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ESP LTD M 1000

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ESP LTD M-1000

ESP LTD M-1000 is a guitar model made in Korea and distributed by ESP imitating the signature version of Kirk Hammet kh-2 Vintage, including same hardware and construction. The Guitar features a 25.5" Scale, Neck-Thru and Set-Thru constructions (Originally Neck-Thru), EMG 81 pickups, ESP Tuners, Original Floyd Rose and Floyd Rose 1000 bridge in post 2009 models, and a Floyd Rose Original bridge in prior models. It has an Alder Body with a Flame Maple Top and an Extra Thin U Contour Maple Neck with a Rosewood Fingerboard, 24 XJ Frets and a 42mm Locking Nut. Its stock controls are a three way pickup selector switch, a Master Volume pot and a Master Tone pot. The only stock finish that is available currently is See-Thru Black (STBLK) and it has Abalone shell arrow inlays and binding on its neck and head-stock. All of its hardware is black nickel.



This guitar is perfect for metalheads tones. From classic sound of Heavy to handle much more focused tone to the extreme Metal. A resonant and well-balanced tone is created, with a well-defined sparkle in the top end and a focused upper mid range. Some people chose to change the neck pickup to an EMG 85 or 60 to have a less harsh sound.

Specs Original Model

Construction / Scale: Neck-Thru Body / 25.5 in (648 mm)

Body: Alder (w/ Flamed Maple Top M-1000FM only)

Neck / Fingerboard: 3-Pc. Maple / Rosewood

Nut Type / Width: FR Locking / 43 mm (1.693 in)

Neck Shape: Extra Thin U

Inlays: Shark tooth style inlays

Frets: 24 XJ

Binding: White and abalone binding on Neck and Headstock

Hardware: Black Nickel Hardware

Tuners: Grover nol locking

Bridge: Original Floyd Rose

Pickups: EMG 81 Active Set

Electronics: Vol / 3-way Switch / Tone

Finish: See-Thru Black

The neck is an extra thin U shape (think somewhere between a C and D shape) with 24 XJ or extra jumbo frets and proved supremely easy to play with a profile that was comfortable and fast thanks to the 25.5 in (648 mm) scale and large fret size - perfect for modern, technically demanding styles! Shark tooth style inlays enhance the technical look of the instrument and the M-1000 logo inlaid at the 12th fret adds an element of class to the aesthetics. Hardware is all high spec with Grover Tuners, locking nut, Original Floyd Rose bridge and a pair of EMG 81 pickups in bridge and neck positions. A three-way switch is accompanied by volume and tone knobs with all hardware finished in black nickel, contrasting very nicely with the See-Thru Black finish on the body and matching headstock.

Other released versions LTD M-1000

Several models released since 2003 (This Model is harder to get and more expensive to manufacture)

1) Original Model 3p Maple Neck-Thru construction, Body: Alder with Flamed Maple top, Neck and Floyd Rose Original

2) Set-Thru with Mahogany body and neck construction, Floyd Rose 1000 Series Bridge

3) Set-Thru Construction, Floyd Rose 1000 Series Bridge (Actually the lowest model)

4) Ltd M-1000 M Set-Thru with Maple model construction finish, Floyd Rose 1000 Series Bridge

Unreleased version of LTD M-1000

Other LTD M-1000 guitars called MRF Series played by Anjelita Fleury was unreleased in Mauritius only include:

  • ESP LTD MRF-10/MRF-100
  • ESP LTD MRF-200
  • ESP LTD MRF-200SC(Mme Krapabelle A Frappe Bart Simpson graphic)
  • Links

  • References

    ESP LTD M-1000 Wikipedia

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