LTD EC-1000VB EMG / Ebony

LTD EC-1000VB EMG / Ebony

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EC-1000VB EMG / Ebony, LP-Shaped Guitar from LTD in the Deluxe EC series.

12 user reviews
Prices starting at $899 average price: $899

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  • Manufacturer:LTD
  • Model:EC-1000VB EMG / Ebony
  • Series:Deluxe EC
  • Category:LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/08/2006

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LTD EC-1000VB EMG / Ebony user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 12 reviews )
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Mattfig's review"Nice axe"

LTD EC-1000VB EMG / Ebony
Made in Korea...Here's the specs..

Its mahogany body is perfectly joined to a 3-piece mahogany neck, with an ebony fretboard, that features flag-shaped inlays and an ESP insignia on the 12th fret.

•Construction / Scale: Set-Neck / 24.75"
•Body: Mahogany (VB)
•Neck / Fingerboard: 3-Pc. Mahogany / Ebony (VB)
•Nut Type / Width: Earvana Compensated / 42mm
•Neck Shape: Thin U
•Inlays: Flags (VB)
•Frets: 24 XJ
•Binding: Aged Triple White (B/H), Aged White (N) (VB)
•Hardware: Gold (VB)
•Tuners: Schaller Locking
•Bridge / Tailpiece: Tonepros T3B-T & T1Z Locking
•Pickups: EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active (VB)
•Electronics: Vol / Vol / Tone / Toggle


This guitar plays very well. It arrived needing a setup and calibration but once that was done - every fret is accessible and no buzz...PLays like a dream as I like to keep my action low...

The EMGs really crank out a hot signal and I'd be careful with sensitive amps as it can clip a clean signal at hot levels...
The sound for hi gain apps is sick! The EMGs just rip right through the mix...High end bite is crisp, lows and mids are well defined...The clarity of the notes is surprisingly clear...

The design is great, typical Les Paul type guitar...It's thin and light but solid...


I use this guitar as my jazzy clean and my heavy gain beast...It cuts through a mix very nicely with or without distortion...It takes a clean or gain boost nicely too with little noise...That one beautiful thing about this guitar, lots of signal but not much noise..Don't forget to keep a fresh battery nearby as that can affect the tone greatly...Lithium is recommended...

This thing is built for Metallica but can deliver pop, rock, jazz, blues, etc...SHape the tone with the knobs and roll off a bit of volume to get a nice crunch...


This guitar rounded out my collection as I needed a hot EMG monster...This thing more than fits the bill...It surprised me with how well it can do jazz cleans...

The value is good...Sure there's better in this price range if you are looking for something different...But overall, it's worth it and no where near a bad price...It's held its value pretty well over the years although I have no intention of selling her...

I would buy it again but would insist on a good hardshell case...

James...'s review"Les Paul for metal"

LTD EC-1000VB EMG / Ebony
Made in Korea I believe. 24 frets. 2 volume 1 tone. Rosewood fingerboard. Ebony inlays. Mahogany body. Tonepros bridge. Locking tuners. EMG 81 and 60 active pickups. The neck is a lot like a cross between an Ibanez Wizard and a les paul classic neck if you have played one of those. These are pretty simple LP style rockers.


I used to play rhythm in a prog band and we were sponsored by LTD so I went through a bunch of these. First off, they hold up really well. Reliability is killer for this price range. I almost never have a problem with them. The simplicity of this guitar = less possibility for issues. The fret access is really good for a les paul style guitar and these weigh a lot less than a les paul. If you find a les paul heavy then this is what you need. It doesn't quite have the look down, but it gets that vibe.


When I had this particular model I played it through a couple of pedals and a Bogner uberschall half stack. That was the first Uberschall not the newer ones. My pedals were just an analog delay for ambient stuff and an overdrive. Nothing fancy. Because I play mostly rhythm I stick with the EMG 81 in the bridge which might be my favorite pickup ever for "chugging". The 60 is more for solos and cleans. I like it a lot but hardly get to use it.

My only quip about this guitar is that the body wood and shape aren't really translated to the EMG's which don't carry the tone of the guitar well. That's the pickup's fault though. If you don't like it, get some non active pickups.


I think my favorite thing about this guitar and all LTD's is how well they stand up on the road. The playability isn't bad either. If you're a touring guy, these are by far the best bang for the buck. I still have my first one (really banged up) from a 2006 tour. If you want a more "hot rodded" les paul then you can't do better than the Ec1000.

iamqman's review"Not bad"

LTD EC-1000VB EMG / Ebony
ESP guitars has an alternative brand called LTD which is basically the exact same type of guitars but just built overseas. They still carry pretty good quality as compared to the ESP models but at much more budget friendly prices. They still get a good overall feel and balance and tone that you'd find in the ESP guitars as well. If you are partial to the way the ESP guitars feel and sound then this isn't that far from those characteristics.


Detailed Description


BODY: Mahogany

NECK/FINGERBOARD: 3-Pc. Mahogany / Rosewood


INLAYS: Abalone Flags

PICKUPS: EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active

ELECTRONICS: Vol / Vol / Tone / Toggle

BRIDGE/TAILPIECE: Tonepros T3B-T & T1Z Locking

BINDING: Aged Triple White (B/H), Aged White (N)

TUNERS: Schaller Locking


COLOR: Vintage Blacks


The LTD 1000 guitar is basically Gibby Les Paul style body and tone. If you've ever hung around a Gibson Les Paul guitar for any given length of time or even just picked one up in a music store somewhere and you don't pretty much exactly what you're getting get with this instrument. You get a get a thick warm mahogany based tone that will be very rich in distortion. This guitar is a guitar that you get a use during a hard rock or metal typesetting. It can also play decent cleans but nothing compared to a single coil or a lighter wood body. It is a great alternative for the ESP prices if you don't have a whole lot of money.


These guitars come in right around $1200. That is not a bad price for new guitar with EMG pick ups installed. This is a beefy guitar that sounds really good in most and all settings. I would recommend this to someone he's looking for an alternative to Gibson Les Paul guitar with many of the features of the higher and Les Paul guitars but with a much more budget friendly price.

monkseba95's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

LTD EC-1000VB EMG / Ebony
What kind of handle??


good we do not care does not mean anything

I have a les paul standard, a musicman Petrucci, among other A and EC1000 vb ....
This is the one I prefer.
I know.
Ltd probably knows why ....
This is a very good guitar, I have 4 years.
almost the only one I play.
My amp?? a mesa boogie single correct and JCM800 clone (much better in my opinion)
It sounds, that's all! and very very comfortable.
for the pink Floyd. although past .....!
must try
She has certe character. but its clean or saturax it to SA personality.
for the price. nothing to say.
thank you ltd. it is a relief
I think sell my les paul (15 years that I have).
It serves me.
My EC1000 the emporté..............................................................................................


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