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As one of the most innovative and versatile guitars in the LTD Deluxe Series, the EC-1000 PIEZO is our first model to include both standard magnetic pickups as well as a completely separate piezo pickup system. Piezo pickups create a very different sound from typical magnetic pickups, offering excellent articulate, acoustic-like tones. With the EC-1000 PIEZO, you can use the mini toggle switch to select between the standard pickup set -- the excellent  Seymour Duncan ’59 and JB -- and a Fishman Powerbridge and Tailpiece, or even combine them both. This level of sonic flexibility continues to the guitar's dual output jacks, allowing you to route the pickups to different combinations of amplifiers or interfaces onstage for live performances or in the studio for recording sessions. The EC-1000 PIEZO offers a great-looking quilted maple top on its mahogany body, and is available in See Thru Blue and See Thru Black finishes.


Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Top Quilted Maple
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Fishman Powerbridge TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU Seymour Duncan '59
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan JB
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Volume(Piezo)/Mini Toggle(Source Selection)/Toggle Switch/2 Output Jacks
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
LTD EC-1000 PIEZO Demo by Chris Cannella

LTD EC-1000 PIEZO Demo by Chris Cannella

ESP's Chris Cannella takes you through the details of one of the most flexible guitars in the LTD Deluxe Series: the EC-1000 PIEZO. Available in both See Thru Blue and See Thru Black finishes, the EC-1000P features two kinds...
EC-1000 Piezo Demo from Sweetwater Sound

EC-1000 Piezo Demo from Sweetwater Sound

It was a chilly day when we sent Chris Cannella over to Ft. Wayne, IN, where instrument and audio gear dealer Sweetwater Sound is located, so he could help to show off the exciting new EC-1000 Piezo while trying not to freeze...
LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Piezo Demo by Cameron Stucky

LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Piezo Demo by Cameron Stucky

The LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Piezo is one of the most innovative and versatile guitars ESP has ever made. Not only does it feature two types of pickups -- the excellent Seymour Duncan ’59 and JB and a Fishman Powerbridge piezo...
Rickard L.

Would be nice to have this guitar in some other color, e.g. ESP LTD EC-1000 Piezo BP BLKNB. Any plans for that?

Todd B. ESP

HI, thanks for your suggestion. There is no current plan for that but we'll pass along your request.

Erik R.

Hi I just bought mine, but my pickups have black Seymour Duncan logo text on them instead of white as in product pictures. Is this common? The Serial number starts with W1912


Carl N.

our customer service team should be able to help you with this, email your serial number and question to 

Pascal  R.

Hello, i’ve bought this guitar used and I love it but the pickup volume/tone buttons arent push-pull. Was it the case on the previous version of this guitar or there is something wrong on mine?


Carl N.

 could be an older model, if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at or 

Emperor Abraham Y.

I love the ec-1000 piezo! It's my favorite guitar. The only mod I did was putting a Dimarzio fantom p-90 in the bridge position of mine.


Are you willing to make a floyd rose version with the piezo? Also a abalone binding and inlay option would be awesome!

Carl N.

 if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at or 

Tuhin Z.

I purchased one of these in August. It’s an amazing guitar. However, there are some minor things that I noticed to be odd for a brand new guitar.  First thing I noticed is that I am also having some crackling sounds coming from the Piezo switch. The Piezo audio bleeds in and out when I am on the magnetic only setting. Will have to check the wiring at some point. Other than that, there’s some minor aesthetics such as one of the pickup ring screws is not the same color as the others and also one of the screws on a pickup ring was tightened too much and bent that side of the ring. Again things that can be fixed, but odd to see on a new instrument. Everything else however is fantastic. Great build quality and playability. 

Carl N.

thanks for bringing these to our attention, if you have any questions or need assistance with your instrument you may reach out to our customer service team at or 

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