This guitar looks and sounds ridiculous! Used, but definitely NOT abused. This is a 2004, ESP LTD EC-1000 Eclipse BUT it has been modified to look like the $10,000 2009 Custom Shop ESP James Hetfield Iron Cross Model that was only available for a limited run and was never released as an LTD version. A regular LTD EC-1000 is worth roughly $900 new today and the newer models are not made anything even close to like the quality of the early 2000 models. The distressed/worn finish has been put on this guitar to recreate the custom shop look of the James Hetfield Iron Cross model. Obviously it’s not 100% accurate but it’s very close. The guitar features 2 EMG-81 pickups in the Bridge and Neck positions and custom installed Sperzel locking tuners for added tuning stability. Tuned to Drop-D (9-46) using Ernie Ball Slinky strings.