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ESP LTD Alexi-600 Alexi Laiho Signature Series Electric Guitar   

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The LTD Alexi-600 is the signature ESP electric guitar of Finnish metal band Children of Bodom's frontman, Alexi Laiho. Alexi's playing style demands...Click To Read More About This Product

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Alexi's first signature axe!

The LTD Alexi-600 is the signature ESP electric guitar of Finnish metal band Children of Bodom's frontman, Alexi Laiho. Alexi's playing style demands ultra-heavy power chords and ripping, clear solos - and that's what his signature guitar delivers.

A super strong 3-piece maple neck runs through the comfortable weight of a solid alder body. The modified offset V shape is further customized with a cutaway that lets you easily shred all the way to the 24th jumbo fret. The Seymour Duncan Blackout humbucker is a powerhouse with full tone spectrum and amazing clarity. An original Floyd Rose tremolo bridge lets you divebomb with precision. The 1/4" jack is safely and conveniently positioned on the inside of the upper horn. Sawtooth fret inlays and black nickel hardware finish the slick, sexy package.

FEATURES
  • Neck-thru-body construction
  • 25.5" scale
  • Alder body
  • 3-piece maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Sawtooth inlays
  • Seymour Duncan Blackout humbucker
  • Volume control
  • Black nickel hardware
  • Grover tuners
  • Original Floyd Rose bridge
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4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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This guitar is my dream guitar!

I've had this guitar for about three years and it is the best guitar I've ever owned or played. I play every kind of metal out there, classic and hard rock, and...Read complete review

I've had this guitar for about three years and it is the best guitar I've ever owned or played. I play every kind of metal out there, classic and hard rock, and blues. I've played on Gibson Les Pauls (various kinds), SGs, Ibanez, Fender strats and teles. I own a few other guitars as well. I have to say for my style and what I play this is an amazing guitar. Let me start by saying I like Laiho, but he is not an inspiration or my fav, that's not why I bought this. The reason I got this guitar is simple. It's simplicity in design, yet quality in build. One EMG HZ humbucker in the bridge, one volume knob. That's it! I realized I rarely play on anything besides my bridge and when I have three to four knobs on the guitar, you end up noodling around so much with the knobs to find that "perfect tone."Since I mostly play on the bridge I also end up spending more for an extra pup, volume and tone knobs, toggle switches I never use. At first I thought I needed the neck pick-up for tonal variation, but realized I can get lots of tonal variation from my amp, its channels, pedals, and the plethora of tonal combinations I can achieve with them. Scrapping the extra pup, meant I could get a guitar that was better all round in terms of design and build, without spending a lot. For those of you like me that only play on the bridge, keep that in mind. You can spend the extra on getting a better all round guitar instead of spending extra for electronics you rarely use. It's neck through design is sturdy, resonates superbly and makes playing high notes even easier. Satin black finish and pinstripes are awesome looking. Mean and sleek. Saw tooth inlay is stunning, binding along the neck its also beautifully crafted. That is another thing, this neck is super fast and easy to play on. Black nickle tuners and knobs are sturdy and will accommodate strings up to a 56 on low E. A year ago I swapped out the factory EMG HZ pup with the facemelting Dimarzio X2N and it screams, grumbles and soars even better. Do not let this guitar fool you by its blatant metal appearance, it is a master of all genres. I played a formal gig for fun (tuxedos and suits in a grand hotel conference room) with a group of guys that needed a lead guitarist for classic rock, blues and jazzy instrumental music. I brought this along, and it stood out in terms of its sound and on stage with a band in suits, it looked super slick. Got so many compliments on it and the sound it created. Most of the night I played clean with no distortion. I give this example, because you expect it to do metal, and it excels at that. This is to show those who say it is a one trick pony are only looking at its appearance, not its versatility.
Looks simple in terms of design, electronics, but everything about it is crafted superbly.
Soundwise, beastly. Playability is phenomenal. Consturction, parts and electronics are excellent.

After three years of playing it, it is still in great shape, only thing is that I buffed out a spot in the satin finish and a the part of the bridge's black nickle colour has worn away due to my playing style (Restig hand on the spot where the satin is buffed out and brushed nickle faded). That's more a result of my style and all guitars have minor wear and tear over the years.
For the money it is the best overall guitar I've ever owned.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disapointed

I am a huge children of bodom fan and i finally saved up the cash to buy this. when i got it i was pumped. i went on a trip shortly after and when...Read complete review

I am a huge children of bodom fan and i finally saved up the cash to buy this. when i got it i was pumped. i went on a trip shortly after and when i got back the hardware had discolored and wht barfelt futy. after that the high estrig started to rattle around when i hit it open. then the wire from the pickup go disconected from the input. this guitar is a huge headache. i am very sorry to say this guitar is a great sounding peace of CRAP!

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5.0

AMAZING

By Sean-5BnD4

from Canada

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I just got this guitar the other day, the blackouts are amazing you can get the heaviest sound out of them. The floyd always stays in tune, and arpeggios are easily played on this thing. I strongly recommend this axe.

 
5.0

No Better Metal Guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I love this guitar. The sound from the Blackout is amazing.It's a lot better than the EMGHZ. The tone is crushing,the Sustainis the best. This guitar is well worth the price. BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
5.0

Great playing guitar with smoth action

By Metalman-3TLS3

from St. Louis

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I've owned my Alexi-600 since it launch about a year ago, heres my take on it.Quality:The workmanship on this guitar is amazing. The detail on the fingerboard and inlays is on par with my 2 custom shop ESP guitars, out of the box the action reminded me of a Jackson USA King V, very low and easy to play.Pickups:I love EMG pickups, but the passive version sounded dead to me. I swapped it out with an 81 running at 18 volts and the guitar came to life. This guitar cuts through the mix for sure.The only complaint I have, is that due to the placement of the strap jacks the guitar doesn't hang like I would like. The ESP version has them in the right spot. If you like the way ESP guitars play and feel I would give it a chance.

 
5.0

A pleasant surprise!

By m37al_man

from Grass Valley, California

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To begin, I'm not a HUGE Alexi Laiho fan. I am a fan, but not a big one. I must also say that until this point, I have never used a single pickup guitar, because I usually prefer the tonal versatility available with two pickups. But I digress.This guitar is amazing. I don't think I even NEED another pickup with this thing! I'm usually and EMG guy, but the Seymour Duncan Blackout (an active pickups aswell) is incredible. It has far more tonal range and warmth than an EMG 81. The Original Floyd Rose is perfect as always, seeing as it's the only kind of bridge I use. The tuners have that perfect, comfortable ratio that makes tuning easy. The unfinished neck feels great. 24 frets of pleasure. The ebony fingerboard looks stunning with the sawtooth inlays. And, as you can all see by the picture, the shape and paintjob scream metal. Buy this guitar. You won't regret it.

 
5.0

Get this guitar!

By Ben-RZ2X0

from Keswick

I bought this guitar about a month ago and I haven't been able to put it down since. It may look uncomfortable to play sitting down but it sits inbetween your legs perfectly and comfortably. The single EMG-HZ pickup just screams metal and shredding. Besides the sound of it, it'll definitely attract some attention to you when you're on stage! After doing a performance I get so many compliments both on my playing and my amazing guitar! I got it in the black with yellow stripe and I highly recommend this guitar for anyone who wants to play some heavy music or even just rock.

 
5.0

Greatness

By EspFantic

from Montrose, CO

I've played on this guitar. It is mind blowing! It has great tone and crunchy distortion. One word can describe this Awesomeness.

 
5.0

Amazing

By Sinful-Prayer

from Mississauga

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I bought this guitar a couple of weeks ago and the only bad thing about it is that it doesn't come tuned in drop C. But the EMG H4 pickup is great and you don't have to worry about the battery for the SDB dying before a gig. Overall, amazing! Will definately buy another if possible!

 
3.0

Disapointed

By CObhcBohunter

from Charlotte, NC

I am a huge children of bodom fan and i finally saved up the cash to buy this. when i got it i was pumped. i went on a trip shortly after and when i got back the hardware had discolored and wht barfelt futy. after that the high estrig started to rattle around when i hit it open. then the wire from the pickup go disconected from the input. this guitar is a huge headache. i am very sorry to say this guitar is a great sounding peace of CRAP!

 
5.0

SPECTACULAR

By Alexi is God

from Ontario, Canada

Being a huge COB fan, I knew I would like this axe no matter how bad it could be. Fortunately, its far from bad. This beast is a fine work of art; with its great crunchy tone and sustain that will have you asleep before its done ringing, there isn't anything this is missing for the price. Tight squealing harmonics are easily produced and resonate very well, only adding to the pro's of this mean machine. The smooth ebony fretboard practically feels like it has been polished and lubricated for none stop shredding. The sleek alder body and black nickel hardware look great with both the black and white models. I personally like the black with the yellow pinstripe, but either way, it still sounds amazing. The Original Floyd Rose and locking nut give you that ability to dive bomb as long as you want, without that need to constantly re-tune. The only downfall is that there is only the bridge pickup and one volume knob. Of course, if Alexi only needs that and his skill to sound great, so should everyone else. Its made to suit him and his playing style (remember that it is his signature), so we shouldn't complain. All in all, this guitar is spectacular. Great looks and more importantly - great sound. I am going to be getting one for myself, and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to play anything heavy (music wise).

 
5.0

This guitar is my dream guitar!

By Mick Brunetti

from Canada

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I've had this guitar for about three years and it is the best guitar I've ever owned or played. I play every kind of metal out there, classic and hard rock, and blues. I've played on Gibson Les Pauls (various kinds), SGs, Ibanez, Fender strats and teles. I own a few other guitars as well. I have to say for my style and what I play this is an amazing guitar. Let me start by saying I like Laiho, but he is not an inspiration or my fav, that's not why I bought this. The reason I got this guitar is simple. It's simplicity in design, yet quality in build. One EMG HZ humbucker in the bridge, one volume knob. That's it! I realized I rarely play on anything besides my bridge and when I have three to four knobs on the guitar, you end up noodling around so much with the knobs to find that "perfect tone."Since I mostly play on the bridge I also end up spending more for an extra pup, volume and tone knobs, toggle switches I never use. At first I thought I needed the neck pick-up for tonal variation, but realized I can get lots of tonal variation from my amp, its channels, pedals, and the plethora of tonal combinations I can achieve with them. Scrapping the extra pup, meant I could get a guitar that was better all round in terms of design and build, without spending a lot. For those of you like me that only play on the bridge, keep that in mind. You can spend the extra on getting a better all round guitar instead of spending extra for electronics you rarely use. It's neck through design is sturdy, resonates superbly and makes playing high notes even easier. Satin black finish and pinstripes are awesome looking. Mean and sleek. Saw tooth inlay is stunning, binding along the neck its also beautifully crafted. That is another thing, this neck is super fast and easy to play on. Black nickle tuners and knobs are sturdy and will accommodate strings up to a 56 on low E. A year ago I swapped out the factory EMG HZ pup with the facemelting Dimarzio X2N and it screams, grumbles and soars even better. Do not let this guitar fool you by its blatant metal appearance, it is a master of all genres. I played a formal gig for fun (tuxedos and suits in a grand hotel conference room) with a group of guys that needed a lead guitarist for classic rock, blues and jazzy instrumental music. I brought this along, and it stood out in terms of its sound and on stage with a band in suits, it looked super slick. Got so many compliments on it and the sound it created. Most of the night I played clean with no distortion. I give this example, because you expect it to do metal, and it excels at that. This is to show those who say it is a one trick pony are only looking at its appearance, not its versatility.
Looks simple in terms of design, electronics, but everything about it is crafted superbly.
Soundwise, beastly. Playability is phenomenal. Consturction, parts and electronics are excellent.

After three years of playing it, it is still in great shape, only thing is that I buffed out a spot in the satin finish and a the part of the bridge's black nickle colour has worn away due to my playing style (Restig hand on the spot where the satin is buffed out and brushed nickle faded). That's more a result of my style and all guitars have minor wear and tear over the years.
For the money it is the best overall guitar I've ever owned.

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