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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-1000QM offers the sumptuous look of a quilted maple top along with 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 See Thru Black Cherry finish.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Top Quilted Maple
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
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 Included N
Vlad M.

This is great guitar for many specifications,  but if you live in Ucraine they guitar cost a lot of money, but in one day I buy it, but in my country it sales without case, sorry for my eanglish, I tried to say my opinion about this guitar, this is great guitar and if you buying it is a good choice!!!!!!

Bruce C.

I bought an EC-1000 Black Cherry a few years back and its a solid player.  the tuners are just great, i had to replace the nut because  it cracked by the high E string when our singer knocked it over.  Also - wish they offered this with Seymour Duncan JB / 59 or Jazz as i had to swap out and added coil tap - the EMG’s are fine just not my thing.  great guitar.  so they make it with a neck that’s wider at the nut for open chords? 

Ksistof J.

Hi ESP Guitars! You make such a gorgeous color variations for EC series guitars. Why can't You add see-thru-black-cherry, see-thru-blue/green/purple for a wider arrangement of LTD series like Arrow, EX, SV, M, MH. Particularly I'm interested in MH-1007-ET but I want it in this color!  \m/

David  B.

 David   very cool  close lll


Is this model built in Korea and/or Indonesia please ?

Todd B. ESP


We are currently manufacturing this model in both Korea and Indonesia. However, we constantly monitor production standards at our various factories in Asia where we produce LTD models. Should we determine that a certain facility is capable of manufacturing an instrument to ESP's required standard or better, we may decide to shift production, or in some cases share production of a model, wherever that factory may be located. The guitar should be of excellent quality regardless of where it's made, and it will have passed our own quality assurance testing.

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Thanks for your answer Todd 

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