Sam Bowden on Instagram - "For any guitarists that want to know what I play. I've been playing @espguitars since the start of my touring career and have never changed. Currently have the EC-1000 and the EC-1000T out on the road with me. Both guitars are loaded with Seymour Duncan's and sound huge. Recorded with these before and always tour them and they never let me down. ???? @kellymason"more
The ESP LTD EC1000FM ASB is simply amazing. I use it as my main guitar and doesn't let me down on stage, recording, and no matter how low it's tuning would get (ala Issues). I have this guitar because of the fandom that I have with Jack Barakat of All Time Low, he uses his signature, the purple one but it's not available to purchase and also it is ESPensive. Also a point to consider, the guitar has Seymour Duncan's JB and 59's (the proper standard pickup for me) and has 24 frets not like the other models of the EC1000 range which has EMG's, well except for the CTM's but they're hell of a chunk and has only 22 frets. The guitar levels on par or if not better with a Gibson Les Paul Studio. To sum it all up, If I would have a guitar that's versatile that I could play Jazz to Metal on, perfect for Pop Punk riffing/leads, and ready to rock on stage, I'll look no further and have myself an ESP LTD EC1000FM ASB.