Holiday Gift GuideFind the Best Gifts for Musicians
  • Shop by Category
  • Hot Deals
  • Looking for Coupons? Call us

MF MD HG Black Friday BMSM Coupon 11-18-15
ESP Logo
Product J05590

ESP LTD AS-1 Alex Skolnick Electric Guitar   

  • Write a Review

As lead guitarist for legendary thrash metal band Testament, Alex Skolnick has high standards for his instruments. So, it's no surprise that the resu...Read More


Please Select a Style...  
  • Lemon Burst Flame Maple

    $949.00 Rebate

    In stock

    { "name": "Lemon Burst Flame Maple", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 949.00, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 1356.00, "salePrice": 949.00, "listPrice": 949.00, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["topRated","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": true, "sku": "site1skuJ05590000002001", "displaySku": "J05590 000002001", "serialized": false, "stickerDesc":"Rebate Offer Available!", "stickerDisplayText":"Rebate", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//J05590000002001_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"7,592", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Silver Sunburst

    $899.00 Rebate

    In stock

    { "name": "Silver Sunburst", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 899.00, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 1284.00, "salePrice": 899.00, "listPrice": 899.00, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["topRated","topSeller","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": true, "sku": "site1skuJ05590000001000", "displaySku": "J05590 000001000", "serialized": false, "stickerDesc":"Rebate Offer Available!", "stickerDisplayText":"Rebate", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//J05590000001000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"7,192", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • (Most Popular)
  • List:
    $1,284.00 - $1,356.00
  • Regular Price:
    $899.00 - $949.00
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Starting At:
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

    ESP Free Gifts Holiday Promotion

    Get free gifts when you purchase your next ESP Guitar or Bass! See PDF for details.See Details

    Offer expires 12/31/15

    Download Rebate
See All ESP Signature Model Electric Guitars

As lead guitarist for legendary thrash metal band Testament, Alex Skolnick has high standards for his instruments. So, it's no surprise that the result of his collaboration with ESP has produced some incredible instruments that are equal parts shred-happy, great-sounding, easy to play and durable.

The AS-1 is the stripped-down, entry-level model of Skolnick's signature models, but it's still an instrument capable of greatness. It offers a mahogany body with a maple top finished in silverburst, set mahogany neck, 24.75" scale and 22 extra-jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard on a U-shaped neck. And a pair of Seymour Duncan SH-4 (B) & SH-1 (N) pickups pushes killer tone down your signal path. A TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece anchor the strings to the body while Gotoh tuners keep everything cinched down and in-tune through heavy crunches and string-stretching leads.

Get all the string-sizzling style of Testament's lead guitarist at an affordable price.

  • Set-neck construction
  • 24.75" scale
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 43mm bone nut
  • U neck contour
  • 22 XJ frets
  • Chrome hardware
  • Grover tuners
  • TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece
  • Seymour Duncan SH-4 (B) & SH-1 (N) pickups
  • Strap Button: Dunlop Straplok
  • Finish: SSB

Tune up, plug in and go Over the Wall! Order today!


Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
ESPLTD AS-1 Alex Skolnick Electric Guitar

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Super precision, Incredible tone!


from Pa.

About Me Experienced


  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about ESP LTD AS-1 Alex Skolnick Electric Guitar:

I own LOTS of guitars, Several Gibson LPs, I would put this axe up against ANY LP I own or have played.
The craftsmanship of this guitar is excellent, The intonation and action was perfect out of the box!
Super precision all the way! The neck and overall feel of this beauty will blow you away! I got the silver burst and let me tell you, The pictures simply do not do it justice! The WOW factor is off the charts!
This guitar plays and sounds as good as a 3k guitar easily. Lastly, I am not a big fan of "Signature models" But being endorsed by Alex Skolnick does not bother me in the least as any experienced guitarist into JAZZ, Metal, Or rock knows the extreme skill and genius of Alex! Great job ESP!

Comment on this review

Ship To: US Flag
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.