The LTD LK-600 is the Signature Series guitar of Luke Kilpatrick, guitarist for Australian metalcore sensations Parkway Drive. Based on the ESP Horizon shape, the LK-600 is a neck-through-body monster that’s ready for your most brutal and intense performances. It has a mahogany body with a maple cap for excellent sustain and articulation, along with a stable and fast thin U-shaped three-piece maple neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard (adorned with the Parkway Drive symbol at the 12th fret) and 24 extra-jumbo frets. Components on the LK-600 include the excellent combination of EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) pickups with brushed black chrome covers, offering versatile tones for both pounding rhythms and aggressive leads. This guitar also provides a TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body design and LTD locking tuners. Available in Black finish with Black Nickel hardware.
One of the most popular EMG’s, the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your guitar, this humbucking pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions the sound can only be described as blistering. Other recommended pairings include the classic 81/85 setup and the versatile 81/60 combo.
The 60 humbucker packs plenty of output with a balance of thick, boosted mids, big lows and singing highs. Featuring close aperture coils, similar to a mini-humbucker, this model produces rich harmonic overtones with plenty of sustain. Due to its ceramic magnets, the EMG 60 has a full treble response and loads of output great for distinct single-note solos. The 60 provides clarity and character to your guitar and works very well in the neck position. Like all EMG active guitar and bass pickups, the 60 installs without the use of a soldering iron, making it easy to do at home.
ABOUT LUKE KILPATRICK
Hailing from Byron Bay, Australia, Luke Kilpatrick is the rhythm guitarist for metalcore masters Parkway Drive. PWD’s aggressive and anthemic sound is centered around their crushing rhythm section, and since 2005 Luke has relied on ESP to perform with on stage and in the studio. Luke’s new LTD Signature Series guitar features neck-thru construction, a brushed chrome EMG 81/60 set, and a custom PWD inlay.
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