NAMM 2024: “For players seeking the most hardcore performances imaginable”: ESP takes LP Junior-style guitars in a heavier direction with new LTD Eclipse range, featuring exclusive Seymour Duncan pickups

ESP EC-01FT and EC-201FT 2024
(Image credit: ESP Guitars)

ESP has just launched its 2024 range of guitars, and its single-humbucker Eclipse flat-top models are quick to stand out from the pack. The single-cutaway designs feature ESP-exclusive Seymour Duncan pickups and are built “for players seeking the most hardcore performances imaginable”. The drop comes on the eve of NAMM 2024

There are four guitars in question here, three comprising the EC-01FT range and one EC-201FT. These flat-top guitars look like simple and streamlined builds on the surface, but the Japanese luthier has packed them with a host of special features.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.