#1
I'm just getting back into playing after a couple of years break and am considering a new guitar (playing a gax70 now)

I've been an player in the past and am happy with their guitars but I thought I would try something different. I've been looking at ESP Guitars and am considering the M-1000. I have a chance to get this at a close out price (750) and am comparing it to the MH-1000.

Has anyone had any experience with these guitars? I'm trying to decide if the MH-1000 is really worth $200 more or if I should go with a blem MH-400 for 200 dollars less.
#2
M-1000 is a great guitar it reminds me of a jackson soloist.
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#4
The M series is far better than the MH series. I have a MH-200FM and it's a nice mid-range guitar but I've played the M guitars and they play so much better. But if it's between the MH-400 or the MH-1000, I'd get the MH-1000. They're almost the same but it's a matter of how much you're willing to pay. Either is good. I'm not so much a fan of ESP anymore, their necks aren't thin enough for me (I'm an Ibanez kinda guy). But if you can get your hands on a M-1000, get that dude. It's a really great axe when compared to the lower end MH guitars.
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#6
I love Ibanez guitars and they do have incredibly fast necks. My previous main guitar was an s470 that I replaced the stock up's with 81's & 85's (EMG). Which is one reason I'm going towards an ESP with stock actives.

The MH-1000 is about $200 more than the M-1000. I can't see any real difference spec wise, except cosmetically and that there's an '85 in the neck position. Both have original FR trems,

THe M-1000

Set-Thru-Body
25.5” Scale
Alder Body
Flamed Maple Top
Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
Locking Nut
43mm Neck Width
Extra Thin U Neck Contour
24 XJ Frets
Black Nickel Hardware
Grover Tuners
Floyd Rose Bridge
EMG 81 (B) / 81 (N) Active p.u.

and MH-1000

Set-Thru
25.5” Scale
Mahogany Body
Quilted Maple Top
Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
Locking Nut
42mm Neck Width
Thin U Neck Contour
24 XJ Frets
Black Nickel Hardware
Grover Tuners
Floyd Rose Bridge
EMG 81 (B) / 85 (N) Active p.u.


I wish I could sit down and compare them side by side.
#7
Actually there are pretty big differences between the two..

Mahogany vs Alder
81 81 vs 81 85 Emg's
42mm vs 43mm nut
Extra Thin U vs Then U

Those are the main componets for tone and playabilty....
#9
Quote by rky
MH also has an arched top, doesn't it?


Yup - They sure do. This is something I just noticed as well.. pretty spiffy...
#10
I would go with the MH. Mahogany > alder (IMO), EMG 81/85 > 81/81 (IMO), thin U > extra thin U (IMO, extra thins are just... too thin for me), body binding w/ quilted top > flamed top w/o binding (IMO).

But really, they are both good guitars.
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