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. The “T” in the EC-1000T stands for “traditional”, which invokes its full-thickness body with no belly cut, but is chambered for weight relief and comfortable playing during long shows and recording sessions. It has a flamed maple cap on its mahogany body, with a three-piece mahogany neck and Macassar ebony fingerboard. the EC-1000T gets its tone via 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 finish.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
Top Flamed Maple
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 bought this guitar for several reasons; main one was that this body is chambered. It's heavy still. But it has a distinct feel and sound when its played unplugged. Without any amplifier, I notice the guitar resonates incredibly well, and at times feels as though my body resonates with it. I can feel it through the heels of my feet, which is a very unusual feeling, but pretty cool. It's an interesting experience. Plugged into my amplifier it puts out some amazing tones.

The finish is beautiful. The maple figuring appears more subdued as you look directly at the guitar from a few feet away, but when you're playing it the whole thing looks wildly flamed, which I like. Fit and finish is nearly perfect.

I've owned several Epiphones and a PRS with this body style, and this LTD plays, feels, and sounds, better than all of them. This particular one was made in Korea.

Nicholas M.

I'm not sure if all the negative reviews are just deleted, but this model was extremely disappointing to me.  The weight relief chambering of the full thickness body adds a strange resonance that is not mentioned, which when combined with the Pegasus/Sentient set that already have an "airy" quality to their sound, makes it altogether have a somewhat unusual tone that I didn't at all expect.  I sold it within 24 hours of receiving it.  The Black Natural Burst color on this is beautiful though, even more so in person, and I would simply order the standard EC version of the same color, but for some odd reason they've decided to make that one orange with the addition of weaponized trypophobia.  I really hope the color on this model is utilized in other models at some point, it would be such a waste otherwise, in my opinion.

Shinobi Joe

This guitar is just perfect & I don't think I would change anything about it. Easily the slickest Eclipse I've ever owned or played, simply outstanding! 

Blake T.

Have you experienced any neck dive with this model?

Marc O.

@Blake T, no neck dive,  if you still  wondered after two years lol, mine is well balanced.

Rach Adkins

Stephen’s powerful and beautiful music playing on this guitar, is making me want to buy this guitar. She is getting the best tones out of the Pegasus and Sentient pickups. 

Todd B. ESP

Glad you like it!

Ronald A.


Is this instrument available in LH model in the US? I can't seem to find one yet....

Carl N.

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