LTD EC-50 review by ESP

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 8 (255 votes)
ESP: LTD EC-50
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Price paid: € 220

Purchased from: Thomann.de

Sound — 8
It fits my music style very well, I'm using an Orange amp which has good gain and overdrive and it gives my guitar a very sweet tone. I'm playing a lot of solos with overdrive and this guitar makes them sound very well. The clean tone is definetly not as good as distorted/overdriven tone.

Overall Impression — 8
I play a lot of heavy-rock, progressive rock and it fits my style very well. I've been playing for a year and I had a Squire Strat before this, and I can honestly say that this is way better than the Strat I had before. If it had stolen I would probably like save like 50 more bucks and buy next model of this guitar.

Reliability & Durability — 8
Yes, this guitar would definately withstand live playing. Hardware seems like it will last for a very long time, strap buttons are very solid. I would depend on it but I would bring a backup guitar. I have had it for like 2 weeks, but it seems like it would really last for some time.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar was realy well set when I first got it, the only problem was the hole where the cable comes in was loose but I fixed it very quickly, all exept that was very good. The pickups where adjusted well, I haven't even adjusted them my self yet cause they are already in a good position.

Features — 9
24 frets, very comfortable neck. All tuning mechanisms are made out of chrome, Tune-o-matic bridge. Les Paul style body.

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