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Rating and Reviews: ESP LTD M-403HT Flame Maple

Add some heat to your shredding with this M-403HT with flame maple top. The Seymour Duncan HSS pickup configuration offers a multitude of tonal options.

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"THIS GUITAR HAS IT ALL!" submitted February 28, 2018

By Justin L in Belleville , IL
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Musical Background: YouTube musician with over 18 years of playing guitar. I’ve been in several bands but I’m currently creating my own music.
Music Style: Heavy metal, classic rock, prog metal, metal core, hardcore, prog rock, alternative rock, blues, classical, and jazz
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Sound: I highly recommend using this guitar for metal but it can be used for any genre. The single coil pickups sound best with clean settings but can lack some sustain during solos. Feature: I love the Grover tuners and Duncan pickups. Ease of Use: Great I only had to raise the string height slightly to get rid of some string buzz and I was good to go. Quality: This thing will last a lifetime it looks like it was very well built. Value: This thing is a steal for the price! Manufacturer Support: Always great service! The Wow Factor: This guitar took my breath away, I was speechless, I was absolutely blown away. Overall: Wow! ESP has done it again! This guitar is absolutely amazing! The solid mahagony body and flame maple top are gorgeous with a smooth satin finish. The 3 piece bolt on maple neck is super thin and fast and my favorite neck of all my guitars. The 24 extra jumbo frets with offset abalone inlays on a rosewood fretboard make shredding super easy. The Seymour Duncan pickups sound great and the Grover tuners keep it in tune very well. This guitar is hard to put down, it has a wide variety of tones with the five way toggle switch and the 2 single coil and humbucking pickups make this thing an essential tool for everything from recording to gigging to in a garage or bedroom practicing. I highly recommend buying this guitar!
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