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ESP F-50 Electric Guitar Black Chrome Hardware

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The ESP F-50 Electric Guitar shows once again that ESP has nailed the art of building affordable guitars that look great and sound amazing! A genuine string-through basswood body with a bolt-on maple ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ESP F-50 Electric Guitar shows once again that ESP has nailed the art of building affordable guitars that look great and sound amazing! A genuine string-through basswood body with a bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fretboard provide sustaining resonance that's blasted into the electric realm by ESP LH-150 humbuckers. 24 extra-jumbo frets provide huge range and make it easier to play accurately. Chrome hardware.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Thin U neck contour
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24 extra-jumbo frets
  • ESP LH-150 humbuckers
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 42mm standard nut
  • Model name inlay at the 12th fret
  • Tune-o-matic-style bridge and string-through body
  • ESP tuners
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ESPF-50 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 178 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (149)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing

I've had this guitar for almost three months now. And I love every minute of it. This guitar has so many features that appeal to all sorts of people. I personally like it...Read complete review

I've had this guitar for almost three months now. And I love every minute of it. This guitar has so many features that appeal to all sorts of people. I personally like it for the 24 frets. It lets me go way up high so I can get some higher bends than before. The through-body stinging is cool also. I have a fender and those guitars can't hold a note. But with this, it seemes like forever! This thing has some wicked looks too. I would also get the coffin case if you want to protect it, especially since its the only case it fits in.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice upgrade from starter guitar

This was my upgrade from a beginner/starter pack back in 2005, purchased from MF. Out of the box, the first problem I had was a poor setup; the high E string wouldn't...Read complete review

This was my upgrade from a beginner/starter pack back in 2005, purchased from MF. Out of the box, the first problem I had was a poor setup; the high E string wouldn't sit properly in the nut. Secondly, the headstock paint did not match the body. There was a large scratch in the electronics panel in the back. On the other hand, once everything was in working order, it played pretty smooth with low action. Adjustments from the bridge are quick and easy to make as well. The body paint does chip easily, as another review has stated. In any case, it is meant to be played and it plays pretty well for the novice with experience.

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5.0

Excellent guitars for practice, rehearsal, and live shows

By Red

from San Gabriel, CA

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
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    I own three of guitars in different tunings. I'm an active musician and I perform, record, and rehearse with this guitar because it's really solid and comfortable. I fell in love with this instrument and stuck with it for years already. This guitar is very excellent for its price and I couldn't ask for anything better.

     
    4.0

    easy to handle

    By jgr

    from dearborn,mi.

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • doesnt have the crunch you mite expect

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    jamming in basement - learning to play

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Very good guitar for the price.

    By Scott Parker

    from Corvallis, OR

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor intonation
    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    Very good guitar in general, for its price, and if you are interested in giving it a new pickup, then this guitar will go a long way. I've been playing for 7 and a half years, and I've had this guitar for 5.

    Price:
    When it comes to guitars, price is a very huge deciding factor for most enthusiasts.
    For it's price, I think this guitar is very good for how cheap it is. The only thing you lose on this guitar over say a $500+ guitar, is the stock pickup quality. They're not terrible, but they don't have any good tone at all.

    Playability:
    Intonation. This is probably the biggest drawback I can imagine, which is small in the scope of the pro's for this guitar. On certain strings, the higher you play the more out of pitch the notes go compared to where they should be. Most people wouldn't mind this so much, but this is one of the biggest failings on this guitar. If you're looking to practice or jam with some friends, then it's a perfect guitar. But because of the poor intonation, and if you need to play in-tune with other instruments or singers, then it isn't as reliable.
    To go around this, if you have a very nice set of balanced-tension strings, such as the D'addario NYXL strings, then this problem is diminished greatly, but still noticeable.

    Pickups:
    The stock pickups are somewhere between mediocre and sub-mediocre, but are by no means bad. Especially if you're starting to learn to play and don't really mind too much for tone, then this isn't a problem at all. If you know how to solder, or are willing to pay someone to solder for you, you can replace the pickups very easily. I took out the stock bridge pickup and put in an EMG-HZ H4A, a very strong passive pickup. If you're willing to put in a little extra money, this guitar will take you a long way.

    This guitar is very nice and I would recommend this to anyone ranging from novice to intermediate experience with guitars. It's very simple and cheap, and if you can overlook its flaws, it' a very versatile guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice upgrade from starter guitar

    By MR_MOJOMAN

    from SUFU SD

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
    • Poor setup

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    This was my upgrade from a beginner/starter pack back in 2005, purchased from MF. Out of the box, the first problem I had was a poor setup; the high E string wouldn't sit properly in the nut. Secondly, the headstock paint did not match the body. There was a large scratch in the electronics panel in the back. On the other hand, once everything was in working order, it played pretty smooth with low action. Adjustments from the bridge are quick and easy to make as well. The body paint does chip easily, as another review has stated. In any case, it is meant to be played and it plays pretty well for the novice with experience.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A beautifully crafted mater-piece.

    By Stephanos

    from HOGTOWN VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great Action
    • Great stock pickups
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Body Chips Easily

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Live
    • Metal
    • Recording

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    So, I've been a bass player for the last 6 1/2 years. Now, that is not to say I don't know my way around a guitar too. I'm not going to describe when I found it, and fell in love with it, or how it's the best guitar ever. I will say, for this price, this instrument is a beast. The neck is thin and fast (as expected with ESP Guitars), the beautiful body and it's contours are accompanied by hot pickups (stock, by the way), and the hardware is very nice given the cost. The electronic layout is very simple: Volume, 3 way pickup select (neck, neck/bridge, bridge), and tone in that order. In regards to the volume and tone, I suggest that you tighten the nuts in the knobs as one of mine fell off two days after I purchased the instrument. The pot and wiring didn't fall out with it. Just the knob.

    All in all, I love this guitar, and I suggest that if you are in the market for a cost-friendly axe, consider this guitar, or at least consider ESP and support metal guitar companies!!!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Instrument

    By AMAZING

    from shipyard, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    One of my old guitar teachers had a PRS Custom 22. I fell in love with that thing all over again every time I played it. The only problem was that 3,000 was way out of my price range. I spent long hours online searching for guitars that might be comparable to that amazing guitar. I came across this particular esp while looking at my options for any guitar in my price range. The first thing that captivated me was the looks. Anyone looking at this has got to admit that this guitar is absolutely unique in its appearance. so i looked into this guitar extensively on many different websites and forums. I had trouble finding very much negative in regards to this guitar. Well it just so happened that on vacation a few months later, I entered a music shop with this guitar hanging on the wall. As you can assume, this was the first thing I picked up, and I kid you not, I spent 3 hours playing this guitar in that music shop. I could hardly tell a difference between this guitar and my teacher's PRS!! I was so excited when I left the store!! Being 14 years old at the time, I had to talk to my dad about it, who told me he wasn't going to buy it. So I waited. for 4 years I waited for this guitar. Finally, I got it!! I have been playing it for over a year now and am extremely happy with it!! I am an active musician playing between 3 and 6 shows a week, and this guitar is has never let me down!! No major problems with it, but the few problems I have had are things like the jack coming loose, which is something that almost every guitar will encounter. Overall, This is an amazing guitar for people of all skill levels!! The fret board is super fast, the thin neck is great for shredding lead solos and the pick ups are deep enough to get some great chucks out of even an overdrive pedal!! No need for distortion with this ax, I promise that!! The clean tones are super warm and smooth through my fender superchamp tube amp. This guitar is so good that even my old teacher with the PRS was amazed at how smooth it was when he compared it to his guitar!! I say if you're looking for a new guitar for metal, for church, or anything in between, look no further, you've met your destination!!

     
    4.0

    Cool for Price

    By David Crites

    from Phoenix

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    My son bought this guitar in Red, very nice for the price, neck feels good, paint job nice, tones from this axe are great, my son is away in the US Army & I'll keep the dust off of this baby - good to go. Like it. David C. in Arizona.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    esp never dissapoint me

    By felipe antonio

    from texas

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    this is a very nice guitar, the sound of the stock p'ups are very good clean or with distortion, fast and smooth neck (for the price), an incredible guitar and a killer look

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great For Beginners

    By John Tomes

    from inland northwest

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    I have a high opinion since I've had mine for a long time. I got it while they still game with black hardware, but there is little difference. If you are into shred and don't want a floyd rose, this is pretty good. If you just want to play rhythm its good too. Sounds mean distorted and gorgeous clean. It handles down-tunings and hevy gauge strings well, and you can play almost anyway. ESP delivers even on the small brand and cheap front.
    Its basic. Tone, Volume, Pick-Up selector. I've custom modded mine with a killswitch and I wish I had another volume switch, but it gets the job done. Pickups are find, but are worth replacing too. Adjusting the truss rod can be a pain same with intonation.
    This was second guitar and has served me well for 4 years now. No serious problems. It has flown, been dropped, scratched a little, and survived bad climate. Still plays the same as when I first got it.
    Still kind of steep for a beginner. Though, you can justify putting some money into it to make it a awesome guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ESP F50

    By Mark McDonald

    from Here

    Comments about ESP F-50 Electric Guitar:

    Awesome guitar for the price and the look of it is really cool... Everybody who has seen it says it is awesome looking and I agree
    I lowered the bridge and it plays as well as my Les Paul... I Love It
    What a GREAT DEAL !!!

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