ESP LTD MH-1000NTQM Electric Guitar

ESP LTD MH-1000NTQM Electric Guitar

Premium hardware components, screaming Seymour Duncan pickups, and a set-thru neck make the ESP LTD MH-1000NTQM a stable and lightning-fast electric guitar.

Overall User Ratings (based on 5 ratings)
Overall:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Features:
5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
5 out of 5 stars
Quality:
5 out of 5 stars
Value:
5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
4 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
(5)
Submitted May 28, 2021 by Choco B
"It's purple. And I'd do it again."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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It's good. Real good.
Sound
I've been eye balling this guitar for a while due to its styling and minimalist approach to the offering of a professional instrument. I've played Gibsons and American Fenders all my life and wanted a change, but was worried about ordering a new guitar with pick ups that I was unfamiliar with. After researching the SD Sentient and Pegasus PU's quite extensively, I pulled the trigger on this LTD MH1000NTQM. I plugged into an Orange Dual Terror and spent a day exploring the tones of my new MH at a small local guitar store. No pre amps, no effects, no pedals, just pure axe and amp. I immediately noticed how full and bright this guitar sounded, biting the air with overdriven melodies played and inspiring with its cleans in all pickup settings. Just to be sure I wasn't drunk with happiness of my new purchase, I pulled a 2018 Les Paul Standard (Burstbuckers) off of the wall and plugged in to compare. Apples to Oranges? Maybe. But for my style of music, it was necessary to confirm what I was hearing - my new MH offers full, versatile studio quality tone for a thousand bucks with only two knobs, a three way selector and a coil tap. I don't play on stage anymore, but if I did, I wouldn't be worried about hitting controls inadvertently due to the positioning and minimalist approach of the knobs and switch. Not to mention the MH is super light weight and sits on the lap quite nicely. The guitar shop owner looked over at me with a smile and said "dude, that guitar sounds really good", being thrown off by the soft rock melodies coming from my funky metal-ish looking purple axe. I replied proudly "I know, right?". I love how the fretboard presents as a wide open playing field, completely accessible and unrestricted with its large frets. I don't feel trapped or restricted, free to create whatever I please. This is truly the player's guitar I was looking for for practice, writing and recording.
Features
In a nutshell, the simple offerings I was looking for: Aggressive passive dual humbucking guitar with a string through body, three way selector switch, tone and volume knob with a coil tap. All controls click, turn and switch with authority reminding you that you where your money went on this guitar. Light weight mahogany body with neck through design and a large, accessible fretboard. Oh yea, this thing has locking tuners that are super easy to use and work amazingly. Player's guitar.
Ease of Use
The LTD MH1000NTQM offers super versatile tones, having the ingredients to pump for all musical styles due to passive dual humbucking electronics with a coil split option and build materials. I am beyond impressed at this point, loving this guitar more so than any of my past Gibsons, Fenders and ESP Horizon. This is my go to guitar at the moment.
Quality
Don't make me do this. I chose purple for the obnoxiousness of it all. The purple with black everything rule. However, the build quality, finish and presentation made me wonder why I didn't order a second one-of-these instead of buying an ESP Horizon NT2 which is twice the price. It seems as if the builder of my LTD MH put this guitar together as if their life depended on it.
Value
It's expensive, no doubt. But if I had to choose one axe to do it all for a thousand bucks, this would be it. They're all around a thousand on the interwebs.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't dealt with the company, but Ill give 5 stars due to being a pretty happy guy right now with my LTD's and ESP's and for building my sick guitars.
The Wow Factor
It's purple with black presentation with minimal controls, string through body and beautiful wood are what drew my attention in the first place. I love looking at this thing. I didn't want all the whammy bars, locking nuts and all the metal looking stuff on my guitar so this was it. My daughter approves of the purple color.
Musical Background:
writer/composer
Musical Style:
Rock, Pop, Christian, Electronic
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Submitted February 23, 2019 by Matheau D in Veneta, OR
"Perfect!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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If you're thinking about pulling the trigger on this guitar, I cannot say enough, DO IT.
Sound
This guitar comes equipped with the Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient set, and being a die-hard SD fan, I must say that the Pegasus is my least favorite of their pickups. Not bad, by any means, just not the face-melting, sizzling sound I'm usually after. The look of the blacked out bobbins and pole pieces is beautiful in this instrument, however.
Features
This guitar has LTD locking tuners and a tonepros locking TOM bridge, which is a perfect setup for excellent tuning stability, which is downright amazing in this price range. The coil tap is also a very nice feature to have around!
Ease of Use
This is the part that makes this guitar shine:The fretwork is 11/10. They're level, beautifully crowned, and I can get the action to under 1mm at the 12th, and it plays like melted butter. The nut is slotted perfectly and the neck angle is precisely where it needs to be. These things are what make a guitar either "meh" or amazing, and this one falls in the latter.
Quality
There are absolutely no flaws in this guitar, it feels solid, is a set-thru, and all the measurements are perfect. It seems to be built with excellent skill.
Value
This guitar boasts features that you would typically find on a more expensive instrument. Definitely a lot of guitar for the money!
Manufacturer Support
ESP is always easy to get a hold of, however I've never needed to use their warranty service, so I cannot vouch for that.
The Wow Factor
The color and quilted maple combo is beautiful, and extremely eye catching. I cant say enough how amazing this guitar is!
Musical Background:
I've played music for 18 years. I play bass, guitar, keyboard, and some drums.
Musical Style:
I play metal for the most part, but am fluent in many genres; ie. Bluegrass, Blues, Rockabilly, classic rock, etc.
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Submitted December 14, 2019 by Kyle H in Los Lunas, NM
"Great playing guitar, just not the color advertised"
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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This guitar plays absolutely amazing and sounds just as amazing. Stays in tune perfectly. My only complaint is the fact the finish is significantly darker then the pictures which disappoints me a lot considering purple is my favorite color and the reason why I bought this bad boy. It’s basically black... but buying a guitar isn’t just the appearance it’s how it plays and how you feel playing it and I gotta say this guitar hit all the marks for me!! Great quality for the price. Definitely my go to guitar now.
Quality
The quality is top notch!
The Wow Factor
Finish is way to dark compared to the pictures. Again basically black for my model.
Musical Background:
Played for 13 years as a hobby
Musical Style:
Metal, pop punk, hardcore
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Submitted February 18, 2019 by Ron B in Lincoln, IL
"Not the color in advertisement"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Was disappointed with the color of this guitar to the point where I almost returned it. After playing it a few 100 times I opted to keep it. Plays and feels great, sounds fantastic. Still wish the real color wasn’t so dark.
Musical Background:
Been playing 22 years. Play guitar, bass, and piano
Musical Style:
I mainly play 80’s rock and shred
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Submitted August 24, 2018 by a customer from gmail.com in Meredosia, IL
"Amazing!!!"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I've been playing guitar for about a year now. I wanted to learn so, I bought an EC 256...good guitar. So fun to play. Liked the esp/ltd models so much that I bought this purple giant!! Sounds amazing, looks amazing and screams! Stays in tune...I'll never be able to buy a cheaper guitar again. Can't wait for the 6 string Evertune model. I'd buy one in every color if I hit the lottery.
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