
Bought this guitar a couple days ago, just came in, and it plays amazingly, screams amazing for metal, cleans are fantastic, would definitely recommend to anyone!!
I purchased this guitar from guitarcenter a few weeks ago, and i absolutely love it. i was originally looking at the ltd models, and i liked the feel, so i went with the higher quality version, and it is definitely pro quality. it has an extremely fast neck, is lightweight, and has a killer tone. recently after i got it, i went back to guitarcenter just to mess around and i picked up the ltd version, and i could tell immediately a difference in feel. it was heavier, had blemishes (from the factory, not from people playing it), and it just didnt feel like the higher quality that the ESP gives. Also, one cannot go wrong with the pickups. holy cow the 81/60 combo sounds absolutely FANTASTIC! The 81 gives a crushing metal tone, while the 60 is more mellow. but dont let this fool you, once you add distortion its like letting the beast out. also, i got it in the snow white finish. that finish is GORGEOUS. i had about half of guitar centers staff looking at it when i took it out of the box, and everyone spread the word "hey you gotta check out this guitar that came in for this guy". it was definitely worth every penny. i'd recommend it to anyone looking for a serious pro quality instrument
ESP is probably now the most respected brand for quality, innovation, and playability, and this guitar is no exception. I've played it numerous times at my local GC, and I am impressed. Not only is it a huge jump in excellency from it's Ltd abalone cousin, it has huge advantages to a regular LP. Shockingly beautiful finishes, fantastic EMG's that just scream, a faster neck, and a less cumbersome body. I played the one shown in the picture as well as the vintage black finish, and they blew my mind. Albeit the limitations of 22 frets, this is perfect for most rock and dirty blues styles, but I'm not going to say Country or Jazz. The tuning machines are exceptionally good, they don't jump a half step from just one twist. I find it better to have this because it just shows how well capable this thing is to maintain tuned for a long period as well as the stock quality. No need to switch anything. But enough about that, the real charm is it's playability. ESP does a good job to keep it nice and fast while not losing the intensity that comes out of a LP shape. The frets do it good as well as the neck, being well contoured, and not too flat or U shaped. I can't explain, just go out and play this sweet sweet beast.
I wise man once told me, "Get an ESP." 'Wise' is an understatement. ESP makes THE best. I got one of these, And I won't be getting rid of it. Ever. So buy one. Now. Do it. You know you want to. Look at that thing. It's beast. It wants you. You want it. Buy. Today.
This thing is a beast. The moment I laid hands on it, I knew it was well made. The Japanese apparently know how to make guitars. The neck feels better than a Gibson Les Paul, very smooth and precise. Stays in tune through Anything, no matter how hard you rock out. The EMGs sound ORGASMIC. An even richer clean than my American Fender Deluxe. Very bright and defined. Then you switch to overdrive, and thats a where this thing performs. Its a beast, like before, with long sharp fangs and a HARD bite. Just try it, you will be impressed. Just bought one and feel no regrets whatsoever. This thing defines quality. Try it and you'll know what im saying
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