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

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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. ...Read More

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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 active 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.

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

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ESPLTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar
 
3.0

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1.0

Overpriced - Poor Features and Quality

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from Winston-Salem, NC

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Pros

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

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

      Great Disappointment. I bought this guitar thru Musician Friends with very high expectations based on my personal experience owning two other ESP/LTD guitars I am very happy with (a KH-202 and a Viper 330).
      I had to return it 3 weeks after I got it due to the terrible buzzing in several frets. Right out of the box, the guitar had some nicks on the headstock (a minor cosmetic issue due to careless handling/packaging). I had to immediately replace the strings to Elixir as the guitar came with D'Addario strings - which are like barbwire. The back of the neck is not finished/polished, so it feels like sliding your thumb on a 2X2 wood stud. The ESP designed active pickups are not very good either, the single coil pickup at the neck is very weak and doesn't give much sustain. With the pickup at the bridge, I couldn't even notice the difference in sound when switching from humbucker to a single coil. The 3rd string (G) when played open had a very dull sound, regardless of having brand new elixir strings.
      The major issue with this guitar was the buzzing due to uneven frets all over the fretboard (1st string @ 15, 3rd string @ 14, and 6th string @ 12, 13, 14 and 15). If you like a high string action and big neck relief this may not be an issue, but uneven frets is a killer for low string action with an almost laser-straight neck (ideal for shredders).
      Like I previously said, I like ESP/LTD guitars and the ones I currently own are very good, even though they are not top of the line. I really don't know what happen with this one, I thought I was upgrading for what it costs - maybe, it was just bad luck and I got a "reject" from the factory in Indonesia.
      Probably a good idea to go to a guitar center and play one of these before you buy it so you know what you are getting into. I would not recommend this model, based on the price, not even to a beginner.

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      5.0

      worth the aggravation

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      from michigan

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

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

      esp warns of knock offs. The 1st one I believe was one. But in exchange, wow, just a great guitar. @ singles with one active humbucker. Sizzles

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