ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar

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4.7

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The best selling ESP LTD EC-1000 is built to rock. The mahogany body and set-in 3-piece mahogany neck are robust yet very playable, while a set of EMGs (an 81 in the bridge and 60 at the neck) are incredibly clean at low volumes and nasty when cranked up. Addtional pro-grade highlights include rock-solid LTD locking tuners and a TonePros locking tune-o-matic bridge with stoptail. It's also trimmed with black hardware and abalone binding. Case not included.

Features:

  • Set-Neck Construction
  • 24.75” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 42mm Standard Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Gold Hardware
  • LTD Locking Tuners
  • Tonepros Locking TOM
  • Bridge & Tailpiece
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active pickups
  • Case Not Included


Order your ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
Series Deluxe Series
Other Features TonePros locking bridge with stop tailpiece
Model EC1000 Electric Guitar

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ESPLTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (23)
  • Good feel (23)
  • Good pick up (21)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Solid electronics (21)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (6)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (21)
  • Practicing (17)
  • Recording (17)
  • Rock concerts (12)
  • School bands (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (5)

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4.0

Cool guitar with Active Electronics

By 

from white plains, ny

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Clean Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    I purchased the vintage black ESP 1000 about 3 years ago because I liked the sound of the active pickups. This is a well-made guitar, but it's important to keep the batteries fresh (I date mine)because the sound dies by degrees. Sometimes I think it's by far my best sounding guitar, but it has finicky intonation with the Earvana nut - especially on the lower strings starting at the 12th fret. Also, I think the sustain may be stronger on guitars with passive pickups. For clarity, this guitar is number #1. Beautifully made, and a fine instrument - every guitarist should have one of these just for the active pickups and Earvana nut because they are unique in their tonal qualities. I would buy another in a minute - in fact I may do just that.

     
    5.0

    this guitar is a beauty with music

    By 

    from littlerock,ar

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    this guitar sounds like a rock and roll symphony just beautiful beautiful music.they call me jarstrat because i love stratocaster guitars.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Money not worth the hassle

    By 

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    Ive had two of these guitars in 2 years. The first was great but suddenly developed harmonic overtones that couldn't seem to be fixed. The second guitar I just purchased and then when doing the Intonation the Heads of the bridge screws stripped do to poor quality metal.

    Over all the guitar's quality is good, the second guitar i bought had a deeper cut away and lighter body then the first. The tone was good although i switched out the EMGs. The guitar feels good and plays well, the action out of the box is nice and low and buzzes very little.

    The guitar decent but not worth the price for the little hassles that come along with it.

     
    4.0

    nice

    By 

    from long island, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Looks hot

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    i have the snow white for about 7hr an it looks amazing the one thing i noticed is the fret buzz it is sort of bad im going into samash mrow so they can fix it....i hope...

     
    5.0

    Simply Amazing

    By 

    from NC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Not the best clean tone

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    I just came into the store and plugged this sucker into a Peavy Vypyr I was just blown away. I was iffy about les paul shapes because of the weight and feel but this guitar was light the neck contour was thin and it had a fret board similar to my Laguna so this guitar felt like it was right to me. The Emg 60 was a great pick up for rhythm even for a few solos. The locking tuners were a plus, the pickups were loud but what surprised me the most is how easy it was to use pinch harmonics. You can get a harmonic anywhere on the fret board and easily make it squeal. The clean sound was pretty good but because of Emg's you may have a hard time getting that sparkling clean tone i recommend a guitar with Duncans for that. I totally recommend this guitar you won't be disappointed.

     
    5.0

    AHHHH....

    By 

    from King City, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    So basically i played one for hours at my local guitar center and my heart cried tears of joy. This thing has a b-e-a-utiful tone and the pickups are just phenominal. The only thing is that there is a bit of fret buzz but after raising the action ever so slightly the problem was solved. I played the Vintage Black and it was not nearly as heavy as my gibson so if u find it heavy then i suggest a few minutes a day working out. Overall, great buy!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Blown Away

    By 

    from orlando

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

      I own a Schecter C1 Elite, Epiphone Bullseye, Ibanez S, and now the ESP LTD EC1000. The ESP quickly became my favorite. Great quality, feel, sound, and looks. It plays so easily.

      JUST BUY ONE!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Purely Awesome

      By 

      from Jamesburg, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Weight

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

      Ive been playing for 7 years now, and ive played a few guitars in my time playing that have sounded terrific, and many that have sounded awful. Thankfully this guitar falls in the first category. I picked this bad boy up from the store (with fret buzz but sam ash offers a free set up within the first month of purchase)and was ecstatic when i got home. The sound is amazing, harmonics are defined and easy to do, the neck is smooth and look is fantastic. their are only two cons. once you dial in the tune and go to lock the tune heads, the locks actually untune the guitar. so getting it in tune can be frustrating, but it stays in tune well. Also, the weight can be a problem for some. Im no weakling by and means, but i have some difficulty playing with a strap for long periods of time. if you dont have a good wide-thick-and-well-padded strap, the guitar can really cut in to your shoulder. Other then that, a fantastic buy. And with the recent price drop, it would be very ill advised to pass this up.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      kicks tuchis

      By 

      from brooklyn ny

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Mucho mucho goodnes
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues
        • Stadiums

        Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

        best bet for your money

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Outstanding value

        By 

        from Cincinnati

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

        Very good guitar for the price. Although, if you buy it and don't get it professionally setup your getting a pretty bad deal. The original setup had so much fret buzz it was unplayable (to me at at least) they wanted to sell me some extended "warranty" with the guitar which included fixing the fret buzz. I'm thinking "nope" Fix the fret buzz before I buy it then I'll talk extended warranty.

        So overall, the guitar has really good potential, depends on who is selling it to you. Shame there is so much inconsistency among the people you buy it from. I take it back, and they can't help me because they guy I bought it from isn't in?!?!?!? Wasted 60 mile round trip......

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        Your new ESP instrument is warranted to be free of any defects in materials and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations described below. This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser when product is purchased as NEW from an Authorized ESP Dealer. Electronic parts and guitar hardware are limited to a warranty period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

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