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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... Read More

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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 60 reviews)

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    (53)

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    (5)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Rock concerts (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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Fantastic 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...Read complete review

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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible!

By Kevin

from Connecticut

About Me Experienced

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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Guitar

        By alfonso Robles Teran

        from Tucson AZ

        Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Electric Guitar:

        i bought this guitar six months ago and i love it. it's perfect to play metal or hardcore with drop D, C#, C. the price is good too. it's easy to clean and thefretneck is very confortable i'll never get tired to play this guitar.

        (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.

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