This is a Korean made guitar. 25.5" scale, dual humbuckers, with master tone, volume, and a 3 way switch. The body is agathis I believe, with a maple neck. The guitar is a neck through.
This guitar features a licensed Floyd Rose bridge. The bridge is probably the weakest part of the guitar, as it made of kind of junky metal, but it holds a tune well enough and if you don't plan on using it a lot than you should be fine. Otherwise you might want to think about replacing it with a higher quality Floyd.
The neck is the ESP Thin U shape. Its my favorite neck profile ever. Thin enough that you can still shred, but it still has some meat to it.
Overall the guitar is really nicely made, no issues with the finish, the factory setup was good, and all the hardware (besides the bridge) are really high quality.
The neck through construction means that the manufacturer can get away with a better neck joint, since they don't have to worry about shaving away too much material and hampering stability. In laymen's term, this guitar has awesome upper fret access.
Its also a very well balanced guitar.
There is a little spike in the top of the guitar that I've heard some people complain dug into them. However, that was never an issue for me.
This guitar has surprisingly excellent stock pickups. They sound great. They're hot enough to play metal, but not so hot that they don't clean up nicely. The bridge pickup is nice and tight, and the neck pickup has a great lead tone.
This was the first guitar decent guitar I ever bought. At the time I thought the over the top look of the guitar was awesome. A couple years later I thought it was a little to much so I sold the guitar to my cousin. He still owns it so I get to play it from time to time. Over the past 5 years this guitar has been played regularly and its still in great shape. And its still a player. To this day I'm surprised at how nice it plays.
Neither my cousin or I are that into using the Floyd Rose, so its been setup in dive only and rarely used for the entirety of its life, so the bridge is still in nice shape. However, it really isn't that great of a bridge since its really cheap metal. With more use the knife points would have dulled easily and the bridge would be less stable. Its pretty much the only downside of the guitar. Otherwise its excellent.
The ESP LTD F-250 is part of the F series that's meant for those who have to have "the look" when playing guitars. This model, in particular, is meant for those who are on a seriously tight budget. The guitar has an agathis body, maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 24 extra jumbo frets, arrow head inlays, a licensed floyd rose bridge, two humbuckers, one volume, one tone and a three way switch.
The guitar, quite simply, sucks. The fretwork is pretty bad. The edges are sharp, and the frets are not properly crowned like they should be. The guitar has issues with certain notes on the fretboard not making any sound due to the frets not being perfectly level. The floyd rose bridge is a licensed pot metal bridge, but it's not TOO terrible. I mean, it's still bad, but there are worse ones out there. They could have done worse in that aspect.
The sound is atrocious. I can't stand agathis wood at all. The thing wasn't resonant at all, and the pickups were especially brutal. The neck was a muddy mess, and the bridge had no definition at all. To be honest, I wouldn't bother replacing the pickups in this as it'll just be a waste of money. In fact, the pickups will probably cost more than the guitar costs. I can't believe that LTD still uses agathis wood in this day and age. I understand it's due to cost, but I'm sure they could at least find some cheaper mahogany or something out there to use.
If you're thinking about buying this guitar, don't. Besides it being totally ugly, the fretwork is bad, the wood selection is woeful, the pickups are atrocious and it just doesn't sound good. If you want the F series, look for a higher model LTD and buy used. That'll be your best bet in getting a decent sounding one for a good price. These lower model LTDs just aren't worth considering.
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maxrivz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Firstly I buy esp f-250, telling me that I could play metal with it ..... all wrong ... laghatis not asser for a solid pink floyd ..... if this guitar had to pink floyd .... she only immitation only brevais to have this name .. i t the very dssus to see that all is dsacordait every time I used the trmolo. .. I rsign has esp f-400 fm! its its the geul !!!!! seus for spineless good guitar with a good floyd I recommend the prestige Ibanez with the edge proIII .you vouler good guitar with a good floyd rose that can violate a fon checkout! .. I leave you dessu mias made rreur not the same as me with f-250 .... it has the attitude of a rock star but nothing ..... THE FLOYD IS THIS CHIER SCRATCH!