Updated with an awesome new Distressed Black Satin finish, the LTD Volsung is the Signature Series guitar from Lars Frederiksen of the iconic punk rock band Rancid. Based on the ESP Viper body style, the Volsung is even more streamlined, keeping the guitar’s light weight ideal for energy-filled live shows and long recording/writing/jamming sessions. Its three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck is exceptionally smooth and fast, and it features Lars’ signature passive EMG pickup set, the LF-DMF. This pickup set features a ceramic magnet in the bridge for excellent articulation, and an Alnico V in the neck for punchy, in-your-face midrange. It also features set-neck construction for fast and smooth access to the highest frets, as well as an ebony 24-fret fingerboard with glow in the dot side markers, Gotoh tuners, and TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. The LTD Volsung also offers a unique three-control configuration, with individual knobs for each pickup’s volume plus a tone control.
The Lars Frederiksen passive humbucking set (LF-DMF) is a modern twist on an old school classic. The set is dressed with black chrome caps, double rows of adjustable poles and custom coil windings that make this set as unique as the rocker it was created for. The LF-DMF set features a ceramic magnet bridge pickup for clean articulate highs and an Alnico 5 neck for a rhythmic mid-range with power. Each pickup features proprietary windings for their unique attributes. The pickups are encapsulated to keep microphonics at an absolute minimum. The stainless steel black chrome cap doesn’t interfere with the pickups inductance and prevents a muddy mid-range. Double rows of adjustable pole pieces along with custom windings insure the best noise rejection that can be had from a passive pickup. The crushing combination of design and tone make this set look as lethal as it sounds. To quote Frederiksen- “I’ve been waiting a long time for something like this, and now I got it.”
ABOUT LARS FREDRIKSEN
Danish-American musician and songwriter Lars Frederiksen is a certified punk rock guitar hero. A key member of Bay Area punk legends Rancid, Lars has been heavily involved in the underground music scene since the mid ’80s. His new LTD signature model “Volsung” features a slim Viper body style, ebony fingerboard, and a set of customized 12-pole, covered, high-output Seymour Duncan pickups.
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