The LTD Deluxe is a guitar I happened to snag BRAND NEW for half off. This thing was the perfect upgrade, it literally improved my playing and inspiration as a musician getting a new axe that plays and sounds as beautifully as this one.
The sound is diverse in it's genre application. I've owned guitars that sound great for metal and not nearly as versatile. This thing can nail it all. Funk, blues, jams, heaviness. My leads have never sound more pure and true.
I use the guitar both live (with a Fender Mustang amplifier) as well as for home recording. Never has my guitar work sounded as crisp and tasty as it has with this guitar, both in the studio and on the stage. This suits every style of music I tackle - funk, blues, jazz, flamenco, metal. From fluid, liquid leads with piercing mids to crushing, bass driven distortion to crisp, jagged leads, this thing nails it.
I gotta say this has been my absolute favorite guitar. (The transparent blue finish even matches my tattoo!) I've heard my playing get better just from owning this guitar - my tone is better due to the more versatile and nuanced electronics, and my dexterity has improved due to the silky smooth fretboard. Highly recommended axe for those tired of Fender and Gibson.
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paspat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Like all ESP have many japanese
24 frets, the neck sh1, sh4 at bridge
superb original floyd rose very effective
exemplary simplicity: just a volume
handle jumbo but a little bigger than a ibanez
The handle is very nice, not as flat as a ibanez and that's good, is also suitable for small hands like mine. access to the treble is impeccable. ergonomics is very good, I fall a little note to the weight. I personally take 2 hours after ca becomes hard, we must take a break.
esp m2 knob does not offer an adjustable tone and a 3 position for the microphones, for me, the plain sh1 is superb sharpness, the PCO will be brighter sh4, saturation premmieres I forgot the two positions and I confined in the sh4 bridge is really fabulous and incredibly sharp
attention to a good amp all magnified
Sound see above
I use a mesa and it is a regal
my favorite settings: mode lead, volume 3, gain to 7, a grave 5, a medium 4, a sharp 6
My first date m2 10 years, my second date 2 years
this is my guitar myself, I of course tried ibanez, fender and gibson and other cort but nothing worked on Marshall, Peavy 5150 or mesa, she never let me down.
careful we do not find more than occasion.