I have a Korean made LTD (ESP) EC1000T/CTM in white and it’s an excellent guitar. It’s a 10 lb or more monster that sustains for a ridiculous amount of time. It definitely feels like it’s worth more than the $1000 they usually cost. However, the EC1000 line seems to have recently begun manufacture in Indonesia, which worries me. I was playing with the notion of getting one earlier this year and once I started seeing Indonesian ones popping up on Sweetwater, it forced my hand into getting one while new Korean made ones were still available (interestingly, the Indo ones have white binding rather than cream). Anyway, I would put it pretty close to my LP Studio in terms of overall quality and feel. What quality of wood (and number of pieces) is under all that paint of the LTD is hard to say, though. I just bought a 2018 LP Traditional that I would say is definitely higher quality. I don’t know that I would say the Traditional is actually $1700 better, but I think that speaks more to the quality of the LTD than it does my Traditional, which is wonderful to play.