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ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar  

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Pick up the ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar and you'll believe this lightweight beauty can do it all. Built to crunch with its mahogany body, set mahogany 24-3/4"-scale neck, and rosewood fretb... Click To Read More About This Product

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Pick up the ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar and you'll believe this lightweight beauty can do it all. Built to 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. 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
  • 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)
  • Case sold separately
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 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (54)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Brilliant

When I went up to guitarcenter and played it I was absolutely amazed with everything about it. Sweep picking was a breeze. The pinch-harmonics screamed. The neck was so fast it was like...Read complete review

When I went up to guitarcenter and played it I was absolutely amazed with everything about it. Sweep picking was a breeze. The pinch-harmonics screamed. The neck was so fast it was like playing butter. I play many styles of music and I haven't found one that this guitar doesn't go with. The sustain is flawless, I could play a note before I went to sleep, and I'd wake up to find the note was still playing. I would highly suggest buying this guitar no matter what.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Almost a perfect transaction.

I have owned this guitar many times in the past, so it is a workhorse. One of the best values at this price I can think of. My only bad experience was I...Read complete review

I have owned this guitar many times in the past, so it is a workhorse. One of the best values at this price I can think of. My only bad experience was I ordered online and opted to pick up in the store. When I got to the store, they gave me a floor demo model. This is not usually a problem, as they are usually lower priced, but I paid for a brand new one. I didn't get a box or any paperwork for the warranty, and was just handed a guitar. The color of the bridge is already fading and it appears to have been heavily played. Otherwise it is a great guitar.

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5.0

Excellent guitar

By CO

from Sacramento

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar. I used it to write music. Love it's crunchiness.

     
    3.0

    Almost a perfect transaction.

    By Eli

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    I have owned this guitar many times in the past, so it is a workhorse. One of the best values at this price I can think of. My only bad experience was I ordered online and opted to pick up in the store. When I got to the store, they gave me a floor demo model. This is not usually a problem, as they are usually lower priced, but I paid for a brand new one. I didn't get a box or any paperwork for the warranty, and was just handed a guitar. The color of the bridge is already fading and it appears to have been heavily played. Otherwise it is a great guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible!

    By Kevin

    from Connecticut

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Build quality
    • 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:

      This guitar is just about perfect. I love the mahogany neck and body, satin black finish, locking tuners, EMG pickup's, and ebony fretboard. The neck shape and satin finish feel really nice when playing. I could do without the tone knob, but that's probably nitpicking. The sustain and tones are impressive, and the overall fit and finish of these Korean made guitars are exceptional.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      EC 1000 Vintage Black

      By Brian

      from Indianapolis, Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

      It's my 7th guitar to own. I'm picky. I want great looking guitars that also play and sound great. This one fits that description. I play it through a Fishman Loudbox and wow, I like the sound of this guitar best. It has a tastefully 'dirty' sound even in clean mode. Playability is excellent if you have good reach (and I do). I'm using extra light Elixir strings. You just don't need anything heavier with these EMG pickups. Excellent balance. Not too heavy. Super smooth tuners. Slight buzz on the low E. I would give this guitar a 5 rating, but the buzz and my Les Paul Standard beg to differ. Still, this is a really great guitar for the money. Rock solid 4 all day long. Get rid of the buzz and you'll be making my Les Paul nervous.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Kenny G

      from Virginia

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • 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:

        Excellent guitar nothing bad to say about it. I love it. I actually bought 2 guitars 1 ibanez and this esp deluxe both were around the same price ibanez looked cheap felt cheap sounded cheap needless to say it got sent back. Now I'm jamming on the ESP completely satisfied more so with it than my les Paul of many years.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great For Blues

        By Mike

        from CT

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

          Yes I said it, I use this thing for blues. Now just hear me out before you call me ignorant or stupid or something. I'm sure most people would look at this guitar and instantly think metal, and boy if it doesn't scream when you lay on the distortion, but that's not all it can do. I mainly use this guitar live, and I'll tell you why: the pickups. The active pickups send a MUCH cleaner signal through you cable to your amp, so when playing live your guitar will come though strong and clear. Now I've heard people say that you can't clean up EMG's, but they just haven't tried hard enough. I play mine crystal clear, not a single ounce of breakup. Another thing that I love is that it has 24 frets. Now I never really play up that high, but because of this the neck pickup is moved a bit closer to the bridge. This brightens the neck pickup a lot, and gives it sweet, not too bassy tone for both soloing and chords. Have played the ESP version of this, not really any difference except a couple thousand dollars. Same woods, same pickups, same construction. Sure the ESP version is going to be of higher quality, but not enough to justify the price gap. I have other guitars for studio use (Fender Strat, Fender Tele, Gibson ES-335) that I also use live, but I never show up to a performance without this, purely because of how reliable it is live. Also will melt your face off if you use it for metal.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ec-1000 see thru Black Cherry

          By Metalman

          from Altoona, Pa

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

          I love this guitar,It's beautiful,and sounds awsome. Plays great. Esp are really making some sweet guitars

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          By nick lesnick

          from greece

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

          my ec 1000 was arived today.and i am really sad coz i have terrible fret buzz.i was send it to a guitar expert and was fine.but after 5 hour playing the guitar is terrible again...any help ??
          ty

          (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love it but... interesting fact..

          By Maxim Savino

          from Rochester NY

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

          I was totally digging this guitar when I went to guitar center to make a purchase on a new ax for around 800 bucks today. It was the vintage black, with gold hardware guitar. Sweet sweet SWEEET feeling, sounding, and looking ax for sure. After closer inspection... I noticed that the binding on the neck, especially closer to the frets was very.... sub par... There was lots if little impressions, nicks, messy painting... just looked over all not well made near the frets. The frets were well beveled and leveled, but the paint job/binding on the neck really was not up to spec. For $850 that was just simply not acceptable. Not sure if it was just a bad issue, or if the quality of the whole range of ec1000s were at that standard of craftsmanship. Other than what I just said AWESOME GUITAR! I was this close to buying it, bought a big ol' amp instead. Oh well.... next time : )

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Brutal Monster! \m/

          By Joseph Ugri

          from Somerset, NJ

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

          I got this guitar as a Christmas gift from my grandparents and it is perfect for the type of music that I love to play, which is metalcore, hardcore, and post-hardcore. Along with the Line 6 Pod UX1 that I also got with this guitar, it is just flawless, every note is crisp and clear. And the sustains are just second to none. Even when I have a full-on metal tone set, and I think the EMG's are really why myself and so many other players are able to get that kind of awesome sound. All-in-all, it is a fabulous instrument!

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