ESP have a few very good models. They seem quite inconsistent, as do Schecter, and if you're in the UK you'll pay an extra 20-30% more than the US price generally.

I would recommend saving up a little more. Cheap FRs can be hell.
Quote by EndTheRapture51
who pays five hundred fucking dollars for a burger
LTD is a good brand and as far as cheap guitars go it tends to be the first I check out. But the floyd rose is going to be a problem. It doesnt matter what brand it is, in cheap guitars they use cheap licensed "tin-floyds" that wear out quite fast and start to cause tuning problems later on.

*edit* Oh, you bought one already? Dont worry about it then too much. Its not like the floyd is going to self detonate after few dive bombs. Enjoy the your new guitar. My big brothers MH-100QM NT (hardtail version) was very good and I presume yours will be too, not counting in potential QC problems. But later on when the knife-edges wear out, you may have to block it and essentially convert it into a fixed bridge.

ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Cort EVL-K47B

Marshall Valvestate 8100
Randall RG1503
Bugera 333
Peavey Rockmaster preamp

Line6 Pod X3
Last edited by MaaZeus at Sep 16, 2013,
i got that exact model as my first guitar actually. after playing on my dad's squier for almost two years, it felt amazing to me. i've been playing for seven years now and i still think it's a pretty good guitar if you haven't been playing for too long.

i don't have much tuning problems with mine, even after changing string gauge, truss rod adjustment, string height, etc. divebombs and light flutters are okay, but if i pull really hard it may go out of tune a bit. so don't expect it to work flawlessly, but there's no need to expect it to be crap either.
Quote by archerygenious
Jesus Christ since when is the Pit a ****ing courtroom...

Like melodic, black, death, symphonic, and/or avant-garde metal? Want to collaborate? Message me!
I've had 3 LTDs (two I still own) and have had good experience with all of them. The cheaper one I used to have held up well...with exception of the floyd though, it wouldn't stay in tune for anything. Thats just the nature of cheaper floyds unfortunately
'93 Gibson LP Studio (498T/490R)-Ebony
'14 Gibson LP Standard (JB/Jazz)-Ocean Water Perimeter
Epi MKH LP Custom-7 (SD Custom Shop JB-7)-Ebony

Maxon od808|Boss NS-2|Boss CE-5|
Line6 G55|Korg Pitchblack Pro

JVM 210h|1960a(V30/G12t-75)
Before you start messing with it, really learn and understand how floyd roses work. Setting up your FR Special correctly from the get go will make sure you get some good years of use out of it.

Read through this: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614226
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