Killer batch of new guitars ready to order!
Australia has just received the first drop shipment of the New ESP/LTD 2024 range which includes pre-releases for Namm 2024. There is a limited quantity of these stunning-looking guitars available including signature series models for Bill Kelliher, George Lynch and Gary Holt to name a few, so get your orders in with your favourite ESP Dealer to secure your stock today!
BK-600 VINTAGE SILVER SUNBURST
Bill Kelliher is the respected guitarist for award-winning American metal band Mastodon, and the newest version of his LTD Signature Series BK-600 is, in a word, spectacular. Based on the single-cutaway ESP Eclipse shape, the latest BK-600 stands out with its copper-tinged Vintage Silver Sunburst finish and multi-ply binding on the body and headstock. This guitar offers traditional full body thickness and no waist cut, and is designed to provide the wide range of tones needed for Mastodon’s music while being sturdy and reliable enough for his most punishing rhythms and brutal riffs throughout long tours. Another update on the BK-600 is the set of Bill’s signature Mojotone Hellbender humbucker pickups. Designed for the duality of brutality and beauty, these nickel-covered pickups offer everything from raw and menacing tones to complex, articulate, and open cleans. Both the bridge and neck pickups may be split with push-pull controls on the volume and tone knobs. The BK-600 offers set-thru construction at 24.75” scale for unencumbered access to the highest frets, with a mahogany body, a bound three-piece mahogany neck, and a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets and pearloid ESP flag inlays. Other professional features on the LTD BK-600 include LTD locking tuners and a TonePros locking bridge and tailpiece, and an ESP deluxe hardshell case is included.
An influential legend in the world of thrash metal, Gary Holt joined his friend Kirk Hammett in Bay Area band Exodus in 1981, and proceeded to write music and perform on every Exodus album since then. Gary’s unmistakable playing style all made him the ideal choice as the second guitarist in Slayer for their final albums and tours. His LTD Signature Series GH-SV offers all of the aggression and power for which Gary is known and loved. This guitar makes use of the coveted ESP SV shape, with one side of the V-shape more elongated than the other. The body’s top and back are flat, with nothing to get in the way of pure shredding. Built at 24.75” scale, the GH-SV offers neck-thru-body construction, featuring a three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck and a mahogany body with maple cap. The Black finish of this guitar is accentuated by multi-ply red binding on the body, red binding on the neck and headstock, red pickup covers, and a special red scripted LTD logo. Its Macassar ebony neck is highlighted by pearloid split block inlays and 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets. Components on the GH-SV include a double-locking Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo system, Grover tuners, and a set of direct-mount active pickups including the EMG 89R (neck), with reversed coils to keep the single coil side closer to the neck to capture the sweet spot and a push-pull control to split the pickup, and an aggressive EMG 81 in the bridge position. Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.
JRV-8 METALLIC GOLD
Few guitarists around the world have the respect of Javier Reyes, part of the acclaimed instrumental progressive metal trio Animals as Leaders as well as other musical endeavors Mestis and TRAM. Javier is well known for his innovative, emotive playing style, and he turns to extended range guitars to accomplish his uniquely innovative compositions and performances. His LTD JRV-8 is a guitar unlike any other. At first glance it has elements of design that make it seem like a traditional guitar shape, but once you take a closer look, you realize the enormity of its power. The JRV-8 is an 8-string guitar with a 27” baritone scale. Typical tuning on a guitar like this is F#-B-E-A-D-G-B-E, but the JRV-8 is meant to inspire creativity and can flexibly handle alternative tunings as needed. This guitar offers bolt-on construction with an alder body, and a five-piece maple/walnut neck with a thin flat contour. Its maple fingerboard includes double-bar abalone inlays and 22 extra-jumbo frets. It’s also one of the new production guitars to include an 8-string double-locking Floyd Rose tremolo. The JRV-8’s sound is powered by a H/S/S pickup configuration featuring a Fishman Fluence Signature Series 8-String Javier Reyes Classic Open Core bridge pickup, delivering three voices that are selectable with a mini-toggle switch. Voice 1 has a thick low end, low midrange growl plus aggressive upper mids; Voice 2 is a searing lead tone with organic treble and harmonics; Voice 3 offers clear, open single coil tone. The middle and neck pickups are Fishman Fluence Signature Series 8-String Javier Reyes Single Width, a pickup that offers everything from vintage sweetness to muscular overwound punch. Other pro features of the JRV-8 include LTD locking tuners and gold hardware. Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.
EC-1000 WOODLAND CAMO SATIN
Guitars in the LTD 1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians need in an instrument. With the EC-1000 Woodland Camo Satin, you’ll be able to blend in with the elements and carefully choose your targets before you jump into the spotlight! Based on the well-known military camouflage pattern, the EC-1000 Woodland Camo Satin has complementary black 1-ply binding and matching black hardware, and offers set-thru construction at a comfortable 24.75” scale. Its three-piece mahogany neck offers a Macassar ebony fingerboard with white pearloid ESP flag inlays and 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets. Components on this guitar include a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, and LTD locking tuners. Its pickups are a set of Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers (alnico in the neck position, ceramic in the bridge), with a push-pull control to activate each pickup’s second voicing
M-1000 CANDY APPLE RED SATIN
Guitars in the LTD 1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks, and quality that working professional musicians need in an instrument. The M-1000 Candy Apple Red Satin is built to shred with neck-thru-body construction, an extra-thin U-shaped neck, and a compound neck radius for maximum speed and comfort. Designed to be incredibly playable for even your most grueling shows, it has a comfortable alder body, and a reverse headstock for excellent string tension even when downtuned. Its Macassar ebony fingerboard has black binding, 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets, and offset mother-of-pearl dot inlays. Components on the M-1000 Candy Apple Red Satin include a Floyd Rose 1000SE bridge with stainless steel screws, Grover tuners, and a set of direct-mount Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers (alnico in the neck position, ceramic in the bridge), with a push-pull control to activate each pickup’s second voicing.