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ESP LTD M-103FM Electric Guitar

Get heavy metal tones and fast-action with this beginner electric guitar. It features a Thin Flat Maple neck and ESP pickups. (15) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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ESP LTD M-103FM Electric Guitar

Just looking at this guitar you can see its amazing finish on a Maple top piece that is a full compliment to its electronics and sound. The M103FM isn't all just looks though, Built with a Maple Thin-Flat neck and 24 fret maple fingerboard this guitar envelops it's user with a quick action and heavy tonality. Perfect for a beginner and strong enough for an active player, ESP's LTD M103FM is a wonder to all who cross its path.

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Bolt-On

25.5 in. Scale

Basswood Body

Maple Neck

Maple Fingerboard

Locking Nut

43mm Neck Width

Extra Thin Flat Neck Contour

24 XJ Frets

Black Nickel Hardware

ESP Tuners

Double-Locking Bridge

ESP LH-150 (B) /LS-120 (N&M) pickups
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "An excellent all-around guitar for a wide range of styles, esp. lead"
Sound: The stock pickups sound great! I have really grown since getting this guitar due to the different tonal qualities I can get from its different pickup selector positions. A lot depends on your amp sound, but I can hear every nuance and articulation of every note on this guitar with the sounds I use. I almost gave it a 9 instead of a 10 because the single coils are kinda noisy if you use a lot of gain... but then again, they're single coils; when isn't that the case? Of course you can always upgrade if you want something specific, but these stock pickups do the trick! Feature: The floating tremolo system is actually my #1 favorite out of the 10 floating-trem guitars that currently I own, and is also one of the best I've ever used. It is extremely responsive, and it has enough bounce in it to get a nice flutter, something I've struggled with on some of my other LFR-trem guitars. I like the HSS pickup configuration on this guitar, as it gives me lots of tonal options. I can play clean and atmospheric, clearly-articulated bluesy parts, crushing metal riffs, and shred up a storm on the comfortable neck. 24 frets is always a winner with me too; the neck is ultra-comfortable all the way up. As for accessories, I bought mine used, so none came with it. Until I got this guitar I had strictly been a neck-thru contruction guy, but this is one of the most comfortable guitars I have ever played, ranking above some of my $1,000-range guitars in some ways. Ease of Use: As I said above, the 5-way selector switch and HSS pickup configuration provide the potential for quite a bit of tonal variety. It is great for lead guitar, especially. Quality: This guitar measures up to my $1000-range guitars, and even surpasses them in some ways in comfort and playability. For $299 you get much more guitar. This guitar is my first ESP/LTD and has made me really consider just going with ESP/LTD from now on. Value: Again, this is a whole lotta guitar for $299. I got a used/blemished one and ever since, now I'm looking at LTD's for my next purchases based on this great guitar. Manufacturer Support: ESP did it right the first time, so I haven't needed to contact them. The Wow Factor: Not intentionally, I came to own nothing but strat-shaped guitars with 24 frets and floating trems, so this one called to me the moment I saw it in the store, more for features than for looks. The see-thru black looks pretty cool; more interesting than just flat black. I've never been a fan of the look of maple necks, but I went with it anyway, and my tone is thanking me. And the price was great. So it's growing on me. Overall: I'd buy another one for sure! A great all-around guitar for a wide range of styles, for a reasonable price.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, Neoclassical, Shred, & Spanish Guitar
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Overall: Having just started playing again after about a 20yr hiatus, I needed a new guitar. I had picked up a new LP Style kit that included the amp, case, etc., which was a pretty decent setup for a pretty decent price. After getting back into things & practicing for a few weeks, just didn't care for the LP Style guitar I had, so I started shopping around online. After the Schecter I was interested in sold out quickly, I ran across this LTD M-103FM when I was doing some comparison shopping with the ESP's & Ibanez. Once this one went on sale for $269, the deal was done. Boy am I happy I pulled the trigger. For a beginner or for a seasoned long time player, you will love this guitar. Having just gotten back into playing, learning again on this guitar has been about as easy as it can get. I have fairly fat fingers, & the neck on this guitar is dang near perfect for my hands. It feels silky smooth. The Floyd Rose is one of the best features I think on this guitar. With the FR locking system, I have not had to re-tune this guitar one time since I put the new strings on. That is the only negative I had about this guitar, is that when I first got it, the high E was busted right at the nut, so I had to re-string it right away. Not really a huge deal though, as zZounds was awesome, & immediately sent me a new set of strings. Many new players are apparently a bit intimidated about messing with the floating Floyd Rose setup, I gotta say it really wasn't that hard to adjust. After changing the strings, re-adjusting the plate so the FR was sitting level with the body, & locking everything down, this thing stays in tune, always. If you do happen to need to adjust a bit, the fine tuners on the FR are all you need. They work great for getting in absolute perfect tuning. Overall, I love this setup. The guitar has just the right amount of weight to me, & great balance. The flame looking maple under the deep black top coat looks great also. After giving the body a nice coat of protective wax, & putting some Finger Ease on the back of the neck, it plays fantastic, fast, & smooth. After adjusting the humbucker a bit as it was sitting a bit low, the stock pickups sound really good also. Unless you really, really need too, there is no need to replace the stock pups, they have really nice output as a stock trio. I could go on for days talking about the great features this guitar has, & how much I absolutely love it. I recommend simply looking at a few youtube video reviews if you aren't sold yet on buying one. You will be sold. For the money, I cannot imagine finding a better guitar. Even at it's regular price of $329, it is absolutely worth every penny. Puts my buddy's $600 LTD to shame. If you are in the market for a new guitar, whether you are a beginner just starting out, or a long time player wanting a new stage toy, this guitar rocks. It will not disappoint you. You can't go wrong with ESP or zZounds either. Both are top notch. Highly recommend this guitar.
Style of Music: Hard Rock, Progressive, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Everything from the Police & the Eagles, on up to Disturbed & Judas Priest. If
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