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ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar Vintage Black 

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Overview

  • Resonant mahogany body with set mahogany neck
  • Comfortable Thin U neck contour with 24 extra-jumbo frets
  • Genuine EMG 81/60 pickups (Seymour Duncan JB/59 set on amber sunburst model)
Description & Specs
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An exquisite crunch machine with a choice of finishes and pickups.

Pick up the ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar and you'll believe this lightweight beauty can do it all. It's purposefully built for maximum crunch with its mahogany body, set mahogany 24-3/4"-scale neck, and rosewood fretboard (ebony on vintage black). Abalone flags plus the model name at the 12th fret give it distinction. The TonePros locking bridge and tailpiece keep tuning rock-solid. It features a flamed maple top and a pair of active EMG-81/60 pickups, except the amber sunburst model that sports a Seymour Duncan JB/59 passive pickup setup. See-thru colors all have quilted maple tops.

Features

  • Resonant mahogany body with set mahogany neck
  • Comfortable Thin U neck contour with 24 extra-jumbo frets
  • Genuine EMG 81/60 pickups (Seymour Duncan JB/59 set on amber sunburst model)
  • Precision ESP locking tuners
  • Fully-adjustable TonePros locking tune-o-matic bridge
  • Case sold separately

Add some elegance to your stage presence. Order today.

 

LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • 24-3/4" set neck
  • Thin U neck contour
  • Rosewood fretboard (ebony on vintage black)
  • Abalone flags plus the model name at the 12th fret
  • 42mm standard nut
  • 24 extra jumbo frets
  • TonePros locking Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Genuine EMG 81/60 pickups (Seymour Duncan JB/59 set on amber sunburst model)
  • ESP locking tuners
  • Black hardware (gold on black and vintage black, chrome on amber sunburst)
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ESPLTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 331 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (293)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Solid electronics (17)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (5)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (18)
  • Practicing (18)
  • Recording (18)
  • Rock concerts (12)
  • Small venues (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing! such a versatile guitar!

I LOVE THIS GUITAR! I have had it for 2 years now and i could not be happier. I play it through a Line 6 Spider III 75-watt and it sounds killer....Read complete review

I LOVE THIS GUITAR! I have had it for 2 years now and i could not be happier. I play it through a Line 6 Spider III 75-watt and it sounds killer. Even with the less-than-pro effects of that amp, the versatility of the guitar shines through. The bass is full but not muddy and the high end cuts through without being too harsh. It can go from heavy shredding to mellow blues to twangy country without missing a beat. It doesn't quite have the fullest tone, but it's really pretty good for a solid body. i could not recommend this guitar more

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Amber Sunburst, awesome sound, cheap quality

I give it a 6/10 for all the trouble, but a 10/10 for the sound. If your lucky and live near a music store with one in stock, highly recommend getting...Read complete review

I give it a 6/10 for all the trouble, but a 10/10 for the sound. If your lucky and live near a music store with one in stock, highly recommend getting your hands on one and making sure its okay.
The features are AWESOME on the amber sunburst model. I'm not a fan of EMG's so I went with the one with seymour duncan JB's and trust me, those things sound SO crisp and clear. I love how it sounds.
The quality however, is terrible. First one i got had uneven frets and half the notes would play out of tune no matter how perfectly in tune the guitar was. I sent it back since that shouldn't happen on a brand new guitar and they sent the next one and, well...it was a bass. This wasn't musicians friends fault, it was ESP's. After sending that back and getting my third model, everything was fantastic...except one of the volume pots is busted and you cant turn the knob all the way or else the sound completely cuts out. So I'm gonna have to send this one back as well and hopefully we can get a working one soon. I love the sound, but 3 mistakes in a row shouldn't happen, ever.
Great guitar for it's price, however...like i said i went through 3 faulties so far, possibly more down the road.

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5.0

Awesome, buy it

By Kaan

from Virginia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Gigs
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Jamming
  • Recording
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    You should try it, does more than metal and its an amazing guitar

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome guitar

    By nmaize

    from State College, Pa

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

      Amazing guitar

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BUY IT!

      By black1222b

      from Klamath Falls, OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Does More Than Metal
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Quality For Good Price
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Live And Recording
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

      2012 Gibson Les Paul Studio Alpine White w/gold hardware = Muddy Sound,sticky nitro finish, very poor tuning stability, mine had bad setup, overpriced, Alternative wood products used among other issues.

      LTD EC1000 Vintage Black = None of the above plus Tone pros bridge and tail also has locking tuners.

      When I play my EC1000, a Gibson Les Paul was my dream guitar. Perhaps a standard or custom is better, I pray they are, but for you that are looking at both of these, go with the EC1000 please!!! I believe the price tags on these two guitars should be switched. 20 years experience here and very picky on quality!

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not 100% happy

      By Brandon

      from Mississippi

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Good finish
      • Solid Distorted Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Lack Of Low End Sound
      • Weird Inlays

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar with the Duncan pickups. It is a beautiful guitar. However, I am disappointed that there is very weak bass in this guitar. I have had it professionally setup, so that is not an issue. Also, the extra jumbo frets are just too much. I knew I was taking a gamble, but it turns out that the huge frets just feel awkward. Lots of fret buzz, which has been eliminated by raising the action over factory specs. Another negative is all the stupid inlays on the neck. What a waste. That's the negative. The positives are the chunky distorted tone. It's a monster on heavy distortion and the finish is amazing. All in all, this is a decent guitar. We have to play what we can afford, I guess, and this will do just fine.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Guitar

      By SIR CHEWIE

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

        I purchased my EC-1000 over 3 years ago, and this guitar is still playing like it was just purchased yesterday. After being dropped, drenched in sweat, and having beer spilled on it numerous times, she still rocks. Love the pickup selection on this guitar; the 81/60 combo is wonderful for metal and still sounds great for other genre's. Plays great.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Smoking ax

        By Bear

        from Colorado

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

          After taking a break from electric for a few years, I decided to grab one of these and start rocking again. I was torn between this ESP and a Gibson Les Paul. Luckily a buddy of mine had both, so I would get hands on before buying. I wanted to like the Gibson more, and tried to talk myself into it, but in the end the quality and feel of the ESP won me over. The weight of the ESP and the feel of the neck are great. I would still like to get a Gibson, but since I have the ESP I am in no rush. The only complaints about the ESP are that the volume and tone knob were not true, and I had to give them some nudging. Also the neck pickup needed some adjusting. I have a Fender Deluxe "Smokey Tweed" tube amp on order, and I cannot wait to plug this ax in to that!

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent guitar!!!

          By pickNgrin123

          from Jefferson City, MO

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

          The Ec1000 is a top notch guitar. The action is good, the neck is perfect, and the price is right. Just buy it!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet looks and sound

          By Patrick Emmett

          from Sonoma CA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • No Coil Tap

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

          Beautiful finish. This was the first guitar that was in tune when I unwrapped it. There was a slight buzz @ 5th and 7th frets but that was quickly adjusted out. The abalone inlay is almost decadent, and the sunburst finish over flame maple is sublime. I do wish the pickups had a coil tap like my other two go to guitars. I'll get to that later though. You cannot beat this deal. It would cost you 10,000 for a comparable Les Paul.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best guitar I have ever owned

          By mil182

          from Chicago

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          Pros

          • Comfy
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • Stays in tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

            I purchased this guitar over 2 years ago and can hands down say that this is the best guitar I have ever owned. I have many guitars and have played just about everything under the sun but for me I need an ax that is versatile and a work horse.

            This is my go-to number one guitar. I have used it for live performances and it has never let me know. I also use it to record.

            It plays amazing, I love the neck and the fingerboard and what is amazing is that it stays in tune so well! I have gone from standard to dropped tunings all the way down to A to open tunings and this thing keeps in tune no matter what!

            The sound is great as well. Very full with great harmonic response. and You can always change the pickups.

            I also love how light it is and the strat style contour and thin body make it super comfortable and no tone is sacrificed!

            the finish is also very nice and quality!

            Bottom line is that this is the best bang for your buck. It beats out gibson les pauls that are more expensive! This is my go to guitar and my workhorse and I would buy 10 more of them!

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            5.0

            Great guitar

            By Matt

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

              I owned this guitar in vintage black for 5 years now. Still sounds as good as it did the day I bought it. Great for shredding metal scales. Very fun to play for metal and hard rock. Well worth the investment. This guitar never goes out of tune once the strings are locked in.

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