One of those "chipsons" that have been made surprisingly well - perhaps by fluke. I needed a cheap well made guitar as a foundation to customise for myself. Will update once done.
This guitar is brilliant all around, with near professional level quality. I use it a lot for metal, though it also works great for blues too. It reminds me a lot of my dads old Gibson Les Paul, which is why I bought it, and it feels a lot sleeker than a Les Paul, as well as lighter. I would recommend it to intermediate and professional guitarists, it's a solid battle axe and will serve one well!
This guitar has been honestly the most diverse, most smoothly-playing, and the most crisp guitar I have ever bought.Whether or not you buy the EC-256 or the EC-1000, you'll still get the sharp, kick-ass tone, and the amazing feel either way. I thoroughly recommend this guitar for anyone else considering ESP.