"Great Guitar!... for the price."
It sounds great, but a bit muddy for my taste.
-1 The low notes cover up the higher ones a bit.
-1 It also doesn't do pinch harmonics very well, but my strings might be to blame for that.
One knob for each pickup, one for overall tone, and a three way switch. It's pretty basic, but at least they've addressed everything.
Ease of Use:
-1 There's finish on the neck. (sticks a bit)
-1 Theres a nasty heel. (better than most bolt-ons, though)
-1 The neck could have been set out farther and improved fret access.
-1 One of my pickups is a little loose, as well as the washer on the jack, but neither seem to have any negative effect.
The finish is very glossy, but it gets dirty/scratched easy.
I've bumped the headstock a few times, and nothing has happened.
I haven't needed to contact them.
I've got friends with guitars in this price range, and the EC50 blows them out of the water.
The Wow Factor:
I asked a girl I knew about sex appeal (after all, why do we all REALLY play, anyway?) and she prefered an ibanez SZ720FM (from that and an EC 1000) which are the two guitars that I really want to upgrade to. She said the Les Paul shape was "fat," but I like it, and I'm a pretty picky person. So, while sex appeal might belong to the sz, the ec still looks good and sounds good, too.
It is a nice guitar for the price, but I would like to upgrade to an EC 1000, or an SZ720FM. The problem is money, though, because the EC 1000 costs about $800 and the SZ720 costs $650, but I'd easily spend $150 upgrading it with some DiMarzios.