ESP pays tribute to the late Alexi Laiho with two new signature models

ESP's new Alexi Laiho signature Ripped & Hexed guitars
(Image credit: ESP Guitars)

ESP has paid tribute to late Children of Bodom/Bodom After Midnight frontman and guitarist Alexi Laiho with two new signature electric guitars.

The Alexi Laiho Hexed will come in Custom Shop and LTD versions, while the Alexi Laiho Ripped will be available in Custom Shop, LTD and E-II versions. The first new Laiho signature ESPs since 2013, they were worked on by the metal guitar hero in collaboration with ESP in the months prior to his tragic death on December 29, 2020.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.