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Guitars in the LTD 1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks and quality that working professional musicians require in an instrument, and the LTD EC-1000 has consistently ranked among the world’s most popular guitar models for the past 20+ years by delivering the high quality single-cutaway guitar shape designed for serious musicians at a price that everyone can afford. This outstanding EC-1000 offers a burled poplar top on a mahogany body with a three-piece mahogany neck and Macassar ebony fingerboard. It includes a set of high-output Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Pegasus (bridge) passive pickups, splittable by a push-pull control, for mind-blowing tones for metal, rock, fusion, progressive, and other genres. It includes flag inlays, full body/neck/headstock binding, and premier components like LTD locking tuners and a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. Available in Black Natural Burst and Blue Natural Fade finishes.
Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Top Burled Poplar
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Black Natural Burst
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge TonePros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Sentient
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Pegasus
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Bridge Volume/Neck Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N


I've had a lot of Ltd guitars and a EII over the years and this model is by far my favorite,everything about this model in my opinion from the look to all the specs this guitar is perfect for me.                                                    

Joe B.

Just got one yesterday. A+

Peter M.

Is the neck glossy or satin finished?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, all our necks on set/thru neck builds will match the finish unless otherwise noted. So this one is currently gloss.

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Oscar GlzM


Kristopher  f.

This guitar is exactly what I was hoping for.  I've had and still have several ltd's and they've never disappointed.


Troy F.

Does this have a maple top? The photo looks like one, but the description doesn't mention it.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, it is a burled poplar top. Very similar looking. It is in the description but somehow is missing in the spec below. We'll work on updating that. Thanks for your question.

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