LTD M-207 review by ESP

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8 (24 votes)
ESP: LTD M-207

Price paid: $ 214

Purchased from: Local pawn shop

Sound — 10
I play mainly heavy metal and some jazz so this guitar suits my styles perfectly. Right now I'm using this guitar with a Fender Frontman 212 and a Digitec Metal Master pedal and it sounds amazing, very thick and clean. Unfortunatly the guitar has a locking tremolo so its hard to de-tune it which I love to do. But it does make up in its soloing capabilities.

Overall Impression — 8
Overall I think this guitar is great for metal, if you ever find one of these somewhere I would definetly buy it. I've only been playing over 2 years and had no knowledge of floyd rose trems until I bought this, they are a pain. If this guitar was ever stolen I would not sleep until it was found, these guitars are quite rare in the fact they aren't made any more. My friend has an H-207 and they are almost the same guitar except for the floyd rose. I really do wish it didn't have the trem because it is a hassle at times.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar would be perfect for live playing, the hardware is strong and the strings don't break much which is good. The strap buttons are a bit loose at times, but I use a locking strap so it really doesn't matter. I would play without a backup guitar at a gig.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The action on the low strings seems to be lower than on the high strings and causes very little problem but does affect the overall feel a bit. The pickups are perfect, I doubt I will change them. Other than that no problems.

Features — 8
Great 7 string guitar, I got it used for an amazing price. The 207 series was discontinued in 2002 I believe. Its body is, I believe made of alder and the neck may be either mahogony or maple (not too sure). Mine has a very dark maroon glitter style finish, it has a Strat like body. The M-207 has a floyd rose bridge, mine has some trouble tuning though. It comes stock with Duncan Design humbuckers that deliver crushing distorted tones and thick warm clean tone. I did have a problem with the plug jack but I fixed it.

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    First Comment!! yeah! thats a great guitar!! awsome sound and whammy bar!
    Awsome guitar! great sound and whammy bar and Locking!!! this one it's really special!
    better go for the RG1527 from ibanez, but with a low budget, this is a nice guitar!
    I have the EXACT same guitar exept in black and I would never give it up. I paid like $167.00 for it in a little pawn shop in Va Beach, I give this beauty an overall 9.
    Its the lock nut you need...not locking tuners. This is a nice guitar for a lower end 7 string. The RG1527 isnt in the same realm as this..the IB cost 3 times what this does and you get what you pay for. Rock and roll.....