Model

EC-1000

VINTAGE BLACK

$899.00

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.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Thru
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany
Neck
3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
VINTAGE BURST
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
Vol/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings
D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
EC GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Devan C.

Isn't it possible to make these kind of guitars with a more minimalist style fret inlays? This guitar is almost perfect but these inlays just don't go with anything.

Carl N.

Hey Devan, the Black Metal series will have no inlays, maybe those are more your style.

Donald J.

Does the vb with Seymour Duncan's have an ebony neck also? Most places list it as rosewood but looks ebony to me.

Carl N.

Hey Donald, the older versions of the vintage black with Duncans did have a rosewood board but this has since been changed to ebony following CITES regulations of rosewood.

Donald J.

Great I just ordered one 20 minutes ago and i wanted the ebony fretboard. It comes in tomorrow!!

Carl N.

Hey Donald, hope you enjoy it!

Luka S.

One different question about matte finish. I have this guitar and after significant playing as with all matte finishes I get glossy areas. I was wondering, Is it possible to use some wax, polishing compound to hand buff guitar to some sort of semi gloss finish to even the look of guitar? Is it safe to do so with matte finish LTD uses?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Luka, We don't recommend doing this because it is impossible to match the sheen across the entire surface of the guitar. You could achieve a semi-gloss look by doing this but it would take a lot of work and you would need a hand buffer or a upright buffing machine. There is something cool about the fact that your guitar shows that it has been played so that's another way to look at it.

Georg

Which nuts are used on potentiometers of this guitar? The outside diameter seems to be 11 mm, will "regular" 3/8" nuts fit?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Georg, the nuts that fasten the pots measure 10.8 so an 11mm nut driver can be used. I'm not sure if this answers your question. For the threading and size of nuts they should be metric for import pots. I don't think a regular 3/8" nut will fit. If you need any more help please contact our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com

Georg

Is there any way to clean this satin coating without making it glossy?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Georg, It is natural for a satin finish to become more glossy if it is "buffed" or burnished. So we don't recommend using any waxes. However you can use a small amount of water as a mist, or a slightly damp cloth and lightly and slowly wipe the top of the finish. You could alternatively use a little bit of spray polish but do not rub the finish with much force. It is natural that areas you touch against the surface will become a little shiny over time.

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