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ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 Electric Guitar with EMGs   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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

The ESP LTD Deluxe MH-1000 electric guitar features a set-thru 3-piece maple neck, mahogany body with gorgeous carved maple top, and a rosewood fretboard. The thin, U-shaped neck with 24 extra jumbo frets provides comfort and speed. An EMG-81 humbucker at the bridge and an 85 at the neck provide plenty of power and note definition. Grover tuners and an FR locking nut keep you tuned and intoned, so you'll sound your best. Volume, tone and a 3-way toggle give you options with simplicity. Genuine Floyd Rose bridge let you dive bomb the night away. Black hardware, offset abalone block inlays and white with abalone purfling finish off a great look.

Set-thru neck construction is an innovative technique in which the neck is glued to the body (like a set neck), however the traditional bulky heel is carved away (similar to neck-thru-body construction). This makes access to the ESP MH-1000's upper frets and the neck-to-body transition much smoother. Just as on a set neck, you will get a combination of tone from both the neck and body with the set-thru construction. The sound will depend on the types of wood used, but generally will have a fuller, warmer tone when compared to most neck-thru-body electric guitars.

Case sold separately.

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 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Solid electronics (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (13)
    • Jamming (11)
    • Recording (10)
    • Rock concerts (7)
    • Small venues (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Guitar! Shred for days!

    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...Read complete review

    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.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nothin special

    This guitar has nothin to it except for EMGs. If you want a real screamer go for dean.

    This guitar has nothin to it except for EMGs. If you want a real screamer go for dean.

    Reviewed by 44 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent instrument.

    By Wil

    from Lake Alfred, Fl

    About Me Novice

    Ask me a question

    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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            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.

                  About Me Experienced

                  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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                  (0 of 4 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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    amazing guitar!

                    By Sonny

                    from Alabama

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

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

                      I just got this guitar in 2 days ago and I can't put it down. It looks 100 times better in person than it does on the website. The emgs sound great Its my first guitar with emgs and I love them. I took the stock strings off and put the down tuning DR strings on it and lowered my action and it plays sooo good the neck is great its thin and has easy play ability. I really haven't found anything bad about it but I've only had it for 2 days. Im not a huge fan of the whammy bar but I mess around with the floyd rose every now an then. This guitar is perfect for playing metal and thats what I like to play. But you can still get some real good clean tones. Anyone who is a fan of esp ltd guitars I would recommend this guitar to all or anyone who is just looking for a great guitar to play.

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