Guitars in the LTD 1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks and quality that working professional musicians require in an instrument. Based on the traditional look of ESP’s Snapper guitar shape, the SN-1000FR adds the high-performance tools needed for contemporary music, including an H/S/S pickup configuration with two Seymour Duncan Hot Strat single coils and a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 humbucker in the bridge, with a push-pull coil split control. This guitar is a bolt-on design with an alder body and roasted maple neck and fingerboard. Its components include a Floyd Rose SE bridge with stainless steel screws, and Grover tuners. Available in Pearl White finish.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Grover
Bridge Floyd Rose 1000SE
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Hot Strat
Middle PU Seymour Duncan Hot Strat
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Custom 5
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Vol/Tone(P/P)/5-way Switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included N
LTD Deluxe SN-1000FR Demo by Bill Hudson

LTD Deluxe SN-1000FR Demo by Bill Hudson

Based on the traditional look of ESP’s Snapper guitar shape, the SN-1000FR adds the high-performance tools needed for contemporary music, including an H/S/S pickup configuration with two Seymour Duncan Hot Strat single coils...
Stephanie Bradley Shreds the LTD SN-1000FR

Stephanie Bradley Shreds the LTD SN-1000FR

Guitarist Stephanie Bradley, aka Shredanie, tries out the LTD Deluxe SN-1000FR in Pearl White finish. The SN-1000FR takes a traditional look and adds the high-performance tools needed for contemporary music, including an...
Tom Andrews: "Tomorrow Will Be Better"

Tom Andrews: "Tomorrow Will Be Better"

ESP artist and respected Polish guitar player Tom Andrews (perhaps better known in his home country as Tomasz  Andrzejewski) uses his LTD Deluxe SN-1000FR on this live playthrough of his song "Tomorrow Will Be Better", a...
George R.

Does this model have stainless steel frets like the black ash model?

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at or 

Shyamanta B.

Is it possible to customize this guitar through the "Customize Orde" form ?

Carl N.

Sure, you'll need to take it to a dealer to receive a quote


This new model looks great and has impressive specifications. Just about everything I would want if I went for a custom job. Hope I get to see this at a music shop to try out. Thanks for keeping that hot rod Strat style going, one of my favorite types of guitar. This is where ESP/LTD is expanding the evolution & design of guitar making.

Carl N.

glad you're enjoying it

Petr Oplatka

Just wanted to give you a little push


This arrived at my house 2 days ago. Literally out of the box this is automatically my favorite guitar I've ever had. Wow. I was thinking everything you said, but I decided to just order it. I promise, if you roll the dice on this online order, you will absolutely not be disappointed. It was setup perfect and didn't even need to be tuned. 


@Petr, glad you like your new guitar bro! I may pull the trigger on this, seems lower in price now too. But glad I was able to help you out with my words. Choosing the right axe is a personal decision and it definitely takes a lot of time to think it through. I overthink before I commit to buying, and those I passed on are not even afterthoughts now so I know I made the right decision. Enjoy your new axe and don’t forget God made Rock n’ Roll for you!


Just wanted to let you all know that I finally bought this guitar. I love it, everything as promised. For the price point you are getting a whole lot of guitar. The Seymour Duncan pickups, roasted neck, Grover tuners, you cannot go wrong! I bought online through an ESP dealer who was great by the way. Love the Floyd Rose 1000, this the same one used on all EVH USA and Special line of guitars. EVH picked this Korean version over the German one because of tighter saddle spacing and because of the tone of the bent steel base plate over a cast iron plate (references provided upon request). Anyways, this guitar sounds great, feels great, and has already provided hours of enjoyment. This is a super bargain that is could easily cost more if made in Japan. This is the best deal I have ever had on a guitar purchase, nothing left on table, and I feel like I got everything I wanted out of a guitar. If you are thinking about this, get it! This is what a Fender Stratocaster should have evolved into, who cares what the purists think! It doesn't even matter that ESP is not the label on the headstock, if anything this LTD is the star of the show, a guitarist's guitar! I am proud to own this and feel good because it feels like my own signature guitar. Thank you all at the ESP LTD team!

Matthew L.

Just picked one of these up, really love it!

Pictures don't do the finish justice. Most photos make the paint look flat bright white, but it is is an off-white pearl color with a beautiful texture to it. It has little flecks in it that give it a bit of sparkle at an angle without being too flashy. I love that the pickguard is matte finish as well, it's a great contrast.

So far, I'm really pleased, you can go full shred with 24-fret access and locking tremolo, or tap into that single coil sound and tackle classic rock, blues, funk. Truly versatile guitar with classic yet aggressive looks!

Setup was good out of the box, I tightened up the spring tension just a tad to correct about a degree or two of float angle and adjusted for a bit more relief on the neck, but that's expected after shipping, changing climates and letting the wood adjust. String height and intonation were spot on.

Carl N.

glad you're enjoying it and thanks for sharing

Kirk  P.

Hi. Can you tell me if the thin u neck contour starts narrow and gets wider? I’ve played a Music Man evh and axis for years. Recently got Charvel SC1 but the neck is a bit wide from 1st to 5th fret but I got used to it. Is this ESP neck somewhere between the two I have? I love everything else about this model. 

Carl N.

All necks will start narrow at the nut then widen as is goes down the fingerboard.  I cannot speak about the charvel but this will be 42mm at the nut and widen to about 57mm at the end of the fingerboard

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