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.
Swamp Ash Body Wing
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.
EMG® 60(N) & 81(B) Pickups
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.
FloydRose® 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.
1 Volume & 1 Tone, 3 Way Pickup Selector
Sometimes simplicity is all that a player needs to get the musical point across. One volume pot and one tone pot with 3-pickup selector keeps it clean and simple and allows the player to focus on the music.
Neck-Thru Body Construction
When it comes to sustain and focused midrange punch and cut, no other neck-body joint method beats neck-thru-body construction. Rock-solid stable and super sleek, it is built for speed across the entire range of the fingerboard.
There are many types of woods that are used for fingerboard but no other compares to the jet-black beauty and slick smoothness of Ebony.
5PCS Maple & Panga Panga Neck
The 5pc Maple and Pangapanga neck provides stability and a smooth surface for high-speed riffing and soloing with unfettered access to the highest frets for superb playability.