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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-17 includes both an excellent starter guitar with seven strings, and a gig bag so you’ll be able to take your instrument to lessons, or out to your friends’ homes for fun jams. Seven-string guitars are great for modern music styles like metal and progressive rock, where you may want to go lower than the standard range of pitches offered by six-string guitars. The MH-17 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-17'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 48mm
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 LH-100N
Bridge PU ESP LH-100B
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch
Strings (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059)
Case Included N

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Above should be a photo of my hand holding a file showing the model number after working a good amount of my frets down. I'm gonna be real: for the price point, I didn't expect a whole lot of QC. It's a US$200 7-string guitar. I expected to to do the upgrades myself piecemeal. Maybe I'm a weirdo for that. Maybe I'm not. Maybe we all just have different standards and expectations for the amount of money we're spending on a product. If I had the money to spend on a $3600 guitar, I'd expect it to be smooth like butter across the fretboard. I'd expect ALLLLL the bells and whistles. I'd expect it to sing just by looking at it. However, I don't have that kind of money, so I just assume (maybe erroneously, maybe not), I'm gonna do some back end labor to get the instrument I want out of it, and I'm fine with that. The cool thing is, though: the upgrades I give to this (I got some Seymore Duncan Black Winter pickups to solder in, for example) I can move to other instruments as I can afford them.

All that said, this is an amazing instrument for the price, and I'm glad I was able to get one.

Marcos S.

I got this guitar for Christmas this year, been playing it for like 30 minutes and so far, it works great, the body and neck material is nice and stable. The pickups work like a charm and the strings were easy to tune.

The guitar's color is matte but seems metallic in the website photos, but it is still a beatiful guitar.

Great Guitar.

Bert A.

I just bought one of these from musiciansfriend and it has a decent crack in the fretboard. Neck is fine and it doesn’t really effect the playability for now but I worry down the road it may cause issues.. is there anyway I could order a new neck or fretboard for it? Just asking because if that’s not something I can do down the road I’m definitely gonna have to return it and get a refund and maybe reorder... please help thanks  

Todd B. ESP

Hi, we do not offer necks separately however you can contact your dealer for a return or if you want to contact our customer service team they can help direct you on the best solution. Their email is

Anita S.

I bought this guitar for my husband back in February, n the frets were so sharp it cut up his fingers and was able to shred paper no problem. Returned it, purchased a new one, same issue. Is this just something that’s going to happen with all of these guitars?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Sorry for your experience. You can contact our customer service team if you need help.

Jason T.

Agreed.  I got the same model recently and the quality control for the frets needs to be checked.  Though sometimes this can be subjective depending on where they come from.  They may have been perfect when they left, but with wood shrinkage due to climate, it can expose those ends.  It wasn't a big deal for me to use my fret files to smooth them out a bit.  Mine's fine now.

Kyle L.

What is the differeve between the Guitar Center ones and nonGuitar Center ones. Where  can I order this to get it with the gig bag since guitar center's are different.

Todd B. ESP

The only difference is the color (Black or Black Satin) and the GC model doesn't have a bag. You can order our regular models from any Authorized ESP Dealer.

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