EC-1 Traveler


EC-1 Traveler
with gig bag
NOTE: Due to ongoing challenges in the global supply chain, instruments purchased from ShopESP that are not currently in stock may take an extended time frame to be delivered.

We’ve teamed up with the innovators at Traveler Guitar to offer this perfect solution for ESP players who need a super-compact guitar for road trips, to keep at the office, or just to have handy anytime you need to rock. Don’t be fooled by the apparent small size of the LTD EC-1; it’s built at full 24.75” scale, so it’s excellent for practicing and jamming no matter where you go. The EC-1 includes an ESP Designed ALH-200B active pickup, as well as a built-in 4-channel headphone amplifier with clean, boost, overdrive and distortion tones that you can hear in earphones or run into an amp. It's also equipped with an aux input so you can connect your mobile device and play along with your favorite tracks. Inspired by the ESP Eclipse shape, the EC-1 offers an arched mahogany body, locking tuning machines, an adjustable TOM bridge, body and neck binding. Weighing in at only 5 lbs. 4 oz., the LTD EC-1 is purely designed for the traveling musician. It also includes a gig bag, and is available in Vintage Black (with gold hardware) and Snow White (with black hardware) finishes.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Black Walnut
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish Snow White
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 J
Hardware Color Black
Bridge TOM & Tailpiece
Bridge PU ESP Designed ALH-200B
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Vol/4-Way Tone Selector
Case Included Y (Gig Bag)
Lyle F.

Really nice guitar, mine is a beautiful curly maple top with black hardware. I love this guitar, but I have one nit to pick. I have never had active pickups, this one has an EMG active pup. The battery drains super fast, maybe lasts a day or two. I am thinking of changing it for an EMG H4, passive pup. Otherwise, very happy! And yes, it is a bit on he expensive side.

Maria W.

This guitar is amazing and the price is more than great. If it had 24 frets I would buy it immediately

Carl N.

Hey Maria, thanks for your suggestion!


Nice ever consider using the buzz feitan system on ur guitars???

Carl N.

Hey LJ, while we have not thought of this for our production line I am sure you could have one retrofitted if that's what you're into.


When ya Bust these Out? 

Carl N.

Hey LJ, while you slept 2018 away we paired up with Traveler Guitar to released these 

Laszlo V.

Looks like a perfect traveler/practice guitar! Nice cooperation.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Laszlo, Thanks for your comments!

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