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ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar  Amber Sunburst

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A monstrous crunch machine.Grab the ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 guitar and you'll know this beauty can do it all. It' built to crunch, with a lightweight ...Read More

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A total crunch machine.

A monstrous crunch machine.Grab the ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 guitar and you'll know this beauty can do it all. It' built to crunch, with a lightweight mahogany body, set mahogany 24-3/4"-scale neck, and either a rosewood fretboard, or ebony on the vintage black models. The TonePros locking bridge and tailpiece ensure your tuning remains rock-solid. Sporting a flamed maple top, abalone inlays, and either a pair of active EMG-81/60 pickups, or Seymour Duncan JB/59 passive humbuckers on the amber sunburst model, this guitar looks as good as it sounds. See-thru colors all have quilted maple tops. Use the drop-down menu above and to the right to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
  • 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 Earvana Compensated 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

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SPECIFICATIONS

LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar

  • 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 343 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (303)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (30)
  • Fun to play (29)
  • Good pick up (28)
  • Good tone (28)
  • Solid electronics (28)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (7)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (27)
  • Practicing (27)
  • Recording (26)
  • Rock concerts (21)
  • Small venues (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

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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3.0

Very Disappointed

By Michael 7

from Georgia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay in Tune
  • Fret Buzz
  • Very Deep Frets

Best Uses

    Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    I was so excited about owning a really nice guitar when I ordered this. I had played the Vintage Black model in a store and loved it but Musician's Friend had an opened box Amber Sunburst in mint condition for a lot less. The box was NOT packaged well at all and the neck pickup was jammed all the way to the wood, looking like something had hit it, but I was able to adjust it. It is an absolutely beautiful guitar, feels solid and the Seymour Duncans are great. The negatives for me are the fret buzz on three strings, it is out of tune each time that I pick it up to play it (I did stretch the strings) and the very deep frets. A guitar tech could possibly do more than I could to fix the buzz and tuning issues but there's no way to deal with the deep frets. If I press even slightly too hard when playing, the tuning changes. On a personal note, I've never owned a non-Fender style of guitar and my ability to control the distortion by muting with my right hand was limited. I had to completely change my picking style. If you've owned a Gibson shaped guitar before then this is a non-issue for you. To sum it up, I enjoy playing my son's cheap Fender Squier more than I do the ESP and will be sadly returning the EC-1000. If so many people consider this to be a 5 star guitar, I have no idea what I could replace it with.

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    5.0

    Do not regret buying this guitar

    By CZRR

    from Chicago

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    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 how the guitar sound. It feels great. Sounds amazing! recommend to anyone!

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good guitar for the money

      By Just another guitarist

      from Boise, ID

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Action
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • No Strap Locks

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

      I have 2, a STBC & a VB. build quality is great. The guitar will hold its tuning well in varying conditions. After set up I haven't had to make any trus rod adjustments even with the relatively low action I play with. No fret buzz either. The guitar is light in comparison to my LP. Tone is what you would expect for a set of EMGs. Overall the guitar is versatile enough to play every thing from blues to metal.

      My biggest gripe about the guitar and this holds true with most brands. No strap locks on the guitar stock.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      really sweet guitar

      By Mutanthoover

      from Waukesha, WI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

        This is a very nice guitar-the tone is great, it is very playable and also very nice to look at. Not as heavy as you might think. Pleased with the quality of workmanship-just changed the strings and it was ready to play. This is my first guitar with Seymour Duncan pickups-they are excellent and sound great played through a Marshall amp. One of those quintessential rock guitar sounds, IMHO.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        good for guys with small hands

        By shawn

        from fort bragg

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

          its a good guitar but if you have big hands I would steer away from this guitar. It had factory flaws in the binding as well

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow!!!!

          By Mark

          from KY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

            Wow!!! Great playing guitar. Great action, very low fret buzz, great pick ups. I think this is the best value that is out there right now.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar!

            By tksk197033

            from Melbourne, Australia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Full Sound
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Hard to play sitting down

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

            I really love this guitar! Made for metal but great for other genres as well which is what a look for in a guitar. I love the EMG 81/60 combo which gives the guitar a very full sound and I love the ebony fretboard. I just wish the guitar was a bit easier to play sitting down since the bottom cutaway is a bit too small to rest on your leg. Overall amazing guitar.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar

            By gehenna

            from columbia, sc

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is great. The neck is good for people with small hands. Excellent price for craftsmanship and sound.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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              (2 of 3 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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