EC-1000T CTM


EC-1000T CTM
NOTE: Due to ongoing challenges in the global supply chain, instruments purchased from ShopESP that are not currently in stock may take an extended time frame to be delivered.

Guitars in the LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians require in an instrument, while remaining affordable enough for serious players. With the EC-1000T CTM, the “T” stands for “traditional”, referring to this model’s full-thickness body that’s chambered for weight relief, with no waist-cut like the typical EC-1000 model. It also features multi-ply body/headstock binding on body top and back. This guitar offers a mahogany body with an outstanding flamed maple top, and set-thru construction at 24.75” scale, with a satin-finished mahogany neck. The sound of the EC-1000T CTM is powered by a set of Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker pickups with push-pull controls to select between three different voicings, offering the tone and response of both active and passive pickup varieties (voice 1 & 2) as well as single-coil varieties (Voice 3). Other features include gold hardware, a TonePros locking bridge and tailpiece, and a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Full Thickness + Chambered Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
Top Flamed Maple
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish See Thru Black Cherry
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 Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Tone for Voice 1, Pull Neck Volume for Voice 3)
Bridge PU Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Tone for Voice 1, Pull Neck Volume for Voice 3)
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Bridge Volume/Neck Volume(Push/Pull)/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
eden p.

I love the way this guitar look and plays but I Have one problem and that's with my the 3 string which is G. It detunes like crazy and to my its pretty annoying does anyone know how to fix it.

Geraldo F.

I have a ec256 that had the exact same problem. It got a little better after I installed Schaller machine heads, but was 100% fixed by installing a graphtec nut. 

Mark H.

I just got one of these and I'm happy to report that it plays and sounds amazing. I wanted see how well it sounded compared to my 40th anniversary Strat and my Ovation Preacher so I put the replacement power tubes (that I've been sitting on for a year) into my old 30th anniversary Marshall half stack (I don't really have a thing for "anniversary" models, the Strat was a good deal and the features on the Marshall sounded really cool when I was 17 in '92 anyway,) with no effects, just raw tubes. It took a minute to get the tone dialed in and my hands warmed up but holy smokes! It was so smooth and crisp. I was on it for a couple of hours playing everything from Megadeth to Zepplin. The amp has no reverb but the guitar has so much sustain it completely filled in all of the potential gaps! Two thumbs way up! 

The only down side to it was that it didn't come with an owners/set up manual. I'm guessing that v1 is nothing pulled; v2 is the neck pot pulled and v3 is both the neck pot and tone pot pulled. I bought it from Sweetwater and they set it up, but the manual didn't come with it. Is there actually one for it? 

Darin C.

Mark, I got the same guitar recently. Love it. I was able to find the manual here on the website. It links to and page 7 is probably what you are looking for. I think the V/V/T is the picture you are looking for.

Based on what is written on the page we are on right now, it looks like Voice 2 is what is engaged without the pull. 

  • NECK PU Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Tone for Voice 1, Pull Neck Volume for Voice 3)
  • BRIDGE PU Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Tone for Voice 1, Pull Neck Volume for Voice 3)

I wasn't able to plug in until this week to play around and it took a little to get my bearings, but think I finally did.

  • Bridge Volume is first in line - no push/pull there, just volume
  • Neck Volume is in the middle - has push/pull (engages voice 3 for any of the three pick-up selection options)
  • Tone is "last in line" and has push/pull (engages voice 1 for any of the three pick-up selection options)

I think Charles Barkley sometimes says "I could be wrong, but I think I'm right." That is the route I am taking with this. Haha. Any ESP rep that wants to correct me if I am wrong, please do! 

Enjoy playing! Such a beautiful guitar!

Mitch L.

It’s sad how guitar companies don’t include hardshell cases. I understand they cost money, but if they bought or made them in bulk, they would not. Simple marketing. 


What a Beautiful guitar!


Wilfrid D.

If i have to get a new one, it will be it.I totally want it actually even if i don't need a new guitar.

Gosh,it will never end!

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