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 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.