ESP Shows Off All Their New Signature LTD Guitars

If you missed ESP’s announcement of all their killer signature guitars at NAMM 2024, here’s a handy recap!


Lars Frederiksen Volsung

The LTD Volsung is the Signature Series guitar for Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen. Updated in a new Oxblood Satin finish, the Volsung is based on the ESP Viper shape and offers a traditional 22-fret set-neck construction with a 24.75″ scale and Macassar ebony fingerboard, a Mahogany body and thin U-shaped 3-piece Mahogany neck. The Volsung include a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, Gotoh tuners, and a set of Lars’ signature EMG pickups.

Get the Lars Frederiksen Volsung here for $1,699.

George Lynch Desert Eagle

The LTD GL Desert Eagle is a re-imagining of Lynch’s famous Kamikaze model and features an Alder body, Maple neck with a Macassar ebony fingerboard and 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets all joined with bolt-on construction at 25.5″ scale. Components on the LTD GL Desert Eagle include a Floyd Rose 1000 SE double-locking tremolo with stainless steel screws, a special low-friction volume pot, and a special pickup combination that includes a Seymour Duncan Distortion pickup in the bridge, with push-pull pickup select on the single volume knob, and an ESP SS-120 single-coil in the neck position.

A portion of the proceeds of every LTD Desert Eagle will be contributed to George’s non-profit charity that assists Native American communities and causes. Includes deluxe ESP hardshell case. Get the George Lynch Desert Eagle here for $1,699.

Gary Holt SV-200

The LTD SV GH-200 offers the same cool offset ESP SV body shape, black finish, and red multi-binding as its higher-end version. The GH SV-200 has a solid set of features including bolt-on construction at 24.75″ scale with a Mahogany body and 3-piece Mahogany neck, a Roasted Jatoba fingerboard with pearloid split block inlays and 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets. Its black hardware and components include a Floyd Rose 1000 double-locking tremolo, LTD tuners, and a set of direct-mount high-output ESP LH-301 pickups with red covers.

Get the Gary Holt SV-200 here for $849.

Bill Kelliher Royal Shiva

The LTD Royal Shiva is based on a guitar that Kelliher had created by the ESP Custom Shop. It’s a double-cutaway body shape with a Silver Sunburst finish that extends to the back of the body and neck, with white binding on the body, neck, and headstock. The Royal Shiva uses traditional set neck construction at 25” scale, joining a Maple-capped Mahogany body with a 3-piece U-shaped Maple neck and Macassar ebony fingerboard featuring 22 extra-jumbo frets. Pro-tier nickel-finished hardware on the Royal Shiva includes a TonePros TOM bridge and tailpiece, LTD locking tuners, a bone nut, a multi-ply black pickguard, and a set of Bill’s signature Mojotone Hellbender humbucker pickups.

Get the Bill Kelliher Royal Shiva here for $1,999.

Mille Petrozza Eclipse EC-FR

The LTD MK-EC FR starts with the familiar single-cutaway shape of the ESP Eclipse but offers a flat-topped designed for pure speed with no bevels, horn scoop, or arm cut. With neck-thru-body construction at 25.5” scale, and an Alder body paired with a 3-piece thin U-shaped maple neck, the MK EC-FR is perfect for tuning down. Its Macassar ebony fingerboard features mother-of-pearl dot inlays, Luminlay glow-in-the-dark side markers, and 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets. The all-black hardware on the MK-EC FR includes a Floyd Rose 1000 SE double-locking tremolo with stainless steel screws, precise Grover tuners, and a set of direct-mount EMG 81X in the bridge and EMG 85X in the neck.

Get the Mille Petrozza Eclipse EC-FR here for $1,699.

Ted Aguilar TED-EC

The LTD TED-EC joins the Signature Series of Ted Aguilar and is based on the single-cutaway Eclipse shape. The TED-EC features special design aspects like its neck-thru-body construction at 24.75” scale, Mahogany body with Maple cap, and thin U-shaped 3-piece Mahogany neck. It offers a Macassar Ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays and 24 extra-jumbo frets. Components on the TED-EC include a recessed Gotoh TOM bridge with string thru body, LTD locking tuners, and a set of powerful and aggressive EMG 81 in the bridge and EMG 60 in the neck.

Get the Ted Aguilar TED-EC here for $1,699.

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