Best Roasted Maple Neck ESP LTD Electric Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best Roasted Maple neck ESP LTD electric guitars. Similar to simple Maple, but even stronger, darker, and more stable to temperature changes. This is thanks to the treatment process that consists in using high temperatures to drain the water, sugar, and resins from the wood.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. ESP LTD SN-1000 Evertune

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Playability 73
Sound 85
Build quality 74
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (24 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (34 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (7 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $1,424.05 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2022 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Evertune (F model) bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $1,424.05 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2022 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Evertune (F model) bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD SN-1000 Evertune
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Stays in Tune (Evertune)
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. ESP LTD SN-1007HT Baritone

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Playability 75
Sound 80
Build quality 77
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (24 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (34 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (21 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (18 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,449 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2022 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 7 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • 5Pc Roasted Maple/Purple Heart neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,449 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2022 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 7 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • 5Pc Roasted Maple/Purple Heart neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD SN-1007HT Baritone
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. ESP LTD SN-1000FR

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Playability 77
Sound 84
Build quality 72
Value for money 78
Overall Score 78

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (2 votes)
  • Weight: Lightweight (2 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: D (24 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (34 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (7 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $892.68 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose 1000SE bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $892.68 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Strat (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Floyd Rose 1000SE bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD SN-1000FR
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Retainer Bar
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. ESP LTD JM-II

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Playability 78
Sound 77
Build quality 73
Value for money 71
Overall Score 76

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (6 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (10 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (21 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (18 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,599 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Alder body
  • 3Pc Roasted Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Recessed Gotoh TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • Extra Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,599 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Alder body
  • 3Pc Roasted Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Recessed Gotoh TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • Extra Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD JM-II
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. ESP LTD SN-1000HT

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Playability 75
Sound 77
Build quality 70
Value for money 74
Overall Score 74

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: D (24 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (34 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (7 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $933.96 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hipshot Fixed bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $933.96 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hipshot Fixed bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD SN-1000HT
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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6. ESP LTD XJ-1 HT

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Playability 75
Sound 74
Build quality 70
Value for money 73
Overall Score 73

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (24 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (34 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,499 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2024 XJ series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • 3Pc Roasted Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Volume for Voice 3) (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,499 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2024 XJ series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • 3Pc Roasted Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Volume for Voice 3) (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD XJ-1 HT
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Made in South Korea
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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7. ESP LTD TE-1000

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Playability 75
Sound 77
Build quality 70
Value for money 74
Overall Score 74

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: D (24 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (34 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (7 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,099 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 TE series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,099 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 TE series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Roasted Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD TE-1000
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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8. ESP LTD SN-1 HT

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Playability 75
Sound 74
Build quality 70
Value for money 73
Overall Score 73

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (24 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (34 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (6 votes)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (4 votes)
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  • 6 Prices - New from $1,082.09 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 6 Prices - New from $1,082.09 >
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 SN series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic (Humbucker/Active)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
ESP LTD SN-1 HT
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Made in Indonesia
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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