Contender for lightweight champ
By: Gibby from New Jersey
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Based on the fit and finish, it seems very well built, though I have only been using it for a month.
Your general opinion of this product.
The ESP LTD MH1000NT is light and lean, perfect for the player who wants a good quality grab-and-go guitar without a lot of frills. It plays fast, tunes fast, changes strings fast, and it really weighs almost nothing, so it's back and shoulder friendly. It may be short on gadgets, if that's your thing, and the tone might seem somewhat limited for those who want a fatter sound.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
As described above, it's warm, bright, and rich, with fairly hot SD passive pick-ups. It was made for sweeping arpeggios. Alex Lifeson could have recorded Permanent Waves with this guitar then lent it to any number of 80s hair metal wizards, who passed it along to any modern rock band. You could probably do some gloomy stuff on it, but I don't write or play that way, so you'll have to take a stab and let me know. It's not suitable for a mellow, strat-like sound, nor do I suggest it for those who want a real massive metal tone.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Everyone says this about the guitar they buy, but the photograph doesn't come close to capturing the beauty of the MH1000NT. The finish is flawless and the fretboard is a work of art. The abalone look may not be for every taste, but it looks so pretty in person. The binding and inlays are perfectly flush with the rosewood.