Guitarist Mike Schleibaum of the heralded heavy metal group Darkest Hour has announced his first Signature Series guitar model for ESP: The LTD MSV-1. Based on the ESP Arrow shape, the outstanding, Olympic white-finished MSV-1 offers neck-thru-body construction, a mahogany body with a maple cap, 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets, block inlays, Grover tuners, a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge, and a single EMG JH (James Hetfield signature) active pickup.
Schleibaum comments, “This guitar is the personification of my 25 years of experience on the road, in the studio, and on the stage. I fell in love with the accessibility and look of the LTD Arrow design and was honored to get the chance to put my personal spin on this guitar. ESP makes the best, high quality, high responsive guitars and I’m happy to say that they have met the needs of my evolving playing perfectly. The unique combination of my personal details paired with the time tested quality of ESP guitars and the Arrow design combine in perfect harmony. I know you all will enjoy hours in the tone zone with this bad boy, and I know ANY heavy metal guitar purist will love this guitar as much as I do!”