In 1984, Max Cavalera changed music history when he, with his brother, founded influential thrash/groove metal icons Sepultura. Since then, Max has been involved in respected bands like Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy, and ESP has been along for the ride the whole time. His latest ESP Signature Series guitar, the Max Cavalera RPR, is one of the most bold and daring shapes we’ve ever made. You’ll first note that not only is there a killer aggregation of points and curves, but that the entire body has beveled edges, giving it the look and vibe of a deadly medival weapon. Second, its Black Desert Camo Satin finish looks simply amazing (and is even more impressive in person). But the real test of the Max Cavalera RPR happens after you put it on and plug it in. It offers neck-thru-body construction, with a mahogany body and a three-piece thin U-shaped maple neck and rosewood fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets and Max’s personalized inlays. The guitar also includes a bone nut, Gotoh tuners, a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, and a single Seymour Duncan Distortion pickup. It comes with a high-quality hard shell case and a Certificate of Authenticy from ESP.
SEYMOUR DUNCAN DISTORTION (SH-6B)
Launched in 1980, the Duncan Distortion is our original high output humbucker. We use a massive ceramic magnet and hot coil windings to deliver full-bodied rock and metal tones with powerful upper mids for extra cut and grind. It’s great for hard-hitting, crunchy rhythms, and the lead tones scream with wild harmonics. It also remains tight with low tunings. The matching Duncan Distortion neck pickup is the perfect partner for complementary lead and rhythm tones, or pair it with a Jazz neck model for a wider range of sounds.
ABOUT MAX CAVALERA
Brazilian-born guitarist, vocalist, and creative madman Max Cavalera is an ambassador to all things heavy metal. In 1984, Max Cavalera changed music history when he, with his brother, founded influential thrash/groove metal icons Sepultura. Since then, Max has been involved in respected bands like Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy, and ESP has been along for the ride the whole time. Employing a savage style all his own, Max has been very busy over the past fifteen years releasing 12 studio albums between his bands Cavalera Conspiracy and Soulfly.
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