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ESP LTD F-250 Electric Guitar   

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The ESP LTD F-250 Electric Guitar was created when ESP took their popular F-200 and redesigned it with neck-thru construction for massive sustain to ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Wicked looks and a neck-thru build.

The ESP LTD F-250 Electric Guitar was created when ESP took their popular F-200 and redesigned it with neck-thru construction for massive sustain to match its edgy looks. The sculpted agathis body, arrowhead inlays, and all-black hardware give it menacing stage presence. Featuring a maple neck, Floyd Rose Special double-locking bridge, extra-jumbo frets, and 2 ESP LH-301 humbuckers with coil-splitting, it's got all the credentials for crunching rock and metal.

FEATURES
  • Agathis body
  • Neck-thru-body construction
  • Maple neck
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Locking nut
  • 42mm neck width
  • Extra-thin U-shaped neck contour
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24 extra-jumbo frets
  • 2 ESP LH-301 humbuckers with coil-split on tone control
  • Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge
  • Black nickel hardware
  • Arrowhead fingerboard inlays
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by PowerReviews
 
4.7

(based on 60 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Guitar

For a guitar this price, or just for any guitar, this thing does it's job. It can be tuned Dropped Db to give some really growling - REALLY - growling riffs. It can...Read complete review

For a guitar this price, or just for any guitar, this thing does it's job. It can be tuned Dropped Db to give some really growling - REALLY - growling riffs. It can also be, contrary to other statements, a decent blues guitar. Crank the distortion up a little bit and flip the switch down to rhythm and it makes an excellent metallic SRV sound. Kinda like a cross between Satch and SRV, and it does it's blues excellently with that combination. For shredding, it does have very comfortable smooth frets that do offer comfortable playing, but with the neck being finished your neck must be cleaned very well(If your hands sweat like mine do, clean it daily before and after playing) for it to have that buttery feel. The locking nut is very reliable and will stay in tune for weeks even after diving. However, squealing with a harmonic and the whammy bar is not possible even with 10 distortion. Believe me, I've tried and it is very dull sounding. Tuning may pose a problem, as with a floating tremolo. If it really bothers you then get the tremolo blocked. I have had two problems in my 10 months of owning, one being that the finish's durability sucks, as a 3 foot fall to carpet took of a gigantic chunk of paint. The other being that the tremolo bar itself came loose and the nut inside the guitar holding it in place broke, but that was a minor easily fixable and probably isolated problem. Overall it's a unique looking guitar that looks cool at an insane price. Generally people are wowed by it's design, an eye catcher, and it's sights are overshadowed by it's versatile amazing sound. Buy it.

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Good value, lacking quality

Features: you can't go wrong with the set neck, dual humbuckers, and tremolo. The guitar looks great from the style to the fretboard.Quality: This is where the problem is. I know it...Read complete review

Features: you can't go wrong with the set neck, dual humbuckers, and tremolo. The guitar looks great from the style to the fretboard.Quality: This is where the problem is. I know it is not an expensive guitar, but in this price range, I can pick up an ibanez or fender of much better quality. Just feels cheap with minor imperfections.Value: Good value. Again, for the price, where are you going to find set neck and EMG humbuckers?Overall: I wanted to give this guitar a better rating, but the quality issues prevent me from doing so. I think the problems are in manufacturing, not design, so perhaps a little work in the factory is in order.

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5.0

It's okay.

By Ryan-dLgAg

from Coram

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This guitar is okay, but it's nothing compaired agenst my LTD-EC 1000. I got the guitar for a knock around, but it's just more than a knock around, I don't play it during shows, but I play it when I'm at home. The only thing that I don't like are the pickups. If you're going to buy this guitar, get EMG-81's. I have the 81's on mine and it sounds great. The body is nice, and the neck is almost perfect, to me the neck is the best feature about the guitar. If you want the guitar of your dreams, save up for the EC-1000. But hey, if you like this guitar, then get it. but if you're in a band that plays shows, change the pickups. Overall this guitar is nice, but not one of the best guitars, it's one of the top 10-15, though. And for the price, you can't go wrong.

 
5.0

ESP LTD F-250

By Chad-lWrur

from Glendale, AZ

I purchased this guitar a few years back when it still had the EMG H-4 set. When i first plugged it in I was amazed by its pure brutality in sound and looks. I play through a Crate BV120 and a Vader cab 4x12 no pedals are needed for this setup. Cleans sound almost like and acoustic and distortion is perfect for death metal without muddy sound. The only problem was there was no strong pinch harmonics from the pickups. The reason i gave a 4 in the features was because of the horrible Licensed Floyd Rose it came with and the H-4 set. If you want this guitar to never go out of tune and have your pinch harmonics go on forever get an Original Floyd Rose and the Seymore Duncan Live Wire-Hmet set. Many will complain about the would but most don't know that agathis is an alder substitute and sounds just as good as the M series is from ESP. Overall this guitar is worth every dollar you pay for it.

 
4.0

Nice guitar

By ZephMan

from Some place

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I just bought this guitar a couple of months ago and I haven't had any problems with it. But sadly the body is agathis, and the humbuckers are the EMG-ESP which aren't as good as the EMG's. However, this axe screams and is an awsome guitar, but be carefull using the floyd rose, it freaks out if you slam on it too hard.

 
5.0

Awsome

By metalhead666-5h9zu

from Dunmore PA

I bought this guitar about a year ago and it still works great. the only problem i had is if i rest my hand on the bridge the strings start to pull but thats only a minor problem, Other than that the action is great and the pick ups give beautiful sound. The locks at the top of the neck keep it in tune for awhile and this is by far the best guitar ive ever owned.

 
5.0

esp ltd f250

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

this guitar is one of the best out there, it looks as good as it sounds dark the EMG pickups are the best metal pickup to have, i hear people say on hear replace them for 81s, thats not needed the EMGhzs have alot of high output plus with any ltd guitar you can beat i recommend ltd guitars for any one that wants a great guitar.

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5.0

This Is A Really Good Guitar

By jmbullet

from Drummondville, QC

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I've wanted this guitar for 2 years before I finally bought it a week ago. I simply fell in love with it. It sounds awesome, looks awesome, and ever since I got it I can't put it down. The pickups sound really good, and I haven't had trouble with the Floyd Rose yet. I read a lot of reviews that said it wasn't good, but I guess if you don't over-use it, it won't let you down. Definitly a good guitar.

 
4.0

worth it

By Sin City J

from las vegas

for the money which isn't much, it is worth it. For me the fret wire is a little high but that can be filed down. I don't use trem that much but I like the bridge. I also replaced the pick ups with a emg 81 in the bridge and an 85 in the neck position and it is beautiful. I wouldn't trade it for anything, except maybe an Ibanez S520EX. Over all I love this guitar,

 
5.0

OMG The Greatest Axe ever

By Sumner

from Durant, OK

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This guitar is amazing...Everything about this guitar is heavenly. I've read some reviews about this guitar not producing good harmonics and I say that's bull! Learn how to use it and it will make whatever sound you want...The pickups are great and the neck-thru and the Floyd Rose are just simply amazing. some adjustments will need to be made if you drop tune or if you change string size...but it's easy if you take your time...I've had it for eight months and I'm completely satisfied with it. This is the only guitar for me.(besides a KH-2)

 
5.0

Captain Crunch

By Siren

from Louisville, KY

I had the F-200, had to sell it, then got this F-250 about 3 months ago. Has great stage presence, incredible sustian, and you can customize almost everything(action, tuning,etc.)and it sounds great no matter how you have it set up. I had doubts about the pickups but these ESP-EMG's actually sounded better than the EMG HZ-H4's in the f-200 (greater output and more tone) The only thing that disappointed me was that the F-250 does not come with the EMG afterburner that my 200 had.

 
5.0

After 2 months of waiting I finally have mine

By Satisfied ESP Customer

from Cedar Hill, TX

Well i went to pick up my brand new f250 today and upon taking it out i immediately thought of J-lo's ass. Look at the body with the headstock pointing straight up and you'll know why. The body is amazingly crafted, and i definately caught some looks around the shop. As some of you know this guitar replaced the f-200 which featured a bolt on neck. The f-250 comes with a neck-thru which melts beautifully into the body. The neck is smooth and fast, and the fretboard is well finised to accomidate any string bending incorporated in your playing. The locking neck and fine-tuners at the bridge are a nice touch. The guitar plays well on most of the tube amps i plugged into but not as well on some of the cheaper combo amps...so consider that before making your purchase. I wasn't too concerned with tone since the signal on mine goes through a processor first, but there is a decent tone range. I would reccomend this guitar to anyone who has a decent audio set-up, this guitar doesn't play nice with 25 watt combos! A widely known problem with the f200 was the high action, ESP has taken care of that problem with the new f250. This guitar has been a dream of mine for about 3 years now so i am very happy with the purchase. I have attempted to be unbiased in this review... Peace, Love, and happy playing!

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