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ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs See-Thru Black Cherry

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EMG pickups in a carved maple top for amazing tone and appearance.The ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 guitar sports a set-thru 3-piece maple neck, mahogany bo...Click To Read More About This Product

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A carved maple top and EMG pickups give you beauty in looks and tone.

EMG pickups in a carved maple top for amazing tone and appearance.The ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 guitar sports a set-thru 3-piece maple neck, mahogany body with gorgeous carved maple top, and a rosewood fretboard with 24 extra jumbo frets on a slim, U-shaped neck for exceptional speed and comfort. Loaded with an EMG-81 humbucking pickup at the bridge and an 85 at the neck, with volume, tone and 3-way toggle controls. Grover tuners and an FR locking nut for rock-solid tuning stability. Genuine Floyd Rose bridge for pyrotechnic string-bends and divebombs, and black hardware, offset abalone block inlays, and white-with-abalone purfling for an absolutely stunning appearance. Set-thru neck design is an advanced manufacturing technique where the neck is glued to the body (like a set neck), but the otherwise bulky heel is carved away (similar to neck-thru-body construction), for easier, smoother access to the ESP MH-1000's upper frets. Like with a set neck, set-thru construction provides a combination of tone from both the neck and body, depending on the types of wood used, but will generally have a richer, warmer tone than most neck-thru-body electric guitars. Use the drop-down menu above to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
Set-thru neck
25.5" scale
Mahogany body
Quilted maple top
(See-Thru Blue and See-Thru Black)
Maple neck
Rosewood fingerboard
Locking nut
42mm neck width
Thin U neck contour
24 XJ frets
Black nickel hardware
Grover tuners
Floyd Rose 1000 Series bridge
EMG-81(bridge)/EMG-85 (neck) Active humbuckers
Case sold separately

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ESPLTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs
 
4.9

(based on 47 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Good pick up (16)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Solid electronics (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Jamming (14)
  • Recording (12)
  • Rock concerts (9)
  • Small venues (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (3)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar! Shred for days!

By GaijinSmash441

from Sasebo, Japan

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

I bought this guitar in August of 2009 with the intention of temporarily replacing my Jackson RR1 while I was overseas. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and craftsmanship that went in to this guitar. It has bar-none one of the best finishes I have seen to date (I had the black one). The pearl inlays are beautiful, but somewhat distracting, in my opinion. In terms of sound, 6/10 times I would pick this up over my RR1, simply because at the time I was really in to hardcore/metalcore and this guitar is undoubtably designed for that exact purpose. The only reason I gave this guitar a 4.5 overall is versatility. I started playing rock-cover gigs 1-2 times a week to keep me on top of my game while I was inbetween hardcore/metal bands. I got so sick of re-tuning my Floyd Rose practices/shows, I started leaving it at home altogether and used whatever house guitar was available at the venue. Floyd Rose served me well in the majority of situations, but if you plan on playing a setlist with multiple tuning setups and you care about the locking tremlo, be prepared for intermissions...long ones.I'm currently trying to part ways with this guitar after purchasing a Music Man John Petrucci 6 w/ Piezo. I would keep it if I had a purpose for it, but right now it's sitting in my house collecting dust. Bottom-Line: If you plan on playing Metal/Hardcore genre, look no further, because this is the best value for the quality of product.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

bad mutha

By esp metal hed

from ithaca mi

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Can't Cook N Clean

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

It took 4 guitars to finally get one that didn't have something wrong with it! It blew my mind that it took that many to get it right and the time i waited each time i sent it back was insane initself! The real kicker is musicians friend not once offered me anything for the inconvenience NOTHING not even a pic! So i must say i will never purchase through musicians friend for guitars!The guitar is awesome but musician friend dropped the ball multiple times!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Right Out of The Box

By MattT

from Ohio

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Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

ESP continues to just absolutely blow me away with their designs and quality. I have no idea how they get an over seas factory to produce such amazing workmanship but they do. If you are looking for this style guitar don't hesitate. I tried an Ibanez that is very similar to this and the ESP absolutely blows it away.
Quilted top, polished rosewood fret board, floyd rose, locking nut, string tree, jumbo frets, EMG's. What more could you ask for?
This is the first guitar I have ever pulled out of the box that was absolutely perfect. The finish is flawless, the frets have no sharp edges and are polished to the smoothest shine I've ever seen, the hardware is flawless, and the fret board has a nice smooth finish. The truss rod adjustment on the fretboard was nice and straight right out of the box and the guitar came in tune! The locking nut an Floyd Rose are doing their job if this is the case.
For the money the quality is just unreal. I've seen guitars 4X's this price that didn't have this quality. The guitar I purchased is flawless and loaded with features.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One beast of a guitar

By Valhallan

from Rochester, NY

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

This is by far one of the most versatile guitars I've ever played: it has a great sound for metal and a crisp "clean" sound as well.Pros: Floyd rose tremelo allows you to dive bomb and bend as much as you want with out going out of tune. Great tone, smooth playable fretboard; its like playing on silk!Cons: Unless you block off the tremelo (which I recommend) , down tuning isn't feasible. The EMG 81 doesn't have a warm enough tone for my tastes so I switched out the 81 for the EMG-60 and it sounds incredible.Beautiful, powerful, versatile and there isn't a better guitar for the price!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar all-around

By syn108

from Miami

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Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

this guitar is a beast, i bought this guitar a year ago and it's my main guitar, tha floyd rose tremolo STAYS in tune even when im beating it, the EMGs pickups make all the notes ring, great pinch harmonics, fast neck, great fret access and a great sustain, the notes ring for a LONG time before fading out.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best decision I seriously ever made.

By MetalMike777

from Williston, ND/Coralles, NM

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Abalone Binding
  • Everything
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Mahogany Everything
  • Owning It
  • Perfectly Balanced
  • Set-thru Neck
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • It Doesn't Cook Or Clean
  • Never Having Owned It Yet
  • Nothing
  • Waiting So Long To Own It

Best Uses

  • Holding Tightly
  • Inspiration
  • Jamming
  • Make Other Guitarists Jea
  • Making awesome music
  • Making Others Jealous
  • Out To Dinner
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues
  • Spooning With It
  • Taking It On A Picnic
  • Therapy

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

This guitar exceeds guitars worth the same price and higher. I have been playing for over 10 years, having played nearly every guitar from beginner axes to Gibsons and "fancy" boutique guitars and was never impressed like I am with this guitar. The "full" abalone bindiing on EVERYTHING is immaculate. If you are in the right light you see rainbow rays on the back of your high E when soloing. :) Epic. The sound is so balanced and perfect. Clean sound is epic, distorted sound is perfect. Brutal. Perfectly balanced sound especially distorted. The fret wire is so perfect that every note squeals with delight. No matter what fret you are on. I immediately put on a set of Alexi Laiho signature DR strings size 10-46 which plays better than the stock strings. The guitar is perfect. It hasn't even been broke in and it's perfect. Once it's fully broke in this guitar will punish the sound barrier. ;) Rock on. Don't waste your time on spending so much on a "good" guitar. Get the perfect axe. If this is an "LTD" and the ESP Standard is better than I don't know if I want to know how good that is. :) This is wonderful. Get it. You will never be disappointed. ;)

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Heavy and Shred worthy

By MunkFunky

from Rochester, NY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good distortion tone
  • Plays FAST

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

    This guitar can only be described as beautiful. I love picking up this guitar whenever I have to practice or just feel like jamming, and it feels really comfortable. Just took a little while to set up, but it's worth every second. Great for playing metal with the EMGs, clean sound is ok for my tastes, but I mean you buy this thing for the heavy, and it delivers.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent instrument.

    By Wilkins

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

      This guitar is a even better than I though it would be. Nice look and the pick ups sound killer. I am not very used to have a tremolo but so far I like it too. The action is good and the sound is great clean or with all the gain. I own another LTD and love both. They are great intruments for the price and even better than some more expensive ones.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Jbarlowe

      from Baltimore,MD

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

        This guitar is very good, its my favorite guitar that I own. It plays better then my Les Pauls. Coming stock with EMGS is great, also it has a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge from what I understand from the Floyd rose website is that its Korean made version of the original Floyd. It is made with the same materials only difference is that its made in Korea. It plays amazing too very little fret buzz. I keep mine in C# Standard with 11-56 strings to play death metal like Dying Fetus,Suffocation etc. And composing my own music. My only two complaints with this guitar is that the metal on the bridge and tuners came smeared off a little no big deal, and that the selector switch cap came off very easily. I would be playing a song and go to change pickups and flick the cap off. After almost losing it several times I glued it on with some craft glue.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar

        By ryandonnelly

        from long island new york

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

          Out of all the guitars I have bought over the past 14 years this is by far the best one. I play technical brutal death metal and this guitar is PERFECT for my style of play and music. The neck is simply AMAZING. Plays so fast, nice and thin and you can access all the frets. The sound is astounding as well. I have never had a guitar that sounded as evil as this one when I plugged it into my Peavy stack. This is my go to guitar. When I'm on stage it barely leaves me except for the songs that require 8 strings. I picked mine up in the beautiful white and I couldn't be happier with the overall look and sound of this beast. For anyone playing metal I HIGHLY recommend this guitar. Worth every single penny and trust me, the first time you plug this bad boy in you're going to play until your fingers bleed.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Review

          By Slaughterhouse

          from Lnsing, MI

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

          Now you listen to me, buy this guitar; NOW. Worth every last penny. My favorite feature has to be the abalone binding. The Floyd Rose is amazing as well. After breaking in the strings a bit, they stay in pitch perfect tune for what seems like ever. The emg models are to die for: PINCH HARMONICS ARE GREAT, and the crunch is unsurpassed, while still maintaining soft, crisp, clean tones when needed. So worth it, just buy, you'll thank me.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing guitar.

          By ESPisthebest

          from Nashville, Tennessee

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

          I just got this guitar for Christmas, and the second I opened that case, I was blown away. This is an absolutely beautiful guitar, and it plays like a dream. The action is perfect, the floyd-rose is amazing, and feel free to abuse the **** out of it and it'll stay in tune no matter what. Of all of my guitars, this one is definitely my favorite. 5 stars.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Ultimate guitar

          By PMguitarist

          from Salt Lake, UT

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

          I've had 6 different electric guitars before I bought this one, And the MH-1000 has been the best. Before I got the MH I had been looking at Gibsons, but the thing is that although Gibsons are nice guitars, the MH has features that the gibsons don't. It has an amazing authintic floyd rose bridge, and it also comes stock with the EMG 81 & 85 set, the same set-up that Zakk Wylde uses. It is very easy to pay, and I like the set-thru neck, which makes it easier to hit thos higher frets. It is my dream guitar and I don't think you can do much better. It was worth the money.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar, great value.

          By John

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

          Great guitar, sounds well, like said before the pictures on here do not show how amazing this guitar looks, and it plays amazing, very good action, all around great guitar for the buy. Nothing bad I can say about it, I have had it for a few months. Great for Metal.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One Awesome Guitar

          By Jose

          from Washington

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands

            Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

            This guitar is amazing! Definitely love the tone of it. The EMGs are very great for playing. The neck is fast, very comfortable. I used to have a Schecter Omen extreme 6 FR. I didn't like it at all so I returned it and thought about buying this. Got it, played it, enjoyed it. It has proven itself through 30 minutes of playing. Not to mention, I kept playing it for maybe more than 4 hours. I have it in See-Thru black cherry. Very beautiful finish. I recommend this guitar to people who are looking for a good tone, and comfortable feeling.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AMAZING

            By clayton..

            from Paducah, KY

            Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

            as soon as i saw this guitar i knew it was going to be amazing and i didnt have to try it out before i bought it. The tone and sustain is monstrous from the EMG's and the guitar has a great feel, it never goes out of tune thanks to the double locking tremolo and truly has beauty to add to performance...the pics on here do not in any capture how beautiful this guitar really is. If you are thinking about it..dont just buy it you will not be sorry you did

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quality, Beauty, Killer tone

            By MantisMan

            from California

            Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

            I recently purchased the Esp LTD Deluxe MH1000 and having had some time to get to know it I have this to say.....If you want a well-built guitar that sounds as good as it looks, you can't go wrong here.As many of the other reviews have said the picture just don't do it justice. But, the look of this guitar is only the icing on the cake. The build quality and tone that the MH1000 delivers is it's best quality. The neck is super-fast and comfortable and the set-thru design offers plenty of sustain. I am surprised at how versatile the EMG's pickups are but, they really shine for all out metal mayhem. I use a Line 6 Spider III (15W)and a Digitec RP250 pedal and this guitar sounds great on either. The 25.5 inch scale should allow for some heavy drop tuning if that's what your into but, if you have never owned a Floyd rose before there is a learning curve to it.I had to learn the hard way. It takes some practice to get the tuning set but once you get it you can abuse the whammy and it WILL STAY in tune. It took me a long time to decide on this guitar because I wanted the most bang for my buck. This guitar IS WORTH EVERY CENT. Like the title says, Quality, Beauty, Killer tone. If you like shred than I would recommend the ESP Ltd MH1000

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing guitar

            By Brian-.8Co9

            from Salt Lake

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            Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

            I've had my see-through-black MH-1000 for a year now. I moved up to this from an Ibanez RG, and I?ve been very impressed.Pros: Holds a tune very well. I usually only have to unlock the nut once to retune between string changes, and I do a lot of vibrato and bends and occasional dive-bombs.Looks really good. The pictures don't do justice. The binding is a nice accent.The EMG's allow for a surprisingly wide variety of tones. It does metal distortion very well, and I've found a setting that does a bluesy overdrive too. You won't get crystal clear Strat-style cleans, but it does metal-style cleans very well.It came set up well. A while later I took it in for a set-up, and after that the playability was remarkable. Riffs that had caused trouble before came out easily.ESP's "set thru" neck allows for good access to upper frets.Cons:After lots of playing time, the darkened metal finish on the bridge is starting to wear off, leaving a brighter shiny silver showing. This doesn't affect playing or sound.My black one attracts lots of dust and fingerprints.Overall I think you?re getting a lot of value in a guitar at this price with FR bridge, EMG?s, and general build quality.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            You Won't Be Disappointed

            By ParkwaySouth

            from Rockaway, NJ

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            Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

            While my ears and hands rejoice at the great sound and playability of this guitar, I have to say that it's biggest fans have been my gear. My 15w Hughes and Kettner practice amp digs the tight, focused sound. My Carvin Legacy erupted with joy, bursting wide open with tonal bliss. Even my little Blackheart Little Giant gets down with its serious crunch and grind. My TS808 responds with some delightful growl. Even the PODxt appreciates the precision of the tone and playability.Don't let the EMGs fool you...this guitar does more than just metal. Sure, it shreds with the best of them, but if you know how to control your tone settings and volume knob, the MH-1000 cranks out blues with the best of them. The clean tone is very nice, though this wouldn't be my first choice for a clean sound. It's certainly a useful tone, but I have another guitar designated for clean.The quality with which the MH-1000 is crafted is top notch; the fretwork is smooth and inviting, the neck is perfect, and the tuning is the best I've experienced on a double-locking trem.This guitar has given me nothing to not like. I'm sure you'll be just as thrilled as I was to own it (except I got mine on sale!!).

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AMAZINGGG GUITAR

            By Gimpymoses

            from The Dirty Dirty

            Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs:

            This guitar is a true dream. You could not ask for more in a guitar then what you get here with the Esp MH-1000. The EMG's are perfect and crank'd through my 6505+ this is a beast of a instrument. Would recommend to anyone, especially for metal style playing. A++++

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