(U.S. Only)
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. The EC-1001 Tiger Eye has a mahogany body with flamed maple top in the exquisite Tiger Eye finish, with outstanding black binding and matching black hardware. Other features of this guitar include a mahogany neck that features a satin finish on the back, with a Macassar ebony fingerboard and 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets, and a set of direct-mount Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker pickups, with push-pull controls to select voicings.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Top Flamed Maple
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Tiger Eye
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 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 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
mac d.

I've had mine for two days.  Obviously, very easy on the eyes.  The Fishman Fluence Open Core pickups are the sh$t.  Truly three distinct and awesome tones out of each pickup.  The classic PAF and 'Hot Rod' are great, as expected, but best of all for me, the 'single coil' voice is FANTASTIC!  'Funk #49' never sounded so good, at least from my hands   Fit, finish, fretwork...all perfect on my unit.  My expectations have been greatly exceeded, and they were pretty high after staring at the pictures for 6 months.  

Well done, ESP.

James H.

I received this gorgeous guitar Friday 5-21-2021! The fit and finish is immaculate. The action was a tad high but I set it down and it can get really low. So low in fact that I raised it back up some to my preference. Now the negative points. Issue #1 - The fluence open core classic pickups have 3 voices. PAF, Hotrod, and single coil. My guitar was wired to have only voices one and two. No single coil. The single coil wires for each pickup wasn't even wired in. The neck volume pot push/pull worked the neck pickup and the tone worked the bridge respectively for voice two, only. I find that a little bizarre. I rewired it and now it all works as intended voice wise. Issue #2 and the biggest issue - The neck pickup has barely any routing clearance under it. Once I set the action down I had to completely remove the foam pads from under the pickup in order to get it low enough to not touch the strings. The neck pickup is completely bottomed out atm and needs to go even lower but it's physically impossible. The way it sits right now the top of the neck pickup is almost dead even with the top of the fret board. I can't do anything about that because I'm not routing it deeper or paying to have it done. I'll remind that this is AFTER removing the foam under the pickup. It is manageable now but needs more travel because at this height the neck pickup is too loud. Photos will show the neck pickup bottomed out and the two wires taped together (blue & yellow) that control voice three aka single coil mode per pickup. 

David  B.

 David  she is beautiful  guitar 

Jimmy N.

What's the difference between an EC-1000 and an EC-1001?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, it's the same model with some specification changes. The previous version had different color binding, pickups,rings and hardware color. This new version has been updated with black binding, direct mount pickups and black hardware, stainless steel frets. For further questions please contact our customer service team at

Ross K.

Todd B...I have placed an order for one of these about 3 weeks ago,and wondering if these for now are still on the original anticip,ted release date/months,as in March or April of 2021 ?  I have 3 other LTD's and really like them and ready to check mine out here at home.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, glad to hear you like your ESP LTD's....It would be best if you check with your sales rep or dealer regarding your purchase and when it may be available. Many new models are making it to dealers and customers but there are still backorders for us to fill and with the state of the world currently, things are taking much longer for us to receive the product. Thanks for your continued patience.

Ross K.

Thanks for the info..I just hope mine looks as perfect as this one in this picture..that flame matching is incredible !

More Comments