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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. The SN-1000HT Fire Blast is a guitar that offers tone and playability that’s as intense as its looks. Its textured, sandblasted Fire Blast finish over a swamp ash body is incredible, and its bolt-on roasted maple neck has a compound radius for maximum speed and comfort. Its Macassar ebony fingerboard includes 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets, mother-of-pearl dot inlays, and is scalloped from frets 17-22. Components on the SN-1000HT Fire Blast include a black bone nut, a brushed black pickguard, dome control knobs, LTD locking tuners, and a Hipshot hardtail bridge with string thru body. It features a set of Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers (alnico in the neck position, ceramic in the bridge), with a push-pull control to activate each pickup’s second voicing.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Swamp Ash
Neck Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 300-400mm Compound
Finish Fire Blast
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Bone
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ Stainless *(Scalloped between 17-22)
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Hipshot w/ String Thru
Neck PU Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico *(Pull Tone for Voice 2)
Bridge PU Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic *(Pull Tone for Voice 2)
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/3-way Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Marc L.

I love my Ltd ec-256 snow White nice sound finition très soignée Merci ESP

Ron K.

I purchased an ESP LTD EC 256 FM in the natural finish. I got it 10 days ago. I am a one year beginner at age 60 and it seemed like a good option to add to my beginner Squier strat. So far, it has been great! Songs I’ve worked on are much easier and faster to play! I mostly learn 70’s and 80’s rock. The sound is great and sustain is also super! For the price, the build and finish are beautiful! I have been experimenting with the coil splitting and it is a nice feature! Thank you ESP for making a very nice LP style guitar at an affordable price! As I improve, I may move up a level in ESP! 

Ron King

Daniel M.

Is there a coil split? It only says that it has two voicings (though I know that pick up has coil split).

Cédric  M.

I have it for two weeks and I must say that it’s a very good guitar. The build quality is very good: no sharp fret ends, quality bridge, quality pickups and thé finish is good aside from a small scratch on the pickguard. I don’t like the design of the string tree (I prefer the rounder ones) but it’s minor and easy to change. This guitar is light and it’s a very good looking sand blasted finish. I will buy other ltd1000 on the future.