ESP LTD Deluxe EC1000 Ultimate Review 2022

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Review

The ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 is a versatile hard rock guitar capable of many different sounds and tone! With its Les Paul body style, fantastic hardware and electronics, this guitar is a contender!

Focused more at hard rock music, this guitar can still obtain lower gain sounds thanks to the split coil option it carries. ESP has an amazing guitar offering here for many different play styles.

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000VB

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Features

  • Solid Mahogany Body
  • Eclipse Body Shape
  • Thin “U” Neck Shape
  • Macassar Ebony Finger Board
  • 25″ scale and 24 Jumbo Frets
  • EMG Huymbucker Pick-ups
  • Great Hardware


  • Nice materials and solid design
  • Many Great rock and metal sounds
  • Very fun and easy to play
  • The hardware is of good quality
  • Choose from many colors


  • Some players have mentioned that a set up was required
ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000VB

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Body

The ESP LTD Deluxe mahogany body resembles the Les Paul but is called an”Eclipse” body shape by ESP. There are a few different colors to choose from and so you can get the color that best suits you.

Each of the different colors look really good and are sure to turn a few heads. The solid mahogany provides wicked sustain when you really want it!

Like all LP body shapes, the cutaway is vital to the performance of the guitar type. It would not be as versatile without it, and so we are happy to report, we have what we need here!

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000VB

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Neck

The ESP LTD EC-1000 mahogany guitar neck is a set in neck type. This means that the neck is glued and fastened into the body and cannot be removed like a bolt on. The benefit to this is a sustain monster and great sound!

This also provides incredible resonance and a very solid guitar. The fret board is Macassar Ebony, has a 24.75″ scale and 24 frets.

The neck width is 1.65″ making it incredibly easy to play very fast! The “U” shape profile just adds to the play ability and comfort.

Finger Board inlays are all your great looking but standard LTD flags.

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000VB

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Hardware

The ESP LTD EC-1000 is loaded with a pair of EMG humbuckers that simply growl on command. They are a great pick up and do well in this guitar.

The guitars controls are a master tone and 2 volume knobs as well as a pick-up selector switch. The clarity and aggression from this pick-up set is awesome.

There is a 60 at the neck and an 81 at the bridge which is a common pairing for hard rock or metal! ESP locking tuners feel smooth and did a great job keeping things in tune.

The ESP LTD EC-100 has a Tonepro’s Tune-o-matic bridge and a stopbar fully adjustable tailpiece.The hardware is all gold and looks trick!

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Sound

While the body shape may have been borrowed, don’t let that fool you. This guitar truly has its own sound and feel!

ESP has equipped this guitar with quality parts and provided the EC-1000 some awesome versatility.

The EMG pick-ups are a seriously powerful set and just resonate with some serious tone from clean to mean!

I suggest the ESP LTD for something with some real bite and has the aggression on board that a rocker or metal player needs.

But don’t be fooled, this thing does amazing cleans as well, its a killer guitar!

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Feel

If your diggin in and looking for some thick rhythms, your covered. Need some seriously fast leads? That is here too!

The sustain and resonance from this guitar is so much fun. It has the right drive and growl to actually feel it coming alive in your hands. The frets are nice and tall making it easy to bend and really dig in.

Great guitar for the money and a ton of fun!.

Conclusion And Final Thoughts

 The ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 is a beautiful looking guitar that is loaded with amazing parts!

The EMG pick-ups and mahogany body just sound amazing. The versatility in this guitar is right on par offering strength in any genre of rock to metal. Cleans are a breeze here as well and sound great, full and chimy.

The fret board is smooth and comfortable and was great for fast playing. the guitar held tune no problem and re-tuning wasn’t required during our review. This is seriously a steal of a deal for the price point!

ESP makes some great guitars and has done so for many many years. Their expertise really shows in this guitar.

The quality components they include always seem to raise the bar as they strive for excellence even at a lower price point.

I mean your still going to drop a few hundred bucks, but for what you are getting here, its well worth it!

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