ESP LTD EC-1000 - Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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Hit Your Amp with Serious Tonal Aggression

With the ESP LTD Eclipse EC-1000 solidbody electric guitar plugged into your amplifier, you're primed for pure rock fury. You get eternal sustain from the Eclipse's set-neck design, which keeps it resonating longer than bolt-on designs. You've got powerful, articulate tone on demand with EMG humbucking pickups. From chiming cleans to growling high-gain tones, this guitar covers a lot of tonal territory. Find out why some of the most aggressive guitarists choose ESP - get your LTD Eclipse EC-1000 from Sweetwater today.

ESP LTD Eclipse EC-1000 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • ESP's Eclipse body style blends classic looks with modern performance
  • EMG humbucking pickups are a solid foundation for hard rockin'
  • ESP LTD - a huge value with ESP quality
ESP's Eclipse body style blends classic looks with modern performance

Nothing screams hard rock like ESP's timeless Eclipse body style. The extra mass of this single-cutaway design gives the Eclipse EC-1000 truly epic sustain, whereas its slightly arched top provides you with comfortable hand positioning no matter your picking style. Add to that a super-sharp cutaway, which gives you open access to the Eclipse EC-1000's upper frets, and you're totally ready to shred.

EMG humbucking pickups are a solid foundation for hard rockin'

Hard rockers and aggressive players have turned to EMG active pickups for years for their amazing tone, exceptional dynamic response, and reliable performance. You get EMG 60 and EMG 81 humbucking pickups in the Eclipse EC-1000, ready to sound as clean or as mean as your style calls for.

ESP LTD - a huge value with ESP quality

ESP LTD guitars were created to bring a more affordable version of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars to a new market. The entire ESP LTD line features premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye for detail and quality means that every instrument is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive list of signature guitars by some of today's biggest guitar heroes shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you're looking for the perfect rock or metal guitar, then you need to check out ESP LTD guitars.

ESP LTD Eclipse EC-1000 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic-looking electric guitar with exceptional sustain and aggressive tone
  • Thin "U" profile makes the mahogany neck play fast and smooth
  • Dual EMG pickups give you aggressive tone, hot output, and excellent note definition
  • Tonepros locking TOM bridge/tailpiece give you dependable tuning stability and intonation
  • Set-neck construction gives you long-lasting sustain and excellent articulation

Rock like you mean it with the ESP LTD Eclipse EC-1000!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Eclipse
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Color Black
Neck Material Mahogany, set-in
Neck Shape Thin "U"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 24, extra-jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.65"
Nut Material Molded
Bridge/Tailpiece Tonepros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece
Tuners Locking tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG 60 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG 81 Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, master tone, 3-way selector
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number LEC1000BLK

Customer Reviews

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Amazing fit, finish, and sound!

I was looking for a Les Paul body style guitar with good hardware, fit, and finish, but really didn't want to shell out $2000 plus on a Gibson Standard. I was immediately attracted to the LTD by it's looks, but when I read the tech specs I was really impressed. Tone Pro Bridge, locking tuners, EMG active pickups, and all of that abalone inlay work sold me on trying this one out. I am not disappointed!Plays and sounds as beautiful as it looks. I would definitely recommend the EC 1000 line if your looking for a Les Paul style guitar with some modern appointments.
Music background: Weekend Warrior

BETTER than a les paul

Seriously I would take one of these over a Les Paul any day. This guitar feels and plays amazing. Dont like active pickups? Get one with Duncans. Cannot get a better guitar for the price.
Music background: 25 years

ESP LTD EC-1000 Black

This is an amazing guitar for the price! It looks, sounds, and plays great.I like it so much I'm thinking about getting another just so I have setup in standard tuning and another in Drop D tuning.The active pickups also work well for Rocksmith 2014.
Music background: Hobbyist

Beautiful Guitar, but...

I recently purchased the ESP LTD EC-1000 Black, The guitar is beautiful and played wonderfully! However, when looking at photos of the guitar on this website, I had no way of knowing how thin the body actually was. To my dismay I felt that the body was too thin for my taste, it kinda felt like a toy in my hands, due to the thin body width. In my opinion, the warmth and tone was sacrificed for the contours and thin body width structure of the instrument. I returned the ESP LTD EC-1000 not because it was a bad guitar, nor because of playability but simply because for me, I prefer a guitar that closely resembles a Les Paul Custom on thickness. Thus, I purchased: ESP LTD EC-1000T/CTM - Snow White which is exactly 2" thick like a Les Paul Custom but all the appointment of the awesome ESP LTD line of guitars! Oh! and Drew Foster is a great Sales Engineer that always goes out of his way to please me, the Sweetwater customer!

Great Guitar & Great customer service

This is a great instrument. I've been interested in purchasing an LTD for some time and finally decided to purchase the ec-1000 in black. Thanks in large part to the great help of my excellent sales engineer. I love the classic shape with a modern twist. The quality of this instrument is excellent. If you purchase this guitar, you will not be disappointed.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Solidbody Guitars, ESP, ESP Solidbody Guitars