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ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo  Black Chrome Hardware

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The ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo is equipped to rock. This basswood-bodied baby does the deed with LH-150 pickups commanded by a 3-way togg...Read More

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Burnin', divebombing action on a budget.

The ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo is equipped to rock. This basswood-bodied baby does the deed with LH-150 pickups commanded by a 3-way toggle. The maple/rosewood neck/fretboard has 24 XJ frets with name and dot inlays. The locking trem lets you whammy your way into rockin' madness.

FEATURES
  • Bolt-on neck
  • 25.5" scale
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Locking nut
  • 42mm neck width
  • Thin U neck contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Chrome hardware
  • ESP tuners
  • Floyd Rose Special Bridge
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ESPMH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo
 
4.6

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Pleased

I have had this guitar since 2007 so I speak of this instrument with some experience. Right out of the box mine was set up to play fairly well however not to my liking....Read complete review

I have had this guitar since 2007 so I speak of this instrument with some experience. Right out of the box mine was set up to play fairly well however not to my liking. I am experienced with Floyd Rose bridges so it was no big deal for me to adjust it and its been fine ever since. I had no issues sound wise from the stock pick ups but did upgrade them to SD's. No problems with the truss rod or neck, in fact I haven't had to make an adjustment yet. The finish on the hardware does fade a little but I have had no issues with it going to bare metal or rusting. The finish on the guitar it self is bullet proof, good old poly finish. I love the body contours very comfortable to play, standing or seated and the neck is slim and fast. If you have issues with the neck "sticking" while you move your hand around the fret board just hit it with #0000 steel wool. Listen I've played the sh!t out of this guitar for almost 4 years now, heck I even took it to IRAQ for a year and this thing is still kicking @ss. I would recommend this guitar to any one, any time any where. Buy it, you'll love it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Some irritating flaws

I've owned the MH-50 for over a year,putting alot of miles on it along the way.For the price it's a decent guitar it seems to stay in tune relativly well, and has...Read complete review

I've owned the MH-50 for over a year,putting alot of miles on it along the way.For the price it's a decent guitar it seems to stay in tune relativly well, and has nice action/playability.While the pickups are kinda cheap they seem to get the job done.Also the guitar seems very reliable, I haven't had any problems that would render it unplayable.On the other hand,the neck doesnt seem very stable, meaning truss rod adjustments often,and I still end up with some string buzz.The biggest problem is the fret work, there is a gap between the fretbord and ALL frets on the high E string side of the guitar.So if you happen to get the high e pulled off the top of the neck (it happens) the string gets caught in the gap and can cause some troubles during a song/gig.The only other thing is the finish on the hardware, not great but OK for this price range.All in all I recommend this as a beginners guitar for someone who wants to play metal and hard rock on a budget, but beware you'll probably end up upgrading eventually.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love it.

By 

from Salt Lake City Utah

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

    I love it. Get it. It's the best guitar I've ever had. The whammy bar lets me bend notes like never before and the guitar stays in tune. I've never had the small fine tuning wheels before and I love having them there. I can very quickly make slight tuning adjustments while playing. The fretboard feels good. The guitar is beautiful. The electronics are solid. There's no hum when I'm close to my recording equipment. The only thing that I haven't been able to create as much as I would like to are pinch harmonics. But I imagine that I just have to find the right settings on my other equipment. Anyway, if you're trying to decide which guitar to get, this one will make you happy!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Guitar

    By 

    from Palmer, Alaska

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

      First off I want to state that I am a Schecter person, but this is the first guitar I've owned with a floyd rose. I have owned this guitar since 2012 and it is still an awesome guitar!! Pick ups sound awesome, no fret buzz what so ever, great quality feel for the price! The weight balance on this guitar is amazing! I have owned guitars that have to light of a body versus a neck and vice versa. Only thing I would change is the floyd rose for a better quality one. Other than that I love this guitar all around. Great for musicians who want to start off on the floyd rose. Also awesome for experienced musicians. Great job ESP!

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      5.0

      Buy it!

      By 

      from Orlando, Fl.

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

        I bought this guitar about a year ago and love it! For this little amount of money there is no better guitar that you could possibly buy. This guitar is solid. It's made incredibly well, feels great and plays great.
        If I had to say anything negative I would say that the Floyd Rose is a little bit of a pain to tune (when it actually needs to be tuned). Basically though, I've only needed to tune this guitar once, maybe twice since I bought it!
        The only other negative things I can really say are about the pickups. They could be a little bit better (but what can we expect with this price tag). I don't mind them though and you still get some great sounds out of this thing regardless.
        I love this guitar and highly recommend it for anyone interested in playing metal or any hard rock style of music.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Don't forget to look inside....

        By 

        from Puerto Rico

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

        The guitar does have a lot of potential. I got it used and in "very good condition" Not true, I had to refret the guitar since half of frets were almost out at treble side. When I looked inside the trem cavity the previous owner made a huge wood cut probably to allow the trem's block to float a lot more. The Floyd Rose special is really cheap and poorly made. The low e saddle screw was stripped,so I had to replace it too. Now after a couple of hundreds more. The guitar is back in shape.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gnar for sure.

        By 

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Smells Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Coffee Table
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          This guitar is fantastic. I've been into a few music shops and the guitars just didn't feel right. Got this one shipped. There's no going back... Great rockabilly sound. If you play Doom metal, this guitar gets crunchy and filthy. I highly recommend this guitar if you don't have alot of money. GET IT!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          ESP mh50

          By 

          from da'U.P. eh!

          Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          can't beat these MFers!(musicians firends_ers)
          Just got it & opened her up2 check'er out! It's not really 4 me, my daughter wanted a sweet blk gtr, well I'm sure she's gonna freak! I'd gotten her the Washburn Hanna Montana elec gtr a couple years ago & she grew outta that HM phaze, so neglected her practice, but I'd given her my Little Martin acc/elec that she's been progeressing on. I'll tell U what, this is better than the 1st real guitar I got 4 Xmas. Enitially, I'd thoght, the blemmish was between the bridge & the pick-up, but was actually @ the base of the f/r bridge, wow what a steal, tho! I'm kinda jealous...
          Except 4 the blemmish, which I knew was there b4 buying, was the bomb digety!
          killer!

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome axe for the money

          By 

          from Rochelle, IL

          Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          I wanted to buy a decent quality guitar for a Metal style pickup upgrade. What I got far exceeded my expectations. What a fabulous instrument! Unparalled quality for the money. The pickups are decent too. (I threw some SD Blackouts in mine, and this guitar is now a total BEAST!) The Floyd Rose takes some patience to get used to, but once you figure it out, its all good. Out of the box, this is a great intermediate level guitar for Hard Rock, or Metal styles. This was my first experience with ESP, as I usually play Les Pauls, and I was blown away by my MH-50. Buy it with confidence.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product!!

          By 

          from Martinsville,IN

          Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          This guitar for the money is a GREAT buy!! For the price this guitar stacks up to Professional Grade instruments ranking in the thousand range. The only complaint i had was i had to adjust the action when i recieved it is all. The pickups are good for stock pickups but if you got the money drop some EMG's or Dimarzio's in it...But other than that it is GREAT!!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Pleased

          By 

          from Georgia

          Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          I have had this guitar since 2007 so I speak of this instrument with some experience. Right out of the box mine was set up to play fairly well however not to my liking. I am experienced with Floyd Rose bridges so it was no big deal for me to adjust it and its been fine ever since. I had no issues sound wise from the stock pick ups but did upgrade them to SD's. No problems with the truss rod or neck, in fact I haven't had to make an adjustment yet. The finish on the hardware does fade a little but I have had no issues with it going to bare metal or rusting. The finish on the guitar it self is bullet proof, good old poly finish. I love the body contours very comfortable to play, standing or seated and the neck is slim and fast. If you have issues with the neck "sticking" while you move your hand around the fret board just hit it with #0000 steel wool. Listen I've played the sh!t out of this guitar for almost 4 years now, heck I even took it to IRAQ for a year and this thing is still kicking @ss. I would recommend this guitar to any one, any time any where. Buy it, you'll love it.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Some irritating flaws

          By 

          from Colorado

          Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          I've owned the MH-50 for over a year,putting alot of miles on it along the way.For the price it's a decent guitar it seems to stay in tune relativly well, and has nice action/playability.While the pickups are kinda cheap they seem to get the job done.Also the guitar seems very reliable, I haven't had any problems that would render it unplayable.On the other hand,the neck doesnt seem very stable, meaning truss rod adjustments often,and I still end up with some string buzz.The biggest problem is the fret work, there is a gap between the fretbord and ALL frets on the high E string side of the guitar.So if you happen to get the high e pulled off the top of the neck (it happens) the string gets caught in the gap and can cause some troubles during a song/gig.The only other thing is the finish on the hardware, not great but OK for this price range.All in all I recommend this as a beginners guitar for someone who wants to play metal and hard rock on a budget, but beware you'll probably end up upgrading eventually.

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