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ESP Announces 2011 Models, Including Metallica and Slayer Guitars

ESP Announces 2011 Models, Including Metallica and Slayer Guitars

New LTD Deluxe and Standard Guitars
The LTD Deluxe EC-1000T/CTM is a classic single-cutaway mahogany guitar with a traditional body shape, and is available in two finishes: Snow White and Black, with binding on the top and back of the body. Also, after many customer resquests, ESP offers two new H-Series models, the LTD H-1007 and LTD H-1007FR. Both guitars are 7-string versions of ESP's H-Series guitars, with the H-1007FR also including a Floyd Rose bridge.

For a more traditional shape in a high-performance LTD guitar, ESP is releasing the LTD TE-202. It draws from designs including ESP’s Ron Wood Signature model, and is available in two pre-distressed finishes: Three Tone Burst with a rosewood fingerboard, and Black with a maple fingerboard. Also new are the LTD EX-401FM (See-Thru Black) and LTD V-401FM (See-Thru Black and See-Thru Black Cherry).

LTD Xtone Acoustics
ESP says that after years and years of customers asking us to take the high-performance look and feel of their electric models and make equally cool acoustics, they’ve delivered in droves. The LTD Xtone AC-5E, AC-10E, AC-20E, and AC-30E will soon be available at ESP dealers.

All of the new LTD Xtone Series acoustic-electric models are designed with a highly-playable cutaway mini-jumbo shape. The AC-5E offers a spruce top with mahogany back and side materials, and offers a built-in ESP preamp with EQ and tuner. Finishes for the AC-5E include See-Thru Black Sunburst, See-Thru Blue Sunburst, and See-Thru Red Sunburst. The AC-10E adds accoutrements such as block pearloid/abalone inlays, abalone purfling, abalone rosette, and white binding on the body, neck, and headstock, and is available in Black, Pearl White, and Tobacco Sunburst finishes.

The AC-20E and AC-30E both take another step up by implementing a B-Band Transducer pickup and onboard preamp. The AC-20E is equipped with a T-35 preamp w/EQ and tuner. This guitar features an attractive flamed maple body top, along with sapelle back and sides. Available finishes for the AC-20E include See-Thru Blue, See-Thru Magenta, and See-Thru Green. The AC-30E is highlighted by a beautiful quilted maple top, back and sides. It includes a B-Band T-55 preamp w/EQ and tuner, and is being offered with three finishes: Honey Natural, Dark Brown Sunburst, and See-Thru Red.

LTD Surveyor-4 and Surveyor-5 Basses
The new Surveyor basses (4- and 5-string, respectively) offer a classic design with bolt-on construction at 34” scale, and an ash body with maple neck. The new models add white binding on the fingerboard and pearloid block inlays. The basses are available in three finishes: Black and Three Tone Burst (with rosewood fingerboards) and Snow White (with maple fingerboard).

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Source: ESP Blog
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