Back in November, we gave you the first phase of our 2020 New Model Preview, but we promised there would be more. Much more. Now it’s time to unveil Phase II! Again, we’ll remind you: there is still more to come! But for now, take a look at the next batch of new guitars and basses for the upcoming year.

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Amazing New Basses

Bass players, when we posted Phase I of our new product debuts, a lot of you felt left out. It’s time to rectify that situation by showing off a bunch of our new basses that will be available next year. Let’s start with the new additions to our F Series. With its sculpted and contoured body, the F shape has long been a favorite of players of the heaviest music styles. Based on many requests from bass players around the world, we’re adding LTD Deluxe versions of these basses with the F-1004 and 5-string F-1005. While they look great with a flamed maple top in See Thru Black finish, these basses are also the first we’ve offered with a Fishman active pickups set. The innovative Fishman Fluence Bass Soapbars offer multiple voicings with coil splitting via a push-pull volume control, as well as a balance control and 2-band EQ with a 3-way mini switch for voice 1, voice 2 (mid cut), and voice 2 (mid flat). Both basses use neck-thru-body construction, and have a 24 stainless steel fret neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard with a See Thru Black Satin finish on the back of the neck.

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F-1004

SEE THRU BLACK

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F-1005

SEE THRU BLACK

Other additions to LTD’s F Series basses include the new F-204 and F-205 (5-string), offered in Black Satin finish and designed for musicians on a budget who still want a high-quality instrument. These basses have bolt-on 5-piece maple/jatoba necks on mahogany bodies, and feature ESP Designed SB-4 and SB-5 pickups with 3-band active EQ.

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F-204

BLACK SATIN

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F-205

BLACK SATIN

It’s been a long time since we updated our popular D Series basses. These instruments are constantly in use with a wide variety of players in genres ranging from metal to funk to jazz and more. The new LTD D-4, D-5 (5-string), and D-6 (6-string) basses offer a burled poplar top in Black Natural Burst Satin finishes. All three models are neck-thru-body designs with a 7-piece maple/jatoba neck and mahogany body, and come with ESP Designed SB-4, SB-4, or SB-6 pickups with 3-band active EQ.

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D-4

BLACK NATURAL BURST SATIN

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D-5

BLACK NATURAL BURST SATIN

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D-6

BLACK NATURAL BURST SATIN

Our TL Series basses also received an update, now being made with a mahogany body and spruce top with a mahogany neck and roasted jatoba fingerboard. The TL-4 and TL-5 basses feature chambered bodies, a Fishman SONICORE pickup with TL-3 preamp and onboard tuner; and a Graphtech Nubone XB nut.

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TL-4

NATURAL GLOSS

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TL-5

NATURAL GLOSS

More LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” Additions

Yes, even after the last big batch of new LTD Deluxe guitar models that we debuted in November, we have even more to tell you about. We can get started with two huge additions to our SN Series with the SN-1000HT in Purple Blast finish, and the SN-1000FR in Black Blast finish. Both of these new guitars feature a swamp ash body and a roasted maple neck and fingerboard, which is scalloped above the 17th fret and has stainless steel frets. Perhaps the most immediate noticeable thing, though, is their killer sand blasted finish! The SN-1000HT has a Seymour Duncan Sentient/Pegasus pickup set that is splittable with a push-pull control, and a Hipshot fixed bridge. The SN-1000FR comes in an H/S/S pickup configuration, with two Seymour Duncan Hot Strat single-coils and a Pegasus in the bridge, as well as a Floyd Rose 1000SE bridge with stainless steel screws.

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SN-1000HT

PURPLE BLAST

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SN-1000FR

BLACK BLAST

Last year, we introduced a couple of outstanding additions to our Xtone Series with the first models in the LTD Deluxe range. We’ve expanded on those in two killer new finishes with the PS-1000 Blue Sparkle and the PS-1000 Vintage Black. These semi-hollow guitars sound great for just about any genre, and have a set of outstanding Seymour Duncan Phat Cat single-coils. The new PS-1000 models also offer a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, and a set-thru 3-piece maple neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard.

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PS-1000

BLUE SPARKLE

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PS-1000

VINTAGE BLACK

Yet another new LTD Deluxe guitar debuting for 2020 is this M-1000 in Purple Natural Burst. Like many M Series models, the updated M-1000 is a shredder’s dream come true. It’s a neck-thru-body design with an alder body and a burled poplar top, and an extra-thin U-shaped 3-piece maple neck and Macassar ebony fingerboard. For a little extra speed and comfort, it has a natural satin finish on the back of the neck. The M-1000 includes an EMG 57TW/66TW pickup set with push-pull controls on volume and tone to split each pickup discretely.

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M-1000

PURPLE NATURAL BURST

Massive Value from the 200 Series

When it comes to guitars that are priced for musicians on a tight budget, nothing can beat the LTD 200 Series. We have a few new 200 Series guitars for 2020 that you should know about. First is the LTD EC-256 Vintage Natural. A set-neck design, it features a mahogany body with a flamed maple top, and mahogany neck with roasted jatoba fingerboard. The new EC-256 Vintage Natural has a set of ESP Designed LH-150 humbucker pickups that can be split with a push-pull control.

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EC-256

VINTAGE NATURAL

The angular F Series has a new addition with the new LTD F-200, which comes in a killer Black Satin finish. Made with bolt-on construction, the F-200 has a mahogany body and 3-piece maple neck with roasted jatoba fingerboard, an FR by Floyd Rose tremolo, and includes a set of ESP Designed LH-301 pickups with a push-pull control for coil splitting.

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F-200

BLACK SATIN

Joining the H Series is the new LTD H-200, a mahogany-bodied guitar with a flamed maple top and set-neck construction. This guitar comes in See Thru Purple finish, and has a set of ESP Designed LH-150 humbucker pickups that can be split with a push-pull control. It also include an LTD fixed bridge with string-thru-body design.

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H-200

SEE THRU PURPLE

We’re Not Done Yet!

You’ve now seen some great new guitar and bass models in Phase I and Phase II, but we still have some tricks up our sleeve to unveil for 2020, including some great artist signature series guitars, an entire new series that will blow your mind, and more. In the meantime, please join the discussion on our “New for 2020” previews in the ESP forums!