EC-1000T CTM


EC-1000T CTM
(U.S. Only)

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 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
LTD Deluxe EC-1000T CTM Demo by Cameron Stucky

LTD Deluxe EC-1000T CTM Demo by Cameron Stucky

Guitarist Cameron Stucky takes the great-looking, great-sounding LTD Deluxe EC-1000T CTM See Thru Black Cherry out for a spin. With the EC-1000T CTM, the “T” stands for “traditional”, referring to this model’s full-thickness...
Albert C.

Beautiful guitar.. do the new E-II models have SS frets as well? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Albert, thanks. The E-II new models do not use SS frets at this time. We offer some new LTD 1000 models with SS Frets and our entire line of ESP USA and available on ESP Custom Shop orders.

Manuel A.

This especific model is made in Korea? i want to buy it, but just if is made in Korea

Todd B. ESP

We are currently manufacturing this model in both Korea and Indonesia. However, we constantly monitor production standards at our various factories in Asia where we produce LTD models. Should we determine that a certain facility is capable of manufacturing an instrument to ESP's required standard or better, we may decide to shift production, or in some cases share production of a model, wherever that factory may be located. The guitar should be of excellent quality regardless of where it's made, and it will have passed our own quality assurance testing.

Domenic S.

What county is this guitar made in?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Domenic, We build these models in Indonesia and Korea.

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. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Mitch, Thanks for letting us know how you feel. We currently include case with our E-II and ESP brand, and for the higher end LTD Signature Series, but not for the 1000 series.

Steven Mal

What does CTM mean?

Marcin E.

My guess is C - chambered, T - full thickness, M - maple cap.

Jeff H.

It’s just a designation for “custom” appointments. See the differences between the EC’s that are “CTM” full thickness versus the ones that are just Full Thickness- Things like multiply binding, binding on the back of the body as well as the front, etc etc. Basically things you’d see in a Les Paul Custom. 

Carl N.

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