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ESP LTD EC-1000 in Vintage Black with Seymour Duncan Pickups


Matt Finish Warning - Please note that the matt finish used on this guitar marks incredibly easily. During the final factory inspection & our own internal quality control inspection its impossible to completely remove finger marks & light playing marks. Anyone who buys one of these guitars should do so in the knowledge that this finish will probably arrive with some minor marks, and that certainly after a few hours playing it will never look pristine again. If you want a guitar that will arrive & potentially stay pristine, then please find the gloss finish version of this guitar. Thanks!

You'll love this if you're a guitarist who wants a high quality metal guitar that can take a beating on stage. ESP and LTD guitars have been popular with metal guitarists since their inception in the mid 70's though it was when they entered into the US market from Japan in the mid 80's when things really started to kick off. Since then their guitars that are mainly designed for metal have always had fairly normal body and headstock designs.

High Quality Hardware

If ESP LTD guitars are known for anything it is their high build quality standards and the incredible hardware they put in their guitars. The EC-1000 is no different sitting on top of the LTD range this guitar is a great quality guitar. Made with a mahogany body and neck with an ebony fingerboard it is a dream to play especially if you like your guitar fast and smooth.

Pickup wise you will find a set of Seymour Duncan SH-1 and SH-4 pickups also known as the iconic JB and '59 that have become a standard on solid body guitars. These pickups can work great for any styles but in this guitar they sound best chucked through a high gain amplifier. The bridge pickup is perfect for high gain rhythm sounds with a fat low end. While the neck pickup is slightly lower output and works great for both clean sounds and smooth leads with a rounded off high end.

Don't feel like they have left any stone unturned. The LTD locking tuners and Tonepros locking bridge keep this guitars tuning in check all night long. Meaning you don't have to worry about it while you are on stage so you can focus on the show.

Classic And Modern Design

The ESP LTD Eclipse EC1000VB is their take on a single cut design in a finish I love called Vintage Black. This matte black finish with gold hardware and binding looks fantastic on stage and even after a few marks keeps its beauty.

The body shape you might recognize as a fairly common design but it is not quite as simple as that. They have recessed the horn for greater access to the higher frets and made the body about half as thick as most other single cut guitars. This makes it lighter and easier to play. This guitar is a perfect example of taking something traditional and molding it to fit modern playing needs.

The flag inlays and headstock keep that same concept. Giving you something that is not in your face and yet not traditional at the same time. That means visually this guitar can work in a wide range of styles and no one would think twice about it.


  • Construction:  Set-Neck
  • Scale:  24.75"
  • Body:  Mahogany
  • Neck:  Mahogany
  • Fingerboard:  Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius:  350mm
  • Finish:  Vintage Black
  • Nut Width:  42mm
  • Nut Type:  Molded
  • Neck Contour:  Thin U
  • Frets/Type:  24 XJ
  • Hardware Color:  Gold
  • Strap Button:  Standard
  • Tuners:  LTD Locking
  • Bridge:  Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece
  • Neck PU:  Seymour Duncan SH-1
  • Bridge PU:  Seymour Duncan SH-4
  • Electronics:  Passive
  • Electronics Layout:  Vol/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch


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