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Guitars in the LTD 1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians need in an instrument. This EC-1000 offers an amazing quilted maple top in See Thru Purple Sunburst finish. Ready for pro-level performances in any genre of music, this guitar offers a set-thru three-piece mahogany neck at classic 24.75” scale, along with a mahogany body. Its Macassar ebony fingerboard has ESP flag inlays and 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets for excellent longevity and the smoothest string bending experience. Its sound is powered by a versatile set of a EMG 60TW-R in the neck, with a coil splitting control and the coils reversed so the single coil is closest to the neck, and an aggressive EMG 81 in the bridge position. Other features of this outstanding guitar include multi-ply white binding, black hardware, LTD locking tuners, and a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Top Quilted Maple
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish See Thru Purple Sunburst
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge TonePros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU EMG-60TW-R Brushed Black Chrome *(Pull Tone for Split)
Bridge PU EMG-81 Brushed Black Chrome
Electronics Layout Bridge Volume/Neck Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Electronics Active
Michael A.

Got mine in the mail the other day. Set it up and it’s amazing. Beautiful guitar. Very deep purple, looks black in low light, and the quilted maple top looks amazing in the light. Pickups sound great. Good sustain, stays in tune. I don’t have any complaints. I may change the nut, but I certainly don’t have to. Would recommend to anyone. 

Shane M.

Do you have pics/a video of it anywhere? There's so little of it online. Cant decide this or the tobacco sunburst ec1000t

Monica S.

I ordered mine the other day and it should be here by the end of the week. I normally do get them set up before I play them. But this one's coming directly to me so I will probably play it first. Did you play yours before you had it set it up and do you think you needed to have it set up?

Kevin K.

Where is yours made?

Vlad M.

This guitar is great, if I not die , because I am from Ukraine , I will buy this one , because this is so beautiful and cool guitar!!!! I advise everyone! And peace for everyone , not war !!! 


P.S. sorry for my English 


I hope you're okay, dude!

Vlad M.

I'm OK, y friend, but don't buy it for now, but if I had money I definitely buy it!!!!!

M. G.

Beautiful Guitar!!!  

Myles H.

This guitar is sick, ordering one this week. But as a company of your caliber, please spell check your descriptions. "Coil spotting"? Makes you look sloppy, which you are definitely not. Sorry if I'm a grammar bitch, but you guys are the best guitar manufacturer on the planet right now, make sure of it, in all details!! Can't wait to play this guitar!! ESP all the way!


Anthony B.

Incorrect grammar drives me nuts too lol

Sim R.

It isn’t grammar, it’s just spelling..