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Guitars in the LTD EC-1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians need in an instrument, along with the pricing that typical musicians can still afford. The EC-1000 (BLK) has all of the classy LTD Deluxe features that set it apart from other guitars in its range, such as abalone inlays and purfling, full body/neck/headstock binding, and premier components like LTD locking tuners, a Tonepros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, and the aggressive punch of active EMG 81/60 pickups. It also offers set-thru construction with a mahogany body, 3 pc. mahogany neck, and 24-fret macassar ebony fingerboard. Available in Black finish.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish BLACK
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Gold
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU EMG 60
Bridge PU EMG 81
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Adam K.

Dear ESP,
It was always my dream to get ec 1000 since I was a kid. Now i finally could afford this model and I've just unpacked my brand new ec 1000 black: IW2111 3739. The quality of a fretboard is an absolute disgrace and It should never leave your factory. I'm dissapointed and probably will never try LTD again. For guitar of such price it should be of better quality than my 15year old jackson that cost 1/5.


Every single fret is terribly finished and in addition, around the frets those black spots are not dirt. These are destroyed and burned fretboard finish.





Bryan B.

I have had my EC-1000 for several years and I dig it more than any other guitars in my collection. I also LOVE the fact that I can pick it up after a year or more and it is STILL IN TUNE! I love that bridge! It just feels like MONEY!

Enrico S.

Just bought it a year or a year and a half ago. Love it!

I also have an EC-401 but the 1000 sounds so different. Bit more dry and thicker in tone.

An awesome recording guitar! But I changed the hardware from gold to black, now it looks really stealthy

Tomek P.

Can I ask what tuners you used as a replacement?

Robert S.

i love mine. 

Frank G.

I have 5 esp/ltd guitars. All are amazing in quality and tone and playability, Ive been using them for years. I own a variety of different types of guitars, gibson,fernandez,breedlove,jackson,dean,etc..... and my mainstays are all esp/ltd

Great job guys!


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