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ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs See-Thru Black Cherry  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Good pick up (15)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Solid electronics (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Jamming (12)
  • Recording (11)
  • Rock concerts (8)
  • Small venues (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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(3 of 5 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!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent instrument.

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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.

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    5.0

    Solid Guitar

    By That_guy

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      I bought this guitar last summer with the see through black design. First off I must say this is a great guitar. I love the emg's they sound great. The floyd rose makes it a pain to tune out of its standard tuning, but once it has been it stays in tune great. Perfect for rock/ metal lovers looking for a quality instrument.

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      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Pepe 24

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

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

        Im mainly a strat player, have a les paul so I was hesitatnt to purchase something different. Been playing metal and liked the reviews so I went for it and have to say I love this guitar. The sound, the feel and the ease to play has been thus far awesome. Cant say enough on how much Im loving this guitar. Feeling guilty that I havent picked my #1 strat up in several days!

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        5.0

        Really Kewl Guitar

        By Crazy ndn

        from Pryor, Ok

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

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

          Love the thin fast neck and frets! Great feel.

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          (1 of 1 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.

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            5.0

            Great Buy

            By Seth

            from Manistee, MI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Ive been eyeing this guitar for awhile and finally upgraded and got it. Very happy with my purchase, It even makes playing easier. Also lookd amazing with the see thru and the inlays all around.

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                5.0

                Great guitar

                By Ryan Rus

                from Banning Ca.

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Looks Like Lil John Bling

                Best Uses

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

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

                Very good guitar, my only complaint is the black one looks like little jon' got his hands on it and wanted it to be blinginized.

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                (4 of 5 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. ;)

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                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Awesome Guitar

                By DeftonedX

                from MN

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Fast neck
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Great Stage Presence

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  The Guitar Is Gorgeous,Great Action/Tone I Have The Black Version But I Wish I Had The Blue1000FR(Discontinued). Ive Had The Guitar For Over Two Years Now And It's Been Graeat To Me, And Still Looks/Plays Like that First Day I Recieved It. I Did Have To Install .Block Behind The Tremolo(Proffesionally). The Bridge Has Always Had A Slight Problem Returning To Perfect Zero Position. Some People May Not Notice This, But If You Have An Articulate Ear It's A Problem. The Tremolo Block Has Made It So I Can Only Dive, No Pulling Up On The Whammy,Thus The 4 Stars, But The Tuning Problem Is No More. The Sacrifice Was Worth It To Me.Staying In Tune Onstage Is a Must And It Has Helped Me Play Some Awesome, Worry Free Shows. There Is Now A New Solution To This Called the Mag-Lock Im considering. But Still, Rocking Guitar.

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