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Built to the outstanding quality of our LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” guitars and designed to offer the tone, feel, looks and quality that working professional musicians require in an instrument, the SN-1 HT is a single-pickup, hardtail version of the SN Series. You’ll first notice its outstanding textured sandblasted finish in Black, with matching black components and black matte pickguard. The SN-1 HT features bolt-on construction at 25.5” scale, with a swamp ash body and thin U-shaped roasted maple neck with 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets and dot abalone inlays. The Macassar ebony fingerboard is scalloped from frets 17-22 for excellent expressive performance capabilities. This guitar’s sound is driven by a Fishman Open Core Classic pickup with a push-pull control to activate its multiple voicings. The SN-1 HT also includes a Hipshot hardtail bridge with string-thru-body, and LTD locking tuners.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Swamp Ash
Neck Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 300-400mm Compound
Finish Black Blast
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Black Bone
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Hipshot w/ String Thru
Neck PU -
Bridge PU Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Volume for Voice 3)
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume(Push/Pull)
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Deviant  Person

The second time I have owned the snapper body guitar. I love the reverse headstock. All of the specifications are all good for me. Thanks, ESP



Markus T.

Looking to try this next week, and if the quality holds, it's mine. I just love the single H pickup setup and Snapper shape, it's like a "black metal" Snapper. I already have SN 1000 HT Purple Blast, which I thought about selling briefly or modifying to single H guitar..but nah - I keep both . I guess there is enough difference in the materials and the pickups.I really hope the SN-1 will match the quality of my SN 1000.   

Murat C.

Absolutely joy to play this thing. The fretboard opened up very nicely in less than a week and it's smooth as butter now. Very good intonation all across the fretboard, very good sound, sick looks obviously. What can I say - I haven't played for eight years, and this thing made go back to my old form almost fully in less than a week. 


Please don't buy this thing because I don't want everybody to have the sexiest looking guitar in the world. I want inly a handful of great people with great taste to have it.


Please and thank you!

Jake F.

Are all 3 voices available with the Fluence Open Core Classic pickups in this model, or just Voice 1 and Voice 3 (via the volume pull)?

Todd B. ESP

Hello, since there is only one switch via the push pull you will get Voice 2 as default in the down position and Voice 3 (single coil) in the up position. Voice 1 is not used in this configuration but you could surely add a switch to add Voice 1 if desired.

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