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ESP-LTD BK-600 Bill Kelliher Signature

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  • Regular price $2,699.00


A Guitar Designed for the Massive Tones of Mastodon

The ESP LTD BK-600 is the signature guitar of Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher. Stripped of all but the essentials, the BK-600 was born to hammer home impossibly heavy riff after riff. Its duo of Kelliher signature Lace Sensor Dissonant Aggressor humbuckers deliver a searing output and cut, while the thick mahogany body imparts plenty of low-mid grunt. And the guitar's military green sunburst satin finish stands out while looking awesomely domineering. If you want the powerful tone of Mastodon, the BK-600 is a great place to start.

 

 

ESP LTD BK-600 Bill Kelliher Signature Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Built for Bill Kelliher's massive tones
  • Aggressive and powerful sound
  • Built for high performance and thick grind
Built for Bill Kelliher's massive tones

Bill Kelliher is one part of the gargantuan-sounding guitar duo of the progressive rock band Mastodon. His riffs have propelled the band to international acclaim while never lightening up their edge. Kelliher has a voracious taste for high gain tones, and he needs a guitar that gets him there effortlessly. The BK-600 makes easy work of this in a single-cutaway body design that is sleek and traditional at the same time. There are a lot of fans of Kelliher's work at Sweetwater, and we're excited to offer you the tools he uses.

Aggressive and powerful sound

The soul of the ESP LTD BK-600 Bill Kelliher signature solidbody electric guitar is a duet of Kelliher's signature Dissonant Aggressor humbucking pickups that he designed with the folks at Lace Sensor. These humbuckers push out moderate output to allow your amp to do a lot of the work, and they're also splittable with the pull of a control knob. This puts the tones of a jackhammer humbucker and a clear-sounding single-coil in your hands - and it's all controlled with a simple volume, tone, and 3-way switch control layout.

Built for high performance and thick grind

The BK-600 is built like a solid mahogany tank. Kelliher specified a mahogany body that is thicker than a traditional ESP Eclipse. It's more reminiscent of other older single-cutaway electric guitars, which adds unbelievable sustain to your notes, and a thick punch in the guitar's midrange. Notes react fast and jump off of the ebony fretboard, which is beautifully decorated with ESP's pearloid flag inlays. And the hardware is all top-notch, consisting of a TonePros locking bridge and ESP locking tuners.

ESP LTD BK-600 Bill Kelliher Signature Electric Guitar Features:
  • Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher's signature guitar
  • All-mahogany body is thicker than other Eclipse models
  • Two Lace Sensor Bill Kelliher signature Dissonant Aggressor pickups
  • Pickups split for further tonal variety
  • Fast Thin U neck contour
  • Reliable TonePros locking hardware
The LTD BK-600 is built to withstand some of the heaviest rock there is.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Kelliher Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Polyurethane
Color Military Green Sunburst Satin
Neck Material 3-piece Mahogany with painted satin back
Neck Shape Thin U profile
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid flag
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.653"
Nut Material Graphite
Bridge/Tailpiece Tonepros locking bridge with tailpiece
Tuners LTD locking
Neck Pickup Lace Sensor Bill Kelliher Dissonant Aggressor Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Lace Sensor Bill Kelliher Dissonant Aggressor Humbucker
Controls 1 x master volume (push/pull coil-split bridge), 1 x tone (push/pull coil-split neck), 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings D'addarrio XL-110 (10-46)
Manufacturer Part Number LBK600MGSBS