ESP Adds to LTD F Series Basses

ESP LTD F-1005 Bass

ESP has launched a new set of basses in its F Series from the LTD line. The LTD F-1004 and F-1005 are part of the LTD Deluxe range and feature a flamed maple top in a see-thru black finish over their sculpted bodies. They’re also fitted with the Fishman Fluence pickup system.

“The innovative Fishman Fluence Bass Soapbars offer multiple voicings with coil-splitting via a push-pull volume control, as well as balance control and a 2-band EQ with a 3-way mini switch for voice 1, voice 2 (mid-cut), and voice 2 (mid flat),” the company writes. “Both basses use neck-thru-body construction, and have a 24 stainless steel fret neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard with a See Thru Black Satin finish on the back of the neck.”

They’ve also added to the budget side of the F Series with the F-204 and F-205, which feature the same design in a more economical package. The four and five-string basses are built with mahogany bodies, a five-piece maple, and jatoba neck, and ESP designed pickups with a 3-band EQ.

The new ESP LTD F Series basses are available now. The F-1004 goes for $1,299 while the F-1005 is $1,349. The F-204 and F-205 have street prices of $469 and $499.

ESP LTD F-1004 and F-1005 Bass Specs:

Strings:4 on F-1004, 5 on F-1005
Top:Flamed Maple
Neck:5-piece Maple/Purple Heart
Neck Contour:Thin U
Fingerboard:Macassar Ebony
Frets:Stainless 24 XJ
Pickups:Fishman Fluence SB-1
Controls:Volume(Push/Pull)/Balance/Fishman 2-Band EQ/3-Way Mini Switch Voice Select
Bridge:Hipshot A Style
Finish:See Thru Black

ESP LTD F-204 and F-205 Bass Specs:

Strings:4 on F-204, 5 on F-205
Neck:5-piece Maple/Jatoba
Neck Contour:Thin U
Fingerboard:Roasted Jatoba
Frets:24 XJ
Pickups:ESP Designed SB
Controls:Volume/Balance/ABQ-3 3-Band EQ
Bridge:LTD BB-604
Finish:Black Satin

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  1. I have an LTD fretless 4 string in spalted maple and I love it.These finishes are great but I hope that body style isn’t all that’s available.