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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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    $1,141.00 - $1,241.00
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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 335 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (297)

  • 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 (23)
  • Good feel (23)
  • Good pick up (22)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Solid electronics (21)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (6)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (22)
  • Practicing (22)
  • Recording (22)
  • Rock concerts (16)
  • Small venues (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (5)

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

My favorite guitar that I own

By Sean406

from Boston, Ma

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Minor Fret Buzz

Best Uses

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

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I picked this guitar up and a Guitar Center brand new for 800 not to long ago and I'd say that it is the best guitar that I have played or purchased. It was love at first sight because the guitar was on the wall with a broken string, so I didn't play it.. I just took it off the wall, bought it, took it home and started playing! The minute I plugged it in and started jamming out I fell in love with it, it plays great, it has a very fast neck, the EMG pickups really give the guitar a great tone.. Overall, if you are thinking about buying one, DO IT!! You won't be sorry.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A MUST HAVE

By HAMMERHEAD1138

from Choctaw, Ok

About Me Experienced

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 Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I was lucky enough to pick one up at a pawn shop for a steal. Vintage black. After a set of strings and a 9v battery, it was like new. Plays great. Action is perfect. Tuning is great. Mine came with gold Sperzel tuners. It's a definite for metal/hard rock players. Only con is a TINY bit of fret buzz, but nothing distracting or annoying. Basically, if you don't have one, get one.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would pay more if needed!!!!!!!!!!

By Maxx

from West Palm Beach

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    Love the way it feels. The neck is a little bigger than my schecter research hellrasier solo 2. Smaller than my gibson supreme! Heavy but not like my gibson! I can't say anything bad except you might want a setup or a least new strings!

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    5.0

    Buy it! You will love it.

    By Neverenoughgear

    from Hawaii

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

      These EC 1000's are legit. I have the amber sunburst with the Seymour Duncans. The neck on these guitars are sweet and easy to play. I use to have the vintage black but sold it before moving and had to buy another. I loved the vintage black with the EMG's too. I just ordered the MH 350 NT so I would have an LTD with EMG's. Basically I am obsessed with ESP LTD's and will eventually buy at least one of every model. Although these are known for metal, which they ARE perfect for, I use it for all kinds of styles. But mostly to shred. :)

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 2 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

          (4 of 6 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 5 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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