As lead guitarist for legendary thrash metal band Testament, Alex Skolnick has high standards for his instruments. So, it's no surprise that the result of his collaboration with ESP has produced some incredible instruments that are equal parts shred-happy, great-sounding, easy to play and durable.
The AS-1 is the stripped-down, entry-level model of Skolnick's signature models, but it's still an instrument capable of greatness. It offers a mahogany body with a maple top finished in silverburst, set mahogany neck, 24.75" scale and 22 extra-jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard on a U-shaped neck. And a pair of Seymour Duncan SH-4 (B) & SH-1 (N) pickups pushes killer tone down your signal path. A TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece anchor the strings to the body while Gotoh tuners keep everything cinched down and in-tune through heavy crunches and string-stretching leads.
43mm bone nut
U neck contour
22 XJ frets
TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece
Seymour Duncan SH-4 (B) & SH-1 (N) pickups
Strap Button: Dunlop Straplok
Tune up, plug in and go Over the Wall! Order today!
Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
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Plans are renewable on new gear
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Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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I own LOTS of guitars, Several Gibson LPs, I would put this axe up against ANY LP I own or have played.
The craftsmanship of this guitar is excellent, The intonation and action was perfect out of the box!
Super precision all the way! The neck and overall feel of this beauty will blow you away! I got the silver burst and let me tell you, The pictures simply do not do it justice! The WOW factor is off the charts!
This guitar plays and sounds as good as a 3k guitar easily. Lastly, I am not a big fan of "Signature models" But being endorsed by Alex Skolnick does not bother me in the least as any experienced guitarist into JAZZ, Metal, Or rock knows the extreme skill and genius of Alex! Great job ESP!
ESP LTD AS-1 Alex Skolnick Electric Guitar Lemon Burst Flame Maple