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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. 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
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
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
LTD Deluxe EC-1000T Demo by Jamie Hunt

LTD Deluxe EC-1000T Demo by Jamie Hunt

UK-based guitarist and educator Jamie Hunt does a demo of the LTD Deluxe EC-1000T. 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...
Stephanie Bradley Reviews the LTD Deluxe EC-1000T for Guitar World

Stephanie Bradley Reviews the LTD Deluxe EC-1000T for Guitar World

Stephanie Bradley, aka "Shredanie" for good reason, hooked up with Guitar World magazine to do this demo and review of the LTD Deluxe EC-1000T Black Natural Burst. As she notes in the review, the “T” in the EC-1000T stands...
LTD Deluxe EC-1000T Demo by Kevin Thrasher (Escape the Fate)

LTD Deluxe EC-1000T Demo by Kevin Thrasher (Escape the Fate)

We invited Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft of Nevada-based hard rock/metalcore band Escape the Fate to ESP headquarters so he could check out another of our "New for 2020" models, the LTD Deluxe EC-1000T in Black Natural Burst finish....
Mark R.

Hello! Just wanted to say that I received this guitar today and i'm absolutely in love with it. It looks even better in real life and the pickups sound amazing!
If anyone is thinking about buying this guitar, all I can say is go for it, you won't regret it. Stays in tune, sounds fantastic, plays amazing and looks beautiful.
This is my first LTD/ESP and it won't be the last. Thank you for making this instrument! 

Carl N.

glad you like it, thanks for sharing!

Freddy  R.

In love with this guitar, it have all i want.

Great soud and looks very good

Carl N.

glad you enjoy it!

Oliver I.

The only thing i dislike is that the neck on this guitar is called ,thin u‘,  but  it is a lot different from my other 4 LTD EC-1000 Models- where the thin u neck is thinner. This neck is more like a Gibson Les Paul neck... I wish all necks that are declared as ‚thin u‘ would be  the same. Love  this guitar though- would be even better without weight relief...

Carl N.

thanks again for sharing your feelings on the thin u

Sean P.

What are my chances of getting this particular guitar modified by ESP and get a bare neck with out the flag inlays??? So this guitar but with no inlays? 

Carl N.

None, we do not perform modifications or non-warranty repairs to instruments.  You would have to have a local luthier take care of this for you or order an instrument through our custom shop.

Sean P.

Hello lads. These particular frets, are they SS or nickel??? I’m hoping SS for this price point...Also, what does “molded” mean and what type material does that consist of for the nut on this guitar???


Carl N.

Unless specifically noted, frets will be nickel/silver, molded would mean plastic.  Hope this helps!

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