- Mar 13, 2010
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I don't have an ESP but i have an LTD EC-1000. Unless the ESP models are completely different, i don't think ESP was trying to make a LP clone with this model. It doesn't feel or sound anything like a Gibson LP.
The Navigators will probably be much more in the direction of the vintage LP's.
the ESPs are actually quite different, the esp is 22 fret while the ltd is 24 and the build quality on the esp is much much better than the ltd, not saying the the ltd is poor quality but the fit and finish of ESP guitars is really hard to be rivaled these days you won't find a dud which can't be said about most brands including gibson
also everywhere aside from the the US you can get the full thickness models which are relatively the same specs as a les paul, but due to lawsuits US models are different, skinny bodies 3 knobs and no pick guard option (rare but they do exist)
I just bought a USA version of the eclipse II and honestly it is the best guitar I have ever played hands down, I've played or own every major brand out there and this thing is just amazing. I was going to import a European one because i like the 4 knob layout but I couldn't justify the extra money for 1 more knob
The thin body is actually rather comfortable, I don't see it as a con and it isn't all that thin when compared to any guitar that isn't a LP, but I will say my ECII is way lighter than I expected