The Bill Kelliher Eclipse is the ESP Signature Series guitar for Bill Kelliher, guitarist for influential American metal band Mastodon. Designed by Bill 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, the Bill Kelliher ESP Eclipse is a traditional full body thickness guitar with no waist cut. Its three-piece mahogany neck is joined to the body with set-thru construction at 24.75” scale for smooth and comfortable fast access to the upper frets. It offers an ebony fingerboard with real shell“ESP Flag” inlays and 22 frets, as well as binding on the body, neck, and headstock. Its sound is generated with two of Kelliher’s own signature Lace Sensor “Dissonant Aggressor“ pickups, a sonically versatile humbucker set with excellent dynamic response, sustain and tone. The flexible sounds of the Bill Kelliher Eclipse are controlled with master volume and tone knobs that each offer a push-pull control to split the bridge and neck pickups respectively. Other professional features include Sperzel Trim Lok tuners, Schaller Strap Locks and a Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece, and it’s available in a distinctively cool Military Green Sunburst Satin finish.
ESP Company, Limited is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses. They are based in both Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, California, United States, with two distinct product lines for each respective market. ESP Company manufactures instruments under several names, including “ESP Standard”, “ESP Custom Shop”, “LTD Guitars and Basses”, “Navigator”, “Edwards Guitar and Basses”, and “Grassroots”. www.espguitars.com