Thoughts on LTD M-403

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  1. stratjacket

    stratjacket Lost in a loop

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    Other than a couple of Youtube vids, I can’t find much about the ESP LTD M-403. No reviews. Anyone here played one or tested? Build quality, etc...

    I’ve been on the hunt for an HSS configured hardtail guitar for a while and will probably end up pulling the trigger for this one. Kind of has all the specs I would want, except I wish it had a maple or ebony fretboard.

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  2. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    They’re newer so I haven’t crossed paths with one in person. It’s a 400 series LTD, so it’ll be a solid workhorse. Great quality, but usually worth doing a few upgrades typically.
     
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    I haven't ever went wrong with any LTD 400 series or higher. It should be a good guitar. Below 400 series gets kinda dicey.
     
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    The extra thin flat neck profile seems like it would be pretty awesome. As long as you are not super picky about finish quality like me you will love it I bet.

    I have a V-500 and it sounds and plays very nicely.
     
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    I had a 2006 MH-400 that is now my wife’s. Those 400 series LTD’s are indestructible.
     
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    Spicypickles 8 string Warrior

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    Buy with confidence. 400 series LTD's are the shit.

    Even in this case, with the natty mable finish, the rosewood/pao ferro looks good too, IMO.
     
  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    IIRC 400-series LTDs are made in Korea again. Should be a solid guitar.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I think only a few 400 series are made in Korea, but most are still Indonesian.
     
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    I have a Viper 400, it's primo

    Mine was made in Korea, but I'm pretty sure it's at least a decade old.
     
  10. stratjacket

    stratjacket Lost in a loop

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    Thanks for all the thoughts guys, I appreciate it. I have some Reverb bucks from a few sales, so think I’m about 95% sure to pull the trigger. Researching different model HSS guitars and options is part of the fun though.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Yeah I just checked. It's indeed Indo.

    It looks like a lot of guitar for the money, but being made in Korea would have been A+.

    Seems to be your only H-S-S hardtail option, besides getting a heavily modified Tele or modding a Jim Root Strat with an H-S-S pickguard. I'd say jump on it.
     
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