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ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar

With a basswood body that resembles a battle axe, this guitar delivers the crushing metal tone to match. It features a bolt-on maple neck and ESP humbuckers. (178) Read 12 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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ESP AX50 LTD Guitar Black
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Product Description

Featuring the highly stylized AX body shape.

Features:

- Bolt-On Construction
- 25.5" Scale
- Basswood Body
- Maple Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 42mm Standard Nut
- Thin U Neck Contour
- 24 XJ Frets
- Chrome Hardware
- ESP Tuners
- TOM Bridge
- ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.
- Finish: SS (Silver Satin),
- BLKS (Black Satin)

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Construction: Bolt-On-Neck
Scale: 25.5"
Body: Basswood
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
Finish: Black Satin
Nut Width: 42mm
Nut Type: Molded
Neck Contour: Thin U
Frets/Type: 24 XJ
Hardware Color: Chrome
Strap Button: Standard
Tuners: LTD
Bridge: TOM Bridge
Neck PU: ESP Designed LH-150N
Bridge PU: ESP Designed LH-150B
Electronics: Passive
Electronics Layout: Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 21 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (178 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"BRILLIANT GUITAR FOR ITS MONEY."
Sound: The distortion sounds great for a guitar this cheap...i have seen ibanez guitars which haven't matched up to this guitar, and those are almost double the price of this ESP guitar...the clean sound doesn't sound the best, which is why you might need to change your pickups if you are going to play a lot of music on the clean channel... Feature: The guitar features a 3-way pickup change, which is perfect for this guitar..one tone knob and one volume knob...my volume knob fell off and it is kind of hard to change the volume while playing because now I have to use my fingers to change the volume instead of my palm area...but I normally manage because I am usually playing throughout the song, but it may bother you if you want to create melodies using the volume knob.. Ease of Use: Its got XJ frets which in my opinion is the easiest to play..and otherwise its like any other good guitar...its a guitar man, how hard can it get???? Quality: I have the black colored one which looks HOT. Most people are in awe of the curves(including me) and if you buy it, you will be amazed by the looks of the guitar, and besides my volume knob falling off, i have no trouble with quality, its ESP, and they are known for METAL guitars, and this is no exception.. Value: 220$ is an AMAZING price for this guitar. THIS GUITAR IS WORTH THE MONEY. Period. Manufacturer Support: I had to call them to actuall decide on which guitar, and they were very informative, which allowed me to make the right choice for sure..and i have not called them since, because i haven't had any trouble with the guitar... The Wow Factor: This guitar is one of the hottest guitars around now...that's all i need to say, if you need more info...LOOK AT THE GUITAR!!! Overall: I love the guitar, its a perfect metal guitar, and when people ask me how much it cost me, they shake their heads in disbelief!! If you like metal, and want to play metal, and you want a good starter electric guitar for metal, then look no further.
Style of Music: METAL!!
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Sound: This guitar actually sounds really good for the price, especially with high gain using the bridge pickup. I own an esp eclispe as well, and unfortunately the eclipse just blows this thing out of the water. This guitar is definitely made for metal, some lead work, but probably best suited to rhythm playing. but for the price, you really can't go wrong as far as sound is concerned. Feature: My ax has a bass wood body, which makes for one extremely light guitar. In fact, its probably one of the lightest guitars I've ever played, which is great for gigging and standing for hours on end. The draw back to the body wood is that the tone suffers a bit, sounds a bit thin and isn't as thick and full a sound. 1 volume, 1 tone, 3 way pickup selector, in my opinion thats just perfect. The guitar looks amazing, mine is the silver one, which is one wickedly delicious finish. Ease of Use: The guitar has amazing playability, extremely fast neck, 25.5 scale, which is my favorite, great fret spacing. I actually won my ax in a contest on the ESP website, so the boys down there did a custom setup on mine, d'addario 10-46's, no fret buzz, low action, needless to say its perfect to play. Quality: Everything seems fine here, my only complaint is that the guitar just seems too light, which makes it feel quite cheap. As far as the actual quality of the guitar is concerned though, everything seems great except the tuning machines are a little sloppy and not as smooth as I'm used to, however, I've had no tuning problems or the like. Value: Great value, especially for me, I got mine free. Great for a beginner metal guitar. Manufacturer Support: I contacted them once, they got back to me right away, but I needed a part, and they they don't sell parts, and that blows. The Wow Factor: I'm glad I have it, but I probably wouldn't have bought it myself, as I won it in a contest. Overall: The look of the guitar is great, sound is a bit weak, playability is awesome, really light, good for gigging, comfortable to play for the most part.
Style of Music: Metal, Classical, Punk, Hard rock
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