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Our Price$1,999.00

For only $199.90, include the
Rocksure Performance Warranty
Introducing LTD Elite

A whole new range of ESP guitars and basses, made in Japan by our renowned luthiers

At ESP, when our customers speak, we listen. One thing that weʼve heard time and time again over the years is that there are many people who would love to own an ESP, but simply canʼt quite justify the cost of a high-end, high-performance instrument. For most of those people, our LTD line of more affordable guitars and basses have been a great compromise between quality and value, and weʼre proud that our LTD instruments have allowed tens of thousands of players to get into ESP without breaking the bank.

However, thereʼs another group of people who found themselves wedged right in the middle. Many of these players were experienced musicians with high expectations of performance in their guitar or bass, but still werenʼt able to include an ESP in their budget. For those people, and anyone else who feels theyʼre ready for a supremely well-made instrument that sounds and plays as good as it looks, weʼre very happy to introduce the new LTD Elite range of guitars and basses.

Made in Japan by ESP Luthiers

Unlike our other LTD models that are manufactured in various areas of Asia like Indonesia and Korea, the LTD Elite line is made in Japan at the same manufacturing facility as the rest of our high-end ESP models.In fact, the same experienced and qualified luthiers who create and build our critically acclaimed ESP Standard Series are those who are making LTD Elite. You can rest assured that these luthiers are among the worldʼs finest, and will simply not build a guitar or bass without the highest attention to detail and quality.

Based On Our Finest ESP Models

The first offerings from LTD Elite will be familiar to you: they are based on some of our most popular ESP models that we create in Japan. Beginning with their official introduction at the Winter NAMM Show in January 2013, weʼre starting with nine LTD Elite models, including seven guitars and two basses.

 Our basses have been put into use by some of the worldʼs finest players in every genre of music. The LTD Elite series will include basses from the start. The LTD ELITE J-4 and LTD ELITE J-5 are premier quality instruments that offer bolt-on construction at 34” scale, and have chambered ash bodies with quilted maple tops, chrome hardware, and finishes in See Thru Black and Amber. The ELITE J-4 is a 4-string bass with Gotoh tuners, a Gotoh bridge with stringthrough- body option, Seymour Duncan SJB-1 Vintage pickups with ESP KH-1 2-Band EQ. The ELITE-J-5 includes a Gotoh bridge with string-through-body option, and Seymour Duncan SJ-5 67-70 pickups, also with the ESP KH-1 2-Band EQ. 

Bolt-On-Neck Construction

34” Scale

Chambered Ash Body

Quilted Maple Top

Maple Neck

Maple Fingerboard

38mm Bone Nut

Thin U Neck Contour

21 XJ Frets

Chrome Hardware

Gotoh Tuners

Gotoh Bridge

Seymour Duncan SJ5-67-70 (B & N) p.u.

ESP KH-1 Active 2-Band EQ

Finish: STBLK (See Thru Black),
AMB (Amber)

Master Volume


Bass Boost/Cut

Treble Boost/Cut


Clearance Stock with/without Warranty

Terms and Conditions

We are clearing this stock at reduced prices.

-Below cost and end of line / deleted models;
-New but may have minor cosmetic damage or marking that does not affect the usability of the item; 
-Second Hand or Ex-Demo product;
-Boxed or ex-Shop Floor and may be missing accessories, original packaging, manuals etc.

While we attempt to identify any issue to the purchaser, this is not always possible. If you have questions regarding the condition of an item, please contact us, prior to ordering for additional information.

Stock Availability - Because a number of clearance items are one-offs (i.e. only one left in stock), the goods may have been sold already; occasionally it may be a stock anomaly and, therefore, not available.

We take all reasonable steps to ensure descriptions and stock quantities are correct. However, mistakes do happen. If an error occurs, we will advise you as soon as practicable and discuss if there is a reasonable alternative product or solution that may be appropriate. 

E & OE

Freighting - Goods can be freighted to your local store on your behalf.

Goods may incur a freight charge depending on :

-the type of goods (e.g. large or heavy)
-the time frame in which you require them

Please email us, or make a note on your order, if you have a particular request concerning freighting of your goods.

Condition -All goods will be tested and sent in working condition.

All products listed here are sold with no warranty (express or implied) unless noted. You agree to this as a condition of purchase.

The warranty status will be noted on your invoice.

No representation is made regarding the fitness of the product for your particular purpose, application or installation.

Finance is available to approved applicants, subject to our normal credit terms and conditions. Application may be made on this site (

Please note that there are no refunds or exchanges on sale items or clearance store stock.

For only $199.90, include the
Rocksure Performance Warranty
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