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ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar  Faded Cherry Sunburst

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The ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar's eye-popping figured top and matching headstock veneer plus a model number inlay at the 12th fret and black har...Click To Read More About This Product

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Envy-provoking looks and hunky tone for a slim price.

The ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar's eye-popping figured top and matching headstock veneer plus a model number inlay at the 12th fret and black hardware make this one a real looker. The basswood body and maple neck with 24-fret rosewood fingerboard provide great resonance to help the ESP LH-150 humbuckers crank out rich, lengthy sustain.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Bolt-on neck construction
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 42mm standard nut
  • Thin U neck contour
  • 24 XJ frets
  • Black nickel hardware
  • (Chrome for Faded Cherry)
  • ESP tuners
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Once you get this baby in your arsenal, all the others will fade out of the picture. Order today and be amazed.

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ESPLTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome guitar, suitable for most style

For [a reasonable price, MF didn't let me post it] you're getting a guitar that looks and plays like one of a much higher value. With stock pickups this guitar has bright,...Read complete review

For [a reasonable price, MF didn't let me post it] you're getting a guitar that looks and plays like one of a much higher value. With stock pickups this guitar has bright, crisp cleans and when cranked pulls off just about anything. The finish looks spectacular as well. I bought mine a couple years ago in the black cherry and the maple top just looks gorgeous. I originally planned on swapping out the pickups but never got around to it because the stock ones sound so good. My only gripe, and this is common with most high gloss guitars, is that the surface is easily scratched but it's a player and not a collectible. Out of all of my guitars, I tend to grab this one and plug in. It's a well balanced and beautiful instrument.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as you think

I used to own one of these. "Used to" is the key phrase here. Once I bought a guitar made of a decent wood (swamp ash / mahogany), I realized...Read complete review

I used to own one of these. "Used to" is the key phrase here. Once I bought a guitar made of a decent wood (swamp ash / mahogany), I realized how horrible agathis sounds. For the price, the workmanship is excellent, and the hardware gave me no problems. However, the pickups and electronics in general are horrible. You can put an Earvana nut on it, strap locks, new pickups (the Hot Rodded Combo works good in this guitar), new pots, a new input jack, and upgrade the bridge, but by then you've spent too much on an unworthy guitar, and your resale value for what you've spent is not going to improve. Take this as a life lesson: buy something with decent wood if you plan on upgrading. Otherwise, money spent on a good but used guitar, or on any guitar that's not agathis, would be money better spent. ESP's workmanship and quality are good, but the wood is the worst player on what is a losing team. Get something else.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By chevynova300

from Reading, PA

Comments about ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

I bought the this guitar over 4 years ago and its still my favorite guitar over an ibanez. My only complaint is that the treble pickup is a tad overwound. But that is a minor issue as all you do is roll off on volume a bit and your good. I highly reccomend to any beginner guitar players. Even seasond players looking for a cheap axe that can churn out some hard rock and metal and still retain classic rock grit and mediocre cleans, this is a great choice.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Greatest possible beginner axe

By ShredLord666

from Reading, PA

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Comments about ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

The EC-100QM was the first electric I ever bought, and to this day I have not found a guitar that feels more comfortable to me than this one. The pickups have a really beautiful tone if you use them through good amps and stuff like that, and the neck has the most amazing feel ever. If you're looking for a guitar to start playing metal, this is definitely a great way to go!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy it and keep it for awhile, youll be surprised.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

The Guitar has been my subject for setup, truss rod, and string gauge experiments, for two years and it is still my favorite guitar . awesome for any amount of money. pickups and all.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

ESP ec100qm

By Chris O.

from Macon, GA

Comments about ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

I have multiple guitars including a gold top les paul and a RR series jackson and i would rather play this esp ec100qm than both of those. the neck feels great and the pickups sound find to me, much better than the emg camo set in my les paul. Very good buy, i havent had any problems with the tuning, bridge, pickups, or anything, this guitar has worked perfect for me. i did have to adjust the truss rod a little but that is it.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy it now!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

great guitar for the price! i bought one for 240 and i love the guitar! the stock pickups are pretty good.it is a tad hard to tune but overall its great. i bought the darker sunburst and it looks great too! good job ESP!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy for the money

By Spiderman

from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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 EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

    I once had a MIA Fender Stratocaster and this guitar has the same playability. I should say that right out of the box, you'll probably need to set the intonation, but that won't take too long. The guitar does seem to need tuning a bit, but you can upgrade the tuners. The factory pickups seem fine to me, but my amp is a Marshall. Anything is going to sound good through a Marshall. I thought a guitar with Humbuckers and the playability of a Strat would cost an arm and a leg. This guitar is a good buy at the price. I would reccomend it to anyone wanting a new axe for a low price. You could easily spend a lot more and not get as good a guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome guitar, suitable for most style

    By The Nene Goose

    from Minneapolis, MN

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Sharp Looks

    Cons

    • Scratch Prone Surface

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

    For [a reasonable price, MF didn't let me post it] you're getting a guitar that looks and plays like one of a much higher value. With stock pickups this guitar has bright, crisp cleans and when cranked pulls off just about anything. The finish looks spectacular as well. I bought mine a couple years ago in the black cherry and the maple top just looks gorgeous. I originally planned on swapping out the pickups but never got around to it because the stock ones sound so good. My only gripe, and this is common with most high gloss guitars, is that the surface is easily scratched but it's a player and not a collectible. Out of all of my guitars, I tend to grab this one and plug in. It's a well balanced and beautiful instrument.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Good Guitar

    By Angelito

    from Ceiba, PR

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

      One of my cheapest ($) guitars but is the one I use all the time. The factory Pickups sound ok clean, but muddy with overdrive or distortion. I change them for a pair of seymour duncan seth lover SH-55 and it sounds grate. No problem with the hardware but might change the tuners and the saddles. Over all a grate guitar for the price and with the right pickups it can stand next to any other.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      eclipse 100

      By radshingo

      from richland, WA

      Comments about ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

      This is my third guitar I own and by far the best for the price. The two volume knobs give it a huge tonal range when you use both humbuckers. The see thru cherry fininsh is amazing. The sound is perfect for metal riffs. High distortion doesnt sound the best on this guitar but oh well. Super easy to play.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My EC100 is my favorite!

      By Jones-MMXw5

      from North Cakalaky

      Comments about ESP LTD EC-100QM Electric Guitar:

      My first rig was a Kramer Strat copy(which was complete garbage). This was my second guitar, and it changed my whole persective on playing. First off the action is low and the frets emit no buzzing. The Duncan designed pickups are high output and they seem to find every single ounce of sound out of the strings and your playing. Hook this up to a metal master effects pedal and the feedback from your amp comes in like a tidal wave. Now..with that said, the clean settings on the guitar are just Ok, and playing anything else but Hard Rock and Metal on this guitar, doesnt work at all. But for the price, you can afford to buy other sound specific guitars. I bought mine almost 7 years ago and it still inspires me today to rock!

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