ESP LTD EC-1000 Guitar, Metallic Gold Sunburst

969.00 RRP 1,162.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 14th November 2016
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30 day money back guarantee included

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Optional: 5 year warranty: €53.30
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The product price includes a one year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.

However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.

The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:

  • Warranty is extended to 5 years from the date of delivery.
  • Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 90 days (terms apply after 30 days)
  • Collection and delivery costs are included for the first two years
  • Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 5 years if it has not been used!
  • Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
  • Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
  • If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
  • The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount

Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.

For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.

This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014.

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ESP LTD EC-1000 Guitar, Metallic Gold Sunburst

ESP's LTD guitars are renowned for the quality of their construction and it's a well-earned distinction, as this quality is present in the ESP LTD EC-1000, Metallic Gold Sunburst Guitar. From ESP's top end signature models through to the more affordable LTD models, ESP and LTD Guitars and Basses feature high quality hardware and design features that are indicative of a company that has spent over 35 years designing some of music's most brutal, hard wearing and road worthy instruments.

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ESP guitars are quite possibly the most revered manufacturer of heavy metal electric guitars and basses. ESP and its LTD brand are the first stop for many heavy metal icons, including James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Jeff Hanneman of Slayer, Jeff Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer of Devil Driver as well as some of Rock's most beloved characters like George Lynch and The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood.

Tonepros locking bridge system

ESP are proud to feature Tonepros bridge systems on many of their guitars. A simple, yet innovative improvement to the standard tune-o-matic bridge allows both the bridge and tailpiece to be locked down to the posts using 2 small set screws located on either end of the bridge and tailpiece. The result is increased sustain, exacting intonation perfection, and better playability & tuning - thanks to better bridge stability.

Set-thru neck joint

Our innovative neck construction technique gives you the look and feel of a neck-thru-body design while maintaining the warmth and wood tone combinations of a set-neck instrument. Access to the upper frets is not a problem. And gone is that old traditional "bulky" set-neck heel set-neck heel.

ESP Locking Tuners

Back in 2008 ESP introduced their own locking tuners on many new and existing LTD Signature & Deluxe series instruments. Ease of use and elegant design were their key goals in designing these keys. ESP tuning keys eliminate the need for wraps on the tuner shaft to improve tuning stability, reduce string slippage and simplify the restringing process.


Body & Bridge:

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Bridge & Tailpiece: Tonepros Locking TOM
  • Finish: MGOSB (Metallic Gold Sunburst)


  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Construction: Set-Neck Construction
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Nut: 42mm Standard
  • Neck Contour: Thin U Neck Contour
  • Frets: 24 XJ Frets

Pickups & Hardware:

  • Bridge Pickup: EMG 81
  • Neck Pickup: EMG 60 Active
  • Hardware: Black Nickel Hardware
  • Tuners: ESP Locking Tuners
  • Controls:
    • 3-Way Toggle
    • Bridge Volume
    • Neck Volume
    • Master Tone