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Guitars in the LTD 1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians need in an instrument. The LTD Deluxe H3-1000 has the bold angular curves of the ESP Horizon-3, with an extended and beveled upper horn and a shortened lower horn that offers excellent high-fret accessibility. This guitar offers set-thru construction at 25.5” scale, pairing a mahogany body with flamed-maple top to a three-piece maple neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard. The H3-1000 has a pair of high-output, direct-mount Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Pegasus (bridge) passive pickups, splittable by a push-pull control. These pickups offer a wide dynamic range and excellent articulation, along with the aggressive responsiveness you want for today’s music. It also includes a TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body design, and LTD locking tuners. Available in Black Turquoise Burst finish.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Mahogany
Top Flamed Maple
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 300-400mm Compound
Finish Black Turquoise Burst
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Sentient
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Pegasus
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N

Any chance of a 7 string version of the H3? Those look gorgeous

Wyatt B.

Beautiful guitar! I would love to see more finishes and emg pickups on this model in the future. By far my favorite in the LTD series. 

Jack R.

Hey all, as an owner of one of these guitars, I felt it necessary to express how blown away I am by this instrument. I own multiple high end Schecters, LTDs, and Charvels, and can confidently say that this guitar is the one I pick up almost everytime I play. 


It's a lot lighter than I expected it to be, there's no neck dive, and it sits very comfortably while sitting and standing. Tonewise, it is very warm, and is perfectly balanced. No overly harsh mids or highs, and no overpowering low end. The pickups are extremely clear too. I play in drop C, and when I play chords using all 6 strings, you can clearly hear every single note, and none of the strings over shadow the others. Both pickups when coil split have a jangly, almost strat-like sound that is really really nice when you're playing cleans. When they're unsplit, you can chug and chug all day long and it sounds massive. You can throw sooo much gain at these pickups, and they just eat it up. With most guitars I own, I will swap out the pickups for lundgrens and I have them in almost all of my guitars, but not this one. These pickups match perfectly with this guitar.


Tuning stability is unreal, and the neck does not move. I really don't understand, because this guitar has seen freezing cold and boiling hot temperatures, and very high humidity and while I'm adjusting the necks on my other guitars, this one just stays perfectly set up all the time. Tuning wise, I can quad track an entire song, leads and rhythms, and have to tune maybe once or twice. Other guitars, I tune 5-10 times in the same scenario.


The finish on this thing is GORGEOUS, and pictures do not do it justice. On my personal one, there are absolutely no misfinish spots or uneven paint spots. The neck is not too thin, but also not too thick. My hands don't cramp up while I'm using it, and it's very comfortable. The fret work is very clean, and there are no sharp frets. Lastly, I was a little unsure about the tone pros bridge because I'm a hipshot, gotoh, floyd rose kinda guy, but this bridge is very comfortable. The saddles aren't sharp and it's easy to intonate. 


Without rambling too much longer, I can confidently say, as a primarily hardcore/metalcore player, this is the best guitar I've ever owned. I feel like I'm betraying my other guitars saying that, but it's true! This thing is unlike anything I've ever owned. If you're considering picking this up, do it and don't look back. 

Carl N.

Glad you're enjoying this, it's one of my favorites as well

George S.

Does it come with floyd rose to this color or any other than black? It's unfortunate it does not come with stainless steel frets, much cheaper guitars or even Solar comes with ss frets. 

Carl N.

These would just be available as shown.  We are including stainless sleet frets are more instruments moving forward though I feel this is an unnecessary specification for most musicians


does the h3 1000 black turquoise burst use the smaller alpha pots or the better larger cts pots?

Carl N.

Hey Joe, this actually uses the larger alpha pots.  Hope this helps!


is the mounting hole 5/16" or 3/8" for the pots?

Carl N.

Hey Joe, mounting hole should be 5/16 but it would be good to measure your particular instrument for the exact measurement.

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