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The ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar is one of the best values in a serious, hard-rocking electric guitar. The EC-50 sports a pair of ESP LH-150 pickups that generate super sustained distortion. Maple neck w... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar is one of the best values in a serious, hard-rocking electric guitar. The EC-50 sports a pair of ESP LH-150 pickups that generate super sustained distortion. Maple neck with rosewood fretboard on a basswood body provides great resonance while the shorter 24-3/4" scale makes note bending a breeze.

Features
  • Bolt-on neck
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 42mm standard nut
  • Thin U neck contour
  • 24 extra-jumbo frets
  • ESP LH-150 humbucking pickups
  • Chrome hardware
  • ESP tuners
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ESPEC-50 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 155 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (131)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT!

i bought this guitar about three month ago and i am loving it. i have only had to tune it once and that was to tune it when i bought it. this thing never...Read complete review

i bought this guitar about three month ago and i am loving it. i have only had to tune it once and that was to tune it when i bought it. this thing never goes out of tune! the sound is superb on it. ive played alot of guitars either my friends guitars or playing them at a local store. the sound of this guitar is better then anything i have played. i have a peavy vyper 15 watt and it just adds greatness. i have the tobacco sunburst finish and its so unique. best guitar for the price of it. also if you want a les paul look but with a more hard rock look to it this is the guitar. the only problem i have had with it is some of the skrews on the knobs and the pickup but all you need is a skrew driver to fix that up. other then that its a great guitar!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Beginner's Guitar

This is definitely a Beginner's guitar. I own the one with the satin black finish, and i don't think musicians friends pictures do it justice because it looks much better in person. The...Read complete review

This is definitely a Beginner's guitar. I own the one with the satin black finish, and i don't think musicians friends pictures do it justice because it looks much better in person. The neck is nice and thin, allowing easy access to higher frets. It handles gain very well, so if you are a beginning metal guitar player this may not be a bad choice, however i think there are better, and still cheap, options. The down sides to this guitar are small but plentiful. The pickups are not very good at all, being stock pickups from ESP. The neck is very delicate, and i have heard horror stories from a two different acquaintances that told me their neck snapped off when they hit it on something(which is inevitable to do at some point if you are playing shows). I have played many shows with this guitar, and hit the neck and it has stayed completely intact for me, so i do not know how credible those stories are. The bridge produces some slight buzz due to loose saddles, which could be fixed but is an annoyance. I have to say that the two worst parts about the guitar would have to be the fact that the tuners are very poor quality, and the fret work on the upper portion of the neck is poor therefore intonation can be thrown off. On the twenty first fret off mine, if i try to hit the note it sounds as the 22nd fret because of the poor craftsmanship. In addition to that there is some irreversible fret buzz, which can't be fixed with a good setup. Now, these things being said, I really do love the neck because of its 24 frets and ease of use, and for being such a cheap guitar it does handle metal and distorted tones well. I am not a metal musician and bought this guitar when i was young and not a knowledgeable musician, and would have been better off with a guitar from another company. I know it sounds as though i am slamming the guitar but i am just giving the true facts about it from a practical perspective. In conclusion, if you are a metal guitarist the EC-50 is not a bad guitar to go with, but there are better options from ltd and better options from different companies such as Jackson. If you are not a metal guitarist do not waste your time with this thing because it will do you no good.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

inexpensive, not cheap!

By cjm

from belleville MI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

    let me start by saying that i've had a kh-602 for the past ten years. esp always makes a solid instrument, and this is no exception. i was expecting something sub-par when i pulled it out of the box, but was shocked when i realized this will probably be the best guitar i've ever bought in this price range. even with the bolt on neck, this guitar is as solid as my ZW les paul, and as fast as my KH. i've considered swapping out the stock pickups for some emgs, but they're so close in sound it almost makes no difference. it can handle a beating on stage, and is light enough to not be killing you after an hour and a half. the only challenge i've faced with it is that they turned around the volume knobs so that the bridge is closer for quick shut offs. a good idea, but a learning curve none the less.

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good pick

    By Kyleton

    from Maryland

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not much

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

    I've had this guitar for the past 2 years now. mines all white but I'm diggin the black fade. This guitar is great for multiple types of music. I play alot of Tool all the way to lamb of god, usually use my Jackson for LoG, but anyway, you get the point... great guitar. Great vibe. I cant remember but one of my knobs came un-done(i think I turned it too far without realizing) where I had it soughterd back together, not a big deal at all, that can happen to any guitar!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EC-50 Worth the money

    By Ben

    from southern Ill.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • 22 Tone Ceramic

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar for the price. Definitely ready to play

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    PRETTY GOOD

    By 16 prodigy

    from Protem MO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is well worth your money I paid a small amount for at a pawn shop and I use it at all my gigs. I was very surprised what I paid for it in the quality that I receivedI recommend it as a first guitar or experienced players.well done ESP.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awsome guitar

      By guitarman91

      from Hannibal mo

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

        This is a great guitar has a great sound great fill the price is awsome

        (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        A Beginner's Guitar

        By Sillymcwet

        from missouri

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Comfortable Playability
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Nice neck

        Cons

        • Bad Pickups
        • Bad Tuners
        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

        This is definitely a Beginner's guitar. I own the one with the satin black finish, and i don't think musicians friends pictures do it justice because it looks much better in person. The neck is nice and thin, allowing easy access to higher frets. It handles gain very well, so if you are a beginning metal guitar player this may not be a bad choice, however i think there are better, and still cheap, options. The down sides to this guitar are small but plentiful. The pickups are not very good at all, being stock pickups from ESP. The neck is very delicate, and i have heard horror stories from a two different acquaintances that told me their neck snapped off when they hit it on something(which is inevitable to do at some point if you are playing shows). I have played many shows with this guitar, and hit the neck and it has stayed completely intact for me, so i do not know how credible those stories are. The bridge produces some slight buzz due to loose saddles, which could be fixed but is an annoyance. I have to say that the two worst parts about the guitar would have to be the fact that the tuners are very poor quality, and the fret work on the upper portion of the neck is poor therefore intonation can be thrown off. On the twenty first fret off mine, if i try to hit the note it sounds as the 22nd fret because of the poor craftsmanship. In addition to that there is some irreversible fret buzz, which can't be fixed with a good setup. Now, these things being said, I really do love the neck because of its 24 frets and ease of use, and for being such a cheap guitar it does handle metal and distorted tones well. I am not a metal musician and bought this guitar when i was young and not a knowledgeable musician, and would have been better off with a guitar from another company. I know it sounds as though i am slamming the guitar but i am just giving the true facts about it from a practical perspective. In conclusion, if you are a metal guitarist the EC-50 is not a bad guitar to go with, but there are better options from ltd and better options from different companies such as Jackson. If you are not a metal guitarist do not waste your time with this thing because it will do you no good.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't waste your time visiting your local pawnshops. Get this and be happy!

        By Philipp Nassmacher

        from Ohio

        Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

        I haven't touched a stringed instrument in 20 years. I am now committed to so many famil-related events that time is precious and efficiency is a must. I didn't want to commit a lot of money to start over again and but with that in mind I still spent weeks during my lunch hour hunting for a deal thinking pawn shops, craiglist, and ebay were the way to go. I found nothing that was in the shape I expected it to be in or the cost I expected the purcahse price to be given the item's condition. In hindsight I shouldn't have bothered. I should have just purchased this guitar saving time AND money. It was near flawless when I received it. Setup was so good Guitar Center's on-site luthier tried to improve upon the setup but admitted he couldn't do much better because it was setup so well already from the factory. The action is just right for this "beginner" and the sound options are very flexible. The bolt-on neck design is very smooth vs comparable Fender's with their blocky neck/body joint. The body shape fits just right when playing seated. It's balanced well, solid, internally well-finished, and I rarely spend time tuning it. Now, do I lust for something better? Sure! Who wouldn't love the something at the premium end of the guitar spectrum. But I can't justify the cost at this point given my experience. When considering price/performance, this guitar's a no-brainer as long as you're comfortable handling it.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rad Piece of equipment.

        By Alex Fair

        from Boston, Ma

        Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

        I've had this guitar almost a year and have had no problems. It is really a terrific guitar, and I recommend it to all my friends that need an inexpensive guitar. It plays incredibly smoothly, and the neck is great for fast picking. The body looks great with the LP style, and the pickups are great. I recommend this to anyone wanting to buy an awesome guitar for cheap.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Big Bang for your Buck

        By Juan Cardona

        from White Plains, NY

        Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

        I've owned one of these EC-50 for 4-5 yrs... can't remember exactly. The neck is very comfortable.. the smaller frets are great for playing fast licks, but become imposibly small at the last 2 frets (out of 24). The pick-ups are beyond accetable at this price range, but don't compare to the tone you get from the cheapest fenders or even some Squires. I own this guitar, a Strat and a Jaguar. They each have a diferent "personality" and what I ended up doing with this ESP is putting .11 strings on it to expose as much of its tonal features as possible. The hardware is decent in quality and over-all the guitar is durable and can take a beating. I've used it in a couple of gigs and at church, but in places where the accoustics let the tone of your instrument shine, nothing beats my other two guitars. I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a guitar in the 200 range that is playable out of the box. However, don't buy blindly. At this price range Quality control is questionable, so you need to walk into the store, try quite a few guitars and buy the one the sounds good, plays good and has no major finish flaws.

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good but not great

        By SJB-WhYGv

        from NJ

        Comments about ESP EC-50 Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is a decent place to start for a beginner. Seasoned (or slightly experienced players) look elsewhere.
        It has a polyester painted back of the neck, so the speed of the neck is limited, especially under sweaty hands. This is not clearly disclosed in any advertising for this guitar. Also, frets 20-24 are difficult to reach or play due to its 24.75 scale. This scale should really only be 22 frets. The tummy cut is nice.
        The nut clearly needs to be lowered and the slots filed, but it is serviceable as received.
        For the money, you get a slightly above-average value. -- nothing more; nothing less.

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