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Continuing ESP's goal of providing excellent guitars for everyone, LTD has also introduced more 200-Series models that are affordable for any musician on a budget. George Lynch, who's been playing ESP... Click To Read More About This Product

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Continuing ESP's goal of providing excellent guitars for everyone, LTD has also introduced more 200-Series models that are affordable for any musician on a budget. George Lynch, who's been playing ESPs longer than 99% of people ever heard of ESP, has a new Signature Series model, the LTD GL-200K (with a graphic finish based on his well known ESP Kamikaze model).

The GL-200MK neck was spec'd by Lynch himself and is instantly comfortable. A Floyd Rose Special bridge and locking nut keep notes in tune when dive bombing or shredding.

A screaming ESP LH-150 humbucking pickup produces high-output tone and, along with a versatile LS-120 neck pickups, is all this guitar needs to get the job done.

Features
  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 25.5" Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 43mm Locking Nut
  • GL Original U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • ESP Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Special Bridge
  • ESP LH-150 (B) / LS-120 (N) p.u.
  • Master Volume/Tone
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ESPLTD GL-200K Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

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3.0

Good guitar bad trem

By Davplys

from Nv

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Bad Floyd rose special

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about ESP LTD GL-200K Electric Guitar:

Fun guitar . neck pickup could be better but the pickup selector in the knob is fun to use and drops out enough output to switch from distorted to a sort of clean sound. This is only my 3rd floyd rose but it is the only one i cant keep the strings from popping out of the bridge. I just have had zero problems with my Charvel desolation or fender Richie Sambora model, neither of which is an expensive guitar.

 
4.0

Impressive performance for the price

By checkbox11

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about ESP LTD GL-200K Electric Guitar:

Not bad for the money - purchased this blemished at a discount price and I would say it's worth the price. Pickups are surprisingly good for stock - bridge is sort of a cross between a JB and screaming demon with lots of sizzle and treble detail but no harsh upper midrange spike, neck single coil is passable but a DiMarzio cruiser or Duncan cool rails is what is needed.

The electronics feel decent enough, the neck and fret work are very good, and the overall finish is pretty good. The guitar is very light, but has a solid feel to it. Basswood is not going to give you the resonance of mahogany or alder, however, so don't expect endless sustain.

The only real negative I can see on this guitar is the Floyd Rose Special hardware - it just doesn't feel as solid as a regular or pro series, which are also much more expensive). If you understand how to properly set up and maintain this type of tremolo, it works fine.

Bottom line: although you can get better guitars used for the same money. this is not a bad deal for someone looking for the look and feel of an 80's hair metal crunch monster.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar for the $$

By sjk5150

from Columbia, Maryland

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about ESP LTD GL-200K Electric Guitar:

This guitar is a good sounding instrument. The bridge pick up is great sounding while the neck pick up is not as good. Single coil's just dont have the full, fat punchy sound it should have. Can't believe George uses a single coil. I am thinking about swapping this out for an EVH humbucker. The neck is FAT...I mean big. Biggest radius I have even played with. The frets are super jumbo, which is nice. The toggle switch is in the volume knob. When switching neck to bridge, you can hear the 'click' come through my amp. Could have been a softer feel to this option. Mine came with a blemish, black paint smudge, under the clear coat. Great look...great sound... The headstock, although reversed, is quite large...like a hockey stick head. I also like the jack input's location. On the slant...pointing outward. Just like the Ibanez JEM models. Good for sitting down while playing. The price is good for this model. Wish they would make an inexpensive Tiger print George Lynch model.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Release Your Inner Furious Warrior

By Miss Lexie Scanlon

from Oakland, CA

Comments about ESP LTD GL-200K Electric Guitar:

I?ve loved George Lynch?s sound since Breaking The Chains (1981) and so found that there was an ESP within my price range: The LTD GL200K. Lucky for me, I needed a new guitar. (For internet orders, please order from a store to save some potential confusion.) After I got it home and out of the box, I set up the action, stretched the strings and the tuning (E flat). Do not forget this step! (Double-locking Floyd Rose tremolo?s require this.) Plugged it in and right away I loved the width of the neck, the lowness of the action and the feel of the guitar. (Crate 15W reverb amplifier) The pickups run the amount of harmonics and low end that I prefer. The push/pull pickup volume knob takes getting used to but you know what you are reaching for after a while. Blues sounds equally sweet through this guitar. Bending the strings felt effortless-and it stayed in tune <3 I will probably replace the neck pickup with a Seymour Dunkan ?Lil Screaming Demon, and maybe a JB in the bridge pickup too, but I like a higher output from the neck coil. Overall: it?s a pretty solid guitar without the high price of the ESP Kamikaze. Keep on rocking!! Lexikat

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the price and worth the wait!

By Miss Lexie Scanlon

from Oakland, CA

Comments about ESP LTD GL-200K Electric Guitar:

The difference between the ESP Kamikaze and the LTD is a couple of thousand dollars for the most part. This makes some of George Lynch's preferences for sound within reasonable costs. I just got mine in and she will need some break-in time. What I do like is the tone of the pick-ups for my style of playing. Great harmonics! The Floyd Rose double-locking trem is a bit stiff but HEY its new still. And has that "New Guitar" smell to it. For my hands the neck isn't built like a log and I can access all 22 frets with ease. I'm not sure I'm liking the laminated neck vs. unfinished neck but we shall see in time. One interesting piece of work is the recessed straight audio jack on the bottom edge. You won't need a 90-degree jack for this one. All in all, I like it. I've had white guitars because they go with "anything" (lol), but the color scheme of this ax is as F-I-E-R-C-E as is namesake and inspiration! Ciao for now! Lexikat

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Terrific Guitar For The Money

By guitar74

from Crossville, TN

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about ESP LTD GL-200K Electric Guitar:

      I just received this guitar yesterday and was blown away when I opened the box. Upon closer inspection, I was even more impressed. I expected to find some finish issues with smotthness, sanding marks, something to let me know this was a lower priced version of Lynch's Kamikaze. This was Definitely NOT the case. The neck pocket is tighter than my American Big Apple Strat wchich cost me nearly double (and I had to spend more after buying it in the form of a roller nut and locking tuners to get it to actually stay in tune).

      I have no gripes about the Floyd Special trem. Jackson is using them on guitars costing much more, and I have one installed on my Rhoads V without any issues. The neck profile is increbily comforatable and incredibly fast. I had no buzz on Mine, nor did I have any fret edges. The fretwork, once again, is much better than that on my American Strat. I am a Duncan guy, but for now am leaving the factory pickups where they are as I can find no fault with them. the single coil sounds like a single coil even in high gain settings, which is what I like from a single coil. The humbucker falls somewhere between a Full Shred and a JB, so I am NOT complaining.

      I have not found any other guitar than can compete with this guitar in THIS price range, and would put the 200-k up against guitars costing much more. It is REALLY that good.

      If you are looking for a Lynch model and can't afford the ESP version I would advise you to look no further. If you really have to, you can always install his pickup combination, and an original Floyd. Keep in mind with the pickups and tone though, signature pickups are designed for the artist for THEIR needs, and tone has as much to do with your style, attack, etc., as it does the equipment.

      For the price, you CAN'T go wrong with this guitar. And it is more versatile than it's looks would sggest, although the graffics are AWESOME!!!!

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar for the Money

      By Erik Maness

      from Fort Worth, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about ESP LTD GL-200K Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is Awesome for the money... The graphics look incredible, and the neck is the original George Lynch Neck... However, the Floyd Rose Special is junk, and the pickups aren't good either. Also, two of the frets on the neck are too high causing fret buzz.. I've replaced the "Floyd Special" with an "Original" Floyd Rose with the original floyd R2 nut, and swapped out the pickups with a Seymour Duncan "Cool Rails" in the neck position, and a Seymour Duncan "TB-6 Distortion" pickup in the bridge. I've also filed down the two frets with a fret file. Now, this guitar is everything a $2,000.00 guitar would be. I've been a Lynch fan since 1984, and his signature guitars are the best strat style electrics in the business.

        (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great Neck !

        By Fred Palumbo

        from tri state area

        Comments about ESP LTD GL-200K Electric Guitar:

        i swapped out all the parts before i even set it up.
        real floyd, duncan screamin demon bridge , ssl1 neck.
        shimmed neck, real floyd/schaller nut
        i bought this guitar for the GL full U original neck shape
        neck and body are a great value, once parts are changed it becomes an amazing guitar

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