Contrary to popular belief, electric guitars are an instrument that requires you to master two very different things. One is, of course, the playing technique, but the other is utilizing the hardware of that guitar and that of the amplifier in order to dial in a great tone.
Its is a 24 frets guitar that is great for beginners who want to skip the 22 route. Clean design, superb sound, low-budget price, and an ESP git. You get all of these things in just one instrument. Good match for metal and rock, this masterpiece is ready to shine in all other genres as well. The guitar is close to flawless and ESP is famous for making durable metal guitars that can outlive you on numerous occasions.
Body And Neck
The LTD M-100FM comes with an agathis body with a stylish, flamed maple top. The bolt-on construction holds a maple neck with 24 XJ frets on a rosewood fingerboard. Very clean design that makes this guitar look more expensive than it is. Once you take it out of the box you will fall in love with it.
If I have to use only one word to describe the ESP M100FM it will be: Simplicity. One master volume and one master tone control, and a three way toggle beneath them. If you have more money to spend on the guitar you can upgrade the pickups, but I would not consider it all that necessary, especially if you are beginner and just starting out. In the end, the ESP LH 100 humbuckers are not as bad as some people will be trying to convince you.
The black nickel hardware and finish look like the perfect choice for this model. ESP is really proud about the FloydRose special bridge that comes with the M-100FM. It is worth mentioning that the reverted headstock looks great.
The tone that the guitar produces is great compared to similar competitors in the same price range. Beautiful and long sustain, though if you are not satisfied with it, you will have to think about upgrading the basic pickups.
For the money this instrument costs, it is a great beginner to intermediate guitar. It feels a bit heavy, but it is nothing that you should be worried about.
The lack of additional tone control is not a bad thing for someone who is just starting out, and if you are a professional you should know how to set your guitar and amp in a way to compensate for this little problem.
- ESP tuners
- 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone; 3-Way Pickup Toggle Switch
- ESP LH-150 pickup set
- Floyd Rose Bridge