The ESP/LTD EC-Black Metal is part of the LTD Black Metal series of guitars designed with premium-quality pickups, set-thru construction and a dark and menacing design that is perfect for modern metal.
The EC-Black Metal is based on the classic ESP Eclipse single cutaway design with a resonant Mahogany body and a silky black satin finish that gives the guitar its menacing look. Featuring a 3-piece Mahogany neck with neck-thru-body construction, and a 24-fret Macassar Ebony fretboard with a 13.77“/350mm radius and extra jumbo frets, this EC-Black Metal from ESP/LTD is built for frenetic metal chord changes and supersonic lead playing.
The EC-Black Metal gets its super aggressive tone from its high output, Seymour Duncan passive pickup. Featuring a single overwound Seymour Duncan ‘Blackened’ Black Winter humbucker pickup in the neck position, mounted directly onto the body, with a single wide-open volume control, the EC-Black Metal delivers the crushing tone and scorching lead sound you need for modern metal, progressive metal, and thrash.
The hardware components on this metal machine are equally as impressive. Sporting a rock-solid Tune-o-Matic bridge with tailpiece, a molded nut, and LTD locking tuners, you are sure to enjoy stable tuning and accurate intonation no matter how aggressively you play!
Though the ESP/LTD EC-Black Metal sports the ominous design features that are sure to make it a favorite of Black Metal players, you don’t have to play death metal to appreciate its features! The LTD EC-Black Metal is all about power and its simple, straightforward design is sure to be appreciated by an array of rock, punk, and metal players. In terms of playability, this version of the ESP Eclipse is also impressive, sporting a sleek 24-fret neck with a premium quality Macassar Ebony board and a Thin-U neck profile that is extremely comfortable to play. If you are looking for a sleek guitar with power and playability, this EC-Black Metal will not disappoint!