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

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. (8) Read 8 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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ESP LTD EC1000TCTM Guitar Snow White

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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
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Snow White
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LEC1000TCTMSW
Blemished, Snow White
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LEC1000TCTMSW
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ESP LTD EC-1000T CTM Electric Guitar

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.
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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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Overall: I am an ESP player of many, many years. I am partial to the EC line and have several. This one (Snow White) has really good tone, great feel and the weight of a Gibson. I am not entirely sure if the fretboard is truly ebony as states (compared to my EC-1000 SSB), but it feels good regardless. I was disappointed in the set-up of this one as it had some serious buzz on the low E and B strings, but like any guitar you buy online, you should have it set up AFTER you break it in for a few weeks. Of all the guitars I've bought online, this one had the worst set up. Tone is really good on it. A little bit different from my EC-1000SSB. Real thick and dark. My band mate has a Gibson Custom and he loves this axe more, as do I! I hate his Gibby. Sounds like mud. The white attracts a lot of dirt and dust - almost like a magnet. I have the Phoenix-1000SW and it doesn't attract like this one. Plus, it's not as pure white as the Phoenix... has sort of a cream tint. No matter, I still like this guitar a lot. It hasn't replaced my EC-1000SSB as a main, but it's a great back-up. My band mates love it and the ladies like the white/gold look.
Style of Music: Hard Rock / Metal
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