(SOLD) ESP LTD TE-200 Black 2012
LTD TE-200, made in Indo 2012, gloss black. LTD have long provided punchy guitars for an affordable dime to fans of angry music for many moons now. The TE series are approximately Telecaster shaped, but a vintage-style T this is most certainly not. First up, it's got a 24 fret neck with a flat radius fingerboard and a slim profile, designed for speed and easy movement. My initial instinct was to strum some clean chords on this, but it really came to life with a generous dose of dirt. The bridge pickup has a punchy midrange, with heaps of 800-1kHz presence to ensure you cut through the mix. The neck pickup is pretty dark, perfect for doomy stuff. You can play clean on it, sure... but, don't. The maple board pops against the black-on-black finish, it's a tasty little highlight. There's heaps of angry riffs to be had for a working class dime.
Model: LTD TE-200
Made: Indonesia, 2012 (serial W121031136)
Finish: black, gloss poly
Neck: 3-piece maple, maple board, slim U-shape, jumbo frets, 13.75" radius, 25.5" scale
Pickups: ESP LH-150N/B humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock no major marks. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a couple of dimples near the ferrules and some light scuffs along the back edge. The sides have no major marks, just some minor dimples near the jack. The front has a couple of dimples near the knobs and some light scuffs in the elbow area, as well as some minor play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets are looking great, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.