ESP LTD Alexi Ripped – Purple Fade Satin w/ Ripped Pinstripes
Capturing the essence of one of the world’s most beloved and influential figures in metal music, the LTD Alexi Ripped is among the final guitars designed by Children of Bodom/Bodom After Midnight frontman Alexi Laiho. The LTD Alexi Ripped is offered in an offset V shape with neck-thru-body construction at 25.5” scale. It features a three-piece thin u-shaped maple neck with natural satin finish for smooth and fast playability, alder body wings, and a Macassar ebony fingerboard (scalloped from frets 19-24) with 24 extra-jumbo frets, sawtooth inlays, and glow-in-the-dark side markers. The Alexi Ripped model is the first Alexi Laiho Signature Series guitar with more than one pickup. It includes an EMG HZ F-H2 passive humbucker in the bridge position for high-gain presence and clarity with a punchy response, as well as an EMG HZ S2 passive stacked single coil in the neck, offering just the right mix of mids with a clear and full low end. Components on this outstanding guitar include Grover tuners, a double-locking Floyd Rose 1000 bridge, and chrome hardware including a volume control and an inset three-way pickup selector. Available in Purple Fade Satin finish with painted black satin “ripped” pinstripes, with matching back and sides. Includes deluxe ESP hardshell case.
Alexi Laiho Signature Series
FINISH:Purple Fade Satin w/ Ripped Pinstripes
NECK CONTOUR:Thin U
BRIDGE:Floyd Rose 1000
NECK PU:EMG HZ S2
BRIDGE PU:EMG HZ FH-2
ELECTRONICS LAYOUT:Volume/Toggle Switch
STRINGS:D’Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
CASE:V-ALEXI GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
New for 2021: Alexi Laiho Signature Series
Five New Guitar Models Available from ESP, E-II and LTD
At the end of 2020, which had already been a challenging year for everyone, we received the news that ESP signature artist Alexi Laiho had passed away. This was a terrible blow to many of us at ESP who had grown to become personal friends with this thoughtful, kind, loyal, and incredibly talented guitarist whose impact on modern metal cannot be overstated. Alexi first joined the ESP artist roster in 2002 as an outstanding up-and-coming musician, and by 2006, we’d introduced our first Alexi Laiho Signature Series guitars.
Over the year previous to his death, we’d been working closely with Alexi on the creation of the first new models to add to his Signature Series in more than seven years. Alexi was very excited about these new guitars, which he helped design in conjunction with ESP, and he’d already begun using his new ESP Custom Shop models in recording and live shows with his band Bodom After Midnight. It was very important to him that we also offer these new models in our LTD Signature Series, providing a more affordable option for guitarists and fans all over the world.
Alexi’s prominence as one of the most important figures in guitar playing continues with these five new additions to his Signature Series. These new models are all guitars that both honor Alexi Laiho’s legacy and allow his tremendous musical influence to continue on players of today and tomorrow.