LTD M-1000 Deluxe review by ESP

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.1 (46 votes)
ESP: LTD M-1000 Deluxe
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Price paid: $ 910

Purchased from: Samash.com

Sound — 10
The pickups on this guitar sound like an angel from heaven. Their great for the heavy Metallica riffs, they are also gentle enough for the smooth jazz. You have to set it up to make it sound good, though. You can't have the guitar on full volume with the pickups rubbing the strings if you want to keep a smooth, clean sound. Tone it down, and its as gentle as a friken kitty or something. But Krank this sucker up, and you be frikin blowin away the neighbors! I love this guitar!

Overall Impression — 10
This guitar, overall, I think is one of the greatest Rockers Weapon! it has great action, wicked tremelo, and a sick look. If someone stole this guitar, i would go depressed, for it took a crapload of time to get the money, but i would get this guitar again! This guitar is very similar to the KH series, only this guitar has sleek arrows to mark the frets instead of skulls and crossbones. The only other thing i wish it had or came with was a case, and locking tuners. Aside from that this guitar is freaking awesome! I <3 U ESP!!

Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar is great for live playing. It is built like a tank. The hardware is rock solid. The strap buttons are also rock solid, unlike the Squier Strat that I have, they were loose and too small, so the strap would always be falling off. The finish is great, only it looks a little fragile so maybe you would want to get like a clear pickgaurd or something to protect the finish.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
When I got this guitar from Samash, it was in great condition, only the volume and tone dials were kinda loose (easy to fix). The pickups were in the middle, so I raised them a little so I could get a higher output, and I also lowered the action of the strings. As for the top and bridge, it was exactly what I paid for. No faults what so ever, except for the loose controls.

Features — 7
*Has 24 Jumbo frets, Avery thin neck for shredding, and the neck is thru-body, which is smoother than a bolt-on. *Glossy Black Flamed maple top with dark grey hardware. *Basic strat-like body, not as wide. *Floyd rose bridge style, with locking nut. *Active EMG Humbuckers *Volume, Tone, and 3-Way selector switch. *Grover non locking tuners. *Comes with only the guitar. An included case would be nice, though.

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