LTD by ESP Left Handed Guitars 2012

Neal Beedie September 16, 2012 4

ESP is a Japanese manufacturer of guitars, founded in 1975 by Hisatake Shibuya in Tokyo.   In 1996 ESP launched LTD, a new subsidiary brand which offered similar quality to the ESP range but at a more affordable price point.

LTD currently have 15 left handed electric guitars and 2 lefty acoustic guitars available.  This information was provided by ESP UK, so keep in mind that some models may or may not be available depending on where you live.  Hope you like black! ;)

LTD Left Handed Guitars

LTD Left Handed Electric Guitars ESP Lefty

1. AX-50

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.

2. EC-50

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.

3. EC-256 FM ‘Lemon Drop’

  • Set-Neck Construction
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.

4. EC-1000 QM STBC

  • Set-Neck Construction
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Quilted Maple Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • EMG-81 (B) / 60 (N) p.u.

5. EC-1000 SSB

  • Set-Neck Construction
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • EMG-81 (B) / 60 (N) p.u.

6. EC-1000 VB

  • Set-Neck Construction
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • EMG-81 (B) / 60 (N) p.u.

7. EX-50

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.

8. F-50

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-150) p.u.

9. H-208 8-String

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-308 (B & N) p.u.

10. KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Skull & crossbone Inlays
  • Extra Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-301 (B & N) p.u.

11. M-50

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Extra Thin Flat Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.

12. M-100 FM

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Extra Thin Flat Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.

13. SC-207 Stephen Carpenter Signature 7-String

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 25.5″ Baritone Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-307 (B & M) p.u.

14. Viper 50

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.p.

15. Viper 100FM

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 24.75″ Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.p.

ESP Guitars Website

As has always been the case, the ESP (USA) website is a complete disaster when it comes to catering for left handed players.  There is a vague note in the site FAQ about contacting your dealer for further information about lefties – but honestly, you’d think that one of the biggest guitar companies in the world would be able to take ten minutes to put a quick note on the website.  Luckily for us, the UK division of ESP has had the foresight to add a left handed section to their website – check it out here.

For more information:
ESP Guitars Website 

4 Comments »

  1. Tyler September 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    will they be sending some left handed ltd h-208 here to the usa to be available?..

  2. Mark M September 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I like the new Lemon Drop EC-256. I’ve had one of these in vintage black for a while which I actually prefer to my EC-1000. More versatile particularly as I’ve upgraded the pick-ups. They are great guitars!!

  3. Jon H September 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I called ESP and they said the SC-207 and H-208 weren’t available in the U.S.

  4. songklod December 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    ???????????????

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