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ESP Guitar Company ESP LTD M-15 Electric Guitar, Snow White

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Not Bad, But Yet, I've Seen Better !

Mar 24, 2011
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Pros:Great sounding pickups and stays in tune quite well

Cons:Fret edges stick out and nut needs to be cut properly along with setup done!

The Bottom Line: If you are on a low budget and are willing to take the time to do a setup, file down the fret edges,and the nut, then it's worth the price!


For the longest time, I have been hearing from the kids in my neighborhood just how "Bad ", ESP LTD Guitars are, so I decided to take the chance and go out to my nearest Guitar Center and find out for myself, just what the big buzz was on these guitars. Now I'm on a low budget and I was only willing to spend around 2-300 dollars at the most, so that pretty much left my options limited, but from what I've heard, ESP makes some really decent guitars within that price range. My local GC only had one model in stock which was, the LTD M-15. This guitar comes in 2 finishes, Black and White and it has a Basswood body with a ESP LS-100 Single Coil Twin Blade in the neck position and a ESP LH-100 Humbucker, in the bridge position. The electronics also include a 3 way pickup switch along with 1 Volume and 1 tone control with a string through body on a Tune-o-matic bridge. The neck is Maple with a Rosewood Fretboard along with 22 frets and according to musician's friend's website, the tuners are Grovers, which is a lie. They are stock ESP tuners which are not that bad. Now, these are made in China and to be honest, it does show. I really wanted one in White, but every one that I saw had some serious issues with either fret edges sticking out along the edge of the neck, or the nut, especially on the high E string, was not cut properly, thus resulting in the high E string slipping off whenever you would go to tune it. I finally found a Black model which did not have any issues except for some slight fret edges sticking out, but I knew I could sand those down once I got home. Also, the action on the majority of these were very high, which I found to be a major turnoff. It seemed that the good folks in China just assembled these very fast I assume, and just shoved them into the box and onto the next one. This may be a lower priced guitar but IMO, ESP needs to take a look at their China facility and do something about their QC over there. Now onto the sound and tone of the guitar itself. After doing a major setup, restringing, and intonation check, I was blown away at the tone of the stock ESP pickups. A lot of kids use these for mostly Metal but, I was able to play some blues and even some C & W with this guitar. To it's credit, it does take well with pedals and it does love effect processors, especially my Zoom G1N. I did find out that these are exclusives which sold only through Guitar Center and it's affiliates, Musican's Friend and Music 123.com. So if you do plan on getting one, I suggest that you be prepared to do a setup on this for it to be truly playable,because once you have that done, it is worth the price.


Recommend this product? Yes


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