ESP LTD Andy James Singnature AJ-1 - Black Satin

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Active EMG Humbuckers - Black Satin
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ESP LTD Andy James Singnature AJ-1 - Black Satin
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Andy James's Secret Weapon!

When ESP created the LTD AJ-1 Andy James Signature solidbody electric guitar, they knew from the beginning that they were creating an instrument for one of the most technical guitar players in modern metal history. It's little wonder that ESP built this instrument around a supped-up metal axe platform. A hard maple neck affixed to the LTD AJ-1's mahogany body gives you epic sustain and balanced fundamentals, and a pair of straight-piped active EMG humbuckers bring on the tone. If you're looking for performance, then you need to check out the ESP LTD AJ-1 Andy James signature guitar.

ESP LTD AJ-1 Andy James Signature Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Blaze your trail with a set of straight-wired EMG humbuckers
  • A tonewood combo fit for a monster metal shredder
  • Equipped from head to tail with performance in mind
Blaze your trail with a set of straight-wired EMG humbuckers

Combining PAF honk and chest-pounding body, the set of active EMG humbuckers ESP set in this LTD AJ-1 electric guitar gives you an absolutely massive range of rock and metal tone. Together, the combination of an EMG 57 in the bridge and an EMG 66 at the neck sounds a lot like a pair of vintage PAFs, only much, much hotter. But that's not all. As a total tone purest, Andy James cut out the tone circuit altogether, giving the LTD AJ-1 an impressively clear and punchy sound.

A tonewood combo fit for a monster metal shredder

There are two reasons why modern shredding superheroes like Andy James prefer the mahogany body/maple neck tonewood combination found on the ESP LTD AJ-1. First off, the hardness of maple provides a brighter fundamental, which balances out the dark warmth of the mahogany body. That same hardness also gives the LTD AJ-1 solidbody electric guitar a healthy dose of added sustain, something you'll feel as much as hear.

Equipped from head to tail with performance in mind

When your hands move as fast as Andy James's, speed and stability become absolutely critical. ESP used every trick in the book to make the LTD AJ-1 exactly the kind of solidbody electric guitar a technical player demands. From its locking TonePros TOM bridge to its locking tuners, you can count on your LTD AJ-1 to stay tuned and responsive. Neck-through/string-through construction also gives you a ton of added sustain. And when you feel the balance of the LTD AJ-1's thin U-shaped neck contour, you'll know you picked a real winner.

ESP LTD AJ-1 Andy James Signature Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • An awesome solidbody electric guitar designed for one of today's most technical metal guitarists
  • Loaded with a set of active EMG humbuckers for extra-hot and highly responsive tone
  • Mahogany body and maple neck deliver a balanced and punchy tone
  • Neck-through/string-through-body construction gives you loads of sustain
  • Equipped with a TonePros TOM locking bridge and ESP locking tuners for extreme tuning stability
Get killer tone and absolute performance from this ESP LTD AJ-1 Andy James Signature electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Signature
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Bound Mahogany
Body Finish Urethane
Color Black Satin
Neck Material Maple, neck-through
Neck Shape Thin U
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Andy James Signature
Number of Frets 24, XJ
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.65"
Nut Material Molded
Bridge/Tailpiece Tonepros locking TOM, String-through-body
Tuners LTD Locking
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG 66 Active Humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG 57 Active Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 3-way pickup toggle
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number LAJ1BLKS

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Almost perfect!

This has quickly become one of my favorite guitars ever, with great looks and super comfort. Some of my favorite features include the beautiful satin black finish, mahogany body, sweet looking headstock, killer EMG 57/66 pickups, locking tuners, and single volume knob with no tone control. Only things that might make this guitar better for me would possibly be a ebony fretboard and no 12th fret inlay. Otherwise, it's absolutely outstanding.
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