ESP Deluxe

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The ESP Deluxe Series is a series of electric guitars produced by ESP.

The LTD Deluxe Series is produced in Japan and Korea and exported to the United States and Europe.

Notable users of models in the Deluxe Series include Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Bob Carpenter of A Life Once Lost, Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch, Jeff Kendrick of DevilDriver, Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Jamin Hunt of Sworn Enemy, Jensen of The Haunted, Jason Bozzi of Dry Kill Logic, Bruce Kulick of Grand Funk Railroad, Kenny Dunham of Brand New Sin, Brian Eschbach of The Black Dahlia Murder, Johnny Leal of 86 The Traitor, Snake of Skinlab, Glen Drover of Megadeth, Erik Payne of Andrew W.K., the guitarists of Secret & Whisper, and also of Saosin.

The Deluxe Series includes models based on the popular ESP product line of Eclipse, MH, Horizon, and M guitars. They include many high-end features, making them one of the most notable models in the LTD production line. The Deluxe Series began with only four models in 2003 and soon began including different variations of the four beginning in 2004.

ESP LTD EC-1000VHB[edit]

The EC-1000VHB features set-in neck construction in a 24.75" scale. The fingerboard features flag inlays with the model name at the 12th fret. It has 24 extra jumbo frets and an Earvana compensated nut. It comes in vintage honey burst with chrome hardware and aged white binding on the body, neck, and headstock. The tuning pegs are Sperzel locking tuners. It has two volume and one tone control knobs with a 3-way toggle.

ESP LTD EC-1000VB[edit]

The EC-1000VB features set-in neck construction in a 24.75" scale. The fingerboard features flag inlays with the model name at the 12th fret. It has 24 extra jumbo frets and an Earvana compensated nut. It comes in vintage black with gold hardware and aged triple white binding on the body and headstock with white binding on the neck. The tuning pegs are Sperzel locking tuners. It has two volume and one tone control knobs with a 3-way toggle.

  • Other Specs
    • Body Wood: Mahogany
    • Neck Wood: Maple
    • Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
    • Pickups: EMG 81 (Bridge)/EMG 60 (Neck)
    • Bridge: TonePros Locking Bridge with Stop Tailpiece

ESP LTD EC-1000[edit]

The EC-1000 features set-in neck construction in a 24.75" scale. The fingerboard features flag inlays with the model name at the 12th fret. It has 24 extra jumbo frets and an Earvana compensated nut. It comes in amber sunburst with chrome hardware and white with abalone binding on the body, neck and headstock. The tuning pegs are Sperzel locking tuners. It has two volume and one tone control knobs with a 3-way toggle. The EC-1000 is also made in black and black cherry but with EMG pickups instead of Seymour Duncan. The black cherry version has black hardware and the black version has gold hardware. In 2010 ESP released two new version of the EC-1000, a Silver Sunburst finish with the EMG pickups and a Metallic gold finish with Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro pickups in the bridge and neck position.

ESP LTD H-1000[edit]

The H-1000 features set-thru neck construction in a 25.5" scale. The fingerboard features abalone offset block inlays with the model name at the 12th fret. It has 24 extra jumbo frets and an Earvana compensated nut. It comes in black with black hardware and white with abalone binding on the body, neck, and headstock. The tuning pegs are Sperzel locking tuners. It has one volume and one tone control knob with a 3-way switch. The H-1000 is also made in amber cherry sunburst but with Seymour Duncan pickups instead of EMG. It has abalone flag inlays with the model name at the 12th fret.

  • Other Specs

ESP LTD MH-1000[edit]

The MH-1000 features set-thru neck construction in a 25.5" scale. The fingerboard features abalone offset block inlays with the model name at the 12th fret. It has 24 extra jumbo frets and a 42 mm Locking nut. It comes in black with black hardware and white pearl binding on the body, neck, and headstock. The tuning pegs are Grover (Floyd Rose Model) The String-Thru Body has ESP Locking Tuners. It has one volume and one tone control knob with a 3-way switch. The MH-1000 is also made in dark brown sunburst but with Seymour Duncan pickups instead of EMG.

  • Other Specs
    • Body Wood: Mahogany
    • Neck Wood: 3-piece Maple
    • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
    • Pickups: EMG 81 (Bridge)/EMG 85 (Neck). On the dark brown sunburst version, a Seymour Duncan JB is in the bridge position and a Seymour Duncan 59 is in the neck position.
    • Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Tremolo (with EMG pickups)/TonePros Locking Bridge with string-thru body (with Seymour Duncan pickups)

ESP LTD VIPER-1000[edit]

The VIPER-1000 features set-in neck construction with a 24.75" scale. The fingerboard features abalone flag inlays with the model name at the 12th fret. It has 24 extra jumbo frets and an Earvana compensated nut. It comes in vintage sunburst with black hardware and white with abalone binding on the neck and headstock. The tuning pegs are Sperzel locking tuners. It has one volume and one tone control knob with a 3-way toggle. The VIPER-1000 is also made in black and black cherry but with EMG pickups instead of Seymour Duncan.

  • Other Specs

ESP LTD M-1000[edit]

The ESP LTD M-1000 features Set-Thru construction (not to be confused with a Neck-Thru body) with a 25.5" scale. The fingerboard features abalone arrowhead inlays with the model name at the 12th fret. It has 24 extra jumbo frets. It comes in see-thru black with black hardware and white with abalone binding on the neck and headstock. The tuning pegs are ESP tuners. It has one volume and one tone control knob with a 3-way switch.

  • Other Specs
    • Body Wood: Alder
    • Neck Wood: 3-piece Maple
    • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
    • Pickups: 2 EMG 81
    • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original Bridge. From 2009 and on, they no longer come with Floyd Rose Originals, they come with a Floyd Rose 1000 Series.

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