Ive played the latter of the two and it felt amazing. Looks cool, sound is off the charts, and just feels like a good instrument. I love periphery and I love ADTR. Ive always wanted an eclipse but never got along with the 24.75 scale length plus the usual emgs they would throw in. Theyre very similar guitars in woods, scale length and all, the main difference is the bridge, pickups, and satin vs gloss neck. Along with the about $200 price difference depending on where you buy as well. If anyone has tried both or at least tried the nw 44 then I can get a good idea of what to get.