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ESP M10 Electric Guitar

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There's no skimping on the essentials: the basswood body has a bolt-on maple neck with a thin, U-shaped profile that's hand-friendly. The 25-1/2" sca...Click To Read More About This Product

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At this price it's a must-have for the beginner or intermediate player.

There's no skimping on the essentials: the basswood body has a bolt-on maple neck with a thin, U-shaped profile that's hand-friendly. The 25-1/2" scale rosewood fretboard and adjustable Tune-O-Matic-style bridge with string-thru-body promote extra resonance. ESP LH-100 bridge and neck humbuckers are ready to power any style of music.

FEATURES
Construction: Bolt-on-neck
Scale: 25.5"
Body: Basswood
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
Nut Width: 42mm
Nut Type: Molded
Neck Contour: Thin U
Frets/Type: 22 XJ
Hardware Color: Chrome
Strap Button: Standard
Tuners: LTD
Bridge: TOM Bridge
Neck PU: ESP Designed LH-100N
Bridge PU: ESP Designed LH-100B
Electronics: Passive
Electronics Layout: Vol/Tone/3-Way Switch
Case sold separately

Enjoy the sound and feel of this affordable rocker. Order today.

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ESPM10 Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unbeatable at this price point

While I haven't owned this model, or an LTD Mirage, I did play it for an alright amount of time in a music store, and I came very close to buying it. I'd...Read complete review

While I haven't owned this model, or an LTD Mirage, I did play it for an alright amount of time in a music store, and I came very close to buying it. I'd compare the playability to the ESP M-III Deluxe I had when I was younger, which really surprised me considering this was a bottom-of-the-line LTD. This guitar is that good. The neck and frets were great. It played like a dream and the neck fit my hand better than any other guitar I've ever laid my hands on.
At this price point, you legitimately can't get a better guitar when it comes to playability. However, like all cheap guitars, the body wood is cheap and the pickups aren't great. Not bad, but not great. Even swapping in new pickups wouldn't make an enormous difference as the body wood isn't that great.
If you're new to playing, this hands down the guitar for you. Even if you're experienced and just want something to beat on. Or a for Saturday morning impulse buy, you can gave something that won't let you down for roughly the price of 2 new video games.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Guitar

First off, I really do like this guitar, but being a budget guitar you get what you pay for. It has solid tone, and stays tuned very well. I love the feel...Read complete review

First off, I really do like this guitar, but being a budget guitar you get what you pay for. It has solid tone, and stays tuned very well. I love the feel of the fretboard and the unpainted neck is as fast as any other guitar I've played. The string action is perfect (you barely have to press to get notes out, can't say that for some of the Les Pauls I've owned).

The down side for me were the pick ups. Yes, they have solid tone as I said before, but their sustain leave a lot to be desired. I play doom metal, and sustain (for me) is super important. I plan on dropping a SD Nazgul Bridge and SD Black Winter Neck some time soon, and the total cost of this axe will still be well below the higher end stuff, even the budget ($200+) guitars.

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Decent Guitar

By Bobby Loyd

from KY

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

First off, I really do like this guitar, but being a budget guitar you get what you pay for. It has solid tone, and stays tuned very well. I love the feel of the fretboard and the unpainted neck is as fast as any other guitar I've played. The string action is perfect (you barely have to press to get notes out, can't say that for some of the Les Pauls I've owned).

The down side for me were the pick ups. Yes, they have solid tone as I said before, but their sustain leave a lot to be desired. I play doom metal, and sustain (for me) is super important. I plan on dropping a SD Nazgul Bridge and SD Black Winter Neck some time soon, and the total cost of this axe will still be well below the higher end stuff, even the budget ($200+) guitars.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Metal guitar

By Andy

from New York

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar for the buck I spent. Mean pickups... Metal axe..

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great price..great quality!

    By cyrus

    from ky

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

      The guitar was great! Even though this is my 1st however I have picked around on a few from time to time at stores and that and for the price and quality I would recommend this for all guitarists of all experience

       
      5.0

      I would recommend this instrument

      By cc

      from louisana

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

        This is my very first review ever. Never had a ESP,played a load of guitars priced cheap and by far very much like this guitar. It's around 10 pounds or so, basswood body is solid not hollow like so.e cheap starter guitars. I find that it sounds like a B C Rich but cheaper. All and all I would recommend this guitar. Minor paint issues but not a problem. Sounds good and ESP tuners that come on it stay in tune very well. All in all a great guitar.

         
        5.0

        Pleased

        By Strawman

        from SC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar for the money. Packed nicely so it arrived in perfect condition.

         
        5.0

        Good even for intermediate players.

        By Pazuzu

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Decent pickups
        • Good Feel
        • Great bass response
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth playing

        Cons

        • Don't care for string-through
        • Soft body wood

        Best Uses

        • Anything short of professional performance

        Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

        I have been playing guitar for about 12 years and play metal and rock. I got this as a backup/travel guitar so that I wouldn't have to bring my more expensive ESP EX-400 around to practice etc. The M10 has very good stock pickups, much better than I expected, and feels very good. I prefer 22 fret guitars to 24 frets also, so this works.

        It is very light, though a bit neck-heavy, and has a very bassy tone due to the body wood, with much more bass than my mahogany bodied EX. No sharp fret edges or anything, very smooth playing. It's a good looking and playing instrument.

         
        5.0

        Unbeatable at this price point

        By tony jabroni

        from Missouri

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

        While I haven't owned this model, or an LTD Mirage, I did play it for an alright amount of time in a music store, and I came very close to buying it. I'd compare the playability to the ESP M-III Deluxe I had when I was younger, which really surprised me considering this was a bottom-of-the-line LTD. This guitar is that good. The neck and frets were great. It played like a dream and the neck fit my hand better than any other guitar I've ever laid my hands on.
        At this price point, you legitimately can't get a better guitar when it comes to playability. However, like all cheap guitars, the body wood is cheap and the pickups aren't great. Not bad, but not great. Even swapping in new pickups wouldn't make an enormous difference as the body wood isn't that great.
        If you're new to playing, this hands down the guitar for you. Even if you're experienced and just want something to beat on. Or a for Saturday morning impulse buy, you can gave something that won't let you down for roughly the price of 2 new video games.

         
        5.0

        This is a great deal

        By Graham

        from Kentwood, MI

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

        The fret edges have been filed down nicely, the neck looks good, and there are no dead spots among the frets. The D'Addario Nickel-Wound XL strings that it came with are nice, but initially left black marks on my fingers for some reason...? Oh well, it washed right off with soap. The strings do sound nice, and I imagine it might've just been paint dust. On the guitar's finish, a small area just between the tone knob and the input jack has an area where paint was lightly applied and has a swirl to it. It's not really noticeable, except upon close inspection, and it wasn't a deal-breaker for me. Other than that slight blemish, I don't have any other complaints. The pickups and electronics work perfectly. I'm currently playing this through an iRig into an iPad mini, using various amplifier apps, then outputting to some basic headphones. It sounds, feels, and looks great! For a guitar of this price range, it's a strong contender, and exactly what I needed.

         
        4.0

        Low price beater, but still a real guitar

        By Corolo

        from So Cal Mountains

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

          I needed a beater to leave plugged in for my studio area. It'll get banged around a lot. Can't top this one for the price, and saves wear and tear on my other gear.

           
          5.0

          Very Happy! Love MF!

          By Matt

          from Warsaw, MO

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about ESP M10 Electric Guitar:

          Nice, quick ship, all in one piece!

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