The newly appointed flagship model of the completely revamped X Series, the X500 features neck-thru-body construction for exceptional sustain, midrange punch, and unmatched high frets access. Other high-end features include Swamp Ash body wings, 5-piece Maple and Pangapanga neck-thru-body woods, Ebony fretboard, compound fingerboard radius, Floyd Rose® Special tremolo, and EMG® 81 bridge pickup and EMG® 60 neck pickup. Supremely designed and built for metal, it is also versatile enough for many other genres of music.
Bold Tone Woods
Swamp Ash is one of the most popular and widely-used woods for solid-body electric guitars and basses. It is light weight but has a surprisingly strong, tight and punchy sound with emphasis on the high-midrange. This character makes Swamp Ash a beloved tonewood of discriminating guitarists who want a strong fundamental tone that will cut through and be heard clearly in the mix. The natural beauty of Swamp Ash with its distinctive grain patterns make it ideal for transparent and natural finishes. The ebony fingerboard complements the finish perfectly, whilst the 5pc Maple and Panga Panga neck provides stability and a smooth surface for high speed riffing and soloing, as well as unfettered access to the highest frets for superb playability.
Active Pickups and Natural Tone
Due to its ceramic magnets, the EMG 60 has a full treble response and loads of output great for distinct single-note solos. The 60 provides clarity and character to your guitar and works very well in the neck position. 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. 60/81 combo is recommended for high and powerful tone.
Floyd Rose Special Tremolo
Nothing stays in tune quite like a Floyd Rose tremolo system. Whether you are dive-bombing, doing extreme harmonic squeal pullups or subtle chordal coloration, the Floyd will give you the confidence to express your musical ideas without any tuning worries.
- Construction: Neck-Thru
- Body: Swamp Ash
- Neck: 5-piece Maple and Panga Panga
- Binding: White
- Fretboard: Ebony (Compound Radius)
- Frets: 24
- Scale: 648mm (25.5")
- Tuners: Die-cast
- Bridge: Floyd Rose Special Tremolo
- Pickups: EMG 60 (N) & 81 (B) Pickups
- Electronics: 1 Volume & 1 Tone, 3 Way Toggle Switch
- Hardware: Black
- Strings: D’Addario Exl120