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ESP LTD MH-401NT ELECTRIC GUITAR   

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The ESP LTD MH-400NT Electric Guitar is the perfect axe for high-powered rock and the guitarist who wants maximum sustain and no trem. String-thru br...Read More

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Dark, dangerous, and made to play the heavy.

The ESP LTD MH-400NT Electric Guitar is the perfect axe for high-powered rock and the guitarist who wants maximum sustain and no trem. String-thru bridge, set-neck with almost no heel, active EMG-81 pickups, 25-1/2" scale, and deep cutaway access to the top of the guitar neck. The MH-400NT has an Earvana compensated nut that puts it in tune, and Grover tuners keep it there, even when the strings are getting slammed. This ESP electric guitar has a quilted maple top on mahogany with see-thru black finish and black hardware giving it a look as dark and dangerous as the sound it puts out.

FEATURES
  • Set-neck, minimal heel
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Mahogany body with quilted maple top
  • 3-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 24 extra-jumbo frets
  • Offset blocks inlays with name at 12th fret
  • EMG-81 active humbuckers (bridge and neck)
  • Volume, tone, 3-way slotted toggle
  • Black hardware
  • 24mm Earvana compensated nut
  • Grover tuners
  • Tune-o-matic-style bridge, string-thru-body
  • White body, neck, and headstock binding
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5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

Trying it out

By violingineer

from CO

I purchased both an SGR Omen-6 extreme special and this LTD MH401NT with the assumption that the 45 day satisfaction return policy will be honored. I will return one when I decide which I like... but so far the LTD is winning due to value (what you get for your money). So, I'm trying both guitars out, because 1) they both have EMG 81/85's, and 2) they are the same price for me. I will limit this review to the LTD:Appearance: like another reviewer said, it's quite a bit more purple than the MF picture shows. I like the more gray/purple idea--but indeed my guitar is very purple, no gray at all! Fit/finish: mostly good. The first fret button on the side of the neck seems faded or scratched out a little. Also, there are some very small lacquer defects--not really noticeable unless you look very closely. The frets have some residue around them in the corners, but I think that can be cleaned off.Factory Setup: marginal. The action is good, small fret buzz in some places, but decent. PU's weren't super close to string. The one complaint I have is that the tune-o-matic was NOT set up well. I had to re-set almost every screw... but after I took about 2 hours to do this, the frets are perfectly in tune now! Works good!Feel: guitar sits on your knee in the perfect place. Neck is lacquered like the rest of the guitar and feels quite nice. Neck seems small in width (good for me), maybe rounder than Schecter. And the set-neck is great--easy access to the top fret! It is a set-neck NOT a neck-through as the model name says, it's definitely glued. The tuners themselves are a bit small--due to the headstock, but no biggie.Finally, some websites state this guitar has EMG 81/81 config, but I believe it is 81/85, as the neck PU is definitely gold lettered and the bridge is silver.Overall, excellent value for money---you trade that with the setup and some very small quality issues, that really aren't important to me. As far as sound, the LTD and the Schecter are VERY close--with the Schecter maybe being very very slightly brighter (?). The purple I can get used to, for what I get.

 
5.0

Great Guitar, Great Buy

By DMKC

from Brighton, MI

I purchased this guitar on a whim because I saw a great deal on it and thought I could use a new addition.It was a better deal than I ever could have imagined.The guitar came pretty well set up from the factory (action was just a bit too low and there was the smallest of bows in the neck but nothing that negatively effected playing) and the see thru purple looks incredible, although don't be fooled by the picture, it is a bit more purple and less gray than it leads you to believe. I plugged the guitar in, and knowing that it had EMG's, expected an exceptional distortion but hadn't thought about the clean. I was FLOORED by the clean sound off the neck pickup with the tone rolled down a little, unbelievable. The distortion was equally impressive, providing a good amount of bite while remaining quiet during breaks in playing. The weight is very tolerable and it has a nice balance to it. Overall I would recommend this guitar to anyone, young or old, new or experienced, who wishes to own an exceptional guitar at a bargain price.In fact, if I were to nitpick the only complaint I would make would be that the EMG's could be hotter, but that could be due to a number of factors, so in reality I couldn't even say thatEnjoy!

 
5.0

New To The Collection

By Torqued

from Duluth, MN

ESP LTD MH-401QMNT - I bought this guitar because I played one similar (Floyd Rose and ugly teal color) to it in a local music shop, and I liked the action of the neck. I wrote down the model number and came to see what kind of deal I could get. I found a factory referb, and I got a discount off that, so I pretty much stole the guitar for the price I did pay. I just got it today and I am extremely pleased. Came factory set up just perfect. I am SO glad I bought it. I own 4 other electrics incl. a Schecter C-1 Elite, this guitar has a feel real close to that one. This is a nice guitar. The added EMG's made the deal. If your scratching your head thinking about it, stop, JUST BUY IT!

 
5.0

ESP Took me!!!

By PJG445

from Taylorville, Il

When I first picked this guitar up at a guitar center I was blown away by the weight of this guitar! I was light but not too light. (I am used to a Les Pauls and Telecasters.) I plugged it in and the EMG Pickups sounded crisp and clear. I played the guitar on clean for at least ten minutes and changed to a high-gain setting. The guitar sounded amazing!!! I wanted to take it home and plug it into my rig so bad!! So the next thing on my list was a ESP MH-401nt!!This guitar is light! It has and amazing body with great sustian and resonence. The pickups and what you would expect from a great active pickup and I am still getting used to them. I wanted a guitar for metal and thats what I recived! But dont think this guitar is just for drop tuned chuggs or super fast sweeps. This guitar can sing solos and sounds fantastic on a low gain setting. I am very pleased with the guitar and have no problem with anything. The only thing I could nit pick is that the tuners are alittle close for my liking but that can be a personal choice.

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

By MH401NT

from San Luis Obispo, California

This guitar is absolutely sweet. If you want to sound like August Burns Red or As Blood Runs Black this is the guitar for you. I went with the non-trem because a floyd rose is a pain in the butt to set up. The Tune-o-matic style bridge is great for chugging, and each saddle has a huge range of motion for intonation when you put on heavier gauge strings. The earvana nut makes sure this guitar is in tune all the way up and down the neck. This is the same type of guitar and exactly the same pickups your favorite metal bands use. With the MH-401QMNT you get some serious ESP quality at a pretty reasonable price.

 
5.0

MH 400 NT

By Dylan U

from California

I bought this guitar a couple of years ago and I have loved it since, I play various types of metal and genres like that. The EMG's sound great for music that requires high gain. The body is a great and the cutaway makes your leg sit in between the two pickups where as the EC100 will sit a lot further forward so your leg sits around the 16th fret. so when you're playing higher notes your wrist isn't pressed on your body. The tuners are very sensitive and make it easy to tune. The finish on the guitar turns out differently on each one, mine looks more grayish black but I've seen some that look more gray with some blue. I've had no hardware or internal issues with this guitar and its a great purchase.

 
5.0

Amazing guitar

By Nathan-IJG1O

from IL

I play alot of different kinda music, but mostly metal...this guitar is obviously a metal guitar. I have had this guitar for awhile, and I love it. To give you an example, I have a brand spanking new ESP Horizon II, I had a show this last saturday, the ESP sat on my stand the whole show. The emg's scream, the neck is fast, the guitar is build to last. The only thing I wish it had was locking tuners, but that can be easily fixed. This guitar is every bit as good as an esp, taking from someone who knows. If you play any kind of metal, this is the guitar for you.

 
5.0

Excellent Choice.

By Dave-faFMf

from Troy, IL

This guitar is awesome. I've owned a lot of cheap guitars and this is the first one with quality features, and that's what it's all about! The quality pickups, nut, and tuners make this ltd a fantastic buy. You really get a lot for your money on this guitar. It plays great, I like the action on it. I recommend you check one out at a local music store and see for yourself!

 
5.0

(Creamy) LOVE IT OR BE STABBED

By GuitaMegaShredder7

from Puerto Rico

This is easily the best guitar I've ever played. It's neck alone is so smooth I practically slipped all the way through the arpeggios. Right off the box I picked it up and didn't even notice I had been playing for an hour. I used it on my line 6 spider II combo amp and it kicked ass. It has everything I wanted and just when I thought it oculdn't get better, it's tone knob was halfway down...it had EVEN MORE TONE than I could imagine. Simply the bets guitar round. And as a perk , if somebody doesn't like youre playin, it's lightweight and has a pointy headstock to stab the critics with. :D

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