ESP LTD EC-1000 Deluxe Series Electric Guitar

The ESP LTD EC-1000 Deluxe is a speed machine with the tone and feel of a custom-shop thrasher, at a price that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Set-neck construction Solid joinery for great sustain and feel
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
TonePros bridge Upgraded materials & precise workmanship
Extra Jumbo frets Larger frets for easier bends and improved feel

Think you'll never own a finely tuned shred machine? Think again. The ESP LTD EC1000 Deluxe is a lean, mean, speed machine, with the tone and feel of a custom-shop thrasher, but at a price that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief.

For the simple strumming and quaint melodic lines of old-time rock'n'roll, the basic guitar designs of yesteryear are good enough -- but if you want to shred with speed and accuracy, you'd better make sure your axe is up to the challenge. You'd better be sure it won't go out of tune easily, has screaming tone, and plays faster than a speed demon on ice skates. The ESP LTD EC1000 Deluxe meets all those criteria -- and looks darn good doing it.

Impeccable Action

The first thing you'll notice when you pick up your new EC1000 is the impeccable action. Your strings can only go as low as your highest fret, so ESP takes great care in seating the frets, making sure there are no speed bumps on the riffage expressway. The neck profile is awesome too; not so chunky that it'll slow you down, but still substantial enough that switching between single-note arpeggios and meaty power chords feels natural and comfortable.

Serious Sustain

The set neck joint is solid, but won't get in the way of upper register soloing, even when you're wailing on the 24th fret. A Tonepros locking bridge with stop tailpiece has individually tunable saddles, as well as an adjustable overall height, so you'll be able to dial in the exact action that suits your playing read more style. The stable neck joint, Tonepros bridge, and mahogany body construction all contribute to this guitar's awesome sustain and sound, which is given electrified voice by a set of active EMG 81 humbuckers.

EMG Pickups on Select Finishes

While the EMG 81s are capable of a wide array of styles, they excel at high-gain, modern heavy metal. The increased output of the EMGs can push an amplifier's input gain into the red for scorching tone you've never heard before, while the active circuitry keeps everything whisper quiet when you're not playing. Get ready for tone that's dramatic, epic, and totally metal.

Stunning Looks

If you're playing metal, ESP knows you're not looking to fit in, and the LTD EC1000 guitars sport a look that's sure to catch any audience's eye. The guitar's body design is both classic and forward-thinking, with a single-cut profile, beveled carved top, and full neck and body binding.


- EMG 81/60 pickups, or Seymour Duncan 59 and JB pickups, depending on finish
- Set-neck design
- Mahogany body and neck
- Pau Ferro or ebony fingerboard, depending on finish
- ESP TonePros System II locking bridge
- 24 extra jumbo frets

For high-speed, high-gain, heavy metal guitar, you can't go wrong with an ESP LTD EC1000 Deluxe. As fast and as loud as you want to go, the EC1000 will keep pace, and it'll make you play, sound, and look 100% metal.
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- Set-Neck Construction
- 24.75" Scale
- Mahogany Body
- Mahogany Neck

-- Ebony: (Metallic Gold, Silver Sunburst, Vintage Black w/ EMG, Silver Sparkle)
-- Pau Ferro: (Amber Sunburst, Black, Vintage Black w/ Duncans, See Thru Black Cherry)

Hardware Color
--Black Nickel: Metallic Gold, Silver Sunburst, See Thru Black Cherry
--Gold: Black, Vintage Black w/ EMG, Vintage Black w/ Duncans
--Chrome: Silver Sparkle
--Nickel: Amber Sunburst

- 42mm Standard Nut
- Thin U Neck Contour
- 24 XJ Frets
- ESP Locking Tuners

Country of Origin
- Varies between Korea and Indonesia on all finishes.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Black
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LEC1000VB
Shipping Weight: 9.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ESP EC1000 BLK
Scratch and Dent, Vintage Black, with Seymour Duncan Pickups
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LEC1000VBD

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-423-8388

ESP LTD EC1000 Deluxe Series Guitar

The ESP EC-1000 features EMG 81/60 pickups, set-neck design, Mahogany body and neck, a pau ferro fingerboard, ESP's excellent TonePros System II locking bridge, and 24 extra jumbo frets.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (243 ratings)
Submitted January 6, 2015 by Strobel Boatner in Lake Village , AR

"Totally Blow Away"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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First let me start by saying thank you to Zzounds. I have ordered enough equipment to fill a house and Zzounds has always been helpful and shipping is fast!! Now for the guitar, I have been doing a lot of research and for the price you can't beat what this guitar has to offer. Tone Pro bridge, locking tuners, abalone binding. This guitar screams attention!! I got the Amber Sunburst with Semore Duncan's was a bit hesitant at first but when I got it and plugged in..tone for days!!. The finish is beautiful and plays like a dream. Neck pickup goes from clean to jazz to blues then bridge rock to in your face metal. Have several guitars that have the EMG's so thought I would try passive and I am not disappointed one bit. Came out of the box in perfect condition just had to do minor adjustments. This guitar is a custom Les Paul without the outrageous price tag!! I think this will be my go to guitar for a long time to come.

Musical Background:

Been playing for around 2 years. Get onstage from time to time

Musical Style:

Rock, Blues, Hard Rock, Metal.
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