Model

EC-1000 EVERTUNE

DARK BROWN SUNBURST

$1,099.00

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.

EVERTUNE BRIDGE SETUP

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Thru
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
Top
Quilted Maple
Neck
3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
DARK BROWN SUNBURST
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
Grover
Bridge
Evertune (F model)
Neck PU
Seymour Duncan Jazz
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan JB
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Vol/Vol/Tone(P/P)/Toggle Switch
Strings
D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case
EC GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
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Comments
TheEclipse

I heard the evertune bridges make it a pain to drop tune.... like a big pain in the ass

Todd B. ESP

Hi TheEclipse, If you have an Evertune bridge model, we suggest you keep it in one tuning. You can compare it to a Floyd Rose bridge. With a Floyd Rose, the same is true- we recommend keeping the tuning and string gauges the same and not changing them on the fly, because it can't be done quickly. Both systems rely on string tension to control the tuning for each string, so if you change tuning or string gauge, then all the adjustments need to be done again.

Tom B.

It's not a pain at all, you can actually drop tune like a regular guitar. You just have to turn the tuning peg more, but it's basically the same. You can also drop tune and tune up to standard tuning if you have the evertune set to a drop tuning. The lowest string will then act like it's on a normal bridge.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Tom, thanks for those suggestions. You're right, you could set it up in Drop Tune , then tune up to standard. That would work pretty well, just won't be compensating for that low E tuning so you'd have to manage the tuning like on a regular guitar.

Stephen m.

I'd imagine the evertune bridge is probably a little bit of a pain to use until you get the hang of it like anything else cool on guitars lol

Todd B. ESP

Hi Stephen, There is a little bit of a learning curve at first but once you get it, it's fairly simple to operate from there, and it actually saves time, less tuning issues and restringing is a breeze.

Jim Kirik

Out of curiosity, why do the ltd evertune models not have locking tuners?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jim, on these LTD models with Evertune we've decided to use standard tuners because the Evertune bridge takes care of constant tension/tuning , which means that locking tuners would not help improve tuning stability so aren't necessary. It's the same case for a guitar with a Floyd Rose double locking system - since the nut locks the string down the locking tuners are not necessary.

Jim Kirik

Personally I would still like to have locking tuners simply because of how they make string changes easier, but I get that they do add cost. Thanks for the reply though.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jim, No Problem, thanks for your comments.

Matthias M.

I would get this in an instant, but why is the 6 string the only version which doesn't come with active electronics? Otherwise, stunning guitar!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Matthias, thanks for the suggestion. Until now, the 7 and 8 have only been available with active electronics, but we may consider a change if there is a lot of demand for passive pickups in an extended range Evertune guitar.