LTD F-250 review by ESP

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.6 (133 votes)
ESP: LTD F-250
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Price paid: $ 450

Purchased from: Second Hand

Sound — 9
The dude Who sold me the thing said he wanted to buy a Fender Strat because he couldn't get enough tones with the F-250. But he insists that it is perfect for metal, and I agree. The agathis body doesn't seem to affect the sound very much. I didn't get a good amplifier yet, but I played it through some Randall amps, and I can tell you that it was made for metal.

Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is pretty Methul. This is my first guitar and that's why I couldn't explain much about it, sorry. If somebody stole it, I'd definetely buy another one, or something similar. Maybe M-200FM. By the way, it is comfortable. I've played it in a lot of positions, and haven't been jabbed in any part of my body. I love it. I can't explain why but I love it.

Reliability & Durability — 9
As always with cool shaped guitars, the pointy parts get dents no matter how careful you are. There are some little dents on the top, and there is a big dent on the very bottom, but it was painted with black nail polish. It looks a bit funny. And some parts of the FR is a bit worn out, but just a little bit. Nothing serious. Other than that, it seems pretty solid, I would play Live with it. But I would definetely keep a backup, because it's got a Floyd Rose! Hardware seems good to me. But about the strap buttons. The dude Who sold it to me gave a Planet Waves Locking Strap with it. It's very hard to put it on the bottom strap button, because of the 'radical' shape of the guitar. You might want to get a straplok.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Action is pretty awesome, and there is almost no buzzing, which is only audible when playing without an amp. Sweeping doesn't seem to be a problem, but I think my fat fingers are a bit too sloppy for the last 7 frets or so. No problems with the pickup selector, but some of the neck pickup's screws seem to be rusting just a little bit. The dude Who sold it to me says he didn't play it while wearing anything with a zipper or metal buttons, and it's scratchless. It's almost perfect.

Features — 10
All the peoples up there got the most of the features, I'm not going to write down all those again. It says it was made in Indonesia, probably a year ago (the dude had it for a year). I'm truly confused about the color, because it's not white, but it's not black either. It's something like sparkly beige, with a hint of gray. A chick in my school insists its 'diarrhea'. It doesn't have a coil tap, and it has EMG LH-300 pickups. That's about it. It's a pretty cool guitar.

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