ESP LTD BW-1 FMET Ben Weinman Electric Guitar (with Case)

Built to the Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist's specs, the ESP LTD BW-1 FMET stays perfectly in tune through bends and vibrato, thanks to the EverTune bridge.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Flamed maple top Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
Mahogany back Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
EverTune mechanical bridge Keeps string tension constant, even when bending
Fishman Fluence Modern pickups Ceramic bridge humbucker; Alnico neck humbucker

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 Fishman Fluence 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.

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 read more 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"
- 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.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black Fluence
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LBW1FMETSTBLKF
Blemished, Black Fluence,
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LBW1FMETSTBLKF

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Phone: 800-423-8388

ESP LTD BW-1 FMET Ben Weinman

The BW-1 EverTune is one of the most unique and innovative high performance guitars in the LTD Signature Series. Created by Ben Weinman, a founding member of mathcore geniuses The Dillinger Escape Plan and a highly respected player whose combination of speed and feel has landed him on many "best of" guitarist lists, the BW-1's most notable feature is its EverTune constant tension bridge. It keeps the BW-1 in near perfect tune and intonation under almost any condition.

The BW-1 EverTune is a neck-through-body design at 25.5" scale, with a chambered mahogany body and flamed maple top, and binding on the body, neck, and headstock. It offers a fast three-piece thin U-shaped maple neck with an ebony fingerboard that includes 24 extra-jumbo frets. The sound of this guitar is powered by a set of Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker active pickups with nickel covers. These pickups allow for a remarkable degree of sonic flexibility. Two separate voicings are selectable via the push-pull on the tone control (down for "Modern Active" tone, or up for "Modern Passive Attack"). This model utilizes a standard 9V battery and comes in See Thru Black finish.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted March 13, 2019 by Thomas Mitchell in Platte City, MO
"Just wow.."
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is easily the nicest guitar I have ever had the opportunity of playing and owning. From the fretboard to the sound, everything just feels amazing. Stays in tune like no other thanks to the amazing Evertune bridge and sounds like a million bucks with the flawless Fluence Modern pickups.A truly beautiful instrument to look at and play. Could not recommend it any more.
Musical Background:
Played for 3 years, played in a couple local bands
Musical Style:
Metalcore, Deathcore, Hardcore Punk, Alternative
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