Introduced in 2019, the LTD Deluxe M-1000 Multi-Scale makes use of an angled fret arrangement to offer different scale lengths for the various strings of the guitar, allowing for optimal string tension, and has also been stated by many players to offer an ergonomic improvement for the fretting hand. This high-quality guitar offers a “drop top” of thick flamed maple that’s bent over a lightweight mahogany back, and a five-piece neck made of maple and exotic purple heart wood, with a Macassar ebony fingerboard that includes offset abalone dot inlays. Top-tier components on the M-1000 Multi-Scale include a set of Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Nazgul (bridge) pickups that were custom-made for ESP with a special angle optimized for the multi-scale design. A push-pull control on the tone knob allows for coil splitting, providing a wealth of flexible tones. Other components include a Hipshot multi-scale bridge with string-thru-body, and LTD locking tuners. UK-based pro guitarist and instructor Pat Heath uses the M-1000 Multi-Scale here on a playthrough of his song "Escape Velocity".
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