This ESP LTD MH-417 electric guitar has a 25-1/2" scale mahogany body with an alluring black satin finish. EMG active pickups designed for 7-string guitars dish out the full range of tones you need. T... Read More
This ESP LTD MH-417 electric guitar has a 25-1/2" scale mahogany body with an alluring black satin finish. EMG active pickups designed for 7-string guitars dish out the full range of tones you need. The Earvana compensated nut lets you play chords anywhere on the neck in tune while Grover tuners and the Tune-o-matic-style bridge with string-thru body design keep tuning rock-solid. A maple thru neck and 24-fret rosewood fingerboard complete this powerful 7-string ESP guitar.
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Reviewed by 11 customers
This guitar accels in every aspect. The neck is the perfect width and thickness to feel comfortable yet solid. The pickups are perfect, and the neck thru satin body is the icing on the cake. No complaints
The super thin neck makes it super easy to jump from far off frets, which is also aided by the smooth, and beautiful looking satin finish. This guitar played amazingly straight out of the box. This is also my first seven string, and the transfer from the six was not difficult at all, mainly because the six strings neck was a little wide as it was, so It was sort of like conditioning for the guitar I really wanted. The only thing you'd want to do with it is set it up, as the intonation doesn't really suck, but can get frustrating if you're playing huge chords, and one string sounds a little out, but that's also due to how much of a stickler I am about being in tune. The EMG's as stated in other reviews are sort of as expected. The bridge 81 I believe it is really does it's job. It shares the volume of hitting multiple strings well. You can hear each string ring out decently clearly, and the 707 has a very warm sound for cleans, but if I had the money, I'd easily get some high end passives thrown in it, because actives vs. passives in the recording and producing spectrum, high end passives will always get less fuzz, and really bring out the sound of the guitar as a whole, rather than being able to throw emg's on a 4x4, and have it sound just as good as a regular guitar with emg's in it. All in all, this guitar is a great buy for the cash.
Features: The neck is rather thin and comfortable for a 7-string, its not as fat as the Schecters I tried out. The cut-out allows for easy access to all 24 frets, unlike a 22 fret Jackson RR I own. I am really enjoying the EMGs, mostly because of the warm tones I can get on the neck pickup for soloing/sweeping. Overall, solid 9/10. I wish the strings weren't such light gauge though. Quality & Reliability: I noticed the input jack needs to be pushed in with more force than other ESPs, which I like (A LOT) because the input jack on my F-50 loosens up all the time. Overall 9/10 Look & Feel: The balance and weight are quite comfortable in my opinion. I am kinda used to my off-balance RR (which makes it look sweet as all heck). Even though the neck has finish on it, it is still fast an not sticky. Overall 10/10
My first 7 string guitar, I was very impressed with the mobility, extremely light and very easy to play. The sounds are very clean and heavy. I love everything about this guitar so far. The black Satin finish adds a nice moderate visual edge to the guitar. I love how thin the neck is and how easy it is so maneuver with it. You can pretty much get any sound you want out of this guitar, from clean to crunchy heavy. I play technical death metal and I'm enjoying this more and more every day. If you want a good promising guitar that has a wide variety of sound then this is an amazing guitar for your money.
Straight from the box it plays beautifully. The Strings are SIT strings and have a great fresh feel, the pinch harmonics are clear, and the neck is wide but comfortable. I love ESP guitars or my other treasured Les Paul Gibson, but face it, 6 strings without appropriate gauge strings get floppy, and you lose the high E string when drop tuning to my favorite tuning A-E-A-D-G-B. With this amazing guitar you get to keep the high E string, and get the drop A (or B standard) power chords. This exceeded my expectations, and I absolutely reccomend it to ANYONE. The pick ups are quite a preference than the classic humbucker pick ups. 6/5 stars.
I first played this guitar and was blown away. It really growls. However I only gave 4 stars because of the massive amount of fret buzzing on the first fret. I raised the action and still way too much. I'm gonna try sending it in to get setup to see if that gets rid of it. If it does then this guitar is perfect. Great price, great quality, great sound. GET IT!!!
Awesome playability right out of the box. The neck through construction allows effortless movement up and down the perfectly tapered neck with no interferance from a neck heel. The cut out to access higher frets allows easy access all the way to the 24th fret. On some other brands I tried your hand gets stopped at fret 22 when it hits the inside of the cut out, and there are two more to go. The black stain finish does not get sticky when your hands sweat. It is always smooth and fast. I personally love the neck profile. It's not too flat. It's only as wide as it needs to be in order to accomodate a seventh string. Very comfortable. I have small hands with short stubby fingers and never thought I'd be albe to play a 7 string. The long scale gives the strings a really tight and snappy feel. It makes tremolo picking really fast and easy. String bends are EXTREMELY responsive. Of course this changes as soon as you start down tuning. The pickups are what you'd expect from active EMG's. The 81 at the bridge screams, and the 707 at the neck is chunky and cleans up real pretty for clean tones. They are a bit mid-rangey, though. You'll need to give your amp a little more gain and adjust your EQ if you want to get a similar sound that you had with passive pickups. The only thing I don't like about this guitar is where they put the toggle switch. It's hard to hit on the fly because it's blocked by the volume knob. Some people may like this because they can't accidentally hit it. I hate it becase I switch from neck to bridge off and on while playing. Also, I'd love it if it had coil tapped pickups. This only has a 3 way toggle.
Amazing guitar has a super fast neck the action is set up super low from factory neck is thin but not flat and as always emg pic ups sound awesome
I waited 2 weeks for this guitar and it was well worth it. I love the tone, love the feel of the neck, etc etc. It is a very fast guitar, definitely lives up to the ESP name. Great guitar, especially for the price tag. Buy it, it is nasty.
I love the heavy metal of today's arists. And needless to say, 6 strings just get muddy when drop-tuning 4 steps to an A, A# or B tuning. So to get a clearer power chord like in Suicide Silence, Carnifex, Chelsea Grin, Thy Art Is Murder, etc. This ultimatley satisfied ,y craving for amazing clarity, and a knife's edge cutting sound. Of course the amp makes the sound, which I use either a Peavey 6505+, or a Krank "Krankenstein" head with distortion pedal to get that grindcore sound, this guitar truly makes the music! A must buy for all death metal players, and even though the neck is slightly wider and the strings are less flexible for variety, i wouldn't trade it for anything! A 6 out of 5 stars.