Crafted one at a time by the expert luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the ESP Will Adler Warbird Distressed is as much a work of art as it is an amazing instrument. Each model is painstakingly treated to resemble a guitar that has really paid its dues with hundreds of tour stops, recording sessions, and more. This distressing treatment isn’t only applied to the guitar’s finish; each hardware component (like the pickup covers, controls, bridge and tailpiece) also has the worn-in look that only ESP’s artists can create. As the guitarist for American metal masters Lamb of God, Will Adler required a guitar that could handle his powerful yet nuanced playing style. The ESP Will Adler Warbird Distressed offers neck-thru-body construction, with a maple-capped mahogany body, a three-piece thin U-shaped maple neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. High-end components include Sperzel locking tuners and a set of Will’s own Fishman Fluence® WA signature pickups. Includes premium hardshell case and Cetificate of Authenticity from ESP. Available in highly-distressed Black with Will’s Warbird graphic.
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For over 20 years, Will Adler’s solid rhythm tone has been the backbone of Lamb of God. It took something totally new and significant for Will to make a change in his setup. Fluence has proven itself to be that “thing,” the only technology capable of seamlessly integrating the time honored passive tones that Will is known for, with a Modern Active attack, all in the same pickup.
The Will Adler Signature Set combines the Classic neck pickup with a crushing Ceramic bridge pickup hybrid, combining the passive attack and dynamics, and flux chaos Will loves from the poles with the smoother, more even response of the blade. Voice 1 is a thick, old school passive distortion friendly tone, while Voice 2 handles the higher octane, active/boosted tones that push an amp into total saturation. The Vintage Gold finish matches Will’s aged hardware.
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