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The ESP LTD XJ-1 HT electric guitar packs some seriously versatile tones into a slick, rock-ready package. This ax starts with a textured sandblasted Black Blast finish on its resonant swamp ash body, instantly catching eyes with its bold esthetic. It features a roasted maple neck and Macassar ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets, offering smooth playability even when you're soloing in lower tunings. The XJ-1 HT's flexible voice comes from its Fluence Open Core Classic bridge pickup, which provides three distinct humbucker tones at the push of a button. With the XJ-1 HT, you get exceptional tonal variety in a guitar built for the stage.

Unlock 3 Voices With the Fluence Open Core Classic Pickup

The XJ-1 HT's Fluence Open Core Classic pickup takes its legendary humbucker tone to new heights. Voice 1 captures that bridge humbucker warmth and punch you know and love. Voice 2 hot-rods it for more output and bite, perfect for aggressive rhythm playing. And Voice 3 delivers the glassy snap of a slightly overwound single coil. With the pickup's push-pull control, you can toggle between these three radically different voices, giving you tonal versatility to spare. Whatever your musical vision demands, this pickup has you covered.

Textured Black Blast Finish on Resonant Swamp Ash Body

The XJ-1 HT's swamp ash body not only looks fantastic in its textured Black Blast finish, but also helps produce those rich, singing tones swamp ash is revered for. The sandblasted finish gives the guitar a rugged, road-ready vibe. Combined with the roasted maple neck and Macassar ebony fingerboard, this guitar has the looks to get you noticed on any stage.

Roasted Maple Neck for Smooth Playability

The XJ-1 HT's roasted maple neck promotes effortless playability. The roasting process enhances stability and durability, resulting in a gorgeously smooth feel. Combined with its thin U-shaped profile, 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets and tilt-back headstock, this guitar begs to be played fast and loose. The Macassar ebony fingerboard further enhances sustain and resonance. Even at lower tunings, this neck plays like a dream.

Hipshot Bridge and LTD Locking Tuners for Rock-Solid Intonation

The XJ-1 HT uses Hipshot's acclaimed hardtail bridge design for excellent intonation, sustain and tone transfer. Combined with LTD's reliable locking tuners, this guitar stays rock-solidly in tune even under heavy playing. The string-thru-body design provides increased resonance and tighter low-end response. From the tuners to the bridge, this guitar is crafted for top-notch performance.

ESP LTD XJ-1 HT Electric Guitar Black Blast
ESP LTD XJ-1 HT Electric Guitar Black Blast
ESP LTD XJ-1 HT Electric Guitar Black Blast

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  • Swamp ash body with Black Blast finish
  • Three-piece roasted maple neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard
  • 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets
  • LTD locking tuners
  • Hipshot hardtail bridge with string thru body
  • Fluence Open Core Classic bridge pickup with three voices

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  • Body type: Solidbody
  • Top wood: maple
  • Body wood: Swamp ash
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Neck wood: 3-Piece roasted maple
  • Shape: Thin U
  • Radius: Compound
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Material: Macassar ebony
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo stainless steel
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlay: pearloid block
  • Configuration: H
  • Bridge: Fishman Humbucker
  • Control layout: Volume, Tone
  • Special Electronics: Coil-split (push-pull)
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Hardtail
  • Tuning machines: LTD Locking
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Orientation: Right-Handed

collapse expand iconWarranty

Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.

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