ESP Guitars - one of the "Big 3" when it comes to making guitars & basses for Rock & Metal players. ESP guitars are available in two basic series - ESP & LTD. If it has ESP on the headstock then the guitar has been hand crafted in the ESP Japanese workshop. The quality of these ESP guitars is exceptional - they even have a custom shop that can custom make you anything you want! If the guitar has LTD on the headstock then these are made in other Far Eastern factories (normally Korea). These LTD guitars are made in larger quantities using an assembly line process - the quality is still great & the value for money is amazing. Over the last 30 years ESP has attracted 100's of the worlds best known guitarists & bass players. The full artist list is massive (if you want to read it go here http://www.espguitars.com/artists.html), but here are a few of the guys that have their own ESP custom made models. Kirk Hammett, Alexi Laiho, Will Adler, Richie Sambora, Ron Wood, Michael Amott, Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, and not forgetting the original ESP endorsee George Lynch!
Here's what ESP say about the LTD AX54
32" Short Scale
40mm Standard Nut
Thin U Neck Contour
24 XJ Frets
ESP DB-4 Bridge
ESP SB-4 p.u. w/ ESP ATB-1 Active Tone Boost