Here's what ESP says about the Custom Shop Signature Bill Kelliher Eclipse:
The Bill Kelliher Eclipse is the ESP Signature Series guitar for Bill Kelliher, guitarist for influential American metal band Mastodon. Designed by Bill to provide the wide range of tones needed for Mastodon’s music while being sturdy and reliable enough for his most punishing rhythms and brutal riffs throughout long tours, the Bill Kelliher ESP Eclipse is a traditional full body thickness guitar with no waist cut.
Its three-piece mahogany neck is joined to the body with set-thru construction at 24.75” scale for smooth and comfortable fast access to the upper frets. It offers an ebony fingerboard with real shell“ESP Flag” inlays and 22 frets, as well as binding on the body, neck, and headstock.
Its sound is generated with a set of customized Seymour Duncan Distortion pickups, the original high output humbucker with a massive ceramic magnet and hot coil windings to deliver full-bodied rock and metal tones that are controlled with master volume and tone knobs that each offer a push-pull control to split the bridge and neck pickups respectively. The flexible sounds of the Bill Kelliher Eclipse are controlled with master volume and tone knobs that each offer a push-pull control to split the bridge and neck pickups respectively.
Other professional features include Sperzel Trim Lok tuners, Schaller Strap Locks and a Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece, and it’s available in a distinctively cool Military Green Sunburst Satin finish.
- Construction: Set-Thru
- Scale: 24.75"
- Body: Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
- Neck: 3Pc Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 305mm
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Nut Type: Graphite
- Neck Contour: Thin U
- Frets/Type: 22 XJ
- Hardware Colour: Black
- Strap Button: Schaller Straplock
- Tuners: Sperzel Locking
- Bridge: Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Distortion w/ Custom Cover
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Distortion w/ Custom Cover
- Electronics: Passive
- Electronics Layout: Volume(Push-Pull)/Tone(Push-Pull)/Toggle Switch
- Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
- Case: EC Guitar Form Fit