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ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar See-Thru Blue 

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Overview
  • Bolt-On
  • 25.5" Scale
  • Basswood Body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $499.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $150.00
  • Your Price:
    $34900
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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.

Case sold separately.

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 29 reviews)

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    (23)

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    (5)

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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

 

Ugh

I bought the MH-100QM as my first guitar. It looks great and ESP makes a great guitar. I was also limited on choices here because I'm a lefty and wanted to buy through...Read complete review

I bought the MH-100QM as my first guitar. It looks great and ESP makes a great guitar. I was also limited on choices here because I'm a lefty and wanted to buy through Musician's Friend.2 major flaws/mistakes The first mistake was my own fault. The floyd is a horrible idea for a beginner. Any bending is going to throw you off and tuning/changing strings is slightly more difficult. Any experienced guitarist can compensate by pushing on the trem when bending, but for a beginner, I highly recommend not going this route. The second major flaw is that my guitar has deeper frets than it should. I always sound a little off because of that and it took me too long to realize it.Combining those 2 issues I recommend 2 things if you're interested in this guitar. Spend a little more for a better constructed model AND avoid the Trem.

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(2 of 2 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!!!!!!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

More Bang For Your Buck

By KP123

from Vacherie, LA

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Verified Buyer

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.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Guitar!

    By Garrett Whitlock

    from Charleston, West Virginia

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

    There isn't really much to say except that it's an amazing guitar.
    I got this guitar as a graduation gift and it's been amazing since I received it. It plays really well.
    All in all, the quality is great.
    In my opinion there couldn't be a better guitar for the price!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow for the price, wow for the features!

    By Tyler Smith

    from Illinois

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

    This piece of hardware is one Heck of a deal. First off, the ESP pick-ups, although stock pick-ups, are pretty hot and give plenty of tone color. The finish is gorgeous and doesn't have a flaw on it. The Floyd Rose slips a bit here and there, but that was expected. The only real issue I've had with this guitar is the screw that keeps the tremelo arm in the system slips loose from time to time, but nothing a bit of tightening won't fix. Long story short, I highly recommend this guitar to new users of a Floyd system and to veterans alike. If they release anything like this again, you can count on me getting it.

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    (3 of 3 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.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar!

    By Chad M. Bedwell

    from Anniston, AL.

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

    I Been Playing Over 26 Years and I own The George Lynch Snake n Skulls ESP Model,I bought back in 93' Back then LTD's Were not even out,and I own the Skull n Bones ESP model, and I bought this Guitar and Have played it For the Price it's a Great Guitar,I have always leaned more toward Ebony or Rosewood Fretboards,But Given the way this one Sounds and Plays Very Nice,I would Recommend it more for Guitarist that are in there 3rd year and up of Solid Playing,Unless you are a Beginner and your Style is inDef. need for a Whammy and Floyd Trem. Because I have to have mine,So Much my style Like Lynch's I use it Alot.But for the Average Player it Would be ok.

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    (2 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Ugh

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

    I bought the MH-100QM as my first guitar. It looks great and ESP makes a great guitar. I was also limited on choices here because I'm a lefty and wanted to buy through Musician's Friend.2 major flaws/mistakes The first mistake was my own fault. The floyd is a horrible idea for a beginner. Any bending is going to throw you off and tuning/changing strings is slightly more difficult. Any experienced guitarist can compensate by pushing on the trem when bending, but for a beginner, I highly recommend not going this route. The second major flaw is that my guitar has deeper frets than it should. I always sound a little off because of that and it took me too long to realize it.Combining those 2 issues I recommend 2 things if you're interested in this guitar. Spend a little more for a better constructed model AND avoid the Trem.

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    (3 of 3 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.

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    (2 of 3 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

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    (6 of 8 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.

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