The ESP LTD M-1000SE VNS Electric Guitar supplies flexibility of playability and tone, alongside some stripped-back, but exceptionally stunning, good looks. As the sum of its carefully selected parts and aesthetics, this instrument will leave no player displeased.
The body’s double-cutaway design is constructed with the combination of a gorgeous flame maple top, every part of the grain of which is visible thanks to the application of its Vintage Natural Satin finish, and a mahogany body. This combination gives a wide tonal range that gives both clarity and warmth, while the shape is famed for giving absolute, unrestricted access to the upper frets, as well as looking mean!
Of course this means nothing without a neck to match it, and that’s exactly what you get here, both in terms of playability and looks. Neck and fingerboard both are constructed from maple, giving a seamless hue to the guitar’s design and continuation of the theme of clear, punchy tone. The neck is formed for speed, with ESP’s Extra Thin U shape, while the 350mm radius fingerboard offers easy fretting, with its 24 XJ frets.
With the ESP LTD M1000SE VNS you have the inclusion of a Floyd Rose bridge. If you’re looking to include massive dive-bombs in your music, then you’re not going to get anything else that will come close. This is paired up with a locking nut at the other end of the neck, which stops you from getting thrown out of tune, so your performance is always solid. For even more tuning security, the guitar is equipped with a set of Grover tuners, and the hardware is finished in chrome, though that’s just because it looks good.
Seymour Do More
An interesting combination of pickups; the ESP LTD M 1000SE VNS Electric Guitar employs a Seymour Duncan SH-2 in the neck and a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates in the bridge.
Although not an immediately obvious pairing, it really works in giving a versatile selection of tone. The neck captures the clarity and articulation of the maple used through the construction of the guitar’s body and neck, while the bridge gives a ruder, rawer, Texas blues-rock sound that’s ideal for cutting through the mix.
Manufacturer ESP Model M-1000SE VNS Top Material Solid Flamed Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Neck Profile Extra Thin U Fingerboard Material Maple No. of Frets 24 Fret Size XJ Position Inlays Dot Fingerboard Radius 350mm Pickups Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates (Bridge)
Seymour Duncan SH-2 (Neck)
Pickup Config. HH Active/Passive Passive Controls Master Volume
5-way Ultra Switch
Bridge Floyd Rose Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Grover Finish Vintage Natural Satin
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