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The ESP LTD EC-01 electric guitar may seem straightforward on the surface, but this instrument holds some serious surprises under the hood. With its sleek single-cutaway body providing unhindered access to the upper frets, the EC-01 is built for lead players who want to solo without limits. Its solid mahogany body and three-piece mahogany neck deliver rich, resonant tone perfect for everything from crunchy rhythm playing to singing lead lines. The EC-01 sets itself apart aesthetically with a distinctive brushed matte black pickguard, letting your individual style shine through. With a 43mm nut width, this guitar gives you extra real estate for big power chords and wide vibrato effects. The Macassar ebony fingerboard hosts pearloid block inlays and 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets for fast, fluid playing across the entire range. Perhaps the EC-01's biggest advantage lies in its custom-designed Seymour Duncan pickup, created exclusively for ESP. This flexible, dynamic Custom 14 pickup dishes up everything you need, from sparkling cleans to full-on distortion, crushing modern chugs and articulate lead tones. A push-pull control even splits the pickup for glassy single-coil sounds. If you want a guitar built for no-holds-barred rocking, the ESP LTD EC-01 has your back.

Resonant Tones With Mahogany Body and Neck

The EC-01's mahogany construction helps achieve the rich, full-bodied tone that this classic wood is revered for. The all-mahogany body and three-piece mahogany neck emphasize depth and resonance for huge power chords and singing lead notes. Compared to brighter tonewoods like ash or alder, mahogany's natural compression adds a touch of organic grit that's perfect for hard rock, metal and grunge. The smooth satin finish on the EC-01's mahogany body and neck also enhances resonance for added oomph. Whether you're pounding out thunderous rhythms or laying down emotive leads, the EC-01's mahogany foundation gives your playing a voice that demands to be heard.

Ideal Playing Feel With 43mm Nut and Ebony Fingerboard

With its 43mm nut width and Macassar ebony fingerboard, the EC-01 gives you everything need for fast, fluid playing across the entire fret range. The slightly wider nut provides a touch more surface area for your fretting hand, making big power chord stretches more comfortable. The ebony fingerboard is known for its rigidity and brightness, translating into crisp note articulation. Its smooth finish facilitates speedy riffing and soloing. With 22 extra-jumbo frets, the EC-01 offers ample room for extreme bends and expressive vibrato effects. Whether you're hammering out heavy rhythm work or nailing soaring solos, the EC-01 plays like a dream.

Custom-Designed Seymour Duncan Pickup Provides Versatility

The EC-01's standout feature is its Custom 14 Seymour Duncan pickup, custom-designed for ESP. From shimmering cleans to blistering distortion, this flexible pickup handles it all. A push/pull coil split on the volume knob expands the tonal palette even further, letting you access glassy single coil tones. This exceptional pickup gives you all the sonic variety you need.

Distinctive Style With Brushed Matte Black Pickguard

Beyond its tonal advantages, the EC-01 makes a visual statement with its unique matte black pickguard. While many guitars in this style feature a gloss finish, the EC-01's distinctive brushed matte look provides understated elegance. The crisp black pickguard pops against the satin mahogany body for high contrast. This unique esthetic touch lets your individuality shine through. The clean layout also keeps things simple and streamlined, with nothing to obstruct your playing. The EC-01's pickguard offers form and function, guarding the body from wear and tear while letting your personal style stand out.

ESP LTD EC-01 Electric Guitar Vintage Burst
ESP LTD EC-01 Electric Guitar Vintage Burst
ESP LTD EC-01 Electric Guitar Vintage Burst

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  • Mahogany body and 3-piece mahogany neck for full tone
  • Macassar ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets
  • Custom 14 bridge pickup designed by Seymour Duncan, splittable via push-pull volume knob
  • Set-thru construction for unimpeded access to higher frets
  • TOM bridge and string-thru body for maximum resonance and sustain
  • LTD locking tuners for tuning stability and easy string changes

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  • Body type: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck wood: 3-Piece mahogany
  • Shape: Thin U
  • Joint: Set-through heel
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Dual-Action With Wheel
  • Material: Macassar ebony
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo stainless steel
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid block inlays
  • Nut width/material: 1.69"(43mm)/Bone
  • Configuration: H
  • Bridge: Custom 14 Seymour Duncan pickup
  • Control layout: Volume
  • Special Electronics: Coil-split (push-pull)
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: TonePros TOM bridge
  • Tuning machines: LTD Locking
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Orientation: Right-Handed

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Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.

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