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The LTD MH-103 electric guitar from ESP features a bolt-on 3-piece maple neck, basswood body with gorgeous quilted maple top, and a maple fretboard. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A quilted maple top and flexible pickups give you beauty in looks and tone.

The LTD MH-103 electric guitar from ESP features a bolt-on 3-piece maple neck, basswood body with gorgeous quilted maple top, and a maple fretboard. The thin U-shaped neck with 24 extra jumbo frets provides comfort and speed. An ESP humbucker and 2 single-coil pickup configuration provides lots of tone versatility. ESP tuners keep you tuned so you'll sound your best. Volume, tone and a 5-way toggle give you options with simplicity. Tremolo bridge lets you dive bomb the night away. Black nickel hardware finishes off a great look.

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FEATURES
  • Bolt-On
  • 25.5" Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Quilted Maple Top
  • Maple Neck
  • Maple Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • ESP Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Special Bridge
  • ESP LH-150 (B) / LS-120 (N&M) pickups
  • Case sold separately

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ESPLTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's alot more than you would expect for

Ok, I'll keep it short as possible.First... When the guitar arrived I did a full inspection looking for dents, blems, broken items, ect... The UPS man had no problem waiting...Read complete review

Ok, I'll keep it short as possible.First... When the guitar arrived I did a full inspection looking for dents, blems, broken items, ect... The UPS man had no problem waiting a couple of minutes. It passed initial inspection. Second... inspection of the headstock, neck, and body...Beautiful so far. Third... Did a quick tune and basic playing. Well, that needed some help. Fouth..... Fix the fret buz first by raising the bridge ever so slightly, works perfect now. Fifth...loosened the allen screws at the neck nut so you can use the tuning keys, and raised the fine tunning screws 1/2 of the screw lenght out of the lower bridge and tuned the guitar with a tuner and tuning keys at the neck Stock. Sixth....once the guitar was in tune with a tuner,I tightned the neck nut allen screws (not too tight) just enought to hold the basic tune of the guitar. Seven...... Intonation... use the tuner for the open E(6th string) and 12th fret harmonic E with the tuner and every string after in the same mannor (order). Adjustment screws are all you have to deal with, If you don't know how it is done, just go to utube. It's easier then you think to do.
NOW, you have a guitar just about any pro would play and Like it. This model came with cleartone strings that are sweet and slick.
Truly this is a diamond in the rough until you do your adjustments. Then it's a Diamond. For the money and little time of getting to know your new ax, this deal cannot be beat.... Love it!!!!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not sure if I will take the chance of ordering from them aga

Junk not as discribed told them about the problem but it still has the same description they didn't fix it.

Junk not as discribed told them about the problem but it still has the same description they didn't fix it.

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's alot more than you would expect for

By DZ

from Melbourne, Fl

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Easy To Fix
  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Any kind of music
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

Ok, I'll keep it short as possible.First... When the guitar arrived I did a full inspection looking for dents, blems, broken items, ect... The UPS man had no problem waiting a couple of minutes. It passed initial inspection. Second... inspection of the headstock, neck, and body...Beautiful so far. Third... Did a quick tune and basic playing. Well, that needed some help. Fouth..... Fix the fret buz first by raising the bridge ever so slightly, works perfect now. Fifth...loosened the allen screws at the neck nut so you can use the tuning keys, and raised the fine tunning screws 1/2 of the screw lenght out of the lower bridge and tuned the guitar with a tuner and tuning keys at the neck Stock. Sixth....once the guitar was in tune with a tuner,I tightned the neck nut allen screws (not too tight) just enought to hold the basic tune of the guitar. Seven...... Intonation... use the tuner for the open E(6th string) and 12th fret harmonic E with the tuner and every string after in the same mannor (order). Adjustment screws are all you have to deal with, If you don't know how it is done, just go to utube. It's easier then you think to do.
NOW, you have a guitar just about any pro would play and Like it. This model came with cleartone strings that are sweet and slick.
Truly this is a diamond in the rough until you do your adjustments. Then it's a Diamond. For the money and little time of getting to know your new ax, this deal cannot be beat.... Love it!!!!!!

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The 5 best guitars I own

By Nibby G.

from Foothills of the Berkshires

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Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

I have a really nice '70's Strat, a classic Les Paul, and an Ibanez ART 100 in my guitarsenal. This ESP MH-100 QM makes them irrelevant. While all guitars with multi-position pickup switches have them for differing tones, the switch on the MH-100 QM is like different guitars. The tonal separartion from one position to the next like hanging up the Strat and grabbing the Les Paul. Every position on the p-up switch is a completely differenty axe, none of which I owned before I got this miracle in luthier-ness. You know all those really cool, epiphany-evoking guitar sounds you hear from time to time, but can never seem to find or re-create when playing? Yep. All of them, right here in one seminal, Rock History changing chunk of maple and guts. ESP has outdone themselves, and everyone else. Paul Reed Smith wishes he could make a guitar as good. He can't.

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lies!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

Great guitar,just got done destroying the paint to find out there is NO quilted maple! The so called Quilted Maple top is only paint! Quite disappointed.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By mjlcjf

from NC

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

I replaced the pickups with Dimarzio's. An AT-1 in the bridge and Cruisers in the neck and middle and now this guitar is absolutely amazing. The build and quality are good. The action was good and the maple neck is smooth and easy to play. Since replacing the pickups the sound is exceptional. The Floyd on it is average and is great for small dives and vibratos. Not really great for super dives but for the price you cant expect it. I love this guitar and have had guitars ove the past 22 years in price of up to $2600 that I dont think was as good as this.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good, but...

By Stuart Crosby

from Georgia, (U.S.)

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

The ESP MH103 has a good feel and a good sound. However, anyone considering this should be aware that the color of the guitar may not be quite what is suggested by the Musicians Friend picture of it. The one I received is a lot darker and had a STRONG greenish tint mixed with the blue. It doesnt look bad, but its not like the picture. If you want to see what I mean, go to wikipedias list of colors. The Musicians Friend picture of the mh103 is a vibrant patchwork of Cobalt and Midnight Blue. The one I received was a more understated blend of Prussian Blue and Deep Jungle Green. Also, the pattern was not as artistic as the pattern in the picture. If one is OK with these things, he should like this guitar.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

More Bang For Your Buck

By KP123

from Vacherie, LA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is a great value. Not spectacular, but worth every buck. Very comfortable to play and fairly fast neck. No problems with fret buzz. very fun to play. Overall, very satisfied with the product and would buy again.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    hardcore sound

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

    very good guitar for amature or begining guitarist has a nice classic/hard rock sound to it but also a really nice clean sound. Ive had it for about three years and sense then the value has gone up. I would recommend this guitar for anyone who is playing live or just as a hobby. for how much this guitar cost me it was definitely worth it this was for sure a Five Star guitar

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent

    By ESPMan-njm8C

    from Columbus, OH

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    Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

    I bought this recently and it's pretty decent. As far as the looks, the picture doesn't do it justice - the quilted top is fabulous and looks a hundred times better than the photo. This is my second ESP LTD guitar. Mine has a minor flaw on the side of the neck where they must have had a problem with one of the frets. It looks like they just filled it in with wood filler. Doesn't affect the playability at all. Stays in tune fairly well. I love the fretboard. Neck is smooth. Sounds ok. Basically a good intermediate level guitar that can't be beat for the price.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ltd MH-103QM

    By Seahawk79

    from Des Moines, IA

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    Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

    I was shocked when I first saw a guitar with a 24 fret maple fretboard. I returned several times to the store to try it and had to have it. This guitar flat out rocks! I had been playing an LTD M-100 for 10 years. This one is in a similar vein, but the neck is thicker and has H-S-S pickups instead of H-H. The extra thickness did not bother me at all. The finish is a thing of beauty. It has great sustain and sounds good clean or distorted. And yes, it stays in tune. I did, however replace the whammy bar with an old one from an M-100 since those come up higher. The price can't be beat either. It also has openings in the back so that you can adjust the springs without taking the back plate off. ESP has truely outdone themselves with this one. This could be the best purchase I have ever made!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

    I played this in guitar center today, and all I can say is wow. First thing is first, the finish is beautiful and it goes well with the maple neck! The licensed Floyd Rose is awesome. I can divebomb effortlessly with it. AS far as I know this thing will stay in tune forever! My only problems with it are the pickups and the neck. The pickups are ok, but when I buy this guitar, I am going to swap them out with a pair of DiMarzios. The neck is pretty thick, but who cares? I have big hands! All in all for the price, everybody should buy it!

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