Guitars in the LTD EC-1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians need in an instrument. The EC-1000 EverTune adds a remarkable technology with the EverTune bridge system, which delivers constant tension that keeps your guitar in tune and with near perfect intonation up and down the neck under almost any condition. Available in several styles including this great-looking quilted maple top with Dark Brown Sunburst finish, it offers set-thru construction with a mahogany body and maple cap, 3 pc. mahogany neck, and 24-fret macassar ebony fingerboard, multi-ply body/neck/headstock binding, and the excellent tone from Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz passive pickups.


Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
Quilted Maple
3Pc Mahogany
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
Nut Width
Nut Type
Neck Contour
Thin U
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Strap Button
Evertune (F model)
Neck PU
Seymour Duncan Jazz
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan JB
Electronics Layout
Volume/Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Reviews and Comments
Niall C.

Is this model still available?  I'm struggling to locate in UK stores.  The ones I do find refer to 2018 models.

Carl N.

Your local ESP distributor can assist you with model availability within your region.

Alex W.

Got this guitar a few weeks ago and i totaly love it! I just have one question:  on a ordernarie les Paul Model the toggle switch pointing down , controlling the bridge pickup,  and toggle switch UP controlling neckpickup. On this/my guitar its the opposite. Supposed to be like this ? Cant find any info about this :/ 

Carl N.

Hey Alex, sounds like someone turned your switch around, you can just loosen the nut along the washer and turn it around the right way.


I just purchased this guitar.  I am having two issues with it, which I am hoping you can help me clear up.

1. The volume knob closest to the neck is controlling the volume of the pickup located closest to the bridge.  The other volume knob (in the middle of the three knobs) is controlling the volume of the pickup located closest to the neck.

 - It would seem to me that the knob closest to the neck should control the volume of the pickup closest to the neck (not the bridge pickup)

2. The tone knob (the third knob which is farthest from the neck) does not activate as a push/pull as per the specifications on this page.  None of the knobs actually push/pull, they only twist.

The serial number of my guitar is IW18050975.

Is my guitar operating as designed?  This doesn't seem right to me.

Aside from that, I love the Evertune bridge!

I look forward to your response.

Thank you

Carl N.

Hey Craig, you'll want to reach out to our service department at if you need assistance but I can provide some basic info here.  The control layout can be seen via our owner's manual which will be as you described, bridge/neck/tone.


Hi Carl,

Thanks very much for your reply.  What about question #2 and the push/pull tone knob?  I was under the impression I would be able to pop up the tone knob to split coils.  I don't see this functionality listed in the owner's manual, but I see the Tone knob listed as a push/pull in the guitar's specifications on this page.

Thank you

Carl N.

Hey Craig, the current specification is a push/pull but it is possible yours was produced before this specification was made standard, which is why I pointed you in the direction of our service department if you needed further assistance.


Hi Carl,

OK, that's disappointing, I wish there was a way to know this before ordering.  It was a special order for this guitar, but it looks like I ended up getting an older model.

I have sent an email to customer service to clear this up.

Thanks for your responses.

Carl N.

Might be something to take up with your dealer, doesn't seem like much of a special order to send you a two year old instrument.  IW18 would mean produced in 2018, prior to when push/pulls were standard equipment.


Just picked up one of these and honestly its the most perfect guitar ever. I have some older EC-1000's and a 2012 Eclipse II and this just feels like the next evolution of the Eclipse. The body feels slightly thicker and that totally translates tonally. The neck feels exactly the same as my Japanese made ESP (where-as my older EC-1000 the neck feels a hint thicker). Its these little details that all add up. Thank you, they do not go un-noticed! I'll be honest, I actually barely pick up my ESP now, this one is just better. I'm way too sold on the Evertune, I can't go back now.

Only other thing I want now is another one of these in white! If you make a white one with gold hardware I will literally throw my money at you. Oh and a 7-string version that isn't black, like literally any other colour would be a dream.

Carl N.

Thanks for sharing Bacon!

Paul M.

This is the first LTD guitar I’ve acquired and I’m very impressed. I play professionally in a number of club bands and have been searching for the instrument to stay in tune through a gig. This EC has exceeded my expectations by a long shot, and has tone and sustain to rival most of my other far more expensive guitars. The finish and attention to detail is excellent as well. I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the instrument, as I’ve found it suits even jazz beautifully. In due course, I’ll release live and studio footage of it through a number of amps and boards the sound and feel is simply scintillating and inspiring, no wonder so many great artists are switching to LTD and ESP,

Yours in music, 



Carl N.

Thanks for sharing Paul!

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