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ESP E-II ECQM Eclipse Electric Guitar (with Case)
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ESP E-II ECQM Eclipse Electric Guitar (with Case)

Shred mightily on this quilted-maple-topped axe! It's loaded with heavy-duty EMG 81 and 60 pickups, and its set-neck design offers humongous, resonant tone.

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Submitted July 15, 2016 by Bill Bakopoulos in Palatine, IL
"Amazing Purchase!"
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I purchased this guitar 2 days ago and it arrived yesterday so shipping time was very discreet. I had it shipped directly to my guitar tech who threw some Ernie Ball cobalts and did a setup on it prior to me even seeing the guitar. I met with Vince after work and gave it a try and I was blown away. A little back story: I purchased this guitar because my main axe, a Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus Model from 2002 was damaged and will be in the shop as I am a victim of the notorious Gibson neck break. I'm a professional touring musician and needed a replacement tour grade guitar. My Les Paul has the X-factor so upon its return I'm going to keep it as studio only guitar and my ESP Eclipse will now be my main axe. The finish on this guitar is killer, everyone that's seen it was instantly responsive. It's extremely playable and sounds killer. The neck feels like a 60's style neck but the fret board is a tiny bit wider that your average 60s and I didn't mind it at all. I will say that this is my first guitar with EMG pickups and it takes some getting used to as they are dynamically less responsive. I may swap out the EMG's down the road but this guitar overall is a workhorse. It sounds killer, plays well, and is a tour grade piece of equipment. I can take this on the road with me and not worry about it being in tune or being as sensitive to the elements. My Gibson's are absolutely amazing when it comes to tone, they really do have the x-factor, but when I'm out on the road I need consistent results and this guitar definitely delivers. I'm glad to add this to my collection and might even consider the EC-1000 evertune model as well! PS: I bought the blemished model because my intention was to take this guitar on the road with me. I inspected the guitar thoroughly and there were absolutely no scratches, nicks, or signs of use on it so I'm super extatic about the condition. It looks like it had never been touched.
Musical Background:
I've been playing guitar for 60 years and play professionally as a session musician and in a touring rock band.
Musical Style:
Blues, Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Metal
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Submitted January 6, 2016 by Victor G in Louisville, KY
"ESP Eclipse II"
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Guitar came quick which is a huge plus. Well packaged. Came with a case that I wasn't expecting. Guitar came out ready to play and I couldn't be happier. Ordered from Zzounds before and it was equally as enjoyable.
Musical Background:
Playing guitar for 6+ years. I play guitar, dums and bass. Played in multiple bands.
Musical Style:
Southern blues, hardcore, metal
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Submitted June 22, 2019 by Harry F in Philadelphia, PA
"The perfect single cutaway... MIJ"
The Eclipse is a well known name that is popular amongst ESP enthusiasts. It's also a guitar that most Les Paul players should consider trying because the hardware configuration is similar, if not the same.Even though the hardware configuration is mostly the same, it still has a few differences. Active pickups and slimmer body, for example. Not to mention a fit and finish that feels like it was made in Japan. The active pickups are very clean sounding and dynamic. On amps that distort easily, you will loose some dynamics unless you turn the guitar's volume down. Oddly enough, a Fender Twin Reverb chimes like a bell when turned to 10 with this guitar. What I found interesting was I felt like the bridge pickup sounded warm and dense, meanwhile the neck pickup gave me some bright tones that reminded me of woodsy sounding Strat.Overall, I think this guitar is a great guitar for it's money. I think it would run neck to neck with an American made Paul Reed Smith, as well as most guitars that cost twice as much.The only detail I would add to this guitar body are recessed cavities for the knobs for a better fit. I'm rating the wow factor for this guitar a '3' because marketing materials that promote the legacy of this guitar appears to be non-existent, and for me, wow factor is BRAND appeal.
Musical Background:
Guitarist for 15 years, musician for 30.
Musical Style:
Blues, rock, country, folk, pop, and others.
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Submitted June 26, 2014 by Phil Dietrich in troy, MI
"Its real!"
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ok so I bought one in blue because I liked the picture. got it home,plugged it in and was blown away. my Gibson les paul custom sits while I play on the esp's (yeah I bought two of them.) I have nothing bad to say about them.i did notice the picture of the blue one they showed here has the same serial number as the one I bought thats kinda cool. anyways I love them both very much.the other one I bought is an ltd ec1000 deluxe in the black cherry maple qt with abalone inlay all around the guitar is the most beautiful guitar I have.way cheaper than this esp eclipse ll but quality and playability are the same.the only difference is that the ltd is made in korea and the esp is made in japan.
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i play guitar professionally and do alot of jammin' at home in the man cave. im in a classic modern rock band called Full Dirty.
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classic and modern rock,heavy rock,blues and a lot of van halen.lol
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