Andy James’s Secret Weapon!
When ESP created the LTD AJ-1 Andy James Signature solidbody electric guitar, they knew from the beginning that they were creating an instrument for one of the most technical guitar players in modern metal history. It’s little wonder that ESP built this instrument around a supped-up metal axe platform. A hard maple neck affixed to the LTD AJ-1’s mahogany body gives you epic sustain and balanced fundamentals, and a pair of straight-piped active EMG humbuckers bring on the tone. If you’re looking for performance, then you need to check out the ESP LTD AJ-1 Andy James signature guitar.
Blaze your trail with a set of straight-wired EMG humbuckers
Combining PAF honk and chest-pounding body, the set of active EMG humbuckers ESP set in this LTD AJ-1 electric guitar gives you an absolutely massive range of rock and metal tone. Together, the combination of an EMG 57 in the bridge and an EMG 66 at the neck sounds a lot like a pair of vintage PAFs, only much, much hotter. But that’s not all. As a total tone purest, Andy James cut out the tone circuit altogether, giving the LTD AJ-1 an impressively clear and punchy sound.
A tonewood combo fit for a monster metal shredder
There are two reasons why modern shredding superheroes like Andy James prefer the mahogany body/maple neck tonewood combination found on the ESP LTD AJ-1. First off, the hardness of maple provides a brighter fundamental, which balances out the dark warmth of the mahogany body. That same hardness also gives the LTD AJ-1 solidbody electric guitar a healthy dose of added sustain, something you’ll feel as much as hear.
Equipped from head to tail with performance in mind
When your hands move as fast as Andy James’s, speed and stability become absolutely critical. ESP used every trick in the book to make the LTD AJ-1 exactly the kind of solidbody electric guitar a technical player demands. From its locking TonePros TOM bridge to its locking tuners, you can count on your LTD AJ-1 to stay tuned and responsive. Neck-through/string-through construction also gives you a ton of added sustain. And when you feel the balance of the LTD AJ-1’s thin U-shaped neck contour, you’ll know you picked a real winner.