ESP LTD MH-1000ET EverTune Electric Guitar

ESP LTD's ingenious EverTune bridge puts your strings under constant tension for consistent tuning and precise intonation at all points up and down the neck.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
EverTune mechanical bridge Keeps string tension constant, even when bending
EMG 60 and EMG 81 pickup complement Active humbuckers for warm & hot response
Set-neck construction Solid joinery for great sustain and feel
Bound rosewood fretboard Warm rosewood tone; beautiful binding
With an EverTune-equipped LTD like the ESP MH-1000ET, you can be confident that throughout a grueling gig or a long recording session, your guitar will remain in tune regardless of the temperature and other conditions. Huge string bends? No worries; the strings are under constant tension so that no matter what happens, you can always focus on playing, and not worrying about tuning.

EverTune is an all-mechanical system, with springs in the guitar's body that provide constant tension to the strings. The result: you not only maintain excellent tuning from day to day, but your guitar's intonation is amazingly accurate at all points up and down the neck. You don't have to change your playing style or any degree of expression while remaining in pristine pitch at all times.
- Set-Neck Construction
- 25.5" Scale
- Mahogany Body
- Maple Top
- Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 42mm Standard Nut
- Thin U Neck Contour
- 24 XJ Frets
- Chrome Hardware
- LTD Tuners
- Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker pickups (alnico in the neck position, ceramic in the bridge) on Snow White finish, EMG 60TW-R and EMG 81 active pickups on Dark Brown Sunburst finish
- 3-Way Switch
- Master Volume
- Master Tone
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Dark Brown Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LMH1000ETFMDBSB
Snow White
Shipping Weight: 10.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LMH1000ETSW
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388
(1 ratings)
Submitted June 13, 2014 by Thomas C in Richfield Springs, NY
"Mixed Feelings"
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Great Mid-Level guitar, but certainly not for a seasoned musician.

Sound
It sounds great for metal. You can't go wrong with EMG's as long as you have a reputable amp and/or effects processor as part of your overall sound.

Features
The obvious best feature is the Ever Tune system. I was highly impressed at how in-tune and intonated this guitar was out of the box. The string action was a little high though.

Ease of Use
The Ever Tune system is not the easiest to grasp. It was rather frustrating. It shipped perfectly in tune and intonated like I stated above. However, I wanted the string action lowered just a little bit. Once you lower the string action, you have to go through all the steps from the beginning to get it in tune and intonated. I mean, once it's in...it doesn't come back out. But, there are a lot of steps getting to that point. Once you do, one more step is thrown into the mix, which is adjusting the degree of your string bend. Not fun at all. Because once you got it to where it sounds good, the intonation is out of whack again. So, this system will take a while to master.

Quality
The build and finish of this guitar seems pretty good. High quality tuners and electronics. There was minor fret buzz but I adjusted the string height to make it go away. But, i didn't like the how high I had to keep it in order for there to be no buzz. For $1049, I feel read more it should play much better than it does. I have a Jackson Soloist around the same price that blows this out of the water as far as playability. And is equal to the ESP's sound/tone.

Value
I feel this is a $600 guitar with an overpriced and complex tuning system attached to it. And come on....an expensive guitar like this doesn't come with a case?

Manufacturer Support
N/A

The Wow Factor
I wasn't really wowed as I have been in the past when first receiving and playing brand new gear. Obviously, seeing this for the first time was impressive, all shiny and new. I just didn't feel like I was playing a $1000+ professional guitar.

Musical Background:
30 year of playing guitar and bass. Solo artist with personal recording studio.

Musical Style:
Metal
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