Model

EC-10

BLACK

$199.00

Even if you're just getting started on guitar, there's no reason that you can't get into the ESP family right away with the EC-10. A great instrument for beginning electric guitar players, the EC-10 has a smooth, comfortable, thin U-shaped maple neck that will make it easier to get around to chords and scales all over the fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets. It has a well-balanced and contoured basswood body that's good for playing while seated or standing. When you're ready to rock, the EC-10's ESP Designed LH-100 pickups are great for any genre of music you like to play. It also includes a gig bag case, making it easier to get to lessons and friend's houses. For learning, jamming, songwriting and more, the EC-10 is a terrific choice that you can afford today. Available in Black, Blue, and Red.

Specifications
Construction
Bolt-On
Scale
24.75"
Body
Basswood
Neck
Maple
Fingerboard
Engineered Hardwood
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
BLACK
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Chrome
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
LTD
Bridge
TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU
ESP Designed LH-100N
Bridge PU
ESP Designed LH-100B
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Volume/Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings
(.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
GIG BAG INCLUDED
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Reviews and Comments
Josten D.

Any chance I could get the measurements for thickness of neck at 1st and 12th frets?

Carl N.

All thin U necks will be the same 20-22mm

Josten D.

Many thanks.

sid t.

Is the neck pocket on this thing compatible with a fender neck?

Carl N.

Most likely not

sid t.

Ok, thank you.

By any chance, does ESP sell necks that have fretboards with sharper radius? Necks that are compatible with ESP guitars?

I wish there was some more variety with the fretboard radius in LTD guitars and ESP guitars in general. I swear they are all 350mm...

Jeremy D.

I'm considering purchasing another EC-10 or the Viper-10. I'm concerned about the quality and construction of the "Engineered Hardwood" that's now being used on the fingerboards on the cheaper models. My current EC-10 is rosewood. Does anyone know anything about it?

Carl N.

Hey Jeremy, for beginning guitarists that cannot differentiate the tonal characteristics or feel between different tone woods this shouldn't cause concern though if you feel you are ready to move up within our line I would recommend the 256 series instruments.

Jeremy D.

This doesn't answer my question. Given the "customer service" I have received from ESP from several sources I will be selling my ESP and purchasing another brand.

Carl N.

Hey Jeremy, sorry you feel that way, if you need our customer service department they can be reached at customerservice@espguitars.com  

F Davies.

Just for giggles here's a photo the 24-fret 6-channel solid-body classical guitar I make.
...I'd be interested in seeing it produced by a known maker of guitars, ...I believe it's the best in the world of its kind.

...And then forgot to attach as usual.  LOL

24-fret 6-channel solid-body classical guitar. FJDCEG
F Davies.

Thanks Carl, but aside from not having done this before I'm very well equipped and skilled.  I have a shop that includes machine tools and even injection molding.
What I'd like would be some simple instructions, or finished dimensions etc.  I'm going to have to compensate for an angled neck and all I've located is a routing diagram intended for other instruments which don't have a tunematic bridge.

Other luthiers have successfully done this.

Carl N.

Fair enough Davies, unfortunately we do not have any materials that go along with the construction or modification of instruments.  Floyd Rose should have all the necessary documentation to go along with the setup of their bridges but I don't believe they have any step by step instructions to walk you through this process.  Regardless they would be your best source for this type of modification.

F Davies.

Thanks again Carl.  Floyd Rose likewise has been of little help.  "Kind of surprising" ...if you asked me.
They offered only the same routing diagram.
My best guess is that I need to only change the angle and depth of the routing slightly.
Knowing the difference in neck angle between the EC10 and an instrument suitable for the retrofit would help.
ESP previously replied that the EC10 neck was set at an angle of 1%.  A strange dimension for angles and perhaps they meant 1° or even 3.6° (if a percent of 360°.)

Just for giggles here's a photo the 24-fret 6-channel solid-body classical guitar I make.
...I'd be interested in seeing it produced by a known maker of guitars, ...I believe it's the best in the world of its kind.

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