The ESP Eclipse has, over the course of the company's 43-year history, become one of their most popular models. Known for combining classic curves with typically ESP-esque high-output punchiness, it's favoured by countless players worldwide.
The EC-1000 Fluence is the latest in the Eclipse bloodline, and it's a more-than-worthy addition to the range. With the striking Tiger Eye finish and a number of spec tweaks, this is undoubtedly one of the most exciting instruments in ESP's 2018 range!
Body & Neck
First up, one of the Eclipse's defining features is the modern take on the singlecut body shape. Designed with equal parts ergonomics and sexy aesthetics in mind, the EC-1000 perfectly encapsulates what put the EC range on the map.
With a double-barrel mahogany body and neck combination, you can expect plenty of weighty, resonant tone. Combined with an alluring ebony fretboard and flamed maple top, and you've got a truly spellbinding guitar with a colourful tonal palette to match. The ebony and maple additions will ensure plenty of sparkly clarity, ideal for leads and cleans.
It's worth noting that ESP have also gone for the set-thru neck approach. This means a cavity is hollowed out in the body and the neck extended to slot neatly within it. Because of the increased contact area between the body and the neck, the guitar responds with more sustain and richer resonance - what's not to like?
Hardware & Electronics
To add to the EC-1000 Fluence's verging-on-retro appearance, ESP have chosen classic chrome hardware. This includes the LTD locking tuners and the Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece, ensuring tuning stability and sleek looks.
As the name suggests, ESP have also loaded this guitar with Fishman's award-winning Fluence Modern Humbucker pickups. Combined with the aforementioned tonewood cocktail, these pickups deliver a wholly versatile response with plenty of grit in the tank when needed! You've got Alnico in the neck position and Ceramic in the bridge; in other words, warm in the neck and punchy in the bridge!
- Finish: Tiger Eye
- Body Shape: Single Cut
- Strings: 6 string
- Neck construction: Set-thru
- Frets: 24
- Scale Length: 24,75" (62,87 cm)
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top: Flamed Maple
- Neck: 3-piece Mahagony
- Neck Profile: Thin "U"
- Fretboard: Makassar Ebony
- Fretboard radius: 14"
- Fretboard Inlays: Flag inlays
- Pickup Configuration: HH
- Neck Pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico
- Bridge Pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
- Pickup Selector Switch: 3-way toggle
- Controls: 2x volume, 1x tone
- Hardware: Chrome