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

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Overview
  • Bolt-on neck
  • 25.5" scale
  • Basswood body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $470.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $141.00
  • Your Price:
    $32900
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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 22 reviews)

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      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

      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.

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          (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.

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          5.0

          PERFECT ROCK/METAL GUITAR!!!!

          By Graybunch7

          from Roseville, Ca.

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

          I have to tell you that this is worth every penny. You will not be sorry if you buy this guitar. Feels just like a real ESP and in all actuallity it is. I can't tell any difference except for the logo on the headstock. I owned a M-II custom back in 94' and this guitar feels better that the that one! For a little over 300 bucks this guitar will give you everything you need to play rock and metal! no need to change pick-ups unless you REALLY need that seymour or EMG sound. Plenty of harmonics, plenty of dive in the bridge!! Don't pass this one up!!

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