At first glance, the LTD EC-01FT Vintage Burst appears to be a simple, streamlined take on the single-cutaway ESP Eclipse design, but on closer examination, this guitar has some serious refinements that make it one of the very best choices for players seeking the most hardcore performances imaginable. With its flat-top body and clean electronics layout, there’s nothing to get in the way of everything from intense riffs and huge sizzling power chords to melodic lead lines. The LTD EC-01FT Vintage Burst features a comfortable 24.75” scale with a smooth set-thru heel construction, so there’s nothing to impede you as you grab the highest frets. It provides a classic mahogany body and three-piece mahogany neck to prioritize huge tones, and adds a distinctive brushed matte black pickguard to let you stand out from the crowd. The EC-01FT provides a 43mm nut, giving you a touch more fretboard in your hand for big power chords.

It features a Macassar ebony fingerboard with pearloid block inlays and 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets. A recessed TonePros TOM bridge and string thru body keeps your string height low and comfortable while maximizing resonance. LTD locking tuners keep you in tune and make string changes a breeze. Perhaps the biggest advantage of the EC-01FT is the Custom 14, a new custom pickup designed exclusively for ESP by Seymour Duncan. Purpose-built to cover the specific needs of the ESP player, the EC-01FT’s flexible and dynamic Custom 14 pickup offers everything you need, ranging from clean, chimey intros to sizzling rock, classic metal, and hardcore tones… and the most crushing modern chugging and articulate, angular rhythm lines you ever hoped for. A push-pull control on the volume knob splits this pickup to the most wide-ranging single coil bridge territory we’ve ever offered.

ESP Company, Limited is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses. They are based in both Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, California, United States, with two distinct product lines for each respective market. ESP Company manufactures instruments under several names, including “ESP Standard”, “ESP Custom Shop”, “LTD Guitars and Basses”, “Navigator”, “Edwards Guitar and Basses”, and “Grassroots”.