I got a great deal on this baby at the Mars Music going out of business sale. Yeah, I miss Mars, but hey I only paid $550 for this $1000 guitar. I was looking to buy myself a Christmas present, and this looked like the perfect guitar for me.
This guitar has it all, EMG 81 active pickups, neck-thru body design, an ORIGINAL Floyd Rose tremelo, (not one of those imitations) and abalone inlays along the neck. This guitar's distorted sound is the best I've ever heard. The color and the quality is just perfect for anything, especially if you're playing metal. Some people take out the neck EMG 81 and replace it with an 85, but I like it just like this. It also has jumbo frets, which I personally like but others may not.
The clean sound on this guitar isn't as well as some people might like. The EMG 81s gice it a sort of processed sound, but is still really good. It's sustain isn't as good as it could be because of the Floyd Rose, but the neck-thru design somewhat makes up for that.
Yes, this is still and ESP LTD, and is still Korean made. However, I think it seems to be just as good quality as any American or Japanese guitar. The action was perfect for me when I received it. The finish is plain black, but it's the best black you'd ever see. I use it every once in a while for a mirror when I need one.
This guitar is a great guitar, especially for my style. It has the best pickups you can buy, the best bridge you can buy, and for me the best neck you can buy. However, if your style doesn't use distorted sounds a lot, or if you never use a tremelo on your guitar, this guitar isn't for you. You should only buy this guitar if you're going to use the Floyd Rose. Otherwise, it's just a hassle, and you might want to try looking at an ESP H-1000 or an EC-1000.
The M1000 is one of the flagship models of the LTD line. It's a high quality guitar that the LTD facilities build and rivals the ESP Standard series in terms of quality and tone. The guitar features an alder body with a flamed maple top, a set-thru maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and 24 extra jumbo frets, EMG pickups, binding, an original floyd rose, one volume, one tone and a three way switch.
These guitars are great, and I'm a big fan of the 1000 series for those looking for a great guitar on a budget. The quality of the flame is usually pretty good, and the fit + finish is pretty nice. There's an issue with some of the binding sometimes in that you can easily see where it starts/ends, but that's purely cosmetic. There's also an issue with it being pretty gaudy, but that's purely a taste issue. The guitar comes with an original floyd rose which is a HUGE plus. The fretwork is generally pretty good, and the ends tend to be finished decently. It's not quite as nice or consistent as the Standard series, but that's to be expected.
These guitars generally sound pretty nice and resonant. It comes equipped with EMG 81s in both the bridge and neck position. The 81 in the bridge is tight and super cutting. You can get ridiculous harmonics with the thing, and it's one of the best recording pickups out there for metal. I'm not a huge fan of the 81 in the neck, but if you're into brighter, cutting lead tones, it should do the trick nicely. I generally prefer the 85 in the neck, but that's not an issue thanks to the quick disconnects.
These guitars are great if you're looking for a guitar packed full of features and at a cheaper price than the ESP Standard series. It's even better when you start looking at the used prices as they generally are around $500ish to $600ish. Considering this has an original floyd rose, real EMG pickups and quality woods, it's definitely worth looking into.
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voodoo child's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Guitar made in Korea.
Driver Channel 24 cases in-3pices stocky, with rosewood back key "Arrows" + abalone binding on neck and head in abalone ... also the great luxury and absolutely beautiful.
EMG 81 active humbuckers Electronics
1volume, 1tonalit selector 3positions Floyd Rose original (rather rare on the Asian MODELS)
Since I started the guitar, so about 6 years since I had so many guitars ... the cause of these changes rptition: the handle.
I have small hands with small fingers. I had an Ibanez RG prestige and normal stratum, an Epiphone ... my style of music is blues, prog metal .... the M1000 is the guitar I wanted.
The handle is off course, but it is unlike lgrement round behind Ibanez o the handle is completely flat which can tire the poignant after a moment, the hand fits directly on it. This handle is trs comfortable for little hands as big. In addition, Access in acute qu'ais grace is an almost non-existent heel.
In terms of ergonomics, fans of the form will not stratocaster dsorients because body shape is that of the stratum. Except the head reverse typical ESP with abalone inlays also. We can say that this guitar the look is Russian, she is sober with a transparent black, according to the orientation of the instrument with the sun, we see the grooves of the wood.
The only BMOL .... it is the weight ... the maple body ... it is paid trs heavy.
That's why I put that 9.
To the sound ... how can I say .... dj not a breath is heard from the amp into distortion clear sound, thank you active electronics.
I will PROCD the description of each position one by one.
The neck pickup EMG81 ... ... surprise, it is clear in his trs soft, you can play jazz without taking too EXAGRES either but playing with the Tone knob of a can ... ringing in saturated sound that keeps building with a soft to medium level trs enjoyable.
Both pickups together, central position of the selector ... clear sound, turned to the Texas blues, with its insist, slamming but warm saturated ... you find yourself in a sound horizon from blues to mtal, AD s you have to play a ith the gain of the amplifier.
Position chavalet .... then the war is clear .... the sound .... it's not his world is not saturated and he loves it .... dynamics and precision of mad harmonics dmandent does that leave.
For my part, I use this guitar with a Mesa Dual Rectifier .... really the blues metl further ... to spend more than well.
I put 9 because the blues to metal it may be missing .... 1 point for complete versatility.
I use it for about a year ... which is rare with me ... usually I start getting bored, but not l. ... I'm not deu and I would do if the choice j ''d do it again.
This guitar is trs class appearance with Flamed Maple top, this black patent and clear all the abalone inlays ... it's the luxury as the name implies ..... M1000 deluxe.
For that price you even better with a standart MODL American .... to finish and even the entire guitar. This is a report qualitprix absolutely fabulous ...
This instrument deserves some attention here a bit ...
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sloopA's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
There is no doubt, we are in the high end LTD by ESP, it is well worth the EC-1000 and company despite what you read on different forum.
Made in Korea, this guitar has two EMG 81. In the neck position is a little cold but with a good multi effects pedal such as GFX8, one can arrive at sound and jazzy blues. In the bridge position gives access to modern and ultra sounds very typical style deChimaira, Machine Head, In Flames, etc ... In other words, artificial harmonics are legion.
The maple neck conducting liner combined with a Floyd Rose (original please) provides excellent sustain.
The guitar has two knobs (volume and tone) and a 3 position switch (neck pickup, bridge, or both).
The neck is fairly wide and will suit large hands but not discouraged small (a few hours to get used). However it is a real highway, the slides are closed eyes and the pleasure of play is greatly improved.
It is worth noting that access to the treble is particularly easy as on most of ESP and LTD.
Unfortunately the fact that the guitar is fully maple (body + table + handle) makes weight are very important and promising sore shoulder after a few hours of play standing (concerts and repeated '), get your subscription to the gym ! Strato basic form to get high with a nice arm which does not MH400 nt for example.
Even with a crappy amp (well, not too much) we arrive at an excellent sound quality. It really feels the power of both the power chord EMG81 and for solos.
I put 9 / 10 just because of the weight of the beast.
Both say right away, this guitar is definitely not for the punkers, the jazz, the blues man, etc ... although, as I said above, with a small pedal effects ...
This skyscraper is primarily made for metalheads who like tearing the ears of their neighbors with powerful riffs and slamming solos.
For my part I play on a line6 spider II 212 home and a Peavey 5150 and repeating in concert '(provided by the Brise Glace, Association of amplified music Annecy). This config gives a precise and powerful. All combined with a Zoom effects pedal GFX8 and you have a real killer.
I have this guitar for about 1 month and it never let me down. My frequency of play is about one hour and a half days (and yes there are studies too) and I discover every day more about the scratches. What I like about this guitar is of course his sound and vibrato. Before this guitar I was not too fan of vibrato but since the purchase of the M-1000 I think I could not part with it. Without too much abuse, I must admit that a little bit of vibrato solo that sounds really good.
I tried the MH 400 nt, which also sounds great by the way, but having sufficient financial contribution I have been tempted by the M-1000 in part due to its pink floyd and aesthetics.
The price of this guitar is relatively high (€ 1190 in Annecy Music) but visually and technically, it is truly a cut above other guitars made for such use.
You have understood the choice I would definitely do it again.