M-III FR

ESP USA 2018

Starting at $3,199
Pictured build: $3,399

Crafted at our ESP USA facility in Southern California, the USA M-III FR is everything you need for serious shred. It’s a classic H/S/S setup with your choice of Seymour Duncan or EMG pickups in a variety of models to suit your personal tone and dynamics preferences. The USA M-III FR offers an extra thin U-shaped quarter-sawn maple neck with natural satin finish for the smoothest and fastest playing experience. Optional premier-quality figured-wood tops are available on the USA M-III FR including flamed maple, quilted maple, lacewood, zebrawood, koa, open grain ash, and open grain mahogany, with a variety of amazing translucent gloss and satin finishes to choose from, as well as both maple and ebony fingerboards with clean abalone dot inlays.

The parts and components on the USA M-III FR are second to none, and include 24 extra-jumbo Jescar stainless steel frets, an Original Floyd Rose floating tremolo, Sperzel Trim-Lok, and Schaller strap locks. Controls include a push-pull coil split control on the tone knob for passive pickup models. The USA M-III FR includes a high-quality ESP USA form-fitting hard shell case.

FEATURES

Graphite Neck Reinforcement Bars

Get maximum strength and stability from your guitar’s neck, with higher long-term reliability. All ESP USA models are made with two high-strength bars of carbon fiber.

Drop Top w/ Natural Masked Binding

The droptop design on many of our ESP USA models allows for the beauty of a figured top that’s bent over the arm contour, adding a little brightness to the overall sound while retaining the warmth of the body wood. The natural masked binding edge adds amazing visual contrast.

Deep Dish Jack

In addition to looking sleek, the Deep Dish jack installed on ESP USA models has the added benefit of providing the depth and angle of the cable to be easily looped around the player’s strap to better protect the cable from crimps or other damage.

BODY

BODY WOOD:
Mahogany
BODY THICKNESS:
45mm
NECK CONSTRUCTION:
Bolt-On

NECK

NECK WOOD:
Quarter Sawn Maple
SCALE LENGTH:
25.5”
NUT WIDTH:
43mm
NUT TYPE:
R3 Locking
FINGERBOARD RADIUS:
305mm
NECK CONTOUR:
Extra Thin U
THICKNESS @ 1ST FRET:
19mm
THICKNESS @ 12TH FRET:
21mm
FRETS:
24 JESCAR FW57110 XJ Stainless
NECK FINISH:
Natural Satin
HEAD CAP:
Matching Top
TRUSS ROD:
2 Way Adjustable w/ Graphite Reinforcements

HARDWARE

BRIDGE:
Original Floyd Rose
TUNERS:
Sperzel Trim-Lok
STRAP BUTTONS:
Schaller Straplock

ELECTRONICS

CONTROLS:
Vol/Tone/5-Way Switch
OTHER:
Push Pull Coil Split on Tone (Passive P.U. Only)

PLAYABILITY & SETUP

STRINGS:
D’Addario NYXL SUP LITE (.009 - .042)
CASE:
ESP USA Form Fit

PERSONALIZED OPTIONS

TOPWOOD:
Flamed Maple / Quilted Maple / Zebrawood / Lacewood / Koa / Open Grain Ash / Open Grain Mahogany / Solid Color
FINGERBOARD:
Ebony / Maple
PICKUPS:
Seymour Duncan Set / EMG Set: See available sets
HARDWARE COLOR:
Chrome / Black / Gold
FINISH COLOR:
See available colors
FINISH STYLE:
Gloss / Satin