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ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo Black Chrome Hardware (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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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by PowerReviews
ESPMH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo
 
4.6

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I ABSELUTLEY ADORE THIS PRODUCT

THIS GUITAR IN THIS PRICE RANGE IS ABSELUTLEY A NOCK OUT .GUITAR HAS A AMAZING TONE ESPECIALLY THE BRIDGE PICK UPS THE HARMONICS I GET OUT OF IT ARE AMAZEING,I LOVE BASS WOOD...Read complete review

THIS GUITAR IN THIS PRICE RANGE IS ABSELUTLEY A NOCK OUT .GUITAR HAS A AMAZING TONE ESPECIALLY THE BRIDGE PICK UPS THE HARMONICS I GET OUT OF IT ARE AMAZEING,I LOVE BASS WOOD BODY GUITARS TONE IS SOOOOOO WARM AND PUNCHY LOVE THIS AX .BEEN PLAYING ALMOST 30 YEARS .THE ESP LTD M- 10 WOUID TO BE THE PERFECT FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR.THEY ARE SO EASY TO SET UP .THESE INSTRIMENTS CAN BE CUSTOM SET UP BY YOUR SELF. A HEX KEY A SMALL MINITURE FLAT HEAD SCREW DRIVER AND YOU CAN LOWER THE ACTION ADJUST THE PICK UP HEIGHT ECTAND YOUR READY MAN ,ESP AND LTD GUITARS ROCKKKKK

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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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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome axe for the money

By Les Paul Rules-OSFfG

from Rochelle, IL

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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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gnar for sure.

By Bret

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!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Pleased

    By lovetheltd

    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.

    (3 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    ESP mh50

    By David Roy

    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!

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not thee best.

    By some dude.-UqYeI

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

    I bought this guitar a while ago and i have to say it wasnt really worth the money. the fret buzz was pretty bad and the cheap pick ups didnt help. but other than that throw some better pick ups on it and it may work out.

    (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Don't forget to look inside....

    By Omar Sostre

    from Puerto Rico

    About Me Experienced

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    Ask me a question

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING

    By musician9

    from Bismarck, ND

    See all my reviews

    Comments about ESP MH-50 Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

    I bought this guitar and as soon as i plugged it into my amp, I knew that I wouldn't be able to put it down. Love the floyd rose, great for divebombing. the shredding is amazing and the tone sounds good even on my 15 watt crate. i strongly recommend this guitar. Don't waste your money on a more expensive one. This is an amazing deal.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Some irritating flaws

    By Deano-Wo2h0

    from Colorado

    See all my reviews

    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I ABSELUTLEY ADORE THIS PRODUCT

    By ERIC SINGLETON

    from GLEN ALLEN VIRGINIA

    About Me Professional Musician

    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:

      THIS GUITAR IN THIS PRICE RANGE IS ABSELUTLEY A NOCK OUT .GUITAR HAS A AMAZING TONE ESPECIALLY THE BRIDGE PICK UPS THE HARMONICS I GET OUT OF IT ARE AMAZEING,I LOVE BASS WOOD BODY GUITARS TONE IS SOOOOOO WARM AND PUNCHY LOVE THIS AX .BEEN PLAYING ALMOST 30 YEARS .THE ESP LTD M- 10 WOUID TO BE THE PERFECT FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR.THEY ARE SO EASY TO SET UP .THESE INSTRIMENTS CAN BE CUSTOM SET UP BY YOUR SELF. A HEX KEY A SMALL MINITURE FLAT HEAD SCREW DRIVER AND YOU CAN LOWER THE ACTION ADJUST THE PICK UP HEIGHT ECTAND YOUR READY MAN ,ESP AND LTD GUITARS ROCKKKKK

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love it.

      By creature

      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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