Here's what ESP says about the Custom Shop Signature Alex Skolnick FR:
Few guitar players of the world merit as much respect as Alex Skolnick. Originally gaining fame as the teenage phenomenon holding down guitar duties for Bay Area thrashers Testament, Alex has gone on to tackle multiple musical genres, including sophisticated jazz playing in his Alex Skolnick Trio.
With the ESP Alex Skolnick FR, you get the extreme level of detail only found from the luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop where it's made. This traditional shape belies its contemporary set of tools that include a set-thru, U-shaped three-piece maple neck for smooth access all the way up and down the fingerboard.
It comes with Alex's own Seymour Duncan AS Signature pickups that offer wonderful dynamic response so that you can access a versatile batch of tones with a turn of the volume knob. Its flexible controls include individual volume knobs for each pickup, a tone control with push-pull access to spilt the pickup coils, and a pickup selector toggle.
It also provides a Floyd Rose Original bridge for super expressive playing abilities. Other high-end components include Dunlop straplok and Grover tuners. The Alex Skolnick FR comes in Black Aqua Sunburst translucent finish over its figured flamed maple top.
- Construction: Set-Thru
- Scale: 24.75"
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Flamed Maple
- Neck: 3Pc Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 305mm
- Nut Width: 43mm
- Nut Type: Locking
- Neck Contour: U
- Frets/Type: 22 XJ
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Strap Button: Dunlop Straplok
- Tuners: Grover
- Bridge: Floyd Rose Original
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature
- Electronics: Passive
- Electronics Layout: Vol/Vol/Tone(P/P)/Toggle Switch
- Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
- Case: EC Guitar Form Fit