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 Blue Natural Fade
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
Greg K.

i got this guitar about 18 months ago.  Plays great, has a great rock tone but quite versatile. i cant tell you how many complements ive had about its looks but also how much people like to play it.  ESP makes great stuff!

Robert E.

I was lucky enough to snag one of these and one of the EC-1000 QM Violet Shadow for Christmas last year, I cannot say enough good things about these guitars. Seriously, if you can swing it, buy one. You will not regret it. I've had 100's of guitars over the past 15 years, from all the major manufacturers and this LTD blows them all out of the water. The fit and finish is phenomenal. Seriously, amazing guitar.

Bence H.

Dear ESP,

is this model still being produced in left handed? This is basically my dream guitar ever since I saw one (righty), although at that time I couldn't fit one in my budget.

However, not even the righty one is available at any local shop by now. (I'm from Budapest - Hungary)

I there any way to get a deal on a brand new lefty at this point of time?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, this model is currently available in LH version. However please contact your nearest dealer or distributor for availability in your area. Here is a link to our distributor page:   

Andrea Barlucchi

Hello. Is the top finished with a transparent painting or matt?

Carl N.

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

Diego  C.

Primero que nada buenos días , le cuento ,hace tiempo busca está guitarra en específico ,mi pregunta es si de esta página se puede comprar o como se hace para encargar un producto ??


Carl N.

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