The ESP LTD M-1000 Koa Electric Guitar in Natural is a double-cutaway dream that offers ESP's legendary craftsmanship at a price that both amateurs and working professionals can take advantage of. Equipped with an intense yet versatile pickup arrangement, and designed to aid lightning fast performances, the M-1000 is the perfect choice for metal, rock, fusion, jazz, or any other genre that encourages a fearless playing style.
The neck construction technique employed on the M-1000 Koa is ESP's neck-thru-body method, which means the same piece of wood is used for the neck and the centre column of the body. Then, wings are fitted to the centre column to create the body shape. The neck-thru-body design creates miles of sustain, with an extended scale length of 25.5-inch to offer a generous playing surface to navigate. The neck is crafted from a five-piece mahogany/bubinga partnership, which has been shaped to the extra thin, flat profile.
Married to the neck is a luxurious ebony fingerboard, which is home to 24 XJ-frets with offset flag inlays. As with all M-1000 series models, the playing feel of this beauty is solid yet responsive, giving you the freedom to run your fingers along confidently. The 350mm radius means that string bends can be performed smoothly, making it very comfortable to roll your fingers around when performing elaborate and advanced technique.
The deep double-cutaway body profile of the ESP LTD M-1000 Koa is designed to make each and every fret easily accessible. The super-slim body shape is combined with elegantly shaped contours, which allows the body to hug close to yours as you play. The M-1000 is a high performance model that instantly creates a feeling of familiarity, whilst instilling a desire to let your fingers fly.
The body wings are designed using mahogany, which is combined with a figured Hawaiian koa top. The combination of mahogany and koa means that the M-1000 produces a smooth balance across the frequency spectrum from generous lows, thumping mids, and sweetly nuanced highs. The top has been treated to a natural gloss finish, exhibiting the natural grain of the koa in all its glory.
DiMarzio Humbucking Pickups
The M-1000 Koa is equipped with a pair of DiMarzio ST-2 Custom humbucking pickups a pairing that offers searing tones that are perfect for laying down some meaty riffs, and wailing leads. The pickup combination offered means that you have a vast tonal arsenal to play with, making this model adaptable to any musical style you can imagine. Jazz purists, fusion players, country enthusiasts - pretty much everyone - will love the versatility and precise output offered by ST-2 pickups. Control comes in the form of a master volume control, a master tone control, and a five-way pickup selector switch.
Fitted to the body is a Floyd Rose tremolo, which works with locking nuts at the top of the neck and Grover tuning machines on the headstock. This system maintains tuning integrity with absolute precision, whilst allowing you to perform elaborate vibrato gymnastics. All hardware is finished in black to complement the understated natural finish of the guitar and matching headstock.
The ESP LTD M-1000 Koa Electric Guitar in Natural finish is a dream model for any and every player. Whether you simply rock out at home to your favourite tracks, or hit stages around the world, night after night on a whirlwind tour, this is a guitar that is built to match your abilities every step of the way.
Manufacturer ESP LTD Model M-1000 Koa Electric Guitar Top Material Figured Hawaiian Koa Body Material Mahogany Neck Material 5-piece Mahogany/Bubinga Fingerboard Material Ebony Fingerboard Radius 350mm Nut Width 42mm Nut Type Moulded Neck Profile Extra Thin Flat No. of Frets 24 XJ Hardware Colour Black Strap Button Standard Tuners Grover Bridge Locking Tremolo Bridge Floyd Rose Active/Passive Passive Pickup Configuration HH Pickups Neck: Dimarzio ST-2 Custom Bridge: Dimarzio ST-2 Custom Controls Master Master Tone Pickup Switching 5-Way Ultra Switch Finish Natural Gloss
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