#1
Hey guys,

I'm not a big fan of ESP as I don't play a lot of heavy music but I keep on seeing either ESP or LTD on the headstock ok'd ESP guitars and in there names. I know that it's the same company but what's the difference?
#2
LTD is to ESP as Epiphone is to Gibson, or Squire is to Fender.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#3
Basically ESP is splitten to ESP and LTD.
ESP: Higher quality and higher price
LTD: Cheaper and a little bit cheaper quality also.

And afaik, ESP's are handcrafted and LTD's are factory made.
Last edited by miio at Sep 25, 2011,
#5
esp japan
ltd generally korea some also made in indonesia
Last edited by tazcan at Sep 25, 2011,
#6
Quote by tazcan
esp japan
ltd generally korea some also made in indonesia


That was a few years ago. Unfortunately, their quality has dropped noticeably in the last couple years.

ESP guitars are all made in Japan
LTD Deluxe guitars are made in Korea.

Currently, all LTD guitars below the Deluxe line are made in China. A couple years ago (up to 2009 or 2010), 200-400 models were made in Indonesia. A while before that (up til 2006), 300-400 were all made in Korea. Everything below 200 has always been made in China, AFAIK.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
Last edited by Offworld92 at Sep 25, 2011,