SEE THRU BLUE
The MH-203QM offers the arched top of the ESP Horizon with the aggressive styling elements of the M Series, all wrapped in an affordable high-quality instrument, and adds a quilted maple top in See Thru Blue finish. It offers the versatile H/S/S (humbucker/single coil/single coil) pickup configuration, making it great for many genres of music. The MH-203QM features bolt-on construction of a mahogany body with a maple neck and maple fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets, and includes an LTD by Floyd Rose tremolo.
I am about to buy this guitar after reading the superb reviews. My main questions are the clean sounds of the 2nd, 4th and neck positions of the pickup selector. Does it quack like a strat in 2nd and 4th positions and does the neck sound like a single coil strat neck pickup ?
Also, does the bridge humbucker split at the 2nd position of the pickup selector? And which coil outer or inner coil of the humbucker combines with the middle pickup at 2nd position?
Further, is there a reverse headstock version of the same model?
In addition, are the single coils noiseless?
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Fingerboards can sometimes expand or contract during transit to areas with different climates. From the sound of it I would assume something like this is affecting your instrument. Should be easily rectified but if you need any other help you can reach our service department at [email protected]
I have found a nice, used MH-103QM but I cannot find anything online that tells me the difference between it and the MH-203QM online. GC has an MH-103QM and Sweetwater has an MH-203QM, and the specs and pricing look the same, except maybe the 203 doesn't have dot inlays?
I am presuming that the model numbers are indicate that maybe the 103 is a GC exclusive?
Carl N. you are mistaken. Actually, through careful comparison of the specs on Sweetwater and GC's listings, I see that the 103 has a basswood body and the 203 has a mahogany body. The 103 also has dot inlays and the 203 seems to have no inlays; I don't know about the edge of the neck because I can't find any pictures of the top edge of the neck.
They both have the same electronics and the same quilted maple veneer. They also have the same scale length, hardware, and frets; so though they are very similar, there are some mild differences.
It was my first guitar with single coils, so I was trying a bunch of different ones. The LTD single coils are great and actually back in my guitar. The bridge pickup certainly isn't bad, but it wasn't as hot as I typically like. I swapped it with a Seymour Duncan JB. The EMGs are passive and went in a different brand guitar that came with significantly worse pickups than the LTD did. On my profile, you can see I used white LTD pickup covers too . This is one of my favorite guitars all around. It needed a small amount of fret work, but it sounds amazing with that JB pickup and is crazy light. It went up a little in price since I got mine, but still worth it imo.
Hey Kasra, sorry to hear about the issues you're having with this. These bridges are licensed by Floyd Rose so a Floyd Rose bridge would work perfectly in this instrument if you needed a replacement. If you need any assistance with this feel free to reach out to our customer service team at [email protected]