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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
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge TonePros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Blackened Black Winter *(Pull Volume to Split)
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume(Push/Pull)
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Oskari K.

Hands down the best guitar i've ever played. This guitar has everything i look for in a guitar.

Rob Silver

Just got one of these.

Very happy

Samuli B.

Currently leaning heavily on getting this one after I get some stuff sold first. It has everything I want in a guitar. Pickup might not be what I'm after but that's personal preference and can be changed easily. If there was a Viper with these specs it might be a hard choice but now it's looking like this will be my next guitar. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Glad to hear that and hope you get a chance to play one of these!

Samuli B.

Just found one used and paid for it this morning. Can't wait to get my hands on it. 

Erik G.

Is this version of the ec blackmetal (hardtail) also going to come with stainless steel frets?

Carl N.

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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

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