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ESP LTD EC-1001FR STBLK See Thru Black Electric Guitar (Refurbished)

Includes full manufacturer's warranty!
Code: 651064
  • £699.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  • RRP £1,255.90

The ESP Ltd EC-1001FR in See Thru Black comes with traditional singlecut features plus the added advantage of the Floyd Rose Trem for a bit of extra expressive playing.

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Condition: Manufacturer b-stock in good condition. The guitar has a sizeable ship to the rear of the body but is in full working order, and may show some other minor signs of use. Instrument is boxed and includes full warranty.



Eye-Catching Finish
The eye-catching Flamed Maple See Thru Finish makes this guitar express style and class, with deep rock roots. Placed on top of a solid mahogany body which resonates a warmth depth, this ESP will emanate a firm rock sound. The combination of the three-piece mahogany neck, with Thin-U profile and pau ferro fingerboard makes fretting this instrument comfortable, easy and fast. A well-balanced instrument that is perfect for the modern player.

Floyd Rose 1000SE Trem System
The addition of the Floyd Rose Locking Trem gives you a real advantage if you want the style of a single cut guitar with the stability of a more modern-shaped instrument. Allowing the "dive-bomb" control that Floyd Rose's offer, without the worry of tuning issues, this guitar instills confidence in the player that knows no matter how much trem manipulation they create in their performance, the ESP Ltd-1001FR won't let them down.

EMG Power, EMG Tone
Fitted with a pair of well-matched EMG pickups, this guitar will release a whole plethora of controlled sonic anguish when played, releasing tight chordy stabs and cutting single singing notes. The high-output EMG 60, installed in the neck, produces massive lows, prominent mids and fat highs. With close-aperture coils surrounding ceramic magnets, this particular humbucker gives the player all-encompassing distinctive treble sound. Traditionally used as a rhythm pickup, this humbucker will deliver anything from warm blues to fat metal.

Paired up with the EMG 60 is the EMG 81 fitted in the bridge. The 81, being one of EMG's popular pickups, utilises powerful ceramic magnets with close aperture coils. This produces an amazing fluid tone that features an incredible amount of sustain and high end cut that will slice through even the loudest of mixes, like a knife through hot butter. When both pickups are selected the output is nuclear.

Specifications

  • Construction: Set-Thru
  • Scale: 24,75"
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: 3Pc Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 350 mm
  • Finish: See Thru Black
  • Nut Width: 42 mm
  • Nut Type: Molded
  • Neck Contour: Thin U
  • Frets/Type: 24 XJ
  • Hardware Color: Black Nickel
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Tuners: LTD Locking
  • Bridge: Original Floyd Rose
  • Neck PU: EMG 60
  • Bridge PU: EMG 81
  • Electronics: Active
  • Electronics: Volume/Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
  • Strings: D'Addario XL110
Technical
What is guitar 'action'?

This is not the sort of 'action' that you get from the audience after the show when you're lead guitarist in an '80s rock band. It's much more exciting than that! Guitar 'action' describes the distance between the strings and the frets on a guitar. A lower action makes pressing down the string onto the frets a whole lot easier, but if it's too low your strings can buzz, rattle and lose their sustain (not "ring out"). If you have a high action, the strings are harder to press down but you get a much purer tone. Because nearly all guitars can be adjusted, you can usually find a happy medium between comfort and tone. If you need someone to fix the action on your guitar, just ask one of the Kenny's Music team.

Does it matter what the fingerboard on a guitar is made from?

Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.

Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.

Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in. 

Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.

Does it matter what country a guitar is made in?

Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.

Does it matter how many frets a guitar has?

Not really. Most electric guitars have between 21 and 24 frets which allows you to play pretty much everything you can imagine. 24 frets can be handy for easily playing exactly 2 octaves above the open string during a solo, but Jimi Hendrix, Dave Gilmour, Eric Clapton and John Mayer got by just fine with 21 frets!

What does it mean when a product is B-Stock or Refurbished?

Manufacturer Refurbished or B-Stock items have either undergone some minor repair or have some minor cosmetic damage or signs of use, and subsequently can't be sold as new. Nevertheless, all B-Stock and Refurbished items sold by Kenny's Music are in full working order and come with a full manufacturer's warranty.

Does body shape matter?

Surprisingly, it does.  Wood type is not the only thing that affects the tone.  The shape of the guitar can also influence the sound.  As some shapes require the use of more wood than others, it can definitely give the tone a different texture.  Some shapes will also work better if you are performing seated as opposed to standing.  You also can't discount the importance of having the right "look" if that is what you are going for. 

Why are some guitars so much more expensive than others?

The price range of guitars can vary from less than £100 to prices too large to mention. The reason why the prices vary so much has a lot to do with the types of wood used, the craftsmanship of the instrument(customized or not), the quality of the hardware and the type of pickups used. Some guitars are made to be pieces of art for display while some are created for the everyday player or brand new learner to use as they see fit.  There are good guitars at about every price range. 

How do I know what guitar bridge type suits me?

There are 3 main bridge types that you regularly find on electric guitars, Fixed or Hardtail, Tremolo, and then Floyd Rose.  Fixed or Hardtail bridges have great tuning stability and are easily retuned or drop tuned without affecting the remaining strings. The main negative for this type of bridge is that you don't have the flexibility to change the pitch of a chord easily as you do with a Tremolo. For most guitarists this is not much of a problem and this tends to be the preferred bridge type. Tremolo bridges are usually set up as "floating" which means that if you push or pull on the tremolo bar you are able to change the pitch of the note or chord that you are playing. This type of bridge requires regular checking of tuning as the strings can get out of tune much easier on this bridge type. The Floyd Rose is the best known by the guitar shredding community. With this bridge you can dive bomb and lift squealing harmonics to the heavens by pushing or pulling on the tremolo bar. This bridge usually stays in tune very well no matter how dramatically you use it because there is a locking nut installed to help keep the guitar in tune. The difficulty comes when needing to change strings quickly or needing to change or drop tune. It all comes down to personal taste.

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Is my item in stock?

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Can I return my order if I change my mind?

Applies to online & distance sales orders only: If you have simply changed your mind and wish to return your item, let us know within 14 days of delivery and we'll arrange the return and refund with you. All returns will need to be in the condition they were received and are subject to Kenny's Music returns policy.

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