ESP USA Eclipse Guitar, Cranberry Burst
Music Store Live is proud to offer up this beautiful ESP USA Eclipse.
You can sense it before you even get it plugged in. It's easy to feel the body and neck resonate as you play, creating a very connected musical experience. The neck is comfortable and just thick enough in all the right places, which along with the 24.75" scale makes for a slinky, smooth feel. If you're a bender, you're going to love the way this guitar plays. Bends just kind of happen when you need them with minimal effort and expressive vibratos are always at your fingertips.
In this one we went with Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special pickups. These provide that quintessential 70's arena rock tone. They're ready for distortion and will maintain articulation and definition in the notes at high volumes and high gain settings. They've got moderately high output but still maintain a lot of great dynamic response, which we always appreciate, as well.
Combine top of the line construction with some of the highest quality electronics out there and this is what you get! Coming straight out of ESP's USA factory right here in California, this is a great way to get ESP's custom shop feel from their most top of the line Japanese guitars but without their custom shop price tag.
Crafted at our ESP USA facility in Southern California, the USA Eclipse is the classic single-cutaway shape that’s been at the heart of many of music’s greatest moments. The USA Eclipse offers a full thickness (60mm / 2 3/8”), beautiful mahogany body. This guitar offers a smooth set-thru construction at a classic 24.75” scale, with a three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck and an ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo Jescar stainless steel frets and mother-of-pearl split-flag inlays.
We chose the very best components available for the USA Eclipse, including Sperzel Trim-Lok tuners, TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, Schaller strap locks, and a bone nut. Pickups for this USA Eclipse include a set of world-class Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special humbuckers, with a push-pull coil-split control on the tone knob. The USA Eclipse includes a high-quality ESP USA form-fitting hardshell case.
Graphite Neck Reinforcement Bars: Get maximum strength and stability from your guitar’s neck, with higher long-term reliability. All ESP USA models are made with two high-strength bars of carbon fiber.
Weight Relief Chambering: The ESP USA Eclipse offers a traditional full-thickness body but is strategically chambered so the weight of the guitar remains comfortable and noticeably lighter than most classic single-cut body style guitars.
Full Thickness Carved Top w/ Natural Masked Binding: Over a half-inch of beautifully figured open-grain mahogany is carved to our ESP USA Eclipse contours, allowing for the natural masked binding to highlight the exquisite top.
Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special: Meet the Saturday Night Special humbucker set. These pickups are made with Alnico 4 magnets to give a balanced, vintage tonality. Think late 70s arena rock tones with full-bodied cleans and bold, vocal-like overdriven leads.
Unlike traditional humbuckers, the Saturday Night Special humbuckers are voiced to be a little hotter and fatter in the bridge position, and a little clearer and less “wooly” in the neck. They’re more aggressive than 50s-style models, but without the compression of most high gain pickups. The cleans are warm and musical while the overdriven tones cut through without being harsh in the highs or cloudy in the lows. These bridge the output level gap between vintage 50s and modern humbuckers, making this pickup set perfect for replicating those legendary late-70s arena rock tones.
The Saturday Night Special Set is made in Santa Barbara, California.
- Model: USA Eclipse
- Color: Cranberry Burst
- Finish: Gloss
- Top Wood: Flame Maple
- Back Wood: Chambered Mahogany
- Construction: Set Neck
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Binding: Creme
- Radius: 12" (305mm)
- Scale: 24.75"
- Frets: 22 JESCAR FW57110 XJ Stainless Steel
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Split Flags
- Neck Wood: 3-Piece Mahogany
- Profile: Thin U
- Nut: 1.65" (42mm) Bone
- Thickness @ 1st Fret: 20mm
- Thickness @ 12th Fret: 22mm
- Headstock: Matching
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special Set
- Controls: 2x Volume, 1x Tone (push/pull for coil split)
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Bridge: TonePros T3BT Locking TOM w/T1Z Locking Tailpiece
- Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok
- Strap Buttons: Schaller Locking
- Hardware Finish: Nickel
- Case: ESP USA Eclipse Form Fit Hardshell
- Strings: D’Addario NYXL REG LITE (.010 - .046)
- Made In North Hollywood, CA
- Serial #: US20195
- Instrument Weight: 8.9 lbs.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.
Along with our in-stock inventory, we can custom order any USA or Custom Shop ESP guitar you'd like. Please don't hesitate to reach out and we'll help get your dream guitar into your hands.