Take a look at any of the world's best luthiers, and there's a pretty good chance you'll find a humble history standing behind them, with roots going back to a simple repair shop. That's exactly what happened with ESP, which started as a small Tokyo maker of replacement parts and grew into a world-class electric guitar builder. The LTD series is a brand that ESP founded in 1996 to bring that top-shelf quality to more guitarists by creating a line affordable on any budget.
If you've been pining after an ESP of your own, LTD guitars can give you the chance you've been waiting for. They come in as many different flavors as the ESP flagship models, so you can find the perfect axe no matter what your preferences are. For instance, check out the EX models if you're into the classic Explorer, or the AX for a more aggressive, metal edge.
Part of playing onstage is creating an image for yourself, and there's no better way for a guitarist to do so than with an instrument that delivers big stage presence. Any LTD guitar can become a part of your performing identity, and if you really want to stand out, take a look at graphic models like the ESP LTD Heavy Metal 1 and GL-200K. With these, you get all the legendary playability and tone of an LTD, plus some eye-catching graphics that make the guitar look as great as it sounds.
Whatever genre and style you like to play, LTD guitars have the perfect fit for you here. They're decked out with high-end pickups and, depending on which axe you choose, top-shelf hardware like Floyd Rose tremolo bridges. All of that translates to amazing sound that's accessible to any guitarist. Whether you're a beginner in search of your first instrument or a seasoned pro looking for a "daily driver," an LTD guitar is a great choice.