ESP LTD EC-10 (HH) 6 String Electric Guitar

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$199
ESP LTD EC-10 Electric Guitar

The LTD EC-10 is ESP's affordable hotrod version of the classic single-cutaway design.

Immediately noticeable is its distinctly contoured body, which smoothens the parts of the guitar that come in contact with your arm, and makes it easier to reach higher frets.

Speaking of frets, this guitar has a 24-fret fingerboard on top of a thin U-shape profile neck.

Giving the guitar its voice are two LH-100 humbuckers, which are controlled via a 3-way toggle switch, master tone knob and master volume knob.

Specifications

  • Body: Basswood (Contoured)
  • Finish: Black, Blue, Red
  • Bridge: TOM & Tailpiece
  • Pickups: LH-100
  • Neck: Thin U
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard: Hardwood (Not Specified)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 13.78"
  • Number of Frets: 24 Extra Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.65"
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Position Switch

Pros

Many users admit that they were initially drawn by its rock guitar appeal. But it's not just about looks, because many appreciate the ESP LTD EC-10's playability, which they describe as very smooth and comfortable. There are also plenty of owners who are impressed with the quality of its hardware, from the wood, to the bridge.

Cons

Some users comment that changing the strings helped the guitar's intonation and sound. While a few experienced guitarists complain that the tone is similar to other dual humbucker guitars, but this is more of a preference issue.

Overall

If you're looking for an affordable black guitar that's comfortable to play and ready to rock, then check out the ESP LTD EC-10.

There are humbucker equipped guitars in this price range with higher ratings that you can see in our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $200.

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