ESP LTD EC-1000T CTM Traditional Series Electric Guitar

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.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Thin U-shaped neck Slim shape with fast, easy-to-play feel
Set-neck construction Solid joinery for great sustain and feel
Fishman Fluence Open Core Pickups Clear chime to PAF tones

Guitars in the LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians require in an instrument, while remaining affordable enough for serious players. With the EC-1000T CTM, the "T" stands for "traditional", referring to this model's full-thickness body that's chambered for weight relief, with no waist-cut like the typical EC-1000 model. It also features multi-ply body/headstock binding on body top and back. This guitar offers a mahogany body with maple cap, and set-thru construction at 24.75" scale. The sound of the EC-1000T CTM is powered by a set of Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker pickups with push-pull controls to select between three different voicings, offering the tone and response of both active and passive pickup varieties (voice 1 & 2) as well as single-coil varieties (Voice 3). Other features include a TonePros locking bridge and tailpiece, and a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets.

- 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: Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Tone for Voice 1, Pull Neck Volume for Voice 3) (N)/ Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Tone for Voice 1, Pull Neck Volume for Voice 3) (B)

- 3-Way Toggle
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Volume
- Master Tone
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Tobacco Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 11.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LEC1000TCTMFMTSBS
See-Thru Black Cherry
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LEC1000TCTMFMSTBC
Vintage Gold Satin
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LEC1000TCTMVGS

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (9 ratings)
Submitted January 18, 2012 by Patrick G in Salt Lake City, UT
"Great guitar"
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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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.
Musical Background:
Self-learning, about 2 years. Jam at home.
Musical Style:
All forms of rocks, metal, blues.
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