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10 ESP LTD guitars for under 300 bucks!

ESP LTD EC100AT

I have to hand it to LTD, as they sure offer a lot of choice for the budget guitar player. What you're about to see here is not the same model repeated 10 times in different colors. Nope. These are 10 distinctly different models.

Note that these guitars are all under $300 new at the time I write this. Prices of course will change later on.

The guitar seen above is the one I'll start with, the ESP LTD EC100AT model. Before seeing any of the other guitars below, this is the best of the lot. So if going through this list you're undecided about which to get, stop right here, look no further and get the EC100AT.

ESP LTD Viper Series Viper-10
ESP LTD Viper 10

This is your basic SG clone, except with a slight lean in the body shape. There are actually some pro guitar players who use this decidedly cheap guitar because it's a solid performer and very easy to modify.

ESP MH-50
ESP LTD MH-50

Strat style double cutaway body... with a Floyd system? Why yes, yes it does have one.

ESP LTD AX-50
ESP LTD AX-50

Dopey shape, but there are some metal bands that are into the "guitars that look like weapons" look. If that's you, this is your guitar.

ESP LTD EX-50
ESP LTD EX-50

LTD's take on the Gibson Explorer shape, except decidedly more pointy.

ESP LTD F-50
ESP LTD F-50

Another dopey shape, but again, it has that "looks like a weapon" thing to it. There is also another feature about this guitar that a lot of people miss. It actually balances quite well when being played standing. Note the top horn does extend out to the 12th fret. No neck dive here.

ESP LTD M-10
ESP LTD M-10

Like the MH-50 but in a hardtail version with a reverse headstock.

ESP LTD M-17
ESP LTD M-17

Just like the M-10, but in a 7-string version.

ESP LTD V-50
ESP LTD V-50

The venerable V-50 has been around for a while. It is the best bang for the buck where V shape guitars are concerned. It's priced as low as you can get a V guitar for that will actually last a while.

ESP LTD EC-50
ESP LTD EC-50

This is a less-fancy version of the EC100AT shown at top. The difference at the time I write this between the two guitars is about 50 bucks. The only reason to get this one is because it's slightly less in price, so it you're really being a penny pincher and like the EC shape, then get this one.

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