with case
(U.S. Only)

Based on the ESP Custom Shop guitar created by Neil Westfall of A Day to Remember, the LTD NW-44 uses the classic single-cutaway design of the Eclipse body style. It offers set-thru construction at 25.5” scale, yielding smooth and fast access to the highest frets. The NW-44 has a mahogany body with maple cap, a mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard, block inlays, and 24 extra-jumbo frets, and comes in a great-looking Olympic White finish. Designed to rock, the NW-44 provides a single Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickup with one volume control.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Gold
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Bridge PU Bare Knuckle Aftermath
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Neil Westfall (A Day To Remember) - ESP at NAMM 2018

Neil Westfall (A Day To Remember) - ESP at NAMM 2018

Neil Westfall interviewed at the 2018 NAMM Show (January 25-28, 2018), discussing his new LTD Signature Series NW-44....
Cody H.

Looking into buying my second ESP and would love if this featured a full thickness non chambered body like Neil's ESP, maybe some day...looks like a nice one.  

Dean J.

Is there anywhere for us to formally request the wine red version of this guitar? I (and quite a few other people I know of) would really dig that!

Carl N.

Since this is a signature model it would be up to the artist to determine any specification changes to this model.  Though you could always request one to be built by our custom shop, just visit an ESP dealer to submit your request for a quote.

Dean J.

Oh my mistake: it would be a second guitar, not a change to this one. He has a baritone version of this guitar in the wine red finish. 27.7 inch scale and bare knuckle juggernaut pickup rather than the aftermath. Many people are interested! This is as of last night on Neil's twitch stream. We really wanted to show that there was definite interest from fans, many of which who already have the white version and would be interested in the baritone version as well! Thanks for your time!

Jim G.

Getting ready to pull the trigger on an NW44. Have an E2 eclipse now and absolutely love it. Concerned about the Indonesian built NW not feeling as high quality but I love the scale and the simplicity of itand dying to try the Aftermath pickup. Any feedback from others? Also the stock strings are way lighter than Neil’s not even slinkies. Will the nut accept these without modification?

Carl N.

E-II instruments will be of a higher quality than LTD instruments regardless of what country they are made in, though they will still be great instruments.  Whenever you change string gauges it would be a good idea to have your nut modified to accommodate the change.

Ronga R.

Jim G.

i purchased the NW44 couple months back and my version is built in Korea. Great guitar, the feel, the look, & the aftermath sounds awesome. The only thing I’ve done to it is added a bone nut & had it set up for a Drop C.

1000 Pounds of Thrust Guitar

I recently purchased one of these. I've been playing Eclipses since 1997. This is the nicest Eclipse I've ever owned (over 10). I put a gold knurled dome knob on it, changed the pickup ring to gold and put a - by ESP - truss rod cover on it, and I LOVE IT!!! I highly recommend this guitar. IT plays and feels AMAZING! Oh yeah, I'm an EMG diehard but I do love the sound of this pickup. However, the volume knob dynamics thing mentioned above has some truth to it. This exact guitar should be added to the EC line in other finishes and colors. IMHO

1000 Pounds of Thrust Guitar

I have to add, I love 1 humbucker Eclipses (hence my comment about it being added to the EC line above) and the neckthrough is incredibly buttery.

Carl N.

Cool, thanks for sharing

Yvan G.


May you please mention the weight of this NW-44 guitar in comparison to a EC-1000 BLK EMG for example ?

Also do you plan to pursue the manufacture of this guitar in 2020 ?...

thanks in advance.

Carl N.

Hey Yvan, Eclipse instruments will be about 8-9lbs and yes, it is 2020 and we are pursuing the manufacture of this guitar.

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