ESP Guitars Unveils Five New Alexi Laiho Models
ESP Guitars has unveiled five new additions to their Signature Series for Alexi Laiho, the acclaimed late creator of Children of Bodom and Bodom After Midnight. ESP and Laiho had been working together for a year prior to his untimely death in late 2020, and the new entries are the first in the series since 2013.
The Alexi Ripped will be offered from the brand’s LTD, E-II, and ESP Custom Shop Series, while the Alexi Hexed will be available in LTD and ESP Custom Shop versions. All five of the new Alexi Laiho models are presented in the familiar offset V shape of Alexi’s signature ESP guitars with neck-thru-body construction at 25.5” scale, and feature a three-piece thin u-shaped maple neck with natural satin finish for smooth and fast playability, along with alder body wings. They also offer ebony fingerboard (scalloped from frets 19-24) with 24 extra-jumbo frets, sawtooth inlays, and glow-in-the-dark side markers, and chrome hardware. They range in suggested retail price from $1,549 to $5,799.
You can have a look at photos of all five models below (the Ripped versions appearing before the Hexed ones), and get more information about the guitars here.