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 maple cap, and set-thru construction at 24.75” scale. 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 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 Tobacco Sunburst Satin
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 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

I just got this guitar and it is stunningly beautiful and plays amazingly, not really a fan of the pickups so Im on the hunt for some active pickups just havent decided on which ones. 

Zac W.

So I ordered one of these guitars from an online retailer. Super excited as i have been waiting for these to have steel frets. I have never had issues with these before but now, in the era of covid, they have cheaped out and moved production to indonesia. I never found an issue on one of their south korean guitars. The very first guitar i order sonce covid has multiple issues. Finish problems all over and a crack in the finish of the body. It was not the shipper, as the box was unblemished. Do not buy these guitars. This was, until now, my favorite guitar company. 


I unfortunately have to agree, I had similar workmanship issues with another Indonesia-made Ltd (EC-1001FM) and had to return it, twice ... I now only look for the (few) models that are still produced in Korea. I for one would be happy to pay a bit more to receive a guitar without any such issues and would appreciate if ESP were to clearly state the place of production to let the consumer decide what he/she is willing to accept in terms of the price/quality trade-off.

Tom C.

They didn't cheap out and move to Indonesia factories due to COVID, they have had Indonesian made guitars for a while now... I ALSO bought one of these Tobacco Sunburst, just a couple months back, and mine was Made in Korea... It TRULY just depends on which one you buy on where it comes from. Mine is SOLID, and just like my 10 other ESP / LTD guitars, amazing players for the money, and beautiful to look at.

Marco Alexander M.

Any hope for seeing this guitar in Vintage Black with that yellow binding?
I love the specs, but im really in love with vintage black. 

Todd B. ESP

Hello, thanks for you suggestion.

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Damn ESP whats up with your Shipping delays ??? ive bought this guitar in febuary been told it would be here in April now store calls me 2 more months of delay ?? ughhhh seriously...

Todd B. ESP

Hello, we understand it is frustrating. There are many issues going on all over the world currently and they are out of our control. Please keep in contact with your dealer while you are waiting and we appreciate your patience.

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I just got this. It's amazing. Great model this year ESP. Great job

Todd B. ESP

Hello, thank you. Glad you like it!


Hi PDP, where was yours made? 

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