ESP Guitars’ Signature Series Grows with New LTD Additions for Sammy Duet (Goatwhore), Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders)

ESP Guitars’ Signature Series Grows with New LTD Additions for Sammy Duet (Goatwhore), Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders)

ESP Guitars has announced the addition of a new signature artist, as well as two updated models to their well-known Signature Series guitars. The company is debuting the first LTD signature model for veteran ESP player Sammy Duet of New Orleans, LA-based extreme metal band Goatwhore with the LTD SD-2, and adding new signature models for Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men) with the LTD AA-1 and for Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) with the LTD JR-7.

“ESP has long been a leader in signature guitars and basses for many of the world’s most respected and influential musicians,” says ESP director of artist relations Tony Rauser. “The LTD Signature Series models are based on the iconic custom guitars we’ve made for players like George Lynch, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and many others, and allow musicians to get the look, feel, and sound of their musical heroes. We’re very happy to offer these great new additions for Sammy, Alan, and Javier.”

The LTD Sammy Duet Signature Series SD-2 is based on Sammy’s own ESP Custom Shop model, made famous by its identifiable Random Star shape. It offers sturdy neck-thru-body construction at 24.75” scale, and a bound Macassar ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets, diamond-shaped white pearloid inlays, and glow-in-the-dark side markers. Components on the LTD SD-2 include a Floyd Rose 1000 SE double-locking tremolo with stainless steel screws, and a single Seymour Duncan Blackout active pickup, designed to provide the hot, articulate response necessary for modern metal.

The LTD Alan Ashby AA-1 is an update to the Of Mice & Men guitarist’s previous Signature Series model. It adds a Black Satin finish/gold hardware design theme that extends all the way to its 24 extra-jumbo Jescar EVOgold frets. Intended for high-performance modern music, it offers neck-thru-body construction, a 3-piece mahogany neck, Macassar ebony fingerboard, a single aggressive EMG 81 active pickup with a brushed gold cover, and a TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body design. The LTD Javier Reyes JR-7 is a 7-string version of the Animals As Leaders guitarist’s well-known 27” baritone scale ESP signature guitar. It offers neck-thru-body construction, a swamp ash body with quilted maple top, and a 5-piece walnut/maple/padauk neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard. Top-tier components on the JR-7 include a Hipshot bridge with string-thru-body, a set of Javier’s signature Fishman Javier Reyes Open Core Humbucker pickups, and a five-way super switch for pickup selection and coil splitting.

Comments
daniel m.

IS JEFF HANNEMAN discontinued???

Adam K

Where the Hell is Andy LaRocque's?????

Messy K.

Great! Building Decks is very happy to offer these great new additions for Sammy, Alan, and Javier.

Raff Sangiorgio

Cool!!!!

David P.

Yes I can’t wait to get a Sammy!!!!