M BLACK METAL

BLACK SATIN

M BLACK METAL
$999.00
(U.S. Only)

The LTD Black Metal Series are guitars that are comparable in build quality to our LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” instruments, but with a dark and menacing design theme of all-black finish, components, and hardware, a single premium-quality pickup, Macassar ebony fingerboards with no inlays and glow-in-the-dark side markers, and even a newly-designed black metal LTD logo on the headstock. The M-Black Metal is based on the design off the ESP M-I FR. It’s a neck-thru-body design at 25.5” scale, and includes a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge. The M Black Metal also makes use of the direct-mount Seymour Duncan “Blackened” Black Winter pickup, controlled by a single volume knob.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish BLACK SATIN
Nut Width 43mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Grover
Bridge Floyd Rose 1000
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Blackened Black Winter
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included N
Media
LTD Black Metal Series

LTD Black Metal Series

Introduced in 2018, the LTD Black Metal Series are comparable in build quality to our LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” instruments, but with a dark and menacing design theme of all-black finish, components, and hardware, a single...
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LTD Black Metal Series Demo by Cameron Stucky

LTD Black Metal Series Demo by Cameron Stucky

LTD's new Black Metal Series are guitars that are comparable in build quality to our LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” instruments, but with a dark and menacing design theme of all-black finish, components, and hardware, a single...
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LTD Black Metal Series Demo by Pat Heath and Jamie Hunt

LTD Black Metal Series Demo by Pat Heath and Jamie Hunt

Pat Heath and Jamie Hunt, two outstanding guitarists who are part of the ESP family in the UK, created this excellent demo of the new LTD Viper-7-Black Metal and LTD M-Black Metal. The video includes a thorough walkthrough of...
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Comments
Barry B

 I have one sitting in my cart ready to order. I'm curious if they come with a decent setup, like intonation , string height and such. I have no problems tuning a FR guitar , changing strings etc.. and have owned several. But I can't set one up properly to save my life. I always have to take it somewhere initially . If they get a good setup from the factory and it's basically ready to play out of the box, that would be awesome.

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support  

Jed

You will never get a perfect setup from a factory made instrument. esp/ltd, ibanez, and prs seem to be the best. Always plan to take a factory made guitar to a tech/luthier to have it setup for your playing style. Setups are personal. 

jimi c.

mine was set up pretty nice, intonation was perfect, neck was straight, the only think I needed to make a tiny adjustment on was string height and that was just personal preference. but, it is super easy to do all that yourself, it seems intimidating but you can just follow an instructional video

 

BB

Any chance this will come out in an HH or HS configuration? That would make it an instant buy. Also, how about a whiteout version?

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support

Scott G.

Most excellent!!! I absolutely love this guitar! I swapped out the .009’s for .011’s due to the thinness of the SD Black Winter pickup when playing clean. Other than that, I have zero issues with this basic powerhouse of an ax! And for $900 you can’t go wrong with a neck thru! All high end parts and the simplicity! My first ESP and will not be my last! I’m 53 and still jam!!!

Carl N.

glad you're enjoying it and thanks for sharing!

Sebastian M.

Does the floyd version come with the push pull coil split now, cuz i saw that the hardtail version comes with one so does this one have it too.

 

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support 

Scott G.

Nope. No push/pull on the Floyd version. My only complaint. Not much of one, $15 and that is rectified!

PAUL C.

This guitar looks awesome with Floyd Rose, single pickup, the reverse headstock, & all black. The only drawback that is holding me back on pulling the trigger to buy is that it is not available with a bolt-on neck. I’ve had neck-thru guitars in the past and I did not like the tone. I love my other LTD bolt-on models. I wish I could play one in person to try out but I have never seen these or most of the LTD lines at any music store. 

Carl N.

thanks for the insight 

Scott G.

All of my guitars are neck thru. Personal preference. You will be super happy with this slinger should you pull the trigger! I promise!

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