Buyer Beware!!!

It has come to our attention that as a result of the increased demand for our product, there are an increasing number of counterfeit ESP/LTD guitars available for sale through non authorized online stores. After 35 years of making high quality instruments, it is also our intention, and responsibility to let our friends know when something like this comes to light. Please make sure you are buying from a trusted source.

Finally, we would like to say that while some counterfeit models may look like real ESP guitars, they do not sound or play like real ESPs. With these counterfeits, substandard materials are being used. The end result is that you would be very disappointed in the sound and feel of the guitar. All authorized ESP dealers and distributors are listed on the ESP Guitars web site. So before you buy please make sure you are getting your guitar from a trusted source.

Thank you for choosing ESP Guitars.

Matt Masciandaro

President and CEO

  • Evan E.

    I know this is a problem and I've never bought a fake esp/ltd. What I think its funny is that esp started out copying gibson stuff haha. But whatever I think esp's guitars and basses are better than gibson's guitars and basses. Sucks that people are ruining great instruments with fake ones and selling them cheap.

  • Sebastian K.

    What I can't understand is why people have to lie to themselves and to the others that they have highest available model of known guitar company. 

  • Daniel F.

    Shut down They try to do all of the copies. They are even doing copies of the old ESP explorers (MX-220 and the MX-250) that ESP got sued for in the first place. I heard they are junk anyway.

  • Tyler O.

    ok so im buying this ESP LTD MH-100QM with floyde roes and the guys only wanting 120 for it and when i look up the serial number i dont get anything about the guitar is it a fake??

    • Daniel F.

      Maybe. Just look for things like how well it stays in tune, or if just feels like crap, and stuff like that. Even though it is a bottom end range LTD, it sould play pretty good if it is real. The serial number thing is kind of suspicious though...look into it. Good luck man

  • Jesse P.

    welp, imitation is the best form of flatery they say...