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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
Shidong W.

Eyeing it for the next purchase. Where is it made? Indonesia or Korea?

Todd B. ESP

We are currently manufacturing this model in Korea. 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.

Gary S

This guitar looks perfect for me except one thing I cannot stand the finish..... just wish it came in a solid color with a smooth finish or maybe another color sand blast


Definitely gonna buy.... I know this is in the "pre-order" phase, but any idea when it will be in stock and ready to go - roughly?       

Todd B. ESP

HI, it's hard to pinpoint a delivery date at the moment. Probably your best option is to place an order with a dealer as we will be filling any and all backorders first come first serve.

Daniel E.

I'll probably not ever even play this guitar but I'm here in support of the 22 frets. An extra 2 frets is not worth the sacrifice in tone you're making by pushing the neck pickup so close to the bridge, I wont even play "LP" style guitars that have 24 frets. IMHO if 24 frets is so important to you then just play one of the ten million RG style super strats on the market and leave us our single cut 22 fret guitars

Todd B. ESP

Hi Daniel, Thanks for your comments. You make some valid points for sure.

Garth R.

I'm coming around to the 22 frets, as Todd mentioned it will offer a slightly smoother tone in neck pickup position, there are so many other models with 24frets that are ideally designed for high fret lead work where as this I can see stepping in as a mainly rhythm guitar, and it looks amazing in the sandblasted black, I think it would be a shame to cover that lovely finish in a pickguard.

No reason you couldn't add an aftermarket one Devan C.


This will 100% be my next guitar purchase, have to wait for stock to come in around June though


Does anyone have any opinions on the moulded nut thou? Think at this price point they could have gone with a graphtek.

Devan C.

Since it's a bolt-on, it doesn't sound very complicated in terms of production to issue a 24 fret model. the only reason I rather 24 frets it's because you get two full octaves within the fretboard and the highest note equals to the lowest note (in standard tuning, in drop you can two extra higher notes).

Yes you can use this guitar for rhythm but those scalloped frets at the top of the fretboard are definitely encouraging you to play some cool leads.

Todd B. ESP

Hi guys, both 24F and 22F works. I recommend you try out a 22F instrument with a neck pickup. There are a lot of players who swear by this configuration. Lot of the old school players from the 80's were playing 22F guitars. Regarding the nut, I don't think you would notice a difference tonally or functionally between our molded nuts and the graphtech. That's not to say that Graphtech make some good quality nuts.

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