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ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar Black Satin Chrome Hardware

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Overview
  • Bolt-on neck
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Basswood body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $370.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $111.00
  • Your Price:
    $25900

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Bad looking, sweet playing.

Born to be wild, the ESP LTD AX-50 is an electric guitar that combines advanced body design, attitude, solid ESP virtues, and an amazingly affordable price in a well-made guitar. Includes bolt-on construction, 25-1/2" scale, basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, dot inlays, ESP LH-150 humbuckers, Tune-o-matic-style bridge string-thru-body, and 24 extra-jumbo frets.

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Features
  • Bolt-on neck
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Basswood body
  • Thin, U-shaped maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Dot inlays
  • ESP LH-150 pickups
  • Volume and tone controls with 3-way toggle
  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic-style bridge with string-thru-body

Order the LTD AX-50 and enroll yourself in the School of Rock.

 
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ESPLTD AX-50 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

You don't have one ? I'm getting two!

If you haven't played one these your missing out on a great guitar. I have had just about every guitar you could think of (been at it for fifty years) and I just...Read complete review

If you haven't played one these your missing out on a great guitar. I have had just about every guitar you could think of (been at it for fifty years) and I just happened to pick one up and was blown away. The sound,how it feels to play with factory setup just screams metal. I like to use my 60 watt roland alot and man this thing just comes alive. The feel of the neck and good tuners just makes this a great buy. For the price I got two. Black and silver. The only thing I found is that the paint marks real easy (pick marks)so I made a custom pickguard for it and that fixed that. I like my guitars to look good so I have skull knobs and I'm working on a skull nut cover. All I know is this is a great5 value for the money. Try it you'll like it!

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Not so amazing...

Let's start with the good. This guitar looks really sweet and feels comfortable. Also, the neck is pretty nice.However, I was not at all impressed with the sound. It's very flabby and...Read complete review

Let's start with the good. This guitar looks really sweet and feels comfortable. Also, the neck is pretty nice.However, I was not at all impressed with the sound. It's very flabby and dull, and quite muddy. It sounds totally lifeless, even with distortion.Getting a more expensive version of this is by far worth the money, unless you plan to replace both the pickups.

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5.0

GREAT QUALITY, BUT WHAT ABOUT A CASE?

By Circio

from White Marsh, MD

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Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    Well, here's my 2 cents on this ax. Very well made with decent quality. Pickups are quite good - no need to upgrade unless you go active which the control cavity has ample space. Frets well done and polished. Light weight design and I guess ESP's version of a Warlock since it's the same body size as my Warlock. The guitar screams metal and I like the matching/painted headstock and back of neck. The price just went up so better get one now! My only gripe is there's no info for a correct fitting ESP hard case or any case for that matter.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Comments on ESP LTD AX-50

    By Mr. Serious

    from The Shallow End of the Gene Pool

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Inexpensive
    • Lightweight
    • Low-profile Neck Joint

    Cons

    • Harder To Keep In Tune

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    I got to play an AX-50 at a local guitar shop, and I loved it. The shop had a Line 6 Spider 150-watt half stack set up, which I fiddled with until I could get it to just sound like an amp, and I found that the AX's setup was ideal for both clean and overdriven tones, with a fast neck, a beautifully glossy, rosewood fretboard (which was actually much harder and smoother than any other rosewood board I'd played), strings through the body for excellent sustain and punch, and ideal string spacing for someone like me, with small hands and clumsy fingers. The sole issue I experienced with it was a mild difficulty getting it in tune and keeping it there, but this is an issue I've found with nearly every guitar I've owned, so I'd probably replace the tuning machines. All in all, though, with the warm neck and chiming bridge tones, the obscenely lightweight body, the days of sustain, and a price to fit even the most modest budgets, the AX-50 is a born metal machine soon to be added to my collection as my number-one plank.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You don't have one ? I'm getting two!

    By MikeRock-juTUV

    from Westerly,RI

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    If you haven't played one these your missing out on a great guitar. I have had just about every guitar you could think of (been at it for fifty years) and I just happened to pick one up and was blown away. The sound,how it feels to play with factory setup just screams metal. I like to use my 60 watt roland alot and man this thing just comes alive. The feel of the neck and good tuners just makes this a great buy. For the price I got two. Black and silver. The only thing I found is that the paint marks real easy (pick marks)so I made a custom pickguard for it and that fixed that. I like my guitars to look good so I have skull knobs and I'm working on a skull nut cover. All I know is this is a great5 value for the money. Try it you'll like it!

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    5.0

    LTD QUALITY

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    i have been playing this guitar for 3 years and havent even considered buying a more expensive one great sound clean or with distortion. looks amazing and is built like a tank this guitar has been through hell and still plays and feels like new. for the price its a steal

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Metalhead96

    from rimini, italy

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    I listen to black metal, screamo, christian rock (lamb of god) and all that. and this guitar has been absolutely perfect for all of that so far. it's good for covering bands like lamb of god, metallica, divine heresy, slipknot, etc. from 1-10, i'm an 8 at this point in skill, and i find this guitar helpful. it's also good for beginners and experts.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great first guitar

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing bass and keyboard for several years and decided to start playing guitar. I listen to black metal...the body of this guitar is obviously for people like me. The only issues were the easily fixed fret buzz. Then i defiantly needed to change out the pick ups. Other than that this is perfect in every way.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    You get what you pay for

    By Skyyler

    from Colorado

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    I first got this guitar about a year ago, and when it arrived in the mail I was so exited to open it. I did, and I was not disappointed. But until I started playing it and hooking it up to my amp, I began to get frustrated.The cons: 1. Very heavy for even an electric. I've had other electrics and this one is overwelming. 2. Frets buzz. Sure it can go all the way up to the third octave, but it still sounds bad, and especially out of tune once you get higher in the frets.3. Dirty sound. Hook it up to an amp and try playing it. If you have good effects you can try to steer its tone into the right direction, but other than that you have to strain to get it right.4. Uncomfortable. It's an ax, what did you expect.Pros: 1. Good body, good looks. Fun to show off to your friends and watch them grind their teeth with jealousy. x]2. Easy tuning. Keys turn easily without any cracks. Haven't broken a string yet.3. Like I said you can go all the way up to the third octave. If you're really looking to buy this good looking guitar, take my advice, and change out the pickups, get a tight strap, and maybe even readjust the fretboard a little bit, to fix the fret buzzing. I would recommend this guitar to beginners, but not advanced players or anyone above that.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing for Metal

    By K.H.

    from Meadville

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar for Christmas last year. It is not September. I loved this guitar the minute I got it. It stays in tune very well, the pickups are ok, though I intend on replacing them, there was a little fret buzz on the high E but it was easily fixed. I also replaced the knobs with speedknobs. It's great for metal, and I've gotten away with playing Punk and pop-punk with it. One thing I woudl caution you on though, the body is LARGER than standard guitars so you'll have to buy a ESP AX case or a Coffin Case, or if you can find another universal fit case, then that will work too, but all in all, it is an amazing buy. You can email me if you have any more questions.

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    5.0

    Great guitar!

    By DarkMark

    from RockIsland, IL

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    Great Guitar, its awesome for shredding and works well with distortion, people said it sucks but i bought it and i'm amazed. My only complaint is the pickups sometimes just stop and buzz.

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    5.0

    Great price and Looks

    By Metallicafan4life

    from Chicago, IL

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    I have been having this guitar for a week or so and love it. It sounds amazing to other ESP guitars I have played. It is well worth its price.

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