$1,427.00 $999.00

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.

(U.S. Only)
Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
3Pc Mahogany
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
Nut Width
Nut Type
Neck Contour
Thin U
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Strap Button
LTD Locking
Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Bridge PU
Bare Knuckle Aftermath
Electronics Layout
D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Striped Socks

Just got one a few days ago! It's now my main guitar for my doom/stoner projects. Excellent quality, feel, and above all the sound is top notch. I'm surprised there aren't more reviews of this guitar is magazines or online!

ian d.

tested a new song with this guitar that I wrote for a band i'm part of and it shreds

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ian, That's great to hear! Thanks for your comments.

William N.

what tuning does it come in standard or drop C 

Todd B. ESP

Hi William, This model comes in standard tuning. In fact all our models come in standard tuning.

ian d.

trying to convene my mom to get this for a birthday 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ian,

That's a great suggestion. Hope you are successful!

Dean J.

Just got this guitar in the mail. I love it! A few things:

The bare knuckle pickup RIPS. Best pickup I've ever played. 

Love the scale length, string tension is quite comfortable. 

Setup was nice with low action right from the box. 

A few downsides (really not with the concept of the guitar, but just some quality care type stuff)

I did not realize this guitar was made in Indonesia and not Korea. I guess I just assumed Korea given the price. My Korean made ec-1000 feels like a higher quality piece of wood, personally.

The volume knob scrapes the body of the guitar. Easy fix, I just pulled it up slightly on the peg. 

I like the shape of the frets, but it showed up with quite a bit of excess glue on them/on the fretboard. Again, not a huge deal. 

The only thing that really got me was a pretty good gash on the 24th fret. It doesn't affect playability I suppose, I guess I just expected more with it being a brand new guitar. Is this type of stuff due to it being made in Indonesia? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Dean, Thanks for letting us know your feedback both positive and negative about the NW-44 you purchased. We strive to provide the best quality possible with all of our instruments. There should not be a noticeable difference between a model made in Korea and one that is made in Indonesia. If any of these issues you pointed out are concerning to you then please contact your dealer to see if they can help. If you purchased direct from ESP you can return the guitar if you are not satisfied. The other thing to remember if you do enjoy this guitar, is that we stand behind our products and provide a limited lifetime warranty.


I have an Indonesian Ibanez and it was almost flawless. Indonesia and South Korea are almost on par nowadays, but quality control issues and lemons can always happen, even with a quality brand like LTD. I wouldn't tolerate what you describe, you can certainly get a replacement.

I'm also looking at this guitar, I like the minimalistic approach.

Todd B. ESP

Hi KS,

Sorry for my late reply and thanks for your comments. Yes we strive to provide the best quality no matter where we manufacture our products. That is key and we stand behind our products. I hope that you get a chance to check one of these out for yourself.

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