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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 black metal LTD logo on the headstock. The M-7HT Baritone Black Metal is a monster 7-string guitar at 27” scale that offers neck-thru-body construction with an alder body and three-piece extra-thin U-shaped maple neck. It features a Hipshot bridge with string-thru body setup for sweet sustain and stability. For brutal tones and excellent dynamics, you get a single direct-mounted Seymour Duncan Blackened Black Winter passive pickup, with a push-pull control for coil splitting. 

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 27" Baritone
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish Black Satin
Nut Width 48mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Hipshot w/ String Thru
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Blackened Black Winter
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume(Push/Pull)
Strings D'Addario XL110-7 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059)
Case Included N

i have this model and the arctic metal and love them both, but it would be cool to see this model with a 25.5 scale and a floyd rose 

Mike  S.

Got this about a month ago(august 2022)and I Love it! I had the Arctic Metal 7-Baritone but I’m glad I got this one instead.mainly cause of the passive black winter instead of the EMG. Loved the finish on the Arctic Metal but for me it was almost to nice haha..Black Metal is also killer looking but for me I’m not afraid to beat the Shit out of it while picking. 

Now the count down begins for the new Alex Wade haha..probably a couple years but I’m already saving for it since I heard he was working on ideas with Tony. Hope it’s true! 

Thanks ESP for making the best guitars! Customer for life 





Paha W.

I just bought this guitar from my local guitar store. It wasn't what I wanted at first, but the more I played it, the more it grew on me. I originally wanted a Buz-7, but no one in my area had one. But I really wanted a 7 string. Maybe this is the heavy metal gods telling me, I'm not ready for the fire from Olympus that it...the Buz-7? Either way, I'm happy with my purchase, and I'm not giving up on getting the 7 string I want!!

Taylor S.

Just came in a few days ago really like it alot! Great fiddle ESP! 


Bought this from zZounds, which has never failed me...until now. Setup was HORRIBLE and the finish has multiple flaws. Strings were on the fretboard, the area around the upper horn near the neck is “hazy” to say the lease and there are what appear to be cracks along the neck binding. Super disappointing because this guitar is otherwise fantastic (now that I’ve set it up myself). 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Lionel, Sorry to hear that. Please contact our customer service team or your dealer if you wish to return your guitar.

If you have any more questions, please contact ESP Customer Service at customerservice@espguitars.com

Alan D.

Got my Arctic Metal yesterday. Ordered from Zzounds. I have always had great things to say about them. This guitar has very bad fret sprout on top and bottom. Tore my hands up. Terrible set up. Guitar is beautiful though. Neck feels great. I'm letting mine sit for a few days, before doing anything to it. 



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