ESP E-II Eclipse Questions

THAWK819

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Has anyone here ever played an Eclipse from the E-II line? I’ve only ever played LTD models and they weren’t bad. I recently came across some demo vids of the E-II model and they sound (and look) great.

I’m usually not a fan of active pickups at all, but the EMG 57TW/66TW combo admittedly sounds really impressive.

How are the necks? The description says “thin U shape,” but I can’t really envision how a “U” shape can be thin. Do the XJ frets significantly change how you strum chords as well? I get these are geared more toward shreddy lead playing… but even Hammett hits power chords now and then.
 

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Man I’ve been looking at them lately too the necks are really easy to play, that’s the only way I can describe them, they just feel comfortabl.

I‘m interested in the build quality, I’ve had an LTD and it was damn near flawless but I don’t know anything bout the Japanese products
 

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I'm guessing thin U is more like what we usually call D:

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Not that exaggerated but you get the idea.
 

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Thin U.... Ibanez wizard :dunno: :oops:
 

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I just watched an Andertons video where they demo'd the E-II line. They took two different guitars, both of which according to ESP have the "Thin U" neck shape, and likened one to a flat, thin Ibanez style neck, and the other to a thick, 50's style neck... the same exact neck... unless ESP has misprints in the catalog on their site.

I guess I'll either have to track one down to try somewhere or buy from an online retailer with a forgiving return policy.
 


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