Priced right for beginning guitarists, the LTD F-10 includes both a great starter electric guitar and a gig bag. The F-10 offers an aggressively angled body design that makes it perfect for hard rock and metal, and has the tonal variety of a single-coil ESP Designed LSH-100N (neck) and a humbucking LH-100B bridge pickup. The included gig bag is perfect for taking the F-10 to lessons and to jams at friends’ houses.

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
Neck PU ESP LSH-100N
Bridge PU ESP LH-100B
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Kaio  M.

I have one, it's amazing. for the price, it's a super comfortable guitar, killer aesthetic, perfect for riffing. I play death metal in D standard, it holds pitch perfectly and has a powerful sound, my second guitar, I love it, I will never let it go.

Michael C.

This is the first time purchasing an ESP/ltd guitar at this level.  Due to my previous experiences with Ltds in the in the range such as my EC-401QM and two EC-1000s and the quality being beyond superb, I was sorely disappointed in the quality control of this guitar even at such a low price point as this guitar was purchased to be a mod platform for a specific purpose. Chips in the fretboard, the bridge is bottomed out and still has an action that is way to high to be called a moderately playable action even with a visibly large neck angle in its pocket.  The string retaining ferrules on the back are pressed in at varying depths.

    The finish on the body and back of the neck were very good and the neck, aside from the aforementioned chips in the fretboard was a very comfortable and smooth feeling one.  
    All the issues, except for the bridge/action are easily corrected or to be expected in an extremely inexpensive entry level guitar.  However, left with the playability issues (a motivational killer for a beginner which this is priced for) will take either a neck pocket shim (least desirable solution, or the bridge studs to be removed, drilled deeper (and stepped to accommodate the top set into the body) to provide more adjustment to lower the action.


ESP/Ltd guitars are up there with the best out in the market, but this one fell short.  Sorry for the long review.  Photos available upon request as I’ve already dove into making this a monster!

Tim F.

I bought two of these, one Gunmetal Blue you no longer do, and a black one.  The blue I have kept completely stock, the black I have upgraded tremendously.  They are my main stage guitars.  I have an old 80's 400 series... these two inexpensive LTD's do not embarrass themselves in its company at all.  Defo ALWAYS look at what ESP are doing now, when I buy guitars.  Fantastic axes  -  no issues, nothing.  just great bang for my buck, and two guitars that punch way above their weight.  Further reviews and demos can be found on my Blacktooth Fox YouTube channel.  What can I say... Enjoy playing your own ESP / LTD!  If you sound rubbish, well, its unlikely to be the guitar at fault..!

Jean Rock B.

Thank you for answer. I really enjoyed my f-50 I plan to switch the pickup for JH Signature pickup set. 

Jean Rock B.

Hi! Can you tell me the difference between the F-50 and the F-10 please?

Todd B. ESP

Hello, There are a few differences, mostly visual but they are both built on the same F-series platform. F-50 series was a bit more expensive and had 2 humbuckers and different colors. F-10 is the basic entry level version of that shape. We no longer make the F-50.

If you have any questions not answered on our product page or need help with your instrument, please contact ESP Customer Service at customerservice@espguitars.com

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