EC-BLACK METAL

BLACK SATIN

EC-BLACK METAL
$849.00
(U.S. Only)

The LTD Black Metal Series are guitars that are comparable in build quality to our LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” instruments, but with a dark and menacing design theme of all-black finish, components, and hardware, a single premium-quality pickup, Macassar ebony fingerboards with no inlays and glow-in-the-dark side markers, and even a newly-designed black metal LTD logo on the headstock. The EC-Black Metal is based on the popular single-cutaway ESP Eclipse shape. It offers set-thru construction for smooth access to the highest frets at 24.75” scale. Its Seymour Duncan “Blackened” Black Winter pickup is mounted directly to the guitar’s body, and it includes LTD locking tuners.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish BLACK SATIN
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Blackened Black Winter
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case EC GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included N
Media
LTD Black Metal Series

LTD Black Metal Series

Introduced in 2018, the LTD Black Metal Series are comparable in build quality to our LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” instruments, but with a dark and menacing design theme of all-black finish, components, and hardware, a single...
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LTD EC-Black Metal Demo by Jamie Hunt

LTD EC-Black Metal Demo by Jamie Hunt

UK-based pro guitarist and teacher Jamie Hunt gives you a very thorough rundown of the LTD EC-Black Metal. A guitar with similar build quality to the LTD Deluxe EC-1000, the EC-Black Metal offers a menacing design theme of...
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LTD Black Metal Series Demo by Pat Heath and Jamie Hunt

LTD Black Metal Series Demo by Pat Heath and Jamie Hunt

Pat Heath and Jamie Hunt, two outstanding guitarists who are part of the ESP family in the UK, created this excellent demo of the new LTD Viper-7-Black Metal and LTD M-Black Metal. The video includes a thorough walkthrough of...
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LTD Black Metal Series Demo by Cameron Stucky

LTD Black Metal Series Demo by Cameron Stucky

LTD's new Black Metal Series are guitars that are comparable in build quality to our LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” instruments, but with a dark and menacing design theme of all-black finish, components, and hardware, a single...
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Comments
Sretaw Nerrad

Is the potentiometer in this model 500k or 250k? I'm installing a BW without the coil tap option and want to get a similar tone from my back up guitar.

Carl N.

These will be 500k

Sretaw Nerrad

Thanks Carl

Peter F.

Bought a 2019 Korean model its sounds awesome had bit of neck dive but easily fixed it by moving bottom strap button and putting few weights in cavity The pick up is awesome has great buzz free action all good 

Carl N.

Cool, thanks for sharing!

Mark C.

Which models of the ec-1000 are lighter in weight? Where can I see weight comparisons?

Carl N.

Our instruments are not regulated by weight but most EC instruments will have similar weights.

Austin  R.

I am very interested in picking up this guitar but was wondering if there are lefty models for it. I can’t seem to find any option to switch between standard and lefty on the product page or cart. Any help?

Carl N.

Hey Austin, the left handed version was discontinued, though some dealers may still have these on hand.

Devan C.

So I am super annoyed because I have been waiting for this new guitar for a very long time and it came without a proper quality control!

Just unboxed my new EC Black Metal, however the fretboard seems to be a little weird.
From the 12th till the 24th fret the build doesn't look well to me, it looks like has glue peeling off on the side part. They almost look like scalloped frets.

Additionally, the 24th fret on the B string area has a small hole.
I'm kind of disappointed with this guitar to be honest, it's sold as a 1000 series guitars and it costs 700,00 €. I was expecting something more well built. My discontinued LTD EC-50 model looks with better quality than this...

One of the things that ESP has been saying about guitars built in Indonesia is that they are still under a high level of quality control but this is not the case, it was built in Korea, this guitar was definitely neglected and it's not on conditions to be delivered to a customer!

This guitar was bought brand new, it's not a B-Stock nor a hanged exposed guitar from the shop.

 

Carl N.

Hey Devan, sorry you're displeased with this instrument.  From your pictures here it is a little hard to discern the extent of your problems with this.  With regards to the binding, this appears to be smoothed over instead of the hard flat line you were expecting, not really a cause for concern but this appears to be a concern for you.  If you're dissatisfied, take it back to your dealer, or you can reach out to our customer service department at customerservice@espguitars.com

Devan C.

It's the black coat of the neck that is very badly constructed 

Carl N.

Hey Devan, these will have a macassar ebony fingerboard and there will be no black finish over top of this.  If you have issues with this instrument first place to go would be the dealer this was purchased from, if you need additional assistance our customer service team is always here to help.

Devan C.

I meant the neck sorry. However this seems clearly a problem of quality control. I've sent it back to Thomann and they will deal with the guitar. Thank you for your availability. 

Carl N.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Devan.

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