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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 VB is consistently one of the most popular guitars due to its combination of incredible looks and great performance. It offers a vintage looking body/neck/headstock binding and gold hardware, and includes 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 Vintage Black finish.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
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

If I had the money I would custom order one with black bindings and black hardware.

Charlie K.

Is this vintage black model ever coming back with the Floyd Rose?  I can't find even a used one anywhere online.  


Carl N.

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Jonathan P.

I bought this guitar about a month ago from a third party dealer on Amazon. It plays amazingly, but I'm having a HUGE problem with the metal hardware tarnishing, particularly the bridge and the tuning pegs. My second guitar was an LTD Viper that cost $200, and it took years for the tarnishing to get to the point that my $1000 guitar is at after a month. Is there some sort of protectant that I can coat the metal parts with so that it doesn't tarnish so quickly? It was practically rusting after only a month of ownership; I just noticed and gave it a thorough wipe down, but I'm going to have anxiety every time I play it if I can't find some way to mitigate how quickly the gold coating tarnishes. Even if that can't be officially condoned, just knowing the primary metal in the alloy that the coating is made from would help me immensely. Thank you in advance.

Carl N.

Gold hardware is notorious for oxidizing faster than most other hardware finishes.  The reason hardware tarnishes is due to the sweat and oils your body naturally produces accumulating within the hardware while playing.  Should be common practice nowadays with everything going on in the world but best way to avoid this kind of issue is to wash your hands before playing and to wipe down any sweat or residues left behind after you are done playing.

Jonathan P.

No offense, but that isn't a solution, and it's the first thing anyone would try if, for some reason, they didn't treat their gear with that level of basic respect. You don't buy a midrange guitar without understanding basic etiquette. Even with washing my hands, the results speak for themselves. Can I at least know what the coating is made of? If it's brass, I'll coat it with protectant myself, but I can't do anything without knowing the primary metal in the alloy.


I bought the Seymour Duncan version of this, AMAZING GUITAR. But yes my only comment would be the gold quickly wearing off where your palm rests. 

Daniel Carr

An absolute Stunner in the EC1000 Range,ebony fingerboard,beautiful vintage Satin finish and plays like Buttah! I love all my ECs and this one just bonded with me instantly, l just play it so much! The EMG 81/60 set is so sweet,especially the 60,it's pure Thin Lizzy,Gary Moore,hard Rock,Classic tones and aesthetics. If you are like me,trying to complete your EC Collection( i'm on 6) then this Axe should be the EC Cornerstone to start with. It's an incredible Guitar,with a beautiful, ergonomic shape and award winning design, an Amazing guitar.

Carl N.

Glad you are enjoying them

Shumail K.

Hey, i have a few questions.

1) does it have a maple top?

2) what is the scale length?

3) does it have weight relief? Chambered?

Carl N.

Typically we will list this information within the description and specification if it applies but this instrument will not have a maple top or be chambered.  Scale length is 24.75" hope this helps

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