ESP LTD XJ-1HT Electric Guitar

This hardtail ESP turns heads with its sandblasted swamp ash body, and grabs ears with a multi-voice Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic pickup in the bridge.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Swamp ash body Clear highs, strong mids and huge lows
Sandblasted finish Body sandblasted exposing textured wood grain
Macassar ebony fretboard High-density wood; smooth playing feel
Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Pickup Single bridge pickup with three distinct voices

The ESP XJ-1 HT is built with bolt-on construction at 25.5" scale and offers a textured sandblasted Black Blast finish on its swamp ash body. It makes use of a sturdy and reliable bolt-on three-piece thin u-shaped roasted maple neck, as well as a tilt-back reverse headstock that's great for maintaining string tension at lower tunings. The XJ-1 HT offers a Macassar ebony fingerboard with pearloid block inlays and 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets.

Components on this superb instrument include LTD locking tuners and a Hipshot hardtail bridge with string thru body. The flexible sonic character of the XJ-1 HT comes from its Fluence Open Core Classic bridge pickup with three voices accessible via push-pull control. Voice 1 gives you the legendary bridge pickup humbucker tone along with the output levels you need for contemporary music performances. Voice 2 hot-rods that bridge tone, but still provides the dynamics you need for your most expressive performances. Voice 3 is the coveted tone of a slightly overwound single coil.


- Textured sandblasted Black Blast finish
- Bolt-on three-piece thin u-shaped roasted maple neck
- Fluence Open Core Classic bridge pickup with three available voices
- Macassar ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets

- SCALE: 25.5"
- BODY: Swamp Ash
- FINISH: Black Blast
- Neck: 3pc Roasted Maple
- FINGERBOARD: Macassar Ebony
- NUT WIDTH: 42mm
- NUT TYPE: Molded
- FRETS/TYPE: 22 XJ Stainless
- STRAP BUTTON: Standard
- TUNERS: LTD Locking
- BRIDGE: Hipshot w/ String Thru
- BRIDGE PICKUP: Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic Humbucker Black *(Pull Volume for Voice 3)
- ELECTRONICS LAYOUT: Volume (Push/Pull)
- STRINGS: D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black Blast
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LXJ1HTBLKBLAST

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-423-8388

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted February 18, 2024 by a customer from

"Excellent guitar"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Definitely worth the high price. The pickup is super nice, though I keep it in the humbucker voice. The fretboard and neck feel great, and it stays in tune really well. A bit heavy, but that's really not a bad thing. I'll be using this 4ever thanks zZounds
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