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ESP LTD EC-1000T CTM Traditional Series Electric Guitar, Black

Sling on this stylish, thick-bodied, single-cutaway ESP LTD axe, and build massive rhythm crunch and searing leads with the help of active 81/60 humbuckers. (7) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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ESP LTD EC1000TCTM Guitar Black

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Thin U-shaped neck Slim shape with fast, easy-to-play feel
EMG 60 and EMG 81 pickup complement Active humbuckers for warm & hot response
Set-neck construction Solid joinery for great sustain and feel

In the Thick of an Eclipse

ESP may be known for their sleek, slim designs, but with the EC-1000T CTM, they've taken a new direction. Cut in the familiar single-cutaway Eclipse shape, this model boasts a thicker body that's more akin to classic models. The result is a fuller sound and the feel of a classic instrument with modern components.

Built Thick and Solid

This incarnation of the Eclipse is set apart by its body shape. Though featuring a single cutaway like all Eclipses, the EC-1000T has a fuller body than the typical models. This not only gives it the "traditional" moniker but makes for a more robust sound. You can hear it acoustically with the guitar's natural resonance, but the solid construction really shines with the guitar played through an overdriven amp. The mahogany body offers a warm tonality and is carved at the guitar's surface for an elegant look and smooth feel.

Active Pickups Bring the Roar

ESP chose the time-honored combo of an EMG 81 pickup in the bridge and an EMG 60 in the neck for the EC-1000T. These active humbuckers are renowned not only for their high output, but also for their clarity. On clean phrases, the EMG 60 shines, delivering a rounded and clear tone to single notes and making for fat, full-sounding chords. The EMG 81 excels at high gain sounds -- it's the ideal pickup for chugging metal rhythms and solos that pierce through the mix. Both pickups are powered by a 9-volt battery and the guitar's individual volume and master tone controls give you plenty of flexibility to tweak your sound.

Neck and Hardware

The EC-1000T's neck is also a nod to classic instruments. With 22 frets, the dense mahogany neck is topped by an ebony fretboard. Play a few licks on it, however, and you'll see that this neck is carved in a modern thin-U shape that's begging for fast shred runs. Keeping you in tune through the wildest bends are a Tonepros locking Tune-O-Matic bridge and tailpiece and ESP locking tuners.

Features:

- Mahogany body
- Design is slightly thicker than other Eclipse models
- Maple neck in thin-U shape
- 22-fret ebony fretboard
- EMG 81 pickup in bridge and EMG 60 in neck
- Volume controls for each pickup and master tone control
- Tonepros locking Tune-O-Matic bridge and tailpiece
- ESP locking tuners

Thicken up your sound with the ESP EC-1000T CTM.

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- Neck: Set-Neck Construction
- Scale: 24.75"
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Nut: 42mm Standard
- Neck Contour: Thin U
- Frets: 22 XJ
- Hardware: Gold
- Tuners: ESP Locking
- Bridge: Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece
- Pickups: EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active

Controls:
- 3-Way Toggle
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Volume
- Master Tone
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 16 x 4 in
Snow White
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388

Product Description

The ESP LTD EC-1000T CTM Traditional features the classic single-cutaway mahogany body with a traditional body shape, slighty thicker than a standard EC-1000. With binding on the top and back of the body and gold hardware, the EC1000T CTM looks as good as it sounds. EMG Active 81/60 humbuckers produce that massive tone they're known for, giving huge rhythm crunch and searing lead tone to cut through the mix. The set mahogany neck allows for great sustain and features a thin U neck contour for a very comfortable and fast feel.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (7 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great guitar"
Overall: First off, I purchased at Christmas time out of coincidence more than anything, but took advantage of holiday pricing. I found the EC000T-CTM cheaper at Guitar Center so I sent the web information to Zzounds and within one hour I had a response that they would not only match but they beat the Guitar Center price, with free shipping. That's a great way to make a new customer happy. Now about the guitar; it is beautiful and plays well. But it is not perfect. A few of the notable flaws on mine are the plastic housing around the neck pickup (appears damaged or flawed, likely before assembly), the fingerboard (it is more of a dark rosewood than true ebony) and the low E string (a lot of fret buzz, but correctable). Otherwise, it looks and sounds fantastic. It definitely cured my itch for a much more expensive Gibson Les Paul...for now. The EMGs are outstanding, with great sustain and harmonics. I play through a Marshall JCM2000 DSL100 and found that on the highest gain settings these pups really scream, but roll of the gain to about 4 and you get a real thick, Gibson-like crunch. The cleans are wonderful, not as crisp as my single coil Strat but very close. Overall I am very pleased and excited to add this guitar to my collection, and the service from Zzounds has been great so far.
Style of Music: All forms of rocks, metal, blues.
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Sound: Sounds great. It is not just for metal either. Roll the volume and play with the tone knob on these EMG's and I can get blues, jazz, classic rock, and of course... METAL. Great sound and reminds me a lot of my old 90's Gibson Les Paul Studio but with better appointments and a little less weight. Feature: Great features. EMG Actives 81 and 60 are a great feature but the tonepros bridge and locking tailpiece with those locking tuners are just as great to give you excellent sustain and tuning stability. It stays in tune for a long, long time. Ebony fretboard is like black glass smooth and frets don't have sharp edges. U Contour neck is also awesome and full fatness of the body gives you great tone. I plucked the low e string, sat the guitar against the wall, went to the kitchen, made me a sandwich, ate, and when I returned the note was still ringing. I put my finger on the headstock... still resonating! Absolutely amazing! Are you kidding me? This thing is made in Korea for Petes sake. Ease of Use: No learning curve on this. Just plug and play and use those knobs to dial in almost anything you want from clean, mean, to scream. Quality: Some don't realize just how much can go wrong when building a guitar. Paint is perfect, pickups are set perfect, strings stay in tune (these are cleartone strings by the way and they last 5 times longer than regular strings). Frets are perfectly done. Ebony fretboard is perfect. I tried to find a defect but there were none to be found. Binding was also done perfectly. No problems with the knobs, switches, or electronics. This guitar made by ESP is top notch quality. I am really amazed. Never owned an ESP out of my 11 other guitar purchases over the years. Now I know why so many pros use them. Intonation was spot on, action was incredibly low with no fret buzz. Just tune up a couple of times and BAM! Value: Competition in this price range is tough but I would've paid more to own this thing. Great, great, great features and playability. It is right up there with the other EC1000 deluxes and in my opinion offers most of the same features of an ESP Eclipse USA version. The Schecter blackjack neck is the most amazing neck I have ever played but this ESP was second. You get alot for the money but it is still not cheap. Manufacturer Support: No problems to contact them about. Never had to deal with them. The Wow Factor: Excellent appeal. Get lots of great compliments on this and the look inspires me to pick it up which means more playing time. Excellent guitar and trust me when I say... I am EXTREMELY picky. The snow white is beautiful. I will never buy anything else but ESP from now on. Never thought I would say that! Overall: When I write a review it is not a comparison of other guitars. I don't rate this EC 1000T Snow White a 10 because it reminds of a Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul. My ratings are based on expectations. I was looking for a guitar that was beautiful, versatile, had great tone, with good features for it's price. I was looking at several guitars by Gibson, Schecter, and other ESP's but kept coming back to this one and I am ever so glad I did. It by far met all my expectations and then some. Pretty amazing considering I bought it sight unseen and never actually played one. Zzounds was great of course, shipping was early, free, and item didn't have a scratch on it.
Style of Music: Classic rock, Metal, Jazz, Blues, Blues rock, etc.
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