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ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar  Satin Black

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An affordable entry into the world of 7-string guitar.

The ESP LTD M-17 Electric Guitar is an exceptional value for someone looking to take on the joys and challenges of a 7-string guitar without spending too much. It has a basswood body and a strong bolt-on maple neck specifically shaped for 7-string comfort. The neck has a wide rosewood fingerboard with 22 XJ frets and a thin U back contour. Specially designed to capture a full range of frequencies and overtones, ESP LH-107 pickups are wired to a master Volume, Tone and a 5-way switch for rapid tone shaping. Chrome hardware, LTD tuners and a tune-o-matic bridge complete the rock checklist of features.

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Body
  • Body shape:Double cutaway
  • Body type:Solid body
  • Body material:Solid wood
  • Top wood:Not specified
  • Body wood:Basswood
  • Body finish:Semi-Gloss
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Thin U
  • Neck wood:Maple
  • Joint:Bolt-on
  • Scale length:24.75 in.
  • Truss rod:Standard
  • Neck finish:Info not available
  • Fretboard
  • Material:Maple
  • Radius:12 in.
  • Fret size:Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets:22
  • Inlays:Dot
  • Nut width:Not specified
  • Pickups
  • Configuration:HH
  • Neck: LH-107
  • Middle:Not applicable
  • Bridge: LH-107
  • Brand:ESP
  • Active or passive pickups:Passive
  • Series or parallel:Series
  • Piezo:No
  • Active EQ:No
  • Special electronics:None
  • Controls
  • Control layout:Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch:3-way
  • Coil tap or split:Coil tap
  • Kill switch:Yes
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type:Fixed
  • Bridge design:Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece:String thru body
  • Tuning machines:LTD
  • Color:Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings:7-string
  • Special features:Extended range
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:

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ESPLTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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3.0

Cheap but acceptable

By Geofficus

from YYC

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

I've been playing/noodling around for some time, know the difference between good hardware and total shizzle. I purchased this 2nd hand, still had plastic on the pickups. Fret buzz on the B was terrible, but I raised the saddle a little and adjusted the truss slightly to compensate. Plays fairly well now, without any buzz....pickups sound responsive enough through my Fender Mustang, but they're no Seymor Blackouts. Guitar is light and neck feels great. At least half the weight of my Schecter Damien FR6...I kind of wish this thing had a 'Rose, but it manages well without. Fret ends weren't polished, but couldn't take a chunk of skin off you. Good buy for a starter 7

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1.0

Steaming Pile

By Thomas Loch

from Alliance, NE

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Bedroom Practice
  • Smashing on stage

Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

The first time I went to change the strings on this guitar, every single ferrule and the nut fell out. This is some very poor craftsmanship on the part of LTD/ESP, they should be embarrassed of themselves. I understand this is a low end guitar but for the amount I paid, it was practically stolen from me. It is hands down not on par with every other low end guitar I have played. The frets buzz very heavily, the pick ups are absolutely horrible, and the tone is very flat. Anybody looking to purchase this guitar: DON"T. Save your hard earned money and purchase yourself a higher end, better quality guitar. I can, hands down, say I will never purchase an LTD guitar again.

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(1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

i tried to like it

By negativemrb

from kansas city,mo

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Only 200

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

I was looking for a nice introduction to a 7 string. I waited 2 days for it to arrive in the mail. When i got it out of the box, I was already disapointed. The thing had massive fret buzz and I could not get rid of it, I raised the bridge moved the saddles nothing i could do would get rid of the buzz on the e and b strings. On top of that the bolts that hold the pickup selector would not screw all the way down they stuck up about an 1/8th of an inch. The bass coming out of the thing was like it sounded like floppy strings. There would have been no way to tune it down (maybe bigger gauge strings would've helped. I know that 7 strings are suppose to have low end but this thing seemed in audible especially with all the string buzz. I had the thing for 2 hours and was truly discouraged I could not even find a good sounding distortion for it through several different amps. I returned it and went back to a 6 string which is maybe where i belong (i do not need all the that low end), I got a Stratocaster with humbucker and am really happy with its action,neck and sounds.

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5.0

Nice Guitar

By DylanThe GuitarPlayer

from Joplin,MO

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

I have Played 6 string guitar for a while now, so I decided I wanted to try something new so I purchased this guitar. I am pleased with it, and it is fun to play. the only thing wrong is a little fret buzz but it can be fixed. excellent guitar!

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5.0

Djent on a budget!

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By 21toWinGuitarist

from St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

    I like this guitar a lot. I give lessons to a youngster and he was interested in 7 strings and heavier music. He purchased a Hellraiser 7 by schecter so i was interested in a cheap 7 that i could purchase to show him some stuff. I am very pleased with the LTD. While it isn't the finest instrument in the world, I have zero complaints. It plays nicely and the electronics sound great. It is slightly limited with only 1 volume pot and 1 tone pot but that is not a huge issue. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone.

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    4.0

    Good guitar for the price indeed

    By Luvmyesp's

    from Missouri

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

      I agree with espforlife. This is a very well made unit for it's price range. The pickups are a bit muddy in the low end but the lead tone is not all that bad. I have heard far worse from budget priced guitars (remember those wonderful budget guitar specials in the 80's). With a pup upgrade (dropping a Duncan custom in mine) I would not hesitate to gig with this guitar. This is my fourth Esp/Ltd ranging from this one to a much higher end instrument and that is what I love about this brand. The build quality is very consistent from low to high and they are very upgradable.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best bang for your buck

      By espforlife

      from ky

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Setup
      • Tone Wood

      Cons

      • pick ups

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

      ok straight to the point i have been playin 6 string for 10 years now and wanted to try something new so i went to the local guitar shop and started looking for a 7 string budget minded i only looked at 3 models Schecter omen 7,Ibanez rg7321 and LTD m17. First off the ibanez was the highest priced and lowest quality, poorly finished neck all the way around nearly no clear on the neck and it felt very rough,sharp fret ends plus they were not even polished a little plus hardtail bridges are the worst to set up. the pickups on the ibanez was the best of the 3 but still were not passable for stage or studio use just good enough till you can afford to swap them. The schecter and ltd was on par with one another but the frets were finished a bit better on the ltd and the neck is a tad thinner so easy choice the cheapest and best build quality of the 3,to be stage or studio ready all it needs is a good setup,pickups and a little thicker gauge strings and if you can do these things yourself you could still be under the price of the other 2 and have a near pro setup. when looking at this just keep the price in mind and the build quality for the price you pay and how cheap it is to upgrade the things that are flawed about it hope this helps everyone make the right choice

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      4.0

      i have one :)

      By JackApple

      from Janesville,WI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Cheapbut Not Bad
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

        i like this mostly cause i have one..i reccomend that people who are starting on 7 string get this if they are starting..LTD is great first time user and first ever electric that i bought..i plan on getting another guitar but not a 7 string..lol but at any rate i reccomend this to anyone who loves lower tones..

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fairly good

        By Jeremy

        from Iowa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

            This is a fairly good 7 string, especially for the price. The neck does seem a bit wider than i expected even for a 7 string or maybe i'm just not used to it. The pickups are okay but i would recommend swapping them out for some higher end pickups. I am an absolute EMG fan, but do not make the mistake of ordering their 7 string pickups as they will not fit this guitar. I've ordered some Seymour Duncan Blackouts(Phase I) and hopefully those will give me some really good tone. This guitar came pretty well setup on the intonation and string action. I do need to adjust the truss rod some though, but that is expected. I would recommend a heavier gauge of strings than stock but that is up to you. Overall i would recommend this guitar as a good 7 string for people on a budget.

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