#1
Can anybody tell me more about this guitar? I know they're made in Japan and I like the Les Paul style of body. I've heard great things from friends IRL and other people on the internet. Can anybody tell me, is the ESP LTD EC1000 a good budget guitar? I noticed you can buy them used on guitar center for around $500. Thanks.
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#2
They're made in Korea, not Japan. Not LTD guitar is made in Japan.

But yes, they're great value. They don't scream at me to buy them, but they're very good.
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They're made in Korea, not Japan. Not LTD guitar is made in Japan.

But yes, they're great value. They don't scream at me to buy them, but they're very good.


Well I guess IDK anything then!

Do you think it's a good guitar for crunchy power chords, punk rock and rhythm metal guitar?
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#4
EC1000s are great guitars especially at that price. As for the rhythm stuff you want to do it should be fine. Just decide if you want the ones with the JB/59 or EMG sets.
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#5
EC1000s are great. That said, I found that neither set of stock pickups did what I want. I have a set of Bareknuckle Blackhawks in mine which work quite well.
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#6
Also, keep an eye open sometimes they go for pretty low prices. I bought mine for Townsend fun and got it for less than $400, in great shape. Admittedly I am not a fan of actives, but it works for what I'm using it for.
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#7
Cant go wrong with ltd, the Ltd x1000 series are probably the best "bang for your buck" guitars you can get. I have H-1001 (strat equivalent) and it is killer, anything by Ltd has an amazing quality-to-price ratio. I've played an ec-1000 with Jb/59 combo and its probably comparable to a Gibson SG despite the shape.

For $400 you really cannot go wrong.
#8
I have the black matte esp ltd ec 1000 and its a really great guitar. They play really nicely, feel great, and look awesome. I think the stock emgs sound really good in mine. Idk, why everybody says emgs sound the same in every guitar. I have two different guitars with emgs and they sound very different. The ec1000 in particular sounds thicker, with more low mids, and is articulate. The cleans sound better in the ec1000 than my other emg guitar.
If you feel the need to change the pickups, i guarantee the guitar will still be great. You can pretty much nail anything from blues, rock, punk, hard rock, and most genres of metal.
My only issues with the guitar is that ive had off and on tuning stability issues with the gstring (happened to several people w this guitar), and for some reason i get a ringing noise past the nut when i mute strings (which i resolved by putting a wrap past the headstock to put the strings there).
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