ESP LTD M-1000 Electric Guitar

The ESP M-1000 is a flame-maple-topped monster with a lightweight alder body, an extra-thin U-shaped neck, and Fishman pickups for plenty of bite and snarl.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Fishman Fluence Modern pickups Ceramic bridge humbucker; Alnico neck humbucker
Alder body with flamed maple top Lightweight body with stunning flame grain
Set-neck construction Solid joinery for great sustain and feel
Maple neck and fretboard Bright, even tone with long sustain

A screaming metal monster, the ESP LTD M-1000 starts out with a stunning flamed maple top on alder body. The flamed maple top doesn't just add to the look of the guitar, but also enhances the M-1000's killer tone with warm lows and screeching highs. The ESP M-1000 has a set-thru neck design for massive sustain and strength. The rosewood fretboard is supple and fast enough for the flashiest of shredders out there -- especially in combination with the M-1000's extra-thin U-shaped neck. This thin neck means quicker maneuverability around the fretboard. Rounding out the ESP M-1000 are its pair of Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers.

At home in a dungeon full of dragons and wizards, or at play in cellar full of the undead, the ESP LTD M-1000 is one nasty beast -- strong as an ox, and as playable as guitars twice its price. ESP is known worldwide for creating some of the best high-octane guitars. If you're into heavy music, you want to be able to go from thrash to ambient doomcore with no sweat -- and the ESP LTD M-1000 has this down pat.


- Strong alder body with flamed maple top
- Rosewood set-thru neck
- Extra-thin U-shaped neck profile
- Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers

- Set-Thru-Body
- 25.5 in. Scale
- Alder Body
- Flamed Maple Top
- Rosewood Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Locking Nut
- 43mm Neck Width
- Extra Thin U Neck Contour
- 24 XJ Frets
- Black Nickel Hardware
- Grover Tuners
- Floyd Rose Bridge
- Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Candy Apple Red Satin
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LM1000CARS
Blemished, Candy Apple Red Satin
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LM1000CARS

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (16 ratings)
Submitted March 25, 2012 by Eddie P in Sandston, VA

"Amazing Guitar!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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After a lot of research I chose this beast of a guitar for several reasons. Looks aside (and it DOES look better in person), the features on this axe are top-shelf and hard to beat. The EMG 81 combo just scream, be it rhythm or leads. The Floyd is very stable and stayed in tune even after trying to make it go out ( I used this guitar at practice the other night, and intentionally tried to make it lose tuning with extreme bar antics and dives). The U shape neck-thru was ultimately the deciding factor. I'd had an F200 (bolt-on) and loved it so I figured the neck-thru would be even better....IT IS! This is one of the best playing necks I've ever played. It rivals my Jackson DKMG with it's quickness and feel. It's a very comfortable neck, and after 2 hours my fret hand felt no fatigue at all. Right out of the case (I ordered the Gator Universal along with it) it was ready to go; in-tune with perfect action...I didn't have to do anything at all to it. I run this amazing guitar through a Bugera 6262 half-stack; a Fender Roc Pro 700 and a Fender Frontman 15 and it sounds incredible through them all. After an hour at practice, I added my Line 6 Floor Pod Plus to the mix and every preset I used sounded powerful and clear. Distortion was nasty with the 81s, and cleans were bright and snappy. The fret height is spot-on, with no drag whatsoever; playing chords or soloing is effortless. I can't say enough how much I love this already, and I just received it Thursday (today is Saturday). read more The neck heel is sleek and make reaching the upper registry a breeze. This is definitely going to be a workhorse for me, and I'll most likely get another one soon (I have the see-thru black; if Zzounds offers another color, I'm on it!). For the features, playabilty and sound? There aren't too many that can compete with this. This neck on this guitar is better than my Schecter Syn Custom (also purchased from Zzounds). If you're a shredder like me, you'll absolutely love this Ltd!

Musical Background:
gigging guitarist; gearhead

Musical Style:
Metal, hard rock, blues rock
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