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.
Roasted Maple
Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius
Nut Width
Nut Type
Neck Contour
Thin U
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Strap Button
Floyd Rose 1000SE
Neck PU
Seymour Duncan Hot Strat
Middle PU
Seymour Duncan Hot Strat
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan Custom 5
Electronics Layout
Vol/Tone(P/P)/5-way Switch
D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Bob O.

Also a better 5-way and jack.

Bob O.

I just got this one and installed original Floyd, better pots and cap. with Duncan whole lotta humbucker in bridge, hot rail in the neck and a vintage rail in the middle. Sweeeeet guitar.

Todd B. ESP

Hey Bob, Thanks for sharing your upgrades. Sounds like this guitar is perfect now!

Hekate's flame

Make this in some of color options Charvel does (silver, purple, dark teal with black pickguard), add the Fishman set back into it or a non-Duncan with splittable bridge. I think a bridge similar to the Ibanez AZ would also be perfect or one that does deep divebombs w/o a locking nut.


The white body with the  back of the roasted neck looks great. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Hekate, thanks for those suggestions and comments.

Hekate's flame

Actually, I am curious about the Sophia bridges. I tried the Ibanez and was not impressed.

Todd B. ESP

Hi , Have not tried those yet myself.

Remi V.

Hallo esp, sorry dat ik dit in het nederlands schrijf, ik denk anders dat ik hier niet mijn woorden voor zou vinden.

Ik speel nu al 3 jaar gitaar, ik speel al deze 3 jaar met een fender squier affinity. Omdat ik al 3 jaar niet van gitaar ben veranderd zou ik graag een zeer kwalitatieve gitaar kopen, deze lijkt mij geschikt omdat hij eigenlijk voldoet aan alles wat ik graag wil maar omdat ok eigenlijk nog nooit van gitaar ben veranderd is dit een stresvolle verandering dus zou deze geschikt zijn omdat ik zoek naar een model met een soepelere nek en zeker een Floyd Rose maar ik had gezien dat deze gitaar een paar nieuwigheden geeft waar ik wel hun functie weet maar niet echt hun doelen of effecten of nadelen zoals de lockin tunners en de tremelo heeft ook lockers heb ik gehoord 


Wat ik ook niet weet is hoe deze klinkt en voor welk genre deze gitaar bedoeld is aangezien het esp ltd is neem ik aan dat deze voor metal is

Ik zou graag hier wat meer info over horen


Todd B. ESP

Hello Remi, Thank you for your questions and comments. I hope that you are able to understand my response. Yes I think this guitar would be an excellent choice for you. You will find that this guitar is very versatile in sound. Any guitar can be used for Metal, Rock or any type of music, although certain combinations of pickups and guitars do work better for certain types of music. This SN-1000FR model had a nice smooth neck, large frets and is very comfortable to play. With the humbucker and 2 single coil pickups, you can get many different sounds. The Floyd Rose system will keep your strings locked and in tune very well, you only need to learn how to adjust and set the bridge and nut which is not very difficult. I hope this information is helpful and hope you can try one of these guitars. Thank you for contacting us and good luck!

Ryan B.

If you went 2 point non-locking tremolo, chrome hardware, pearloid pickguard w/roasted maple neck/fb, and a different color (or maple veneer), the market would open right up for the SN-1000. It would immediately compete with the Ibanez AZ. I've abandoned a bunch of my more expensive guitars in favor of the SN-200 because it just plays and feels better. The neck on my SN-200 is the best neck I've ever played.

Chris V.

Completely agree. The neck is the selling point of LTD’s, we’re crying out for more SN1000 options!! Sonic blue, shell pink, silver - target the Suhr’s & Ibanez AZ’s!  

Todd B. ESP

Hi Chris, thanks for adding your feedback here. Great to hear this and thank you!

Todd B. ESP

Hey Ryan, Thanks for sharing your insights and suggestions. We'll pass these along to our product development team here. It's great to hear that you like your SN-200 so much. Thanks again for your feedback.

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