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ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar Electric Blue

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Great looks and a string-thru body for a pittance!

If you've been waiting for the right guitar at the right price, your wait is over! The ESP LTD H-51 is a dual-humbucker, double-cutaway electric guitar with a great looking, sleek shape. The thin U-shaped neck has a great feel for beginners and experts alike. ESP LH-150 humbuckers combined with the string-thru solid basswood body provide great sustain and tone.

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FEATURES
Bolt-on neck
25.5" scale
Basswood body
Maple neck
Rosewood fingerboard
42mm standard nut
Thin U neck contour
22 XJ frets
Chrome hardware
ESP tuners
Tune-o-matic=style bridge with string-thru body
ESP LH-150 humbuckers (bridge and neck)
Volume, tone, 3-way toggle controls

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ESPLTD H-51 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ESP!!!

By austin sanchez

from gainesville

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

i love this guitar. it sounds AMAZING on my peavey tube amp and id definitley recomend it to anyone who loves metal or hardcore whether youre a beginner or not. you cant go wrong with this axe.
even though this isnt one of the more expensive guitars, its sick! i love it. i got it during the summer of this year and its def my fav to play out of all my other guitars. great for playing anything like BMTH or asking alexandria.
from one 1-10 rating wise, i give it an 11!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Axe For Da Money

By Harry Cho

from Illinois

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

I think there is not a better guitar for the money. This guitar was made in Indonesia and setup in LA, california. I paid a pretty good price, but the guitar is still a great value. I highly recommend ESP guitars based on my experience. Again the pickups are good for clean and metal, but I prefer a better crunch or brown sound. I wish the nut width was a bit wider. This way I can hold the chords better high up on the neck. The bolt on neck gives me options for the future.
I did like the head stock that I got which is more squared in appearance.
But there is a version of this guitar with a more pointy looking head stock which also looks pretty good.
Quality Tone and Volume knobs, along with a solid feeling pickup selector toggle switch.
Dual humbucker pickups are ok for clean and metal, but I don't think it has the right crunch about it.
The tuners are pretty good quality.
The 25.5" bolt on neck is maple with a nice finish.
The nut is 42mm wide, and I think I prefer 43.72569387542mm give or take a nanometer for my averaged sized hands.
The basswood body is black cherry finish which I think is awesome.
I read basswood are lighter guitar body material but I did not notice too much compared to alder and agathis.
The string through with a hard tail bridge seems pretty solid with good sustain.
I liked the one I decided to keep, but I did have to send the first one back because the setup was pretty bad. I assume that ESP has more than one guitar guru setting up the guitars.
It's not that I couldn't do the setup myself. It's just I had better things to see, etc...
This guitar is much better looking in person than in the catalogs or internet pictures.
Now I'm not one to judge a book by its cover, but this guitar functioned right off the bat without
problems.
I did get this guitar knowing it was on sale and there was a scratch on the back of the neck when I inspected the one I decided to keep. But because everything overall was top knotch I give this the highest value rating. The only thing I see myself changing on this guitar is probably the strings, the pickups and maybe the neck; otherwise everything else is pretty solid.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome

By ESPALLTHEWAY-wct22

from WA

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

This was my first guitar, and its still my favorite. Pitch harmonics are easy, good tone, VERY LOW ACTION, stays in tune, overall a very good guitar. This guitar is very versatile. I play in a jazz band, but I also play a lot of 80's metal to early hendrix and paige stuff, and this guitar will handle it all. BUY IT NOW.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good drop tune guitar

By jp-VFAZO

from wv

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

this guitar is one of the best guitars i have ever played. and it is a good drop tune guitar. i play in drop B and use 13to59 gauge strings. but i had to file the nut to fit the strings on the guitar. the pickups have punchy tone and sustain. i got the blue guitar and it has a purple reflection. this is a good metal guitar and it real durable.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not bad...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

My friend owns this guitar and i got to use it for a couple shows and practices (my guitar isnt as easily to put into standard due to the tremelo so we needed a second guitar) and its not bad for a beginner. The tone pot is a little rough and uneven, the pickups are kinda muddy but if your a beginner you wouldnt notice the difference. The neck is nice and the body is light, great for a beginner and highly affordable.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good guitar

By randall t blyth

from missouri

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

good guitar for starters. There is really no problem with this guitar unless you make one. I recomend it for all generes of metal if used right buy it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

This is a solid, great playing and great sounding instrument. It had Di'Addario's on it when I opened it up and it felt good in the hands. I ran through adjusting the truss rod and the bridge, and the intonation. ESP house pickups sound pretty solid, and pitch harmonics are pretty good. Overall this is a great guitar and one of the best available in this price range IMO. It offers great action, tone and pickup selector offers a variety of sounds for you, comfortable play as it is very light, keeps tuning well and sounds great. If you're looking for a first axe, or just want a nice quality instrument that plays well, this is a very good choice.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

cant beat it for the price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

Ive have had this guitar for about a year now and its awsome. Its really good if u play pantera or some black label society. its really balanced very well pickups are decent. the only thing i wasn't crazy about was the feel of the neck, so i took the neck off a LTD- Gus 200 and put it on the LTD- H51 and it made a HUGE difference. now it plays better than my Dean Razorback...Overall this guitar is worth the money...if you wan a good sounding and durable guitar BUY THE Ltd-51 you wont regret it promise

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Reasonable

By Iron Maiden zombie

from Pennsylvania, USA

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Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

No tremolo bar slot; tune-o-matic bridge is not the nicest and the action can be undesirably low, which is not good for a beginner, which this guitar clearly targets.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWSOME

By Shred_like_me

from Diboll Texas

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

This guitar was the first ESP I ever played! Its great if your looking for a Lamb of God sound or a children of bodom sound. I honestly was suprised at the sound and feel of it when I bought it about 7 months ago, it has helped me a lot and it has a great squeal to it when your looking for an awsome top string squeal. I recommend EVERYONE get this guitar, its pure METAL!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By metal maniac-TdOvB

from decatur

Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

great guitar for the price

 
5.0

H-51

By Ryan

from Delaware

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

    I got the H-51 a few months ago and it is one of the best guitars I've played. It's a lower end guitar but it's a good lower end. The pickups it comes with are descent for stock pickups, but I swapped them out with Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1's and it sounds beautiful now. It doesn't go out of tune easily like most lower end guitars. It is pretty good for harmoniccs. The best thing about it is the price. It is a cheap guitar, but a good cheap guitar. I definitely recommend it to novice and experienced players.

     
    5.0

    Very solid

    By AWD127

    from Chicago

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

      I got this for a great deal from a pawn shop actually, and I can't believe what I got for the price. It's a lower end electric, but good lower end, basically the ESP entry model. It's not like some of those very cheap guitars that sound awful and can't stay in tune for a single song. Of all the guitars I've played, this one still feels the best to me. The biggest issue is the pickups aren't great. Not awful, but a professional musician would probably want to switch them out with something a bit better, but still then the guitar itself is great quality. For the similar instruments in this price range, I don't think you're going to find much better, so if you don't want to spend a ton this is a great option. Even if money is no object it could be worth a look, but you'd probably want to switch to better pickups.

       
      5.0

      Killer

      By Bret-LPNYg

      from IL.

      Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

      I bought this out of lack of funds and let me tell you i was amazed! The neck was so comfortable and the esp pick-ups sound like seymore duncans! I only see one issue with this guitar.Well 2 actually; first the tuners are weak, and second the body is small but the best deal ltd yet and I have owned alot of them!

       
      5.0

      Killer!!!

      By RockNRoller12

      from Pheonix, AZ

      Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

      This is an excellent guitar. Everything is just right. It may not be a top brand, but it's about Gibson quality. I like the pickups. Set them up right and you can get that killer "Woman Tone" going . The neck is perfect. Its pretty smooth. I would recommend this guitar.

       
      5.0

      Hell, it's just that good

      By RCPOD

      from Mckinney, TX

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      Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

      When I was looking at Ltds, this one caught my eye, and it was the cheapest of the H-series. So I was a little skeptical. This thing can squeal like it's on crazy pills, even on an old crate amp I have that has less distortion than a Squire Sidekick. The fretboard feels like you're playing on air and the the guitar is nice and small. If you don't have the money, but want a top notch guitar. Get the Ltd H-51: you won't regret it. P.S. ESP is Frickin awesome

       
      5.0

      hot little axe!

      By young shredder of the ice

      from Plymouth, IN

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      Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

      This is a sweet axe for the $$ and I highly recommend it. The pickups are fairly hot and even though they aren't a big name pup brand, just factory, they still own. I play it through a CRATE GTD 15 and It sounds amazing. Great harmonic response on these pickups. I can make this guitar squeal like MAD! love it. you just have to play it to believe the value.

       
      5.0

      More Then Expected

      By Esp Man

      from Illinois

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      Comments about ESP LTD H-51 Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar after my other ESP was a dissapointment! I was scared to be honest but was I surprised! This guitar has a very little body compared to a standard guitar body. The pick-ups are hot! Sound like a dime bucker. I put a dime bucker in it and then the esp and there was no difference! This guitar plays well but I needed to put 9 guage strings on it! If you like to solo this neck is it, if you like to chuck rhythm then leave the 10 gage strings on it! Great buy here!

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