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ESP LTD BW-1 Ben Weinman Electric Guitar See-Thru Black

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As lead guitarist for American mathcore band Dillinger Escape Plan, Ben Weinman requires a diverse yet distinctive instrument. So, in turn, ESP has produced for him the BW-1, a semi-hollow electric th... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-19-2018 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

As lead guitarist for American mathcore band Dillinger Escape Plan, Ben Weinman requires a diverse yet distinctive instrument. So, in turn, ESP has produced for him the BW-1, a semi-hollow electric that's as unique as it is a bargain.

It offers a chambered mahogany body with a flamed maple top, maple neck-thru construction, 25.5" scale and 24 extra-jumbo frets with an ebony fingerboard on a thin-U neck. A pair of EMG 81 (B) & 85 (N) active pickups pushes killer tone down your signal path. An Evertune bridge anchors the strings to the body while LTD locking tuners keep everything cinched down and in tune through heavy crunches and string-stretching leads.

FEATURES

  • Neck-thru body construction
  • 25.5" scale
  • Chambered mahogany body
  • Flamed maple top
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 43mm standard nut
  • Thin U neck contour
  • 24 XJ frets
  • Chrome hardware
  • LTD locking tuners
  • Evertune bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) & 85 (N) active pickups
  • Finish: STBLK
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ESPLTD BW-1 Ben Weinman Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Wow, I'm impressed!!

By Guitarzan

from Miami 305!

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about ESP LTD BW-1 Ben Weinman Electric Guitar:

    Ok, I waited until I used this guitar at a gig to comment. I was not sure about buying a Korean guitar again due to bad past experience. On my last one the the frets wore out after 2 years of use. By contrast, I have a Japanese Tele from the 80's that I purchased then that the frets are still in very good shape. That being said, this Korean guitar is well made indeed. The Evertune bridge is the most amazing innovation to the guitar in decades. I play in a cover band that plays 3 one hour sets a night and staying in tune is always an issue when time between songs has to be very quick to keep up the pace. I did not have to tune the guitar since it has arrived from guitar center. I took it out of the box in perfect tuning. Crazy I know! On a couple of songs that the guitar player starts the tune solo, I always sweated it, but man what a dream it is to be in perfect tuning all night especially when it was really needed. Also, I know a lot of guitarist hate the concept of EMG pickups. I do not play metal at all, but having no pick up hum problems at these clubs with bad wiring, and high enough output to go through pedal boards and long cables and stay bright and clear is a godsend. To me this is a work tool, and I need less tech problems not more. Plus being able to change pick ups like a set of strings to experiment without having to take the guitar to the tech dude is just cool. For the cost of this guitar you get Evertune bridge, EMG pick ups, great classic styling, and a solid guitar. What's not to like. Awesome purchase!

     
    5.0

    Unreal quality and EVERTUNE!

    By RadarRunners

    from Minneapolis, MN

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Stays in tune!

    Cons

    • No gig bag or case

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about ESP LTD BW-1 Ben Weinman Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for around 20 years. I just play for myself and I know quality gear. This guitar is so beautiful and such high quality! I normally go for James Hatfield or Kirk Hammett guitars automatically. However I wanted to try something new I wanted to try the Evertune Bridge which is insane! I thought this thing was going to be super heavy it's a big shape but it wasn't! LTD makes such great quality. It sounds heavy and ready for metal, looks cool and you just need to buy this! I didn't even know who Ben Wieman was LOL!

     
    5.0

    Awesome so happy!

    By RadarRunners

    from Minneapolis, MN

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    Pros

    • Awesome looks!
    • Evertune Bridge!
    • Serious Quality Build

    Cons

    • A little heavy but it's ok
    • No case included

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about ESP LTD BW-1 Ben Weinman Electric Guitar:

    I am a huge MetallicA fan and usually when I can get a new guitar go straight for a James Hetfield or Kirk Hammett model. This one called out to me and I took a chance it looks so cool and classy.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Guitar Center told me I'd have to wait around 3 weeks because they where out but they ended up shipping like the next day. I think they had one in the warehouse.

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