A Workhorse of a Guitar for the Aggressive Player
The ESP LTD BW-1 FMET Ben Weinman electric guitar -- the Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist's signature instrument -- was designed to handle whatever style your fingers dish out. This sturdy axe boasts a smart EverTune bridge system that keeps each string in tune no matter how aggressively you play, and a dark-sounding mahogany semi-hollow body with a flame maple top that's as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the ears. The BW-1 FMET's neck-through-body design yields plenty of sustain, and its EMG 85 and EMG 81 pickup pairing forges a powerful tone that'll leave your ears thirsty for more.
Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan talks about his signature ESP LTD guitar:
ESP LTD's Versatile Semi-Hollow Guitar -- From Jazz to Rock
You won't stumble across too many semi-hollowbody axes that work well for more aggressive-sounding scenarios. This guitar can purr as gently as a kitten, yet fill the room when you go hard. When you take it easy, you'll certainly notice the inviting warmth and lingering sustain yielded by the BW-1 FMET's mahogany body. The maple neck brings in an appropriate amount of snap, so your sound will always find a way to cut through the mix.
EMG 81 and EMG 85 Pickup Complement
The EMG 85 and EMG 81 pickup combination is adored for its ability to create a powerful wall of distortion. The EMG 85 at the neck captures the full-bodied sound produced by this mahogany-and-maple tone machine. The EMG 81 at the bridge will bring some biting grit to the table -- an awesome choice for solos and licks. Play around with your pickup selector switch to suit your tonal fancy, and don't neglect your tone and volume controls to dial in the right sound for the occasion.
Boatloads of Sustain
Aside from the BW-1 FMET's semi-hollowbody design, another aspect that'll add more sustain to your game is this axe's neck-through-body construction. It's immediately noticeable as soon as you pick up this guitar: neck-through-body axes have a very solid "one piece" feel to them, with the neck providing a more seamless transfer of sound to the body.
Maple Neck and Ebony Fingerboard
Get your fingers ready for some buttery fretboard action. This guitar's maple neck stretches 24 frets long over a smooth ebony fingerboard. Each fret boasts a comfortable action to make those speedy licks flow in seamless streams. This appendage is cut into a Thin U contour that makes for a comfy fit for fast changes and crafty chord progressions.
LTD Locking Tuners and EverTune Bridge
With the ESP LTD Ben Weinman BW-1 FMET, you can spend less time worrying about intonation issues and focus more on rocking -- thanks to this axe's LTD locking tuners and EverTune bridge design. The EverTune bridge utilizes an all-mechanical spring system that provides an individually attuned tension to each string, so once you find your tuning, it stays secure and on target. This system holds up well to anything from harsh string-bending techniques to atmospheric changes.
- Semi-hollowbody electric guitar
- Flame maple top
- Mahogany body
- Maple neck in Thin U contour
- Neck-through-body construction
- Silky smooth ebony fingerboard
- 24 XJ frets
- Scale length of 25.5"
- EMG 81 chrome active humbucker at the bridge
- EMG 85 chrome active humbucker at the neck
- One volume and one tone control
- Three setting pickup selector switch
- Attractive chrome hardware
- Secure LTD locking tuners
- Mechanically designed EverTune bridge
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- Neck: Neck-thru body Construction
- Scale: 25.5" Scale
- Body: Chambered Mahogany
- Top: Flamed Maple
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Nut: 43mm Standard
- Neck Contour: Thin U
- Frets: 24 XJ
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tuners: LTD Locking
- Bridge: Evertune
- Bridge Pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
- Neck Pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico Active p.u.
- Finish: STBLK See-thru Black.
- Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
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