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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. The LTD Deluxe Phoenix-1000 Vintage White offers a classic vibe in both looks and tone, but offers you excellent sonic variety with its set of passive Seymour Duncan pickups: a single-coil Phat Cat in the neck position, and a hot output Custom in the bridge that can be split via a push-pull control. A neck-thru-body design, the Phoenix-1000 Vintage White offers a three-piece mahogany neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard, and mahogany body wings. Other features include a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, classy gold hardware, and LTD locking tuners.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Vintage White
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Gold
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge TonePros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Phat Cat Neck
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Custom
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Jacob N.

This is by far the best guitar I've ever owned, I will probably never buy another epiphany again.

Lorenzo M.

It’s an incredible instrument, with an overall quality that you would find for a higher price with other brands.

the only thing is neck balance when playing standing: anybody found a way to keep the guitar  up?

Curt Redman

Hi mate. I found that a suede strap does the trick to grip onto your clothes at the shoulder. I used a Levy's one for years with my Viper that had neck dive. Personal preference now is I drill new strap holes, so I can have a more comfortable padded, leather strap for easier movement. I drill one further up the end of the body and put one the horn. I only recommend that if you're definately not going to sell though, as it'll most likely devalue your guitar!

Darko D.

Phoenix 1000 is amazing guitar, I see no point comparing it with any other guitar, it just so special. It rocks! And I love offset guitars. I am confused with the different description of the wood the neck was made of. Here, on your site, you say it's 3-piece mahogany. But, on many dealer sites, it says it's made of 3-piece maple!? So, what wood is the neck made of? My Phoenix is 2019 made in Korea, which wood did they use for necks?

Cody H.

The new 1000 series Phoenix models are so sick!  Would you guys please consider releasing a 1000 series Viper with similar color scheme?  Vintage white, white pickguard, gold hardware, passive pickups....perfection.  

Todd B. ESP

Hello, thanks for your suggestions.

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Jessica C.

Which Seymour Duncan custom pickup is the one in this guitar? I see on seymour duncan's website a custom custom, a duncan custom sh-5, a custom/59 hybrid and a couple others with "custom" in the name.

clemens m.

It's a sh-5. The custom (sh-5), custom custom (sh-11) and custom 5 (sh-14) are all basically the same pickups, just with different magnets. the custom has a ceramic magnet, the custom custom an alnico II and the custom 5 has an alnico 5 magnet.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Thanks for our answer Clemens, you are correct. The Custom is the original Custom (SH-5). In the bridge position.

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