Gear Reviews

ESP LTD TE-406 SWS electric guitar review with “Top Gear” award

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the November issue of the magazine features a review of ESP LTD TE-406 SWS electric guitar, which have been awarded with “Top Gear” editors’ award. The instrument was delivered for review by ESP distributor in Poland, Sound Service.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Mikolaj Sluzewski, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“One of the tiny details that make playing the TE-406 such a positive experience is a slightly beveled neck joint at the back of the body – it makes reaching the highest frets on the fingerboard extremely comfortable. Interestingly, ESP is one of the few companies that apply such solution not only to the highest and most expensive models.”

“Fixed bridge with strings-thru-body transfers string vibrations to the wood really well.”

“Undoubtedly, the biggest advantages of this instrument are its comfortable neck and pro-grade pickups used by the greatest guitar heroes. If you add solid construction resulting in high stability and dependability, you get a reliable gigging tool that cannot be broken. If you are looking for this kind of a workhorse guitar, you should take a look at the ESP LTD TE-406 SWS.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.



Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.