ESP LTD Mike Schleibaum MSV-1 Electric Guitar - Olympic White

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ESP LTD Mike Schleibaum MSV-1 Electric Guitar - Olympic White

Product Description:

Darkest Hour's brand of hard-hitting melodic death metal demands equally hard-hitting weapons. The ESP LTD Mike Schleibaum MSV-1 — their guitarist's signature axe — is primed for heavy combat. This solidbody electric guitar features a resonant, maple-topped mahogany body carved into ESP's aggressive Arrow shape, along with a 3-piece Thin "U"-shaped mahogany neck with a smooth-playing Macassar ebony fingerboard. A brushed-chrome-covered EMG JH active humbucker serves up a bone-crushing distorted utopia, while the guitar's neck-through construction ensures long-lasting sustain and top-shelf articulation. The LTD MSV-1 boasts block fingerboard inlays and a pointed reverse headstock for a classic, stage-ready look. High-quality Grover tuners and a Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo complete the package. Strap the LTD MSV-1 on your shoulder, and you'll be ready to hit the stage with heavy artillery — unleashed and unafraid.

Thin "U" neck ensures excellent control, stability, and playability

The LTD MSV-1's 3-piece mahogany neck is cut to a smooth, playable Thin "U" profile. Its 13.7-inch-radius Macassar ebony fingerboard is adorned with 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets — a favorite among players in heavy genres. Block fingerboard inlays and a pointed reverse headstock give this LTD a classic — and classy — look that's ready for the stage. The MSV-1 also features Grover tuners for rock-solid tuning stability.

Maximum output and clarity from EMG JH active pickup

Darkest Hour's characteristic blend of melodic death metal and metalcore demands the utmost in high-octane tone. That's why Mike Schleibaum's signature axe comes loaded with a brushed-chrome-covered EMG JH active humbucker. Designed in collaboration with Metallica's James Hetfield, the JH delivers the clarity and punch of an old-school passive humbucker, along with the fat, high-output wall of sound you'd expect from an active 81. Thanks to its oversized ceramic and steel pole pieces, the JH equips the LTD MSV-1 with a serious, pedal-to-the-metal sound that's ready to enter oblivion.

Genuine Floyd Rose locking trem for ultra-stable pitch pyrotechnics

Courtesy of its Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo, the LTD MSV-1 is tailor-made for squeals and dives. This system is materially and dimensionally identical to Floyd Rose's classic German-built trems, arming you with the same immersive, responsive playability that has made the Floyd Rose Original the industry-standard tremolo system for shred-style solidbody electric guitars.

ESP LTD Mike Schleibaum MSV-1 Features:

  • Signature solidbody electric guitar of Darkest Hour's Mike Schleibaum
  • Resonant, maple-topped mahogany body with aggressive Arrow shape
  • 3-piece, Thin "U"-shaped mahogany neck with smooth-playing Macassar ebony fingerboard
  • Brushed-chrome-covered EMG JH active humbucker dishes out screaming tone
  • Neck-through construction ensures long-lasting sustain and excellent articulation
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo affords tuning-stable twisting, bending, and dive-bombing
  • Block fingerboard inlays and a pointed reverse headstock supply a classic, stage-ready look
  • High-quality Grover tuners
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Within 1 business day from the time the item has been shipped, you will receive an email confirmation with tracking number. If you would not receive tracking information within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us.

Estimated Time of Arrival:

We typically deliver within 2-10 business days. Custom made products are usually delivered within 3-5 weeks. If the expected delivery date for your order would fall outside of the advertised 2-10 business day time frame, our customer service team will reach out to you to confirm if you are OK with that date.

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All estimated delivery dates and shipping costs advertised on the website apply the the Contiguous United States only. Please contact our customer service team to discuss the time and cost of shipping to Hawaii or Alaska. We don't ship directly to Canada, but we can ship your order to the freight carrier of your choice.


It is very important that you inspect the packaging of your items when they arrive and check if you received all boxes listed on the delivery receipt.If you notice any damage or shortage of packages, you must make note of it on the bill of lading, take pictures, and refuse delivery.Your note should say "refused due to damage". You must also take photos of all sides of the box and send them to us within 2 days. If there are no damages visible before opening the box, you must note "subject to further inspection may contain concealed damage". If you notice any damage after receiving the delivery, do not throw the box away, and contact us with the photos. After we receive information from you about the refused delivery or concealed damage, we immediately initiate a claim with the shipping company or with the manufacturer. After the claim is fully processed, we ship all replacements at absolutely no cost to you.

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We can cancel your order at absolutely no cost to you before the shipping label or Bill of Lading has been created, or before production of a custom order has started. Custom made items are not eligible for refunds after production has started. To be eligible for a return, the item must be unused and in the same condition as you received it. It must also remain in the original packaging, and the packaging must be in a perfect condition. We do not charge restocking fees or return shipping fees. All eligible returns are 100% free. Orders delivered outside the United States are not eligible for refunds. If your order arrived damaged, "Damages" section applies. Our refund policy lasts 45 days. If 45 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund. Please contact us before returning an item to discuss shipping details. All refunds will be issued to the credit card or PayPal account you used for your purchase within 2 days after all returned items arrived at our warehouse.

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