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.
Here in the middle east I have been owning common guitars are Ibanez (Prestige, Premium) and ESP (E II & LTD 1000) etc. American guitars are always sold for a premium and i could never afford one. I got my first US made Fender Stratocaster Performer. It sounds and plays good, however for the price I paid I felt its quality worse than my 15 year old Ibanez RG MIJ. The store here in Dubai has no refund but an exchange policy so I went ahead with exchanging my strat performer for this gorgeous ESP LTD Purple blast Snapper. Am loving the roasted maple neck, scallop frets, and those Seymour Duncan pups have amazing tonal possibilities. A happy camper.
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.
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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!