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The LTD EC-1000 remains one of ESP’s most popular guitar series, offering the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians need in an instrument, along with the pricing that serious musicians can afford. With the EC-1000T, musicians get a traditional full-thickness body that is chambered for weight relief, making long live shows less of a strain on your back. It offers set-thru construction for easy access to the higher frets, but one aspect of the EC-1000T is anything but old-school: the EC-1000T is the first production guitar to offer a set of new Fishman Fluence® Open Core Classic Humbucker pickups with three voicings. On the neck pickup, Voice 1 offers the coveted vintage P.A.F. tone, Voice 2 is an airy chime, and Voice 3 is a vintage single-coil. For the bridge pickup, Voice 1 is the P.A.F., Voice 2 is the classic hot-rodded humbucker, and Voice 3 is an overwound single coil. The resulting sonic versatility of this guitar is astounding. The EC-1000T also features a mahogany body with a flamed maple top, and an excellent Honey Burst Satin finish.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Full Thickness Mahogany
Top Flamed Maple
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ
Hardware Color Nickel
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic
Bridge PU Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Volume(Push/Pull)/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
LTD EC-1000T Demo by Mike Rubin (King Falcon)

LTD EC-1000T Demo by Mike Rubin (King Falcon)

Mike Rubin of New York-based rock band King Falcon does a very thorough demo of the LTD Deluxe EC-1000T. This guitar offers a traditional full-thickness body that is chambered for weight relief, and is the first production...
LTD Deluxe EC-1000T Demo with Rob Ketch from Fishman

LTD Deluxe EC-1000T Demo with Rob Ketch from Fishman

Rob Ketch, the VP of OEM Sales at Fishman, stopped by ESP to talk about the special Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker pickups included with the new LTD Deluxe EC-1000T, part of our "New for 2019" lineup....
2019 NAMM Show: LTD Deluxe EC-1001T/CTM and EC-1000T

2019 NAMM Show: LTD Deluxe EC-1001T/CTM and EC-1000T

2019 NAMM Show: Product spotlight on the new LTD Deluxe EC-1001T/CTM and EC-1000T on Friday January 25....
Robert S.

Are the frets stainless steal?


John A.

Hi all. Just received my EC1000T. Its beautiful!

Im very pleased but...

Just wondered if I should have got any docs, leaflets, booklets or instructions on the use of the pick-ups, or what-not? AKA case candy?

There was nothing in the box apart from the guitar and 2 allen wrenches.

Can anyone help or advise me?

Thanks very much.

Niko K.

I wrote to ESP Guitars asking the same.
This is what I got:

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Glad to hear you like your new instrument.

You can find  our standard owner's manual on our website support section here: , however a printed version is no longer available.

The basic functionality is listed on the description of this product page and you can also find more info about Fluence Open Core Classic pickups here:

If you have any more questions, please contact ESP Customer Service at

Niko K.

What is the recommended polish/wax for this guitar?

Todd B. ESP

We recommend using a clean dry cloth. If you polish or wax this finish, the satin finish will turn shiny. Please contact should you need any assistance.

Niko K.

Can you easily switch the pickups with Fishman Fluence Modern or do you need additional work on the electronics?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, this should be relatively easy to do. The only thing that wouldn't work is the voice 3 on the 2nd control (because Fishman Modern do not have voice 3). The pickups would simple plug in to the existing wiring, and you would probably have to disconnect the wires going to the middle push pull pot. You can contact Fishman for help with wiring or contact our customer service at

Sean N.

Where is this guitar made? Is It Korea or somewhere else?

Carl N.

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