ESP LTD MH-50 Solidbody Electric Guitar (Discontinued)
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ESP is a Japanese guitar maker that has successfully moved into the international scene, thanks to the quality of their shred-friendly guitars, as well as their big name endorsers that include metal bands like Slayer, Megadeath, Metallica and more.
Up to this day, they continue to produce quality guitars aimed at rock and metal guitarists, including the lightweight LTD MH-50, which does not stray too far from the familiar shred guitar formula while keeping the price accessible.
It combines smooth playability with double humbuckers, and tops it all off with a Floyd Rose Special bridge.
- Body: Basswood
- Finish: Black Drop (pictured)
- Bridge: Floyd Rose Special
- Pickups: LH-150 humbuckers
- Neck: Maple (Thin U Shape)
- Scale Length: 25.5”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 13.78”
- Frets: 24 Extra Jumbo
- Nut Width: 1.654”
- Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
- Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle switch
A good chunk of the user reviews point to the guitar's playability as its main positive trait. A lot of users also found the tone to be ideal for rock, reporting that they are very pleased with the overall performance, look and sound of the guitar. Interestingly, many of the users who got this as their first guitar admit that they were lured to it by its appearance and Floyd Rose bridge, thankfully they were not disappointed.
There are a few that complained about the guitar's fretwork, stating that they were hoping for more attention to detail. The Floyd Rose Special bridge also got a lot of mentions, especially from first time users who were not really well informed with its setup and maintenance.
If you're looking for a budget friendly rock guitar with a versatile tremolo system, then get the ESP LTD MH-50 if you can get your hands on one. It's not widely available new anymore, so feel free to check out some of the alternatives in our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $500.
See and hear the ESP LTD MH-50 in action below: