(U.S. Only)

Guitars in the LTD 1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians need in an instrument. The LTD H3-1000 has the bold angular curves of the ESP Horizon-3, with an extended and beveled upper horn and a shortened lower horn, while being made available at a price most musicians can still afford. The H3-1000 offers set-thru construction at 25.5” scale for smooth access to the highest frets, pairing a mahogany body with flamed-maple top to a three-piece maple neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard. It includes a Tonepros TOM bridge with string-thru-body design, and a Seymour Duncan Custom-5/Jazz pickup set, with a push-pull coil split on the tone control. Available in See Thru Purple finish.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
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 Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Jazz
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Custom-5
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Vol/Tone(P/P)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
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I purchased one of these about a year ago, and it has since become my favourite guitar. I barely even play my USA-made Gibsons and Deans anymore since getting it. While part of this is personal preference for its light weight and longer scale length, the guitar's build quality is as good as or better than my other USA-made instruments. The only thing I've done to it is pop in some EMG 57/66 pickups into it.

I will likely get the new Turquoise one too since I love this one so much, but I would love to see a seven-string LTD model or even have Horizon IIIs added to the ESP USA models list.

Carl N.

Thanks for the comment and suggestions!

Peter B.

O.K. You got me..Its BEA utiful..

3 questions..

1) is it a set neck or a neck through?Never liked when LTD started using the term "set through".Are the wings attached to the Centerboard/neck? Or is it a set tenon to the neck pick up?

2) is the veneer attached to a maple cap or the Mahogany Body?

3) Will there be a Purple Floyd rose?

I would just like to know the construction,None of the answers would sway me away...Thank you...

Carl N.

as the specifications note, this will be a set-thru construction. this does not have a maple cap under the veneer or purple floyd.

Peter B.

wow..Well I got number 2 answered....That was really answered poorly..I think the world wants to know what set thru even means......And I guess we will never know if the color purple is in the works on the floyd version of this guitar..I am going back to the three guitars I am building at the moment...Thanks, I guess

Carl N.

sorry buddy but your questions were worded poorly.

1. Set-thru construction - meaning the instrument is constructed in a manner similar to that of a set neck but the heel of the instrument is shaped akin to a neck thru

2. No plain maple cap unless noted in the specifications - otherwise safe to assume it is with a veneer over the body wood

3. You made it seem like you were asking for a purple Floyd Rose, not to have a purple version of this instrument with a Floyd Rose - Currently no plans at the moment to introduce such a model

Peter B.

Really,A purple floyd rose?...Some one sounds awful uptight.

Carl N.

You'd be surprised by some of the things people ask on here

Koby L.

I love the finish of this guitar and I was wondering, will this model become available with direct mount pickups like the other two LTD H3 models? Or will it remain the same as is?

Carl N.

Hey Koby, currently staying as is.

Eugene T.

Hey there!

This is a really beautiful guitar and I thinking about buying it. Can you please specify of what the frets are made of? Is it stainless steel or nickel?

Carl N.

Hey Eugene, the frets on this will be made of a nickel/silver alloy.  Hope this helps.

Jay R.

In mm, what is the thickness of the neck?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jay, The neck is our thin u shape. 20mm thick @1F / 22mm thick @ 12th fret.

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