The ESP Gary Holt Signature EC Electric Guitar has an impressive finish that immediately catches the eye. ESP calls it Liquid Metal Lava. Gary calls it coagulated blood. A tatoo style banner on the back of the headstock discreetly displays Holt's signature. The top is bound in red that glows orange under blue lighting while the ebony fretboard sports glow-in-the-dark side dots. The neck is Les Paul scale at 24.75" and electronics include active EMGs in the classic configuration of an 89R at the neck for single-coil type sounds and an 81 at the bridge. The sound is amazing. Comes with hardshell case.
Known as the godfather of thrash metal, Gary Holt joined Exodus in 1981 and played in that band's early days alongside his then-bandmate Kirk Hammett. Over the subsequent 30+ years, Gary has played on every Exodus album. In 2011, his unmistakable super-aggressive playing style made him the ideal choice as the second guitarist in Slayer, and he continues to play in both bands.
"My new ESP LTD signature guitars are exactly what I've dreamed of for my entire playing life. Tone, shredding playability and stunning looks. And did I mention CRUSHING tone? All around badass in every way, designed for delivering riffs and solos like a kick to the head." Gary Holt.
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Thin U
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: Extra-jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Neck: EMG 89R
Middle: Not applicable
Active or passive: Active
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Floyd Rose original
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Gotoh
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Signature model
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: Japan
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