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ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar See-Thru Black 

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The ESP LTD M-103FM Electric Guitar has an agathis body topped with a sweet flamed maple top set off by sleek black hardware. The 25.5" scale maple n...Read More

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Great features for the metalist on a modest budget.

The ESP LTD M-103FM Electric Guitar has an agathis body topped with a sweet flamed maple top set off by sleek black hardware. The 25.5" scale maple neck has a maple fretboard and extra jumbo frets for hard rockin'. The Floyd Rose Special bridge will keep you in tune when you get down with the whammy bar, while the versatile humbucker and 2-single-coil pickup configuration gives you plenty of tone choices to sink your pick into.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Bolt-on neck
  • 25.5" scale
  • Basswood body
  • Flamed maple top
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard
  • Locking nut
  • 43mm nut width
  • Extra-thin flat neck contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black nickel hardware
  • ESP tuners
  • Floyd Rose Special tremolo bridge
  • One ESP LH-150 humbucker (B) and two
  • LS-120 single-coil pickups (N&M)
  • Case sold separately

You can't beat this combination of uptown features and affordable price. Order today and rock.

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ESPLTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
    • School bands (3)
    • Small venues (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome if you're willing to put in some work

    I've been, for ages, looking for a decent Kramer Striker that wasn't overpriced, but then this gem caught my eye. At first glance, I saw everything I wanted out of a good...Read complete review

    I've been, for ages, looking for a decent Kramer Striker that wasn't overpriced, but then this gem caught my eye. At first glance, I saw everything I wanted out of a good Kramer: A strat-style guitar with a double locking bridge and maple fretboard. And the quilt top maple paired with the reversed headstock was just the icing. Now for the playability: The bridge wasn't set up well at all at the used music store that I found this at. The action was far too high and the bridge was angled forward. After getting it home and doing some adjustments, it plays like a dream. I find myself playing faster than I normally could. There are some complaints saying that it goes out of tune whenever you use the tremolo, but if you know how to set it up correctly, you won't have any noticeable issues with it. As for the pickups, I love the neck pickup, but the bridge pickup has to go. Not enough 'umph'. I'll soon be replacing it with a DiMarzio X2N. I'll likely replace the neck pickup at some point as well. Aside from this guitar, I have an Epiphone Futura Prophecy Custom FX and a Fender 50th Anniversary Golden Stratocaster (fully scalloped fretboard, replaced all pickups, tuning machines, and bridge), and I have to say, I already prefer this to my Fender, and once I get that pickup installed, it will definitely surpass my Epiphone. All in all, this is a great guitar if you're willing to put a little work into it.

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    ESP LTD M-103 FLAME MAPLE ELECTRIC GUITAR

    The con: This guitar is made in china.The stain peal off from the back and the side of the neck. The pickup buzz a little. the esp license floydrose does not stay in...Read complete review

    The con: This guitar is made in china.The stain peal off from the back and the side of the neck. The pickup buzz a little. the esp license floydrose does not stay in tune that well. The volume and tone pot is a little tight, so it's hard to do the eddie van helen volume trick. the pro: compare to the real esp mii, the neck action is great in a different way. It's lighter.the price is reasonable. The neck feel good, but it's feel like it's a square, not round like other guitar.

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    5.0

    Wow! excellent value.

    By The guitarmanguydude....whatever

    from Arizona

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Awsome Thin Stable Neck
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • I Like The Frets
    • Sets Up Great
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fr Bridge Needs Tlc
    • Fr Term Needs Tlc
    • Fr Trek Needs Tlc
    • Fr Trem Needs Tlc
    • Needs Better Strings
    • Needs Set Up As Do All
    • Stock Pickups Not So Good

    Best Uses

    • Church
    • Jamming
    • Metal Bands
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • This Guitar Gos
    • You Can Shred On This

    Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

    All electric guitars require set up as climate is as much a part of a guitars construction as it does destination. Unless you are blowing thousands on a Big name, every new guitar requires a set up and restring. I am fortunate enough to have many years of guitar maintenance experience and have learned the tricky settings that FR trems require. I am also picky about strings. EB Cobalts are terrific so right away I swapped strings out. That makes all the difference in tone and can make a catalog guitar sound like a Private Reserve guitar. Pick ups are a big deal also. 90 percent of stock pick ups are not very good quality. I put A TNT Guitars Dragonfire Crusader at the Bridge and a couple of hot rails in the single coil spots. A little soldiering experience is good for every guitar player. So what is a good guitar vs what is junk? The junk can not be set up no matter what. A good quality guitar is one that sets up quickly and well. The guitars neck is the most important aspect. The neck on this machine required no set up what so ever. I lowered the action a bit expecting to need to knock down a couple frets but as it was the frets were fine. This is a great choice for any player. It is fine out of the box for a beginner and is less expensive making it a great axe to learn on. I intend to use it regularly in front of several hundred people. So yeah! great axe!

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    5.0

    Awesome Guitar

    By John Wayne

    from Barnsdall Oklahoma

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

      This sweet little guitar plays excellent!

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      5.0

      Fantastic Guitar

      By Chaseums0967

      from Clarksville, IN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

        This is a fantastic guitar, and very well worth the price that you pay for it. It has a fantastic feel and an array of great sounds. Only flaw I've found is that the stock locking nut screws are made of a soft metal. One of the three has already been stripped completely out. Suggest investing in some stainless steel screws.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome if you're willing to put in some work

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

        I've been, for ages, looking for a decent Kramer Striker that wasn't overpriced, but then this gem caught my eye. At first glance, I saw everything I wanted out of a good Kramer: A strat-style guitar with a double locking bridge and maple fretboard. And the quilt top maple paired with the reversed headstock was just the icing. Now for the playability: The bridge wasn't set up well at all at the used music store that I found this at. The action was far too high and the bridge was angled forward. After getting it home and doing some adjustments, it plays like a dream. I find myself playing faster than I normally could. There are some complaints saying that it goes out of tune whenever you use the tremolo, but if you know how to set it up correctly, you won't have any noticeable issues with it. As for the pickups, I love the neck pickup, but the bridge pickup has to go. Not enough 'umph'. I'll soon be replacing it with a DiMarzio X2N. I'll likely replace the neck pickup at some point as well. Aside from this guitar, I have an Epiphone Futura Prophecy Custom FX and a Fender 50th Anniversary Golden Stratocaster (fully scalloped fretboard, replaced all pickups, tuning machines, and bridge), and I have to say, I already prefer this to my Fender, and once I get that pickup installed, it will definitely surpass my Epiphone. All in all, this is a great guitar if you're willing to put a little work into it.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Doesn't Rock My World

        By Rockstar666

        from Texas

        Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

        The sound didn't blow my mind and neither did the feel of this guitar. The frets were rough or sharp around the edges and on my guitar the mid and neck pickups sounded almost dead. I replaced them only to find out it's a guitar issue. I'd have to say I could get a better deal from another brand name. On the plus side it's durable because I used mine as a project guitar and scalloped the neck. Making lemonade out of life's lemons.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BUY THIS GUITAR!!!

        By ESPLTDallineed

        from Huntersville, NC

        Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

        I have had this guitar for about a month now. i must say it is incredible the tone that comes out of rivals that of expensive jacksons. The neck is thin but not to thin. Once set up properly ( 10-15mins) you can shred like you never thought u could shred before. There is no reason to even upgrade the pickups they sounds amazing as is. Me being a newbie to a floyd rose accidentally turn the nut to tight which ended up stripping the screw no problem thought just had to rethread and use a longer nut. so be careful when locking it in not to tight but tight enough. all in all this guitar is amazing for the metal player in all of us that is on a budget but doesn't want to skimp on features or playability. BUY THIS GUITAR you wont be disappointed.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        ESP LTD M-103

        By deanlover13

        from Colorado

        Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar sound is great and also feels great but cant keep the dumb thing in tune in a hour or less you have to retune it even if ur not using the floyd

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        M - 103FM

        Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

        This is a awesome guitar with the extra thin neck mine is the black flamed maple top black chrome hardware and maple fret board this thing plays like a dream.This being the first new guitar I bought. I wanted something i could be proud of with all the features and beauty of the more expensive guitars.The only thing i was truly not happy with was the bridge pickup but after dropping in a Seymour Duncan Distortion its awesome

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        5.0

        Neat little LTD

        By Renegade for life.

        from K-town Iowa.

        Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

        I actually traded an acoustic and a headphone amp for this guitar, It was new and needed a proper set-up (the action was to high for my taste), Some new strings and bridge adjustment did wonders! The neck was straight and the stock pick ups sound fine, ( i play through line6 spider3 half stack). overall I would expect this kind of quality and playability to be priced around $600. As for the color it looks like it has some dingy green mixed into black, thats the best way to describe the transparancy on the face of the body.

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        3.0

        ESP LTD M-103 FLAME MAPLE ELECTRIC GUITAR

        By heavy-63lmU

        from SAN DIEGO, CA

        Comments about ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple Electric Guitar:

        The con: This guitar is made in china.The stain peal off from the back and the side of the neck. The pickup buzz a little. the esp license floydrose does not stay in tune that well. The volume and tone pot is a little tight, so it's hard to do the eddie van helen volume trick. the pro: compare to the real esp mii, the neck action is great in a different way. It's lighter.the price is reasonable. The neck feel good, but it's feel like it's a square, not round like other guitar.

        Comment on this review

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