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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. Based on the traditional look of ESP’s Snapper guitar shape, the SN-1000HT adds the high-performance tools needed for contemporary music. It has a swamp ash body at 25.5” scale, with a roasted maple neck and maple fingerboard with stainless steel frets that include scalloping from #17-22. The SN-1000HT offers a dual humbucker pickup configuration, employing a Seymour Duncan Sentient in the neck and a high-output Pegasus in the bridge, with push-pull control to split the pickups. It also includes a Hipshot fixed hardtail bridge. The SN-1000HT is offered in a sandblasted Purple Blast finish.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Swamp Ash
Neck Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Purple Blast
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Hipshot Fixed
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Sentient
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Pegasus
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Push)/3-way Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
LTD Deluxe SN-1000HT Demo by Cameron Stucky

LTD Deluxe SN-1000HT Demo by Cameron Stucky

Guitarist Cameron Stucky demonstrates the LTD Deluxe SN-1000HT in Purple Blast finish, part of our "New for 2020" collection. Based on the traditional look of ESP’s Snapper guitar shape, the SN-1000HT adds the...
2020 NAMM Show: SN Series Product Spotlight

2020 NAMM Show: SN Series Product Spotlight

Live at the 2020 NAMM Show, a product spotlight on the LTD Deluxe SN Series. See all of our "New for 2020" collection here....
Nathan M.

I really wish we could purchase replacement/alternative pickguards for the SN models. I love this guitar so much, but I like to swap pickups often. WD Custom stopped accepting orders and I'm having a tough time fabricating my own. I've been trying to make a SSS, HSS, and HH versions for this guitar with varying success. I can find pickguards for just about any other make of guitars, but not ESP.


Love the guitar. Have had it about 2months. Only gripe is the black side markers are really hard to see against the roasted maple fretboard. Would be better if they were white or luminlay. 
I painted white dots over them and if that doesn’t hold I’ll be drilling them out and replacing them. 
Overall though, this guitar is a great addition to my lineup. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi, thanks for your comments and review. Glad to hear you like your instrument overall but also thanks for pointing out what you don't like.

If you have any questions not answered on our product page or need help with your instrument, please contact ESP Customer Service at [email protected]

"Big" ED. Townsend

IF FENDER AND GIBSON DON'T BEGIN 'UPPING THEIR GAME' WITH MORE OPTIONS AT A BETTER PRICE POINT... THERE WILL BE AN ESP IN EVERY STRING-SLINGER'S ARSENAL! I bought the Purple Blast HT about a month ago and can't put it down because its made playing so much more fun again! It's so light and the stainless frets make it so smooth. The selectable humbucker to pickup ability give you so many additional options for sound. I play everything from Mozart to the Ventures to Slayer and the ability to mix up pickup and humbucker combinations make for some cool renditions of every song. I suggested ESP begin 'wrapping' and then applying resin to some of the Ltd guitars in the cooler colors offered on their higher end models. But the 'graining' on this axe make the cooler colors a second choice. You surprised us again ESP... An amazing rig for an even better price. Forward thinking in design and quality at a reasonable price. This is why I've gone from Fender to you as a loyal customer!

"Big" ED.

Carl N.

thanks for the suggestions!

Rene B.

This is not easy to come by in Europe – with long delivery etc. It´s sensational nonetheless – if it had a whammy bar, I´d already ordered it no matter how long the wait!  Best regards from Germany and keep up the brillant work 

Carl N.

thanks for the insight! 


I hope you guys continue to offer the hipshot hardtail bridge option throughout your lineup. This guitar really feels killer.

Carl N.

thanks for letting us know!

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