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ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar See-Thru Blue

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The LTD MH-103 electric guitar from ESP features a bolt-on 3-piece maple neck, basswood body with gorgeous quilted maple top, and a maple fretboard. The thin U-shaped neck with 24 extra jumbo frets pr... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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Overview

The LTD MH-103 electric guitar from ESP features a bolt-on 3-piece maple neck, basswood body with gorgeous quilted maple top, and a maple fretboard. The thin U-shaped neck with 24 extra jumbo frets provides comfort and speed. An ESP humbucker and 2 single-coil pickup configuration provides lots of tone versatility. ESP tuners keep you tuned so you'll sound your best. Volume, tone and a 5-way toggle give you options with simplicity. Tremolo bridge lets you dive bomb the night away. Black nickel hardware finishes off a great look.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Bolt-On
  • 25.5" Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Quilted Maple Top
  • Maple Neck
  • Maple Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • ESP Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Special Bridge
  • ESP LH-150 (B) / LS-120 (N&M) pickups
  • Case sold separately
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One year warranty on parts and electronics.


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ESPLTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Guitar!

I stopped by Guitar Center to checkout some guitars looking with a maple neck, with H-S-S pup config and with maple top, The finish and hardware of the guitar is awesome, neck has...Read complete review

I stopped by Guitar Center to checkout some guitars looking with a maple neck, with H-S-S pup config and with maple top, The finish and hardware of the guitar is awesome, neck has a wonderful feel to it, the pickups are decent,whats great is the way the frets are finished which usually found on higher end ibanez prestige or korean made guitars..the guitar is made in china, but it doesnt feel like it was.the sculpted top just makes this guitar worth more than whats its current price tag. Dave(GC brookfield) was awesome enough to order me one online even before they have in stock!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

13 five star reviews. Nothing but five star reviews. Claims that the guitar looks and plays like a $600 guitar. All this and a gorgeous web site photo. So I bought one....Read complete review

13 five star reviews. Nothing but five star reviews. Claims that the guitar looks and plays like a $600 guitar. All this and a gorgeous web site photo. So I bought one. Now I'm wondering if the reviews are for a different guitar. First, the photo looks WAY better than the actual guitar. The blue finish is much darker and doesn't let the detail of the wood come through like the photo shows. Not that it looks bad, it just doesn't look as good as the photo. Kind of like going on an internet date and finding that the other person's photo is the best photo they've ever taken in their life. Second, the Floyd Rose fine tuners were nearly frozen. This was the first FR guitar I ever played, so I thought it was normal. Then I bought a used Schecter Omen-FR (for only $100!) and the tuners turned freely. At that point I knew this one was severely wrong. It took some WD-40, a pair of pliers, and all my strength to get them to turn. I don't know if the Chinese dude who installed them just jammed them in there or if the chrome finish made the screws not fit the holes, but it was certainly not something I'd expect from a so-called $600 guitar. Contributing to pissing me off was the fact that in using the pliers to try to turn the tuners, they slipped off and dinged the finish a couple of times, not to mention the damage the pliers did to the tuners themselves. Overall, I'm very disappointed. I'd sell it but looking at what they are going for on eBay, I'd be lucky to get $200. I'll never buy another ESP-LTD and I won't buy another guitar from Guitar Center without playing it first.

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(31 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By Bryan Arzaga

from Milwaukee Wisconsin

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

I stopped by Guitar Center to checkout some guitars looking with a maple neck, with H-S-S pup config and with maple top, The finish and hardware of the guitar is awesome, neck has a wonderful feel to it, the pickups are decent,whats great is the way the frets are finished which usually found on higher end ibanez prestige or korean made guitars..the guitar is made in china, but it doesnt feel like it was.the sculpted top just makes this guitar worth more than whats its current price tag. Dave(GC brookfield) was awesome enough to order me one online even before they have in stock!

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound

By Dennis O

from Grants Pass ,Oregon

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

I have to say this is a very nice product at a very reasonable price. The sustain for a bolt on neck is unreal. The finish is great looking and the black chrome on the tuners, knobs & the Floyd Rose sets off the maple fret board and the body nicely. I like the deep rich tone of the pups on the lower tone settings and the bright crisp & clean tones on the higher ones. I have small hands and the neck is very comfortable for me to play for hours with no problem. Thanks ESP for a well put together package.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shocker!

By Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

This guitar will do a lot of things: 1) Blow your Mind! 2) Create all sorts of tone! 3) No fret buzz, Floyd keeps in tune no matter how abusive you are on it. 4) Can sound like: Metallica, Pantera, Rage Against the Machine, Limp Bizkit, Nirvana, and anyone else that you can think of. 5) Impress and continue to impress.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing guitar!

By Collin

from Comstock park, Michigan

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

This guitar is absolutely amazing! It has a reasonable price great for begginers and pros alike. It has many tone options, the floyd rose is amazing, the locking tuners keep it in very well in tune, and it also has slight adjustment tuners on the bridge. Just an amazing guitar great for Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine, and Marty Friedman tones and styes. A great guitar for sure

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply Awesome

By MetallicaRULEZ

from Broken Bow, OK

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

This guitar is simply amazing! ESP totally outdone themselves with this guitar. Usually esp is a dirty sounding guitar making company but the mh-103 is totally both clean sounding and "dirty" sounding. And sounds JUST like metallica. The Floyd Rose is amazing and keeps it perfectly in tune always. Me being a fan of maple tops.. i think the design is very nice. The neck is very fast and the frets are higher like some ibanez's are which makes the feel of it better. And its a surprisingly light guitar!! This guitar is totally undrepriced and is better than most rediculously high priced guitars. I totally recommend this guitar for beginners intermediates and experts. Definately the best guitar for its price. 5 STARS!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Floyd

By Harrison

from Farmington, MN

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

This guitar shreds. the sound quality is great, and the feel of the neck and body is very comfortable. The pickups are very responsive, and pick up almost anything you want, including some sick feedback. The only thing about mine, was when it was shipped to my house, one of the locking screws was already stripped. However, if you take it to your local GC, they'll fix it up for free and you'll have one the best low-priced guitars you'll ever play.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT guitar for the price!!!

By Allan (Chris) Laird

from Marion, Ohio

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

I had been on hiatus from playing guitar for several years when I decided I wanted to play again. So, I had a budget in mind when I started "window shopping" on Guitar Center's website. I've always played Ibanez guitars, for 25 years in fact, and I thought that's what I really wanted to get this time as well. Until...I went to G.C. and found this gem for almost half of what I would've paid for a comparable Ibanez model. I still love Ibanez and I mean no disrespect to that company whatsoever. The paint job on this ESP is spectacular and it has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated! The maple neck really makes the colors pop out even more. I play mostly rock and metal so a Floyd Rose tremelo was a must, and it delivers like every other one I've used. The pickups are ample enough. Certainly not the most powerful or diverse but, what do you expect for stock equipment? They're good enough for me and besides, I use a lot of effects anyway to make up for any shortcomings (who doesn't). They perform like a champ as far as I'm concerned. The guitar overall is pretty darn light and I'm very happy with the neck, it's relatively thin and very fast. I couldn't be more pleased with this guitar considering what I paid for it.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointed

By Tim Caudill

from Pittburgh PA

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

13 five star reviews. Nothing but five star reviews. Claims that the guitar looks and plays like a $600 guitar. All this and a gorgeous web site photo. So I bought one. Now I'm wondering if the reviews are for a different guitar. First, the photo looks WAY better than the actual guitar. The blue finish is much darker and doesn't let the detail of the wood come through like the photo shows. Not that it looks bad, it just doesn't look as good as the photo. Kind of like going on an internet date and finding that the other person's photo is the best photo they've ever taken in their life. Second, the Floyd Rose fine tuners were nearly frozen. This was the first FR guitar I ever played, so I thought it was normal. Then I bought a used Schecter Omen-FR (for only $100!) and the tuners turned freely. At that point I knew this one was severely wrong. It took some WD-40, a pair of pliers, and all my strength to get them to turn. I don't know if the Chinese dude who installed them just jammed them in there or if the chrome finish made the screws not fit the holes, but it was certainly not something I'd expect from a so-called $600 guitar. Contributing to pissing me off was the fact that in using the pliers to try to turn the tuners, they slipped off and dinged the finish a couple of times, not to mention the damage the pliers did to the tuners themselves. Overall, I'm very disappointed. I'd sell it but looking at what they are going for on eBay, I'd be lucky to get $200. I'll never buy another ESP-LTD and I won't buy another guitar from Guitar Center without playing it first.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful, affordable guitar

By john bartlett

from Frontenac, KS

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

I ordered online and was a little worried but when it arrived, it was better than I thought possible. I had to do a set up on it, I had trouble with intonation with the g-string untill I lowered the action but now it plays as good as it looks. The H-S-S configuration provides different tones for any type of music. The humbucker has a warm, classic rock tone, the middle single has a "strat" chimey tone and the neck gives you a twangy "tele" sound. The blue quilted maple finish with maple fretboard is beautiful and flawless, I have played many "name brand" expensive guitars and this holds its own. Don't think twice, buy it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Buy It!!

By Mark Niece

from Murray Ky

Comments about ESP LTD MH-103 Quilted Maple Electric Guitar:

Im sure most of you that have this guitar will understnad me when I say. "There is no sound you can not pull out of this ax!" Fast neck, strings bend like a willow tree, and the action is unreal. I have had this ax for almost 4 months now and I must say it's way under priced. String replacment for me was a new adventure only because I removed them all before I put new strings on it. Replaceing one string at a time is much easier and faster. I play lots of metal and the light stings I keep useing don't hold up to well. Since the 3rd set of strings I have added the extra spring and a set of heavy strings. Been awsome since, couldn't ask for a better ax!

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