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. With the incredible Violet Andromeda finish, this EC-1000 model is simply mind blowing in the way it changes color between shades of purple, blue, and even greenish tints as it reflects light from various angles. A set-neck design for smooth access to the higher frets, it has a mahogany body and a three-piece mahogany neck. The EC-1000 Violet Andromeda features Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker active pickups (Alnico in the neck position, Ceramic in the bridge), with a push-pull control to activate the second voicing. Premier components include LTD locking tuners and a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Violet Andromeda
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 Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico
Bridge PU Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Bridge Volume/Neck Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Stephen G.

I received this guitar today. BTW this is a lefty,lol. The violet andromeda paint is beyond words,I can see so many different colors. This guitar was also made in Korea and not Indonesia. I was amazed that it arrived perfectly in tune but was shocked that strings weren't loose for shipping. I love the sound of the fluence pickups and the playability on the neck. The only thing that I didn't like especially for this price was the frets were sharp on the upper fret edges on both the top and bottom. Either they are not seated yet or they are raised for some reason. Not sure.. The construction and build quality on this guitar is very solid! Just ordered a tombstone case for this for added protection. I also ordered a mirage deluxe 87 in pink and have been waiting months but can't wait to play and review that one too,when i get it.. I highly recommend all ESP guitars!! Thank you ESP for making amazing guitars with a vast selection for us south paws!!!


Got this guitar this week. After a set up plays amazing. Love the Fishman pickups! One of the best finishes I have ever seen. ESP has some amazing employees glad to support this company!

Todd B. ESP

Hi there, Thanks very much for your comments and review. We're so happy to hear that you like your new instrument. Thanks for choosing ESP!

Hekate's flame

No doubt that this is the best-looking guitar I've EVER owned. I doubt that the custom version with white binding looks as attractive as this LTD with black binding.

I am honestly not a TOM bridge, nor a Fishman Modern set fan, so some other configuration/spec of this model might be more favorable, but this is one kickass factory guitar from Korea. Beautiful and inspiring every time you actually have a look at its colors while playing.

I think I will switch to either the Fishman Classic or the Devin Townsend. The Modern bridge has unfavorable high frequencies in its profile.

Carl N.

thanks for sharing!


I just got this and it's so much better in person! The paint is amazing,  the fishmans are fantastic and overall it's A+.

Carl N.

glad you enjoy it  

Josh H.

This Violet Andromeda says “L Available.” Is it available in left handed? I am a lefty, and I want this guitar more than anything... if I could find it available for me, I would buy it right now, without hesitation.

Carl N.

Yes,  will denote an instrument that is also produced in left handed.  You can reach out to your preferred ESP dealer to see if they have one available.

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