Ted Aguilar of Bay Area thrash titans Death Angel is the designer of the LTD TED-600. You’ll first notice its “white on white” design aesthetic, with its Snow White finish, white controls, and white covers on its set of EMG 85 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) pickups. But this guitar is designed for serious players, with a set-thru neck for fast and smooth access to the highest frets, a contoured mahogany body with maple cap, and a thin U-shaped mahogany neck with 24-fret rosewood fingerboard for excellent playability. It’s a powerful machine made for players who don’t mind shining in the spotlight!

EMG 81
One of the most popular EMG’s, the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your guitar, this humbucking pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions the sound can only be described as blistering. Other recommended pairings include the classic 81/85 setup and the versatile 81/60 combo.

EMG 85
The 85 is one of EMGs first pickups and is the slightly more sophisticated and well rounded half of its famous brother, the 81. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets, the 85 is a powerful guitar pickup with exceptional tone and versatility. The Alnico magnets of this model provide a muscular growl and smooth lead tones enabling you to play everything from the blues to the most extreme metal. Although often used in the neck position, make no mistake, the EMG 85 sounds great as a bridge humbucker thanks to its exceptional smoothness and soul. This pickup pairs well with just about every other EMG humbucker.

Since 2001, Ted Aguilar has handled guitar duties for Death Angel, one of the highly influential thrash metal bands out of California’s bay area. Ted powerful, precise and crazy fast rhythms are perfect for his band’s complex arrangements, and he handles it with style using his LTD TED-600 signature series guitar.

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”.