E-II ECLIPSE DB
E-II ECLIPSE DB
The ESP E-II Eclipse DB is inarguably one of the coolest-looking guitars in the entire ESP offering. It starts with a great combination of Vintage Black finish and age-yellowed multi-binding with gold hardware. But the E-II Eclipse DB is more than a killer-looking instrument; it's also one of our finest-playing guitars. Powered by a set of EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) pickups, it's ready for everything from deep and contemplative sounds to the most screaming, aggressive tones imaginable. A set-neck design, it's easy to get quickly up to the highest frets. It features a mahogany body with maple cap, a one-piece mahogany neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. The E-II Eclipse DB includes high-end components like ESP strap locks, Gotoh locking tuners, and a Gotoh TOM bridge and tailpiece. Like all instruments in our E-II Series, the Eclipse DB is made in Japan at ESP’s Tokyo factory. Includes hardshell case.
Just received this guitar... it's perfect! I looked the guitar over from head stock to strap lock and there's not a single flaw.
The sound is killer. A lot of people complain about EMG's, and they are a little shrill for leads, but for rhythm they can't be beat. More so if you like to tune down, as they keep the low end tight. I was worried about this guitar sounding a little thin, as the body is significantly thinner than an LP, but nope that punchy neck sound is still there. The aged binding is probably my favorite aesthetic quality of this guitar, it looks amazing against the satin black finish. I love the locking tulip tuners as well, so much better looking than Grovers.
Comparing this to the LTD's I've owned, as well as the one I currently own, the build quality is another level. In the future I definitely plan on investing in another E2 or perhaps a custom shop instrument.
I also own an MH417, a 90's M deluxe, a Gibson LP classic, 50's standard LP, and Flying V. Gibson and ESP are my two favorite companies. They produce no bull@#$% rock machines. That being said I wish people wouldn't compare Eclipses to Les Pauls. Aside from the single cutaway body shape they have nothing in common. They're both fantastic instruments that benefit the player in different ways. A Jackson soloist is not an ESP M model and so on.
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