with case
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As the guitarist for Of Mice & Men, Alan Ashby needed a guitar that would give him both the sonic power for his music along with the sturdy roadworthiness for high-energy shows and a relentless touring schedule. New for 2021, the LTD AA-1 is an update to Alan’s previous signature model, adding a killer Black Satin finish/gold hardware design theme. The body is a classic traditional shape, but everything about the AA-1 is intended for high-performance modern music, including its neck-thru-body construction, fast 3-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck, Macassar ebony fingerboard, 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets, and single EMG 81 active pickup with brushed gold cover. This guitar has sustain for days, that's increased even more by the TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body design. Includes ESP hardshell case.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Black Satin
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Gold
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge TonePros Locking TOM w/ String Thru
Bridge PU EMG 81 Brushed Gold
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Kyle M.

Just bought this from Sweetwater, can’t wait but what happened to the EVO gold frets? All the original reviews and videos and descriptions list it with those but all the updated ones just say stainless and the pictures reflect that.

Charles L.

I was wondering the same Kyle.  I am thinking of upgrading from my EC-201 and really like the gold frets. 

Michael E.

I bought this guitar not knowing what to expect and love it! It is so elegant and beautiful! It's comfortable to hold and play. This thing is top notch quality!

Tim S.

I really like this guitar even though I have no idea who this dude is.  Great specs.