ESP LTD Phoenix Black Metal Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Macassar ebony fretboard High-density wood; smooth playing feel
Fishman Fluence Modern ceramic humbucker Cutting attack, punchy; free of noise and hum
TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge Superior stability and excellent intonation
Construction: Neck-Thru
Scale: 25.5"
Body: Mahogany
Neck: 3 Piece Mahogany
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
Finish: Black Satin
Nut Width: 42mm
Nut Type: Molded
Neck Contour: Thin U
Frets/Type: 22 XJ
Hardware Color: Black
Strap Button: Standard
Tuners: LTD Locking
Bridge: Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Bridge Pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Electronics: Active
Electronics Layout: Volume (Push/Pull)
Strings: D'Addario D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case: CPHX2FF (sold separately)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LPHOENIXBKMBLKS
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LPHOENIXBKMBLKS
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388
(1 ratings)
Submitted March 29, 2020 by Larry Williams in Happy Valley, OR
"SICK Metal/Rhythm Guitar "
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So I bought this a couple of weeks ago to use as a six string for heavy rhythm work. I've got it tuned to drop B flat, with NYXL 12-60's on it, and is sounds absolutely monstrous. The resonance that you get from this is incredible. The combination of the neck through and the Mahogany are no brainers for heavy tone, but also the body weight and size contribute a lot as well. You can feel the guitar subtly vibrating in your fretting hand when you are chunking with your right, especially with open chords or slower work.The Fishman is extremely tight and clean, I compare it to an EMG, but with a little more life, and a bit cleaner in the distortion. The second voicing (pull tap) is very warm and round, and sounds amazing for leads or single note playing. Build quality on the model I got was very good; no issues aesthetically or functionally. The neck is nice and chunky, definitely not a thin Ibanez profile, but that is a positive for me. Especially on a 6 string. Anybody that doesn't have tiny hands should have no problem getting where they need to go with this neck. The Satin finish feels great, and is super fast and silky smooth. I LOVE the single pickup and volume placement. I have custom Kiesel builds, and I always get my guitars built like this. I love the simplicity, and the ease of use. I cannot stand it when guitar companies put the volume knob directly under the bridge pickup- I struggle constantly with it getting in the way. -Here it is a complete non issue, and your volume read more is still very accessible. No cons I can think of. The guitar is heavy, if that is a problem for you I would suggest that you take that into consideration, and it takes a little getting used to playing, especially sitting down due to the shape. But once you find a comfortable playing position, this thing will kill. I dig the locking tuners and side Luminlays, you don't always get those on a guitar under 1,000. I use it for metal, but I could definitely see you getting some versatile tones out of this, and using it for a number of genres. Sick looking, playing, and sounding guitar. Highly recommend, and at this price is a huge value for what you are getting.

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