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ESP EC10 Electric Guitar Satin Black

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This sculpted single-cutaway basswood axe is ready for action. A set of LH-100 pickups provide sonic firepower via 3-way toggle while the tune-o-matic-style bridge with stopbar tailpiece keeps you loc... Read More

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This sculpted single-cutaway basswood axe is ready for action. A set of LH-100 pickups provide sonic firepower via 3-way toggle while the tune-o-matic-style bridge with stopbar tailpiece keeps you locked in tune. The bolt-on maple neck with a thin, U-shaped profile plays fast and the 24-3/4" scale rosewood fretboard makes note-bending easier.

Features
  • Construction: Bolt-on-neck
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Nut Type: Molded
  • Neck Contour: Thin U
  • Frets/Type: 24 XJ
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Tuners: LTD
  • Bridge: TOM Bridge & Tailpiece
  • Neck PU: ESP Designed LH-100N
  • Bridge PU: ESP Designed LH-100B
  • Electronics: Passive
  • Electronics Layout: Vol/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
  • Case sold separately
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ESPEC10 Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

eclipsed !!!

really enjoy the feel and tone of this Axecellent instrument !!! it had some fret-buzz problems, but the technician at Guitar-Center was able to take care of it !!! i made some...Read complete review

really enjoy the feel and tone of this Axecellent instrument !!! it had some fret-buzz problems, but the technician at Guitar-Center was able to take care of it !!! i made some modifications to it's appearance, as i do with all my gear, but overall, i also like the look of this guitar !!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent for the price

I wanted a practice guitar to have a work that I wouldn't be heartbroken if it were stolen. Playability and tuning stability was really important to me, sound was not. I played all...Read complete review

I wanted a practice guitar to have a work that I wouldn't be heartbroken if it were stolen. Playability and tuning stability was really important to me, sound was not. I played all the guitars in my local GC in this price range but went home with this one. Tuning stability is good, thanks to decent tuners and the hardtail bridge. Action and intonation are great, although I raised the bridge slightly to eliminate some fret buzz around the third fret. Still, this plays as well or better than some of my more expensive older guitars.

Through a practice amp this thing sounds good and compares favorably to other guitars in this price range. At home I played through and a Mesa Mk V along with a Strat and Les Paul. In that context this guitar sounded cheap and sterile. The good news is that at gigging volumes the guitar doesn't squeal or otherwise underperform. Compared to the other guitars played unplugged, this also sounded fairly sterile, so I wouldn't buy this as a platform for nut/pickup upgrades. Maybe replacing the plastic nut and pickups would fix things, but by then you could probably just buy a better sounding guitar.

Other than that, it's really comfortable to play, feels rock-solid, and looks cool. This is a perfect practice/beginner guitar, especially if you want to play heavy rock or metal.

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3.0

Excellent for the price

By DocB

from Redmond, WA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about ESP EC10 Electric Guitar:

I wanted a practice guitar to have a work that I wouldn't be heartbroken if it were stolen. Playability and tuning stability was really important to me, sound was not. I played all the guitars in my local GC in this price range but went home with this one. Tuning stability is good, thanks to decent tuners and the hardtail bridge. Action and intonation are great, although I raised the bridge slightly to eliminate some fret buzz around the third fret. Still, this plays as well or better than some of my more expensive older guitars.

Through a practice amp this thing sounds good and compares favorably to other guitars in this price range. At home I played through and a Mesa Mk V along with a Strat and Les Paul. In that context this guitar sounded cheap and sterile. The good news is that at gigging volumes the guitar doesn't squeal or otherwise underperform. Compared to the other guitars played unplugged, this also sounded fairly sterile, so I wouldn't buy this as a platform for nut/pickup upgrades. Maybe replacing the plastic nut and pickups would fix things, but by then you could probably just buy a better sounding guitar.

Other than that, it's really comfortable to play, feels rock-solid, and looks cool. This is a perfect practice/beginner guitar, especially if you want to play heavy rock or metal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty nice

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about EC10 Electric Guitar:

Bought it for a friend. He digs it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

eclipsed !!!

By johnny thai

from Elgin, IL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about ESP EC10 Electric Guitar:

really enjoy the feel and tone of this Axecellent instrument !!! it had some fret-buzz problems, but the technician at Guitar-Center was able to take care of it !!! i made some modifications to it's appearance, as i do with all my gear, but overall, i also like the look of this guitar !!!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not too bad for the price.

By Jim

from Terre Haute, IN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Paint not the best.

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about ESP EC10 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is a decent guitar for the price. The painted surface is rough, like little specks in the paint. Maybe it wasn't prepped really well before painting. It's easy enough to smooth it off with your fingernails, but I feel it should have been smoother from the factory.

The setup as it was received was horrible. Most of the strings buzzed in the 1st through 3rd frets, including a couple of dead ones. I took it back to Guitar Center and they were nice enough to adjust it for me. He had to adjust the action, and the truss rod, and even had to file a couple of burrs on the bridge and nut to get a string to stop sticking.

It plays much better after the adjustments, and now I'm satisfied with it to practice and jam on. Not sure I'll record with it, but it's easy enough to play.

I would only recommend getting this if you make sure the store sets it up for you, or else you might be discouraged.

 
5.0

I'm definitely looking forward on a future purchase.

By Sla

from Clinton okl

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about ESP EC10 Electric Guitar:

    Very easy to play on with wider fretneck, very satisfied!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good to customize

    By MAD MAC

    from NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about ESP EC10 Electric Guitar:

    It came with bad components, but it plays great/sounds awesome after i put in a pair of duncan distortion pickups

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great guitar with great tone for the price!!

    By Nate

    from Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bad Volume Pot

    Best Uses

      Comments about ESP EC10 Electric Guitar:

      One of the best guitars I own and it's also the cheapest

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very nice for the price

      By jlcwinter

      from Tyngsboro, Ma

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Action
      • Good Feel
      • Good Look

      Cons

      • Fragile Toggle

      Best Uses

        Comments about ESP EC10 Electric Guitar:

        I was surprised by the nice look, feel, and action over this inexpensive guitar. Sounded decent as well. However, the toggle broke almost immediately (first use). Since good action at this price point is not always a given, I decided to keep the guitar and upgrade the toggle myself.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great bang for your buck

        By Gopher

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ESP EC10 Electric Guitar:

            Great guitar for the money. Pickups could be better but good over all. Out of the box adjustments were terrible. I had to adjust just about everything on it. I think the store will help you set it up I don't know I had mine shipped. No problems with that either. Would recommend for sure

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great price and beginner guitar!

            By RWise

            from Fairfield, OH

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about ESP EC10 Electric Guitar:

              Got this guitar for my 13 year old daughter. She loves it! Has played it at church in the youth worship band.

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