We can’t accuse ESP Guitars of being lazy. After wowing us at the NAMM Show with a zillion different new models and cool custom guitars, they’ve gone and announced 11 more new additions to the line up. Details and pics after the jump.
A new variety is now available in our world-famous LTD Deluxe EC-1000 line. The new EC-1000T (BLK) and EC-1000T (FCSB) represent a more traditional look and feel to the classic single-cutaway body shape… it has a slightly thicker body, no waist cut, and a 22 extra-jumbo fret neck (as opposed to the 24 frets on most EC models).
The black-finished EC-1000T (BLK) uses a set-neck construction on a 24.75″ scale. The guitar has a mahogany body, mahogany neck (with a thin-U contour), and rosewood fingerboard with abalone flag inlays. Abalone purfling is on the guitar’s headstock, neck, body. Its gold hardware includes ESP locking tuners and a Tonepros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. Other high-performance components include a 42mm Earvana compensated nut and EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 60 (neck) active pickups.
The EC-1000T (FCSB) is the same body shape, with a sumptuous faded cherry sunburst finish. The new FCSB model also includes crème single binding (on headstock, body, and neck), and a flamed maple top over its mahogany body. Nickel hardware includes the covers on its Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro pickups, along with the guitar’s ESP locking tuners and a Tonepros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece.
The new EC for Gus G!
You probably already know that Firewind member (and ESP guitarist) Gus G. is now playing with Ozzy Osbourne. He’s designed a sweet new guitar for his new gig: the LTD Revolver EC. Based on the single-cutaway ESP Eclipse shape, this guitar is insanely cool and totally unique. It features a custom graphic finish along with custom “Gus Fire” inlays. Unlike most EC models, the new Revolver EC has a 25.5” scale with set through construction, and features a mahogany body with a maple neck (22 XJ frets) and rosewood fingerboard. It also offers Seymour Duncan Blackout ABH-1 active pickups, with a single volume control and an on-off mini switch. The Revolver EC uses black nickel hardware, including ESP locking tuners and a Tonepros TOM bridge and tailpiece.
Phoenix fires up the LTD Line
In 2009, we introduced the ESP Phoenix-II guitars and basses, and everyone thought they were beyond awesome. But not everyone can get an ESP, so we’re happy to now offer the hot Phoenix models under the LTD brand! The Phoenix-1000 (BLK) and Phoenix-1000 (SW) are now available in the LTD Deluxe line, and the ultra-affordable Phoenix-200 (BLK) is in the LTD Standard line. The Phoenix-1000 guitars offer a neckthru-body construction with a 25.5″ scale. These guitars have a mahogany body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard with 22 XJ frets and 42mm Earvana compensated nut. The chrome hardware includes ESP locking tuners and Tonepros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, along with Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) and ‘59 (neck) pickups. Finishes on the models are Black and Snow White. The Phoenix-200 is a similar guitar but with a black-finished basswood body, and ESP hardware and pickups.
LTD Phoenix Basses, Too!
Bass players, we know you felt left out in the cold at the NAMM show. But do not despair! ESP would never forget about you keepers of the low end. To start with, check out the three new LTD Phoenix basses: the Phoenix-1004 (BLK), Phoenix-1004 (2TB), and Phoenix-204 (BLK)! The LTD Deluxe Series Phoenix-1004 basses offer a neckthru-body construction; 34” Scale; Mahogany Body; Maple Neck; Ebony Fingerboard; 21 XJ Frets; and chrome hardware that includes Gotoh tuners and a Gotoh bridge. Pickups on the new LTD Deluxe Phoenix-1000 basses are EMG 35DC active models on both bridge and neck. Available finishes on these models are Black and 2-Tone Burst.The Phoenix-204, part of the LTD Standard line, implements a basswood body and ESP hardware, including its ESP DB-4 bridge, ESP SB-4 pickups, and the ESP ATB-1 active tone boost.
And More Basses…
Finally, we know how much you dig the classic look and feel of the ESP Vintage-4, and when you asked us to make an LTD version of this bass, we had no choice but to oblige. The Vintage-204 (BLK/M) and Vintage-204 (3TB/R) basses both have a classic design, with bolt-on necks a 34″ scale, an alder body, and 21 XJ frets. The basses also provide chrome hardware with ESP vintage tuners, an ESP DB-4 bridge, and ESP LDJ (bridge) and LDP (neck) pickups. The Vintage-204 (BLK) has a distressed black finish and one-piece maple neck, while the Vintage-204 (3TB/R) model has a distressed 3-Tone Burst finish and a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.