Standard Series Eclipse II  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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Features
  • Mahogany body with carved quilted maple top
  • Set mahogany neck
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 42mm bone nut
  • Thin U neck contour
  • EMG-81 (bridge) and EMG-60 (neck) active humbuckers
  • 22 extra-jumbo frets
  • Chrome hardware
  • Gotoh Magnum locking tuners
  • Gotoh Tune-o-matic-style bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls with 3-way switching
  • White binding on body, neck, and headstock
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ESPStandard Series Eclipse II
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hellgate

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...Read complete review

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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Doesn't quite cut it!

Possibly the best sounding guitar ever! Despite have a low action, the strings are unresponsive and difficult to bend, even when using 0.9 strings. Great if you're just playing chords and rhythm...Read complete review

Possibly the best sounding guitar ever! Despite have a low action, the strings are unresponsive and difficult to bend, even when using 0.9 strings. Great if you're just playing chords and rhythm guitar, but anyone who wants to shredd should stay away from it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

change the machine heads...

By Robb

from Bossier City, Louisiana

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Machine Heads Suck

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

I've owned this guitar for 3 years and the only complaint I have is the machine heads...I HATE them, so I'm changing them out for the ones that come on the custom model (Sperzel Locking); fret buzz has also been a problem over the years (I don't recommend this for those using drop tunings, except maybe drop d). The pickups are great IMHO; electronics are pretty solid (some issues with the pickup switch at times); hardware could be better for almost 2k. The neck is easy to play and fretboard is great (although I usually prefer Ebony (I have the cherryburst finish). The finish is stunning...still. The volume and tone knobs are excellent. The weight feels right not too heavy, not too light; the width is perfect (slim, I don't prefer Les Paul's width...too fat for me). It resonates very well; very loud unplugged; sounds great with or without an amp (quick note to novices: the way to judge a great guitar is to play it unplugged; if it sounds good without the amp, you're good). I will probably buy the white one next and switch out the machine heads; don't really see me buying any other brand ever again; best guitar I've ever owned and wanted one of these since I first started playing 21 years ago. Hope this helps you make your decision...

 
5.0

Buy it

By Ock

from Mexico city

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • ALL

    Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

    it has a great tone and pick ups also it sounds very clear!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hand Forged By God.

    By Phillip Thompson

    from Oregon

    Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

    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.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    New favorite guitar

    By Michael Magee

    from Boston

    Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

    10's all around the board here... I love this guitar, and it seems I'm not alone. everyone who touches it is wowed by the fit and finish, feel, playability. I had a pro luthier with 30 years experience working for some pretty big names set it up. He's done all of my guitars including a $3k Gretsch and this is the only guitar that he said he *really* liked. Said it more than once actually. Granted it's not really a guitar for all styles, but it's surprisingly versatile. The clean tones out of the neck pickup are fantastic. All of the hardware is top notch. Only thing it could have used is straplocks, but that's an easy $15 fix. Get some Schallers and (here's a tip) reuse the stock ESP strab button screws. The heads fit the Schaller buttons perfectly and since the screw's threads have already cut their grooves in the wood they go back in like butter. The Schaller screws had a slightly different thread.

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Eclipse II - Overshadows all others \../ \../

    By AllAmericanDJ

    from Cleveland, OH

    Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

    I bought the snow white version recently. After 30 days I loved it so much that I bought the black cherry version too. They sound very different and that is why I am reviewing both for those out there who arent sure what to get. The snow white has an ebony fret board and this along with the sealed mahogany body makes it sound very bright and clear, but almost too bright for standard tuning (IMHO). That being said it is great for clarity with low and Drop tunings like Drop D, C, B, etc. I also added the 18 volt mod which I add to all my active EMG pickups and also suggest you try it too. The snow white is so white that it almost looks like a plastic mold and not wood since there is no flamed maple top to see, but I grew to like this look in a few weeks. I put on black knobs and got rid of the vintage knobs it came with for a modern look. Overall it is the best guitar Ive bought and is the reason I bought another. I am not rich and bought 2 because THEY ARE THAT GOOD and I will not need to spend and waste money buying up to it in the future! The black cherry has a rosewood fret board and flamed maple top that is absolutely beautiful! The stock online photos dont do justice and an LTD Eclipse version does not have the same grain pattern or finish as other reviewers have claimed. It has a more traditional tone being much warmer and darker in tone overall and sounds great in standard or Drop D tuning. I would choose the snow white for better tone to suit metal, but would chose black cherry for better looks overall if you dont plan to play really low Drop tunings. Dont misunderstand me about tones. The rhythm guitarist for Devil Driver plays the black cherry version in Drop C and sounds great. I just wanted to say that these guitars are better then a Gibson LP for rock or metal (IMHO) with the 81/60 PUs and is better than anything Ive played in the LTD versions which I have owned many other styles of LTD Eclipses too. These guitars are chambered and ridiculously light too in comparison to a Gibson LP. Dont hesitate buying! Hope to have helped out? Keep on Rockin people! \m/ \m/
    These have Gotoh Magnum locking tuners and I would suggest looking at a youtube video on how they work. They are great and make string changes easy! The back body is sculpted and this is not seen in the photos. This makes it comfortable for sure. The biggest thing about this guitar is the short scale of 24 & 3/4" length which makes it less of a stretch to the first fret in comparison to 25 & 1/2" scales like the LTDs have. This makes certain chords much easier to play!
    Best quality in any guitar I've owned. Blows away Ibanez and Fender or Shecter since I've owned them all. Prestige, US strat & tele, Shecter C-6, etc. Simply the best quality!
    Value is great overall since the Gibson LP version it is modeled after is over twice the price and doesn't come with EMGs either which is standard in ESP. Anything over $1,500 should be great and this is certainly the case and I have no complaints at all. If working pros play these then there is something good to be said about them in that alone. Will these improve playing skills? Probrably since you will never want to put it down!

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By = )

    from NJ

    Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

    Several years ago, when I was in my early 20's and just getting into the band scene, I went looking for a new guitar. I assumed I would walk out of my local music store with a Les Paul. After trying out various guitars and a ton of Gibson models, none of them made me say "Wow that's a good deal for a sweet guitar". One of the guys in the shop heard the style of music I was playing and suggested an LTD EC-1000. I fell in love with it within seconds. Since then I've bought nothing but LTD and ESP products. I own 2 EC-100'0's, an ESP Eclipse II, and an ESP Eclipse Custom model. Each time I spring for a more expensive ESP model I am never disappointed that I did so. Ever.

    (7 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Amazing. But esp has better deals.

    By LTD king

    from Colorado

    Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

    I Played one of these for about 2 hours and it the most amazing guitar ive ever played. The hang up i have is for 800 less the ltd ec-1000 is almost the identical guitar, prettier actually due to the abalone binding. the hardware and pickups are identical. both are same woods and cut. Why pay the extra for the ESP at the headstock instead of LTD. I walked out of the shop with the ec-1000 and it plays identical. and has since (1 year) played flawless. save your bucks get the same for less.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This guitar is AMAZING!!!

    By Ryan

    from DSM IA

    Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

    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.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bought Used...

    By US Music Corp...need I say more?

    from Louisiana

    Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

    I bought the used Aged CherryBurst and I was very impressed with everything. I play mainly metal stuff, but I also love the blues; this guitar was perfect for me. I will have to have it set up, but that's what comes with the territory; besides I am picky when it comes to the way I prefer my guitar set up (strings, tuning, ect...).

    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Japan?? most definitely

    By Zakk D.

    from Middleton, Idaho

    Comments about ESP Standard Series Eclipse II:

    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!!

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