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The LTD 10 Series is designed for beginners and players on a tight budget who still want a solid instrument for the money. The MH-10 includes both an excellent starter guitar and a gig bag so you’ll be able to take your instrument to lessons, or out to your friends’ homes for fun jams. The MH-10 has a smooth, comfortable, thin U-shaped maple neck that will make it easier to get around to chords and scales all over the fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets. It has a well-balanced and contoured basswood body that's good for playing while seated or standing. When you're ready to rock, the MH-10's ESP Designed pickups are great for any genre of music you like to play. Available in Black finish.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Basswood
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Engineered Hardwood
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish BLACK
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Chrome
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge TOM w/ String Thru
Neck PU ESP Designed LH-100N
Bridge PU ESP Designed LH-100B
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch
Strings (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Jeremy B.

Looking for a guitar for my nephew. He is early teens but pretty keen and good. Would the MH10 be classed as a 'beginner' guitar? He has a cheap brand already but the action is ridiculous and I can't help feel he would enjoy and improve more with something decent to play on that will last a while. So really looking for something that's a bit more of a 'beginner' model. Can someone pitch in and advise?


Carl N.

The action of an instrument can always be adjusted, this would be better left to a professional to handle if you are unfamiliar with working on your own instruments.  The MH-10 would be one of our entry level instruments, perfect for beginners.

Matt G.

How come some models have a contoured body like the one pictured on the website, but on guitar center's website for example, it's not contoured?

Carl N.

Some of our dealers carry exclusive instruments just for their locations, this may be one such model in guitar center's case.

Kollin B.

Is this the MH 100QMNT version or not.

Carl N.

Hey Kollin, this is an MH-10 in black. Hope this helps!

Anton G.

Hi there,

I have also question, regarding the nut change - what should be the width and height of the replacement nut? Thank you in advance!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Anton, you need to make sure the  nut string height clears the top of the frets so that the strings do not buzz. Each guitar might vary due to variables in wood and paint sanding. We suggest taking your guitar to a technician to change the nut if you are not sure how to do it. But if you get a nut that is higher than yours is now, you can always lower the string slots (you will need proper files/tools to do this).

Anton G.

Hi Todd, thank you for the replay

. I need info regarding exactly MH-10 guitar - i want to order one of these, but meanwhile i saw the nut is made by plastic, which bother me somehow...

Todd B. ESP

Hi Anton, Thanks for your comment. Don't worry about the nut. It is common and almost universally a standard now that most manufacturers use molded plastic nuts. The quality is good now, not like the dull sounding plastic nuts of many years ago. If you want to make an upgrade you can always add a bone nut later but that will cost you extra money to have one cut by hand for your guitar. A better option is to purchase a Graphtech nut which are the best quality brand of molded nuts. But honestly most people will not hear a difference in sound or performance.

Alex L.

What nut can you replace the original one with?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Alex, our nut width is 42mm. You can upgrade to a Graphtech nut or any other molded nut that would be this size. You would need to take your guitar to a shop or repair person to have this done.