All ESP Original Series instruments are hand-crafted by the world-renowned expert luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan. With the ESP FRX, you get an extreme, aggressive guitar shape that has been a hallmark of ESP for decades. Taking this idea to the highest degree of design and build quality, the ESP FRX has the bold curves that will stand out from the crowd in any musical setting. It offers set-thru construction with a multi-beveled alder body adjoined to a slim U-shaped 3-piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard that has 24 extra-jumbo frets and offset dot inlays. Components on the ESP FRX rank among the world’s best for guitar players who demand perfection, and include a Schaller straplock, Gotoh locking tuners, and Floyd Rose Original bridge. Our most updated lineup of ESP FRX models offer Bare Knuckle pickups: a set of Painkiller pickups (perfect for progressive technical metal styles with a combination of tight, resonant lows and intense pick attack) in Burnt Chrome covers available in Andromeda II finish, or Aftermath pickups (with fat, powerful clean tones, or fluid vocal-like sustain when driven hard) in Tyger covers available in Cast Metal Andromeda II finish. Both ESP FRX models include a high-quality hardshell ESP case.
The Aftermath is perfect for the modern metal guitarist, with accelerated bass response for exceptionally fast tracking of high-speed staccato riffing. It has a crushing mid range and precise high-end articulation.
With a symmetrically hand-wound twin screw coil design, the Aftermath bridge is powered by 3 custom size ceramic magnets. The bottom-end responds quickly to pick attack and tracks fast riffing extremely accurately, mids are focused and intense for ultimate punch no matter how dense the mix or how low the tuning, and highs are precise and articulate. With a more compressed dynamic, single notes have masses of sustain while the front of the note is clear-cut and defined even under extreme amounts of gain.
The Aftermath neck humbucker is Alnico V powered and voiced for fat, powerful clean tones, fluid vocal-like sustain when driven hard and good balance with the bridge humbucker.
ESP Company, Limited is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses. They are based in both Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, California, United States, with two distinct product lines for each respective market. ESP Company manufactures instruments under several names, including “ESP Standard”, “ESP Custom Shop”, “LTD Guitars and Basses”, “Navigator”, “Edwards Guitar and Basses”, and “Grassroots”. www.espguitars.com