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ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar

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The ESP LTD M-17 Electric Guitar is an exceptional value for someone looking to take on the joys and challenges of a 7-string guitar without spending too much. It has a basswood body and a strong bolt... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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The ESP LTD M-17 Electric Guitar is an exceptional value for someone looking to take on the joys and challenges of a 7-string guitar without spending too much. It has a basswood body and a strong bolt-on maple neck specifically shaped for 7-string comfort. The neck has a wide rosewood fingerboard with 22 XJ frets and a thin U back contour. Specially designed to capture a full range of frequencies and overtones, ESP LH-107 pickups are wired to a master Volume, Tone and a 5-way switch for rapid tone shaping. Chrome hardware, LTD tuners and a tune-o-matic bridge complete the rock checklist of features.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not specified
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Semi-Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Thin U
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Info not available
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: Not specified
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: LH-107
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: LH-107
  • Brand: ESP
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: Yes
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: LTD
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 7-string
  • Special features: Extended range
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: South Korea
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ESPLTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (4)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the best for the budget

It's incredible the sound that you can get for $199, the guitar is made out of basswood with a maple neck and rosewood finger board, the pickups are lh 107 that sound just like...Read complete review

It's incredible the sound that you can get for $199, the guitar is made out of basswood with a maple neck and rosewood finger board, the pickups are lh 107 that sound just like the lh50 that comes on the LTD's 10 series to 100 series, I own a LTD V 50 for $250 and I got impressed to find out that the m17 sounds all the way exactly as the v50 which I was looking for cuz I had my v50 tuned on B2 which is the 7 string tuning so I got really happy whit it, There's just some things you need to know... First: every LTD guitar from the series 10 to 100 ($149-$299) come somehow pre adjusted but not perfectly, so they'll require to adjust a little the action, the bridge depending on your type of playing, shortening or making longer the strings in order to get the accurate note on every fret, once adjusted properly the guitar sounds amazing, better than the sound you get for $199, and second: from the series 300 above like 1000's ($349-$899+) the guitars are gona be adjusted unless that the weather ruins the adjustment (way to hot or cold while shipping). I play progressive metal and I own an ion guitar, behringer guitar, an Ibanez rx40, ltd v50 and m17, I require 5 different guitars cuz I play songs on 5 different tunes, E,D, drop D, etc... And to be honest no guitar matches my style but ESP, my team it's gonna be: m17, v50, ex50, mh100qm stb, ec1000vb (for the beginning) and then improved onto ec1000,mh447, v401, ex401, m1000, hope this helps you with this buy and future ones

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One Big Problem

So I bought this guitar about a year ago and just now decided to make a quick review for it. It looks and feels great! There is just one problem. The low B...Read complete review

So I bought this guitar about a year ago and just now decided to make a quick review for it. It looks and feels great! There is just one problem. The low B string. It is impossible to tune. I don't know if this is a problem with just my guitar or all of them but the bottom string is just a pain to set up. I will tune it to standard but when I play the string is too loose and it bends to another tuning just through playing it. Please note that I do not have a lot of experience with extended range guitars and that this could be my fault. But besides that, the guitar feels and even sounds amazing... Just not the bottom string.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unreal

By ken long

from Mt Pleasant, Tn

Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

Out of 30 guitars this will be my new main. Unreal growl and response. Mine only came with a 3 way switch. Lost the in and out of phase, coil tap, but I never had it. LTD_ESP certainly has the neck making down. This beast feels like its molded to your hand.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best for the budget

By Daniel Rangel Mejia

from ohio

Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

It's incredible the sound that you can get for $199, the guitar is made out of basswood with a maple neck and rosewood finger board, the pickups are lh 107 that sound just like the lh50 that comes on the LTD's 10 series to 100 series, I own a LTD V 50 for $250 and I got impressed to find out that the m17 sounds all the way exactly as the v50 which I was looking for cuz I had my v50 tuned on B2 which is the 7 string tuning so I got really happy whit it, There's just some things you need to know... First: every LTD guitar from the series 10 to 100 ($149-$299) come somehow pre adjusted but not perfectly, so they'll require to adjust a little the action, the bridge depending on your type of playing, shortening or making longer the strings in order to get the accurate note on every fret, once adjusted properly the guitar sounds amazing, better than the sound you get for $199, and second: from the series 300 above like 1000's ($349-$899+) the guitars are gona be adjusted unless that the weather ruins the adjustment (way to hot or cold while shipping). I play progressive metal and I own an ion guitar, behringer guitar, an Ibanez rx40, ltd v50 and m17, I require 5 different guitars cuz I play songs on 5 different tunes, E,D, drop D, etc... And to be honest no guitar matches my style but ESP, my team it's gonna be: m17, v50, ex50, mh100qm stb, ec1000vb (for the beginning) and then improved onto ec1000,mh447, v401, ex401, m1000, hope this helps you with this buy and future ones

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great 7 Stringer

By MAD MAC

from NJ

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

  • Gloss Neck

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

Fun for all genres from jazz to death metal to pop music, this guitar covers it all.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By timothy froberg

from fairfax, virginia

Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar thus far. I play a lot of Metal and I really liked the idea of having an extended range to play around with, so I decided to buy an inexpensive 7-string, as I have a rather small budget. This guitar has been excellent. The sound is great, but the pickups could use an upgrade. I find the tuning pegs a little hard to adjust, but it's a small price to pay. I recommend this guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

M-17

By Jimziky

from San Diego

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is an amazing instrument. It plays great and I've set it up to my preference which was a breeze. If it cost a hundred bucks more it would still be a bargain. It can do everything you ask of it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best 7 string for the price and tone

    By Ethan the Metal guy

    from Cochranville PA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Stays in tune remarkably well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands

      Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is one of the best 7 strings I have put my hands on. The XJ(Extra Jumbo) frets on it make it very easy and comfortable to play and the price is one of the best things about this guitar as well. The neck profile on this guitar is VERY comfortable and allows for fast playing. This guitar is one of the best 7 string guitars you can get for the price as well.I felt as if I was expanding my metal music taste and wanted to purchase a 7 string. Before I played the ESP LTD M17 guitar at my local guitar center, I tried playing some Ibanez 7 string guitars for a bit, they sounded great and felt comfortable don't get me wrong Ibanez makes great guitars, but the neck profile was very uncomfortable and it stuck out a little bit. Then when I played this ESP LTD M17 7 string guitar, It was one of the most comfortable 7 string guitars that I have played in my life. The action was perfect and the tone and feel was superb and the reversed headstock makes it look more metal in my opinion. If you are looking for a good 7 string guitar,with good feel and good tone, take this one into consideration. I also chose the satin black over the regular black because the satin will start to wear after a while and it gives the guitar character and shows what type of player you are as well.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Definitely worth the low cost

      By Jake

      from Lansing, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

        I wanted to enter the world of the 7-string. I played the equivalent Ibanez model, but it was a little too buzzy for me. Maybe it was just that particular guitar. But this one has no problems.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        One Big Problem

        By Logan

        from Nebraska

        Site Member

        Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

        So I bought this guitar about a year ago and just now decided to make a quick review for it. It looks and feels great! There is just one problem. The low B string. It is impossible to tune. I don't know if this is a problem with just my guitar or all of them but the bottom string is just a pain to set up. I will tune it to standard but when I play the string is too loose and it bends to another tuning just through playing it. Please note that I do not have a lot of experience with extended range guitars and that this could be my fault. But besides that, the guitar feels and even sounds amazing... Just not the bottom string.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Returning to playing after 20 years

        By Richard Middleton

        from arizona

        Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

        I used to play in a touring/recording band back in the 80's...your hair metal fluff. I gave all my guitars and equipment to my nephew who has used them for good use.... anyways I had not touched a guitar in 20 years and got the itch, never had a seven string and bought this through the internet sight unseen. I am amazed at the quality for an entry level guitar and it's playability. I have been able to regain my previous skills within a few days. I cannot complain about anything other than the bolt through neck that the scallop could accommodate a little easier. I am amazed by the setup fresh out of the box....other than having to stretch the factory strings this thing has sounded great. After two weeks of determining I want to play again seriously, I have been pricing the much higher end ESPs.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        for the money... it's a steal for a 7 string

        By David Michael

        from Q-town, OK

        Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is so cool it's crazy, the sound, clean or distorted, It'll sound amazing. It's very comfortable sitting or standing and the neck grips to your standards I've had it for one month so far, plus non stop shredding... and it has yet to disappoint.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It's a solid 5/7 (look it up if you don't understand)

        By Dean

        from Ellis County, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

        This product is amazing. I bought it looking for a good extended range guitar and it plays amazingly. It sounds amazing with Ernie Ball cobalt strings. I would recommend this to any of my friends

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        rocking 7 string

        By CHARLES FORRY

        from colorado springs, colorado

        Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

        birthday present. Looks flawless.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        OK

        By THOMAS ADAMS

        from Fresno

        Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

        just OK for the cheap price to learn 7 string and reverse headstock. Seems to play louder then my Fenders and strings vibrate more especially 6 and 7.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Preston

        from Plano TX

        Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

        First off, this is a beautiful guitar. Aesthetics are amazing, and the quality is even better. Fast, smooth neck (I usually take sandpaper to my necks for faster movement but didnt with this one!), great tones, very little to no buzz, and extremely versatile. It is technically a metal/djent/metalcore guitar, but it gives some beautiful clean tones as well. The neck is extremely big so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with smaller hands, but me being a 6' bassist and pianist, I dont really mind. Over all, great guitar and I have no complaints.

         
        5.0

        Best 7 String bang for your buck!

        By Brain

        from Apex, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

          I'm an Ibanez guy myself but playing this guitar for practicing or writing, is a great example of big $$ isn't always better. Guitar has an excellent feel through the neck. Pretty smooth all around and comfortable. For the dollar amount verses what you get, you wont find anything better. ESP makes a great guitar for the man on a budget.

           
          5.0

          Amazing guitar for the price

          By Matthew Ziska

          from Fayetteville, NC

          Comments about ESP LTD M-17 7-String Electric Guitar:

          I bought this as my first 7 string guitar, and for the price, it was the best decision I've ever made for buying a guitar. The construction is solid so far, not problems with intonation at all and it stays in tune incredibly well. It's a great guitar for the average metal player. The lower end is very solid, but the high end lacks when you play on a higher gain setting but that is easily fixable by changing your EQ. I would recommend this guitar to any metal-head on a budget

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