One of my very first guitars. A gift from my father. My first "real" guitar. At the time I was very into heavier music. A time where "metalcore", heavy rock, metal, and more is all I played and learned. I remember having a blast doing metallica covers with this one ahaha. But now, I'm not really into this sound anymore. I think it looks beautiful and always will cherish it, and to be honest I don't think I'll ever sell it just because it resembles the hardwork my father put into getting me this guitar along with my Mesa Cab. I may dust it off one day and jam with it.
I think that the LTD EC-1000 Deluxe, especially those with the quilted maple top, are masterpieces. I used to play with a few of them back when I used to demo ESP/LTD guitars in Sao Paulo (Brazil) stores and schools. They look amazing with the abalone inlays and bindings. The finish is something that you need to grab one and see it for yourself to believe how amazing it looks. The neck have the right size, not too thick, not too thin. There are models with EMG, Seymour and DiMarzio pickups, and all of them sound good! I wish I could have this one from the photo (See Thru Black Cherry), maybe in the future.