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ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar See-Thru Black Cherry

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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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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (56)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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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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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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(65 of 67 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brilliant

By Zach

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

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.

(63 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful

By Erik

from San Antonio, Tx

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I've been playing guitar for 15+ years. This guitar offers versatility as well as playability. The locking tuners are top notch and the pickups scream. I play a wide variety of music and haven't found one style that doesn't fit.

(50 of 129 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Fantastic guitar

By Rob

from Jamesburg, NJ

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

Dont get the stars wrong, this guitar is great. But with the exact same guitar at sam ash in almost every color for $599, it would be stupid to buy this guitar from guitar center. The guitar itself is awesome. good sound, solid harmonics, the works. the only two cons are that its heavy, and that even though the tuning heads lock the strings from stretching out of tune, getting the strings in tune in the first place is difficult. The tuning heads as you lock it detunes the strings. so actually dialing in the tune can be frustrating.

(38 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yes

By Chad

from birmingham, alabama

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I could write a short novel telling the things i love about this guitar but ill just keep it nice and to the point. I got the black cherry one and it looks amazing. Its everything i was looking for in a guitar after trading and trading and looking forever and trying to find the 1 guitar that was for me. This guitar is a professional, built to the best specs and features of any guitar ive evr played or any guitar on the market in my opinion. i wanted a guitar with no pain in the neck tone robbing floyd rose trem. i wanted mahagony body with active emg's instead of settling for agaithis body and passive pickups which are good also. i just wanted the best of every feature and this guitar delivers it all and then some. it sounds better the more i play it and i have become a better player bc of it. it also has a mahogany neck instead of maple which i think further improves the tone with a mahogany body. with the specifications of this guitar it naturally,,{ after reasearching other companies products } should be priced over 2 grand easily and could be priced 2 - 3 grand and it wouldnt be out of the ordinary. this is truly one of esp's finer products at an amazing price for what u get. I love everything about it

(28 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ec- 1000

By Victor Gonzalez

from Spring

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I picked this guitar up right after i finished playing on an ibanez and schecter, and this guitar put the others to shame. Pinches just scream, and you can get some really heavy and dark tones with this guitar even wothout a really nice amp. I would recommend this guitar to everyone who is alive, its the best guitar i have ever played. It stays in tune so great and its quite a beauty. This guitar might as well be the perfect example for how ever guitar should aim to be. Just go ahead get up, go to guitar center and play on it. Trust me you wont ever want to stop.

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Eclipse

By Scott

from Appleton, Wisconsin

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for about seven months or so and it is an AMAZING guitar! The pickups in this guitar are just phenomenal and the neck is just perfect. This guitar has that really nice thick Les Paul sound but it is a fairly light guitar too which is really nice. The thing that I REALLY like about this guitar is that the pickups not only gave you that hi-gain shred sound but with the right amp settings they will give you a nice blues, rock, country, and actually just about any kind of tone you want. The finish on this instrument is also perfect. You have to see this guitar and play it and you will known instantly how amazing it really is. This is DEFINITELY an amazing value!

(18 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crunch-Zilla

By Andrew

from dallas, TX

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

this guitar is very versatile, but its best area is crunchrock and metal. the EMG picjups are fantastic, and satin black finish makes people say, "duuuuude!" I love mine and you will to.

(16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Crunch and ....

By Stiles

from PDX

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

Yeah, I love this guitar, I bought the VB about a year ago and it has withstood a lot of practices and gigs but It hasn't been trouble free. From the get go I noticed the tone was really weak through the 81, I just assumed it was my Marshall but after a month of testing different configurations it turned out that the pickup was bad, so I sent it to EMG and they sent me a new one. What a huge difference that made. But it was a bit of an inconvenience. The Faded black finish scratches way to easily and shows. About a month ago I noticed the screws holding the strap pegs in place were backing out even after tightening them, so I glued them in place, problem solved. Overall I like the sound of this guitar but it really is only good for metal and hardcore, I currently play in a band that is more punk/rock and my schecter with passive pups has taken place as my main guitar but I still bust this one out on a couple songs that require more crunch and/or lead playing.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

esp ltd ec-1000 vintage black

By Mike

from NJ

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I played this guitar at my local guitar center and as soon as it picked it up, I was blown away. The body is light weight and thin (a good thing) but offers massive sustain with the EMG pickups. The entire look of the guitar and presentation is flawless. This IS THE BEST guitar i have EVER played.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Guitar

By Casey Hicks

from Random Lake, Wisconsin

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

This is honestly my favorite guitar of all time. I love it because of how easy it is to play, the sound of it, and the look. The strings are just the right height from the fret board and makes it so easy to play. The sound is great, you could have the worst amp and a terrible pedal and this guitar would still sound great. The EMG's are heaven. The over all body shape is great. If you're looking for something like a Les Paul, but can't afford it, or don't like the exact look of one... then this is a great guitar for you.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ltd ec-1000 vintage black

By Cameron

from sapulpa, ok

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I walked into my local guitar center (which just recently started carrying LTD's) the other day, and stumbled upon this beauty of a guitar. I had been looking at them online for a little while, and really wanted to get my hands on one. When I saw it, I immediately picked it up and started playing. This guitar blew my mind. It's a Les Paul style, which is my personal preference, but it's very thin and light weight. This is great for me, because I'm used to the bulky, heavy LP's. Another thing that got me was the pickups. The EMG 60 is one of the best neck pickups I've ever heard, and the 85 just screams. The locking tuners were fantastic, and the overall feel of the guitar was incredibly comfortable. On top of all this, the vintage black looks gorgeous. This is an excellent guitar, and it's now the newest addition to my arsenal.

(10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ESP LTD EC-1000

By Rob Hubbell

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

It's hard to believe that a guitar with such high quality can be bought for one thousand dallars. But this model shows it can be done. I like this guitar's sound better than my les paul custom. The EMG pickups are a metal dream. The jumbo frets are great for bending the strings easily. This guitar is a metal shredding dream and yet the clean tones are good too. All said this guitar sounds as good as my PRS custom, but only with more of a shread metal sound.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Practical and Versatile!

By Isaac

from Oklahoma City, OK

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

ESP makes phenomenal guitars, especially this great Les Paul-inspired EC-1000. I picked up this guitar for the first time in early July, and walked out of the store with it in hand the same day (and for a decent price! ;]). The EMG actives scream on high gain, but also put out a nice, fat tone when played clean. I love the sustain that the pickups and mahogany neck/body provide. The super thin neck and Xtra Jumbo frets have allowed me to play certain styles and patterns I couldn't on other similar guitars. I honestly think this guitar has allowed me to become a better player all around. NO WONDER SO MANY GREAT ARTISTS ENDORSE THIS AMAZING INSTRUMENT! Of the many guitars in my arsenal, this is one that I will probably never let go of. A+ for this guitar, and two huge thumbs up to ESP and all of their other products!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By Randy Dunman

from Haw River, NC

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I just bought the EC-1000 in silver sunburst and I have to say that it is by far one of the best guitars I have ever owned. The only thing I have found that I don't like is there is some serious buzz on the low E string, especially playing in drop D. I checked the neck and it seems dead straight and there seems to be plenty of room between the strings and frets so I don't think it's fret buzz. I also am not very impressed with the supposedly lockable tuners. I will be changing them out for better ones soon. Other than these little frustrations, I love the guitar all the way around. The guitar is pretty light, the neck is really fast and the EMG pick ups are smoking. If you like Les Paul guitars but, don't have or want to spend that much money, you can not go wrong with this guitar. I personally like the EC-1000 better than a Les Paul.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The MOST Amazing Guitar!!

By Cameron

from Wheaton, Illinois

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

In short, this is the best guitar ever made. I am 13, and I worked all summer to buy this guitar. The EMG Pickups are great, and they produce bone crushing metal tones. I bought it in black cherry, and it looks amazing, with mother of pearl all over it. It is also super easy to string with the tuner locks. This guitar looks amazing, and sounds amazing, I would recommend it to anyone!! It is extremely under priced, it could be priced like 2 or 3 grand easily, and it would still be a pretty good price, just an amazing guitar!

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Guitar

By ToiletDemolisher

from Plano, Texas

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

I played this guitar at guitar center yesterday and I was very impressed. I usually don't play guitars that aren't as nice as my gibsons but this one looked so awesome I had to play it. I would have played it for an hour if the store didn't close on me. If anyone is looking for a guitar for metal but doesn't want to spend more than a thousand dollars or you want a gibson les paul but don't want to spend that much, this is the guitar for you.

(4 of 6 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.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy this now!

    By WGT

    from Greenville, SC

    Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is absolutely amazing! It has the perfect Metallica sound and plays great. I first played it at my local Guitar Center and fell in love. It is a great guitar for music like Metallica, Slayer, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, ect.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Try it out.

    By Spencor

    from Kansas City, Missouri

    Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    About a month ago, I went into Guitar Center looking for a replacement for my ESP Ex-400. I already have several different instruments, (Strat, Ibanez RG4EX1, Dean 255)but I still craved that metal sound that is just brutal and punches you right in the gut. I found this guitar, picked it up and was amazed by the sound and quality of the instrument. The neck was fluid, body was light and the locking tuners kept it all in check. And the combo of the 81/60 EMG's, produced the very heavy and illusive sound I'd been searching for. I simply couldn't stop playing. A week later, I went back and bought it. The only downside is the finish. As mentioned in other reviews, it is very prone scratches. Just be careful with it. A beautiful guitar with a sound that will rip out veins.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    this guitar is a perfect 10 and it just drips coolness.

    By raven douglas

    from houston texas

    Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

    i am the happy owner of an ltd ec1000 with a stunning purple flame top finnish.this is my first guitar with emg pick ups and i am impressed with the sound and tone from the emg 81 and 60 set up.this is the first guitar i have ever owned that will not be modified in anyway.its perfect the way it is,right out of the box.no fret buzz on this one.i cant speak for others that have mentioned this issue with this guitar.i play a fender show master with duncans,with a really slim ,fast neck,so this took some getting used to,but the more i play the ec 1000 the more i love it.the notes sing off this guitar.i cant believe this guitar costs less than a thousand bucks.i got mine in see thru purple and with the abalone binding,this is one killer looking guitar.it will instantly improve your stage presence with its elegant ,proffessional looks and awsome playability and tone.i want another one so i can drop duncans in it.this guitar is worth every penny i paid for it..dont take my word..go pick one up and let it sell it self to you.

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