The LTD M-1007MS and M-1008MS are multi-scale guitars with the uncompromising playability and sonic power for which ESP is known worldwide. Multi-scale guitars make use of an angled fret arrangement to offer different scale lengths for the various strings of the guitar, allowing for optimal string tension, and has also been stated by many players to offer an ergonomic improvement for the fretting hand. Offering 7-string and 8-string arrangements respectively, the M-1007MS and M-1008MS have varying scale lengths of 27” - 25.5”. They are bolt-on designs with flamed maple tops over a lightweight mahogany back. Both models offer a five-piece neck made of maple and exotic purple heart wood, with a Macassar ebony fingerboard that includes offset abalone dot inlays. Top-tier components on the new M-1007MS and M-1008MS include a set of Seymour Duncan Nazgul and Sentient pickups that were custom-made for ESP with a special angled design and pole spacing optimized for the multi-scale design. A push-pull control on the tone knob allows for coil splitting, providing a wealth of flexible tones. Other components include a Hipshot multi-scale bridge and ESP locking tuners. Available in See Thru Black Satin finish.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 27-25.5" Multi-Scale
Body Mahogany
Top Flamed Maple
Neck 5pc Maple/Purple Heart
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish See Thru Black Satin
Nut Width 54mm
Nut Type Black Bone
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Hipshot w/ String Thru
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Sentient
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Nazgul
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/3-way Switch
Strings D'Addario XL140-8 (.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.054/.064/.074)
Case Included N
Pavel T.

I had this axe for 2 years until giving it up to aid my education. Every day that has gone by, I deeply miss this thing. My take on it; It played so well, felt like a high class player wielding it. Has an amazing neck profile. Slim and contours with your palm, it's like holding your dream girl's hand. The fanned frets was an icing on the cake for comfort. Especially if you got medium to big hands and piano fingers. The stock pickup package is a good. Even though it's meant to rip hard and heavy with the Nazgul bridge. Sentient does a fine job in providing satisfactory of cleans. Definitely both of the pickups became a standard for me. The hipshot bridge and locking tuners are a must, ESP LTD knows that and they deliver it with this axe. Overall quality control meets the expectations that ESP is known for. This guitar could be easily marked up to $2000 if they wanted to. When I get time to get back into playing, I'm definitely buying this one again. 9.5/10, don't sleep on this one if you're looking  for an 8 banger that delivers more than the budget.

Scott W.

It should be noted that I absolutely love ESP and have been a loyal customer for over 20 years but this guitar came with the worst QC I have ever seen from them. It came with loose tuning pegs, the nut was improperly cut, truss rod was off, string height was uneven, pickup height was off, and saddles in the bridge were off. I understand typically I may have to adjust things to my preferences but this was more like the guitar was assembled, skipped set up all together, and went straight in the box for shipping. It was that bad. I’m used to the guitar being great out of the box but this was like playing an Ibanez at guitar center. No offense to Ibanez. Once I got these issues corrected, the guitar was phenomenal. 

James R.

I have this guitar and love it - having an issue with intonation on the bottom two string being sharp with the saddle maxed out and wanted to try replacing the nut - does ESP offer a precut option I can get?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, please contact our customer service for help with your guitar. It should be able to intonate correctly without having to replace the nut.


I love the M Model guitars by ESP/LTD. I'm just curious why they would not make the headstock the same as all the other models. That's one of the coolest looking features with the M models.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, thanks for your comments. We've used a couple different headstocks on our M- Series before. We appreciate you letting us know what you are looking for.

Brian L.

  • Just bought one of the M-1008's and I absolutely love it, but I'm having an issue with intonation on the low B and F#. I'm not a fan of 10-72 gauge strings and plan to go with a 9 gauge set. You guys know anyone around the Knoxville Tennessee area that I can trust to effectively set this up or perhaps send me some documents on properly adjusting the intonation on this beast?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Brian, Please contact our customer service department at customerservice@espguitars.com and they should be able to direct you.

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