NGD: ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000

Craig Encinitas

Gold Supporting Member
May 3, 2021
Encinitas, Ca
ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Seymour Duncan in Blue Natural Fade

Wow wow wow! This is one of those better than I was expecting guitars. I had tried out a similar model from ESP at a shop, but had to mail-order this one.

Why I got it:
-Birthday guitar
-Extra Jumbo stainless steel frets (woohoo!)
-Scored a deal
-24.75” scale
-Seymour Duncan pickups
-Made in Korea (some are Indonesian)
-Stellar reviews

What I like about it:
-Extra Jumbo stainless steel frets (again, woohoo!) I can bend notes like Superman does railroad tracks.
-The design and color are unique
-Incredible sustain, seriously, this axe does some trippy “sympathetic” string reverberations. 😵‍💫
-The Duncan pickups are geared towards shred-metal; Sentient (bridge) Pegasus (neck). Both will coil split.
-Dark hardware, and it’s solid…no rattles.
-13.8” radius (350mm)
-Build quality ⭐

What I don’t like:
-Tone knob has slight play in it. Probably fixable.

I got it from a small shop and they threw in a gig bag and a full set up. Stoked!


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Dec 20, 2020
Congrats! I've got a great deal on an LTD PS-1000 earlier this year, kind of an offset semi-hollow Les Paul. It's Indonesian made and the quality is fantastic. Seymour Duncan Phat Kat P-90s, Tone Pros bridge and tailpiece, ebony fretboard with pearloid/abalone inlays, SS frets. ESP LTD offers a lot of guitar for the money