HONEY BURST SATIN
The LTD EC-1000 remains one of ESP’s most popular guitar series, offering the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians need in an instrument, along with the pricing that serious musicians can afford. With the EC-1000T, musicians get a traditional full-thickness body that is chambered for weight relief, making long live shows less of a strain on your back. It offers set-thru construction for easy access to the higher frets, but one aspect of the EC-1000T is anything but old-school: the EC-1000T is the first production guitar to offer a set of new Fishman Fluence® Open Core Classic Humbucker pickups with three voicings. On the neck pickup, Voice 1 offers the coveted vintage P.A.F. tone, Voice 2 is an airy chime, and Voice 3 is a vintage single-coil. For the bridge pickup, Voice 1 is the P.A.F., Voice 2 is the classic hot-rodded humbucker, and Voice 3 is an overwound single coil. The resulting sonic versatility of this guitar is astounding. The EC-1000T also features a mahogany body with a flamed maple top, and an excellent Honey Burst Satin finish.
I have this guitar and it's basically my favorite finish on any of the Eclipse models including the EII and ESP ranges so I hope they keep it going. Mine came with a couple inconsistencies I noted in videos online of people with this model and that is the Switch and the Nut are black not cream but they are good quality. I do wish traditional thickness ECs had a slightly thicker neck profile instead of the same thin u. I think it's safe to assume a consumer buying something "Traditional Thickness" wouldn't be terribly upset if the neck profile was a bit more "traditional" too. I knew this when I got it though and It's not ultra thin to a point of feeling like it's fragile + it has a volute.