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ESP LTD MH400 Guitar with Tremolo

Set neck. Quilted maple top. EMG humbuckers. (82) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The upscale MH400 is absolutely packed with features. For starters, this is a set neck instrument with a quilted maple top and EMG humbuckers. Killer, right? Well there's more. The MH400 is built with a Floyd Rose licensed tremolo bridge and its Set-Thru neck joint gives you the look and feel of a neck-thru design, with the warmth and true wood tone of a set neck. It's glassy-smooth and extremely comfortable. Other features include that awesome quilted top, a mahogany body, a 3-piece maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard (XJ frets), black hardware including Grover tuners, and cool, offset neck inlays. It's a lot of guitar for the money.

Grover Tuners
High-quality Grover tuning machines are well known for their precise gear ratio, tuning stability and durability. They make a great complement to the other upscale features of ESP's 400-level instruments.

Double Action Truss Rods
All ESP/LTD guitars and basses feature a 'double-action' truss rod design. Unlike a normal (single) truss rod, this one is adjustable in two different directions. This means that you'll never run into a situation where the neck has 'run out of adjustment'. Regardless of which ESP model you choose, you'll get years and years of playing enjoyment.

EMG Pickups
There truly is no comparison between active EMG's and conventional pickups. EMG's frequency response is shaped much differently. Conventional pickups typically exhibit a dry "peaky" frequency response, while EMG's have a much broader bandwidth that's better for harmonic pull-offs and chord definition. Individual notes have better presence and are dynamic. Playing styles are more pronounced and different techniques can be easily accommodated.

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Specifications
Construction: Set-thru

Scale: 25.5 in.

Body: Mahogany with quilted maple top

Neck/Fretboard: 3-piece maple/rosewood

Inlays: Offset blocks w/name at 12th fret

Pickups: EMG 81 (Bridge) / 85 (Neck) ACTIVE PICKUPS

Electronics: Volume, tone, 3-way slotted toggle

Hardware: Black, Grover tuners

Bridge: Floyd Rose licensed

Binding: Natural (body), white (neck, headstock)

Frets: 24 XJ
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (82 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: Some say that EMG 81's don't sound good clean, I'm not one of them. This thing sounds great through my Marshall and my Line 6, clean or ultra gain. With proper use of volume and tone controls, all but the brightest single coil tones are attainable. Feature: The F-R licensed tremolo works smoothly and performs the most radical dive bombs with ease, always returning in tune. All adjustment wrenches are included, as well as an extra spring for the F-R if you want to stiffen it up. The pop in arm is a welcome change from screw-in's I have for others. All hardware is well made and works nicely. Quality: Fit and finish are top rate. With all my LTD's the quality is so high that I can't imagine paying the extra money for the ESP models. Seems unnecessary to me. The finish on this one is especially lovely. Though somewhat dark and subdued in natural light, camera flashes and stage lighting bring it to glorious life, giving an almost electric hue. Value: ESP's LTD models are THE best value in the guitar world, bar none! Even the entry level models are outstanding overall guitars. Manufacturer Support: Took me 7 months to get mine, a ridiculous amount of time for a standard production model. This is due to high demand and an unwillingness to rush production, which I admire. What annoyed me was the runaround I got from company sales staff. Dealers are having the same trouble, especially midwestern dealers. ESP needs to examine it's allocation policies so the east/west coast stores aren't swimming in overstock while everyone else waits forever. The Wow Factor: Oh yeah, gotta have it! I waited 7 months, so it's hot. Overall: I have yet to get rid of any ESP guitars I've bought. They work and look too damned good to ever part with.
Style of Music: Rock, metal, heavy blues
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Sound: The sound is amazing, you get the perfect metal sound and the sustain in sick as hell. Feature: i love the look and everything. its also very very light. But im not a fan of the FR(Floyd Rose), its not even an original. But everyone should know that with a FR it is a pain in the ass to change strings and tune down more than a half-a-step. If you have other guitars for like Drop Bb and Drop C, you'll be fine. Ease of Use: Its easy to use for the most part. Just make sure you know how to tune a FR before messing with it. Quality: I love the guitar, more than my girlfriend haha. Value: The value is amazing. The EMGs should add an extra $200! Manufacturer Support: I havent needed to call, but the owners manual was very good at describing how to tune and telling about the FR. but it doesnt tell you how difficult it is, and how hard it is to tune down. The Wow Factor: This guitar is sooooo nice. Mine's blue(i think its the only color), but another great color would be a see-thru white. Overall: Perfect.
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