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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 cons... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-07-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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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 Body
  • Body shape:Other
  • Body type:Solid body
  • Body material:Solid wood
  • Top wood:Basswood
  • Body wood:Basswood
  • Body finish:Satin
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Thin U
  • Neck wood:Maple
  • Joint:Bolt-on
  • Scale length:25.5 in.
  • Truss rod:Standard
  • Neck finish:Info not available
  • Fretboard
  • Material:Rosewood
  • Radius:13.75 in.
  • Fret size:Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets:24
  • Inlays:Dot
  • Nut width:1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration:HH
  • Neck:LH-150N
  • Middle:Not applicable
  • Bridge:LH-150B
  • Brand:ESP
  • Active or passive pickups:Passive
  • Series or parallel:Series
  • Piezo:No
  • Active EQ:No
  • Special electronics:None
  • Controls
  • Control layout:Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch:3-way
  • Coil tap or split:No
  • Kill switch:No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type:Fixed
  • Bridge design:Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece:String thru body
  • Tuning machines:Die-cast
  • Color:Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:None
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None
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Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.


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ESPLTD AX-50 Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Axe all the way

ESP puts the same love into their 'budget' line as their more expensive guitars. I actually perfer the satin finish; easier to keep nice and clean. Not too thrilled with the strings...Read complete review

ESP puts the same love into their 'budget' line as their more expensive guitars. I actually perfer the satin finish; easier to keep nice and clean. Not too thrilled with the strings it came with, but those are easily replaced. The pickups are also nice, but I'm going to swap 'em for actives. Haven't seen the silver version (of course I went with the black). Excellent beginner/intermediate guitar.

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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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT QUALITY, BUT WHAT ABOUT A CASE?

By Circio

from White Marsh, MD

About Me Professional Musician

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.

    (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Six-String Murdermaster

    By Robert Cox

    from The Shallow End of the Gene Pool

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    This is one guitar that doesn't play by the rules. Bolt-on maple neck, basswood body, master volume/tone controls, Indian rosewood fretboard...this thing has all the features I generally hate. After begrudgingly picking it up at my girlfriend's behest, though, it replaced my longstanding favorite, the Gibson Explorer. The neck is fast and comfortable, the fretboard ridiculously smooth and hard, the tone bright and hot with the bridge pickup, warm at the neck, and almost acoustic-sounding with both engaged, the body is comfortable for sitting, standing, and lying down on a bed of nails (I imagine), it sings with sustain above and beyond anything I've yet owned, and the neck joint is so beautifully low-profile that it provides even more fret access than numerous set-necks I've tried. The overdrive tone is excellent, as is to be expected from a guitar like this, but the clean tone has a haunting quality, with a sound close to a solid-top classical with just a touch more chime. Frankly, the AX-50 is well worth twice the list price, if not more.

    (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

    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.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

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

    By MikeRock-juTUV

    from Westerly, Rhode Island

    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!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LTD QUALITY

    By ltdisgod

    from PA

    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

    (4 of 6 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.

    (58 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Stunning looks and quality at a stunning price!

    By Logan Evans

    from Orlando, Fl

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    This guitar has got to be the best ESP makes of the 50 series. For the price you pay, it actually has a very nice tone, its easy to "manuver" around the fret board and the pick ups have good substain. However the best part of this guitar is its shape! Perfect head turner... I would recommend this guitar from playing gigs to just simply practicing in your bedroom, worth the buy!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great first guitar

    By Outside observer

    from Oregon

    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.

    (69 of 73 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Axe all the way

    By Steven Wimer

    from Phoenix, AZ

    Comments about ESP LTD AX-50 Electric Guitar:

    ESP puts the same love into their 'budget' line as their more expensive guitars. I actually perfer the satin finish; easier to keep nice and clean. Not too thrilled with the strings it came with, but those are easily replaced. The pickups are also nice, but I'm going to swap 'em for actives. Haven't seen the silver version (of course I went with the black). Excellent beginner/intermediate guitar.

    (1 of 3 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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