With the recent announcement that Bill Kelliher from Mastodon will be at Mannys Music Melbourne on the 23rd March for the ESP Guitars Australia TOUR 2018, we thought it would be timely to share TIMMKV’s review of his New Sparrowhawk Guitar.
This would have to be one of our favorite guitars from the 2018 LTD lineup that has recently arrived to Australia.
The Sparrowhawk is the latest LTD Signature Series guitar from Bill Kelliher, guitarist and songwriter of the respected American metal band Mastodon. Bill’s design of the Sparrowhawk is based on elements of a number of different guitars he’s admired. As is has a vibe all of its own, it still retains some classic aspects and looks that make it an amazing and unique guitar for a variety of different genres.
It features a set of Lace Sensor Divinator pickups, Bills second signature set. It also has a push-pull coil-splitting control for a variety of tones. The Sparrowhawkis built like a tank. It has a maple-capped Mahogany body, set-thru neck construction, and a smooth heel join for fast and easy access to the higher frets.
It also offers a three piece Mahogany neck and a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with block inlays. The TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece is great for providing stability and sustain, as well as making string changes a lot easier.
Check out this video to hear how it sounds!