Here's what ESP says about the Custom Shop Signature Alex Skolnick:
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.
His original ESP Signature Series guitar, the ESP Alex Skolnick, might be one of the finest single-cutaway guitar ever produced. Created by hand at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan by our world-renowned luthiers, no detail goes overlooked. Its 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.
Its high-end components include a bone nut, TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, Dunlop straplok, and Grover tuners. The ESP Alex Skolnick comes in an amazing-looking Lemon Burst translucent finish over its figured flamed maple top.
- Construction: Set-Neck
- Scale: 24.75"
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Flamed Maple
- Neck: 1Pc Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 305mm
- Nut Width: 43mm
- Nut Type: Bone
- Neck Contour: U
- Frets/Type: 22 XJ
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Strap Button: Dunlop Straplok
- Tuners: Grover
- Bridge: Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
- 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