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LTD Deluxe guitars 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 TE-1000 Black Blast offers a bolt-on construction Swamp Ash body with an outstanding textured black sandblasted finish that looks amazing contrasted against its roasted maple neck, with 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets and offset abalone dot inlays. This guitar also includes a scalloped fingerboard from frets 17-22 for excellent lead performance expression possibilities. Pickups on this guitar are the Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Pegasus (bridge) set, both splittable with push-pull control, offering the perfect blend of articulation and aggression. The TE-1000 Black Blast also features LTD Locking tuners and a Hipshot hardtail bridge with string-thru-body design.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Swamp Ash
Neck Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Black Blast
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 Hipshot w/ String Thru
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Sentient *(Pull Tone for Split)
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Pegasus *(Pull Tone for Split)
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Push)/3-way Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Frog M.

I am not a traditional ESP/LTD player.  I don't really play or listen to any modern metal, nor do I downtune any further than Eb.  Very standard and bland with my usual choices.  Strat, les paul standard, les paul dc jr, jazzmaster. That being said, I have heard nothing but positive things about ESP and LTD guitars and have many friends who swear by them. This model is EXACTLY the type of model that gets someone like me interested in checking out your instruments. Non-glossy neck, traditional shape, 22 frets, simple construction, all with a little edge to it that makes it your own.  I would love some colors, like a purple or a red, however, I can't be picky.  Great job! I will certainly be giving it a shot.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, thanks for your post. It's great to hear that and and we hope you get a chance to check one out (and hope you like it).

red elvis

Sweet. I'm adding this to my Wishlist.

Todd B. ESP

Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check one out.

Garth R.

hi ESP, Just a few questions on this model.

Are the frets scalloped past fret17?

Also I agree with Pedro 24 frets would be awesome  what was behind the decision to use a 22 fret board, was it purely neck pickup placement to allow for smoother tone options?

also why the bolt on neck and not set through like other te1000 models? Is there construction constraints/aesthetic compromises with the sandblasted body and satin maple neck?


Thanks in advance

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Yes the fingerboard is scalloped from #17-22 frets, we'll add that to the description - thanks for pointing that out. Most of our TE series do have 24F, but this one with 22F allows a different tonal option for that neck pickup and there are many players who prefer that to 24F. We offer a lot of set thru and neck thru models so offering a few bolt-on models with SS Frets, scalloping is something new that we haven't offered previously. It's quite possible we may offer some different configurations in the future. Thanks for commenting and letting us know your preferences.

Pedro G.

24 frets would be soooooo sweet! Maybe the reverse headstock sounds appealing...

Todd B. ESP

thanks for your suggestions.

Josh W.

Need this in a 7 string baritone; I'd settle for a baritone, though.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, thanks for your suggestions.

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