ESP have been making incredible hard rock and metal guitars for years. No matter which price point you are looking at there is an ESP to match from their great value LTD range which goes from first guitar territory to tour worthy workhorse. Beyond their you have their ESP Originals and ESP USA ranges which both offer boutique level quality and options for the metal fan who will not settle for anything but the best.
This guitar is a bit special in the ESP LTD lineup as it is one of just a handful of models that feature the stunningly beautiful wood known as Koa. Designed on the Eclipse body shape this version of the EC-1000 has a look and sound like you would have never heard before on an LTD at this price.
Built On Greatness
If you have ever picked up an LTD or ESP guitar you will know just how well designed and made these guitars are. This is no different being built on the singlecut style Eclipse body shape that gives you a classic look but with modern playability so you never have to worry about your guitar getting in the way of you want to play again.
Stunning New Sound
Koa is a very interesting tone wood as nothing else really sounds like it. It offers brilliant high end focus that lets your guitar ring out for days but while still keeping a strong low end resonance for punch and midrange to cut on through the mix. You get this sound thanks to the Koa top blending perfectly with the Mahogany body as well as the 5 piece Mahogany and Bubinga neck. A great benefit thanks to this change is that this guitar will be able to take thicker strings and tune lower without losing any quality of tone.
Versatile Black Hardware
While ESP may be known mainly as a metal brand this guitar is great for a wide range of styles. With a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 pickup in the neck as well as the industry standard Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup in the bridge you can take this guitar from pop and blues to metal without having to change anything in the guitar. Also keeping you flexible you have a sturdy stoptail set up with great tuners so that you can hit the stage tune once and it leave it for the rest of the night.