Model

NERGAL-6

BLACK SATIN

$1,149.00 with case

Nergal is the founder and frontman of the highly influential Polish metal band Behemoth, and his LTD Nergal-6 is a guitar that exemplifies his band’s dark sound. A single-cutaway design based on the ESP Eclipse, the Nergal-6 offers a mahogany body and a set-thru, three-piece mahogany neck at 24.75” scale, finished in Black Satin with black binding on the body, neck and headstock and complementary black hardware. The Nergal-6 has an ebony fingerboard with glow-in-the-dark side markers and the Behemoth “Trinity” logo over the 12th fret. The sound of the Nergal-6 is powered by a pair of Fishman Fluence® Modern Humbucker pickups. Use the push-pull tone pot to access two different voicings of the pickups. Push down for “Modern Active” tone or pull up for “Modern Passive Attack”. This model utilizes a standard 9V battery.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Thru
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany
Neck
3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
BLACK SATIN
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
LTD
Bridge
TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU
Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico
Bridge PU
Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Electronics
Active
Electronics Layout
Vol/Vol/Tone(P/P)/Toggle Switch
Strings
D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
EC GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
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Comments
E.J.

Love the aesthetics of this guitar! Would buy it instantly if it was not a signiture guitar. 

ESP should consider adding a product with this level of minimalism to their regular line of Eclipse guitars. 

Fingers crossed:-D

Todd B. ESP

Hi EJ, Got your suggestions, thank you. If you like the overall look and pickups, you may want to try a GC exclusive model EC-401 BLKS with Fishman Fluence. It is the same guitar minus the inlay and signature and just has a different fingerboard.

JG Ravenwine

Usually, I avoid signature models. Even if I am a big fan of Nergal. But I wanted an EC-1000 deluxe with full black satin finish (was looking at the Black Metal model when I saw Behemoth live with this one on stage), a kind of a minimalist and sober design and, over all, I wanted to try Fishman Fluence pickups. And this guitar is perfect. These pickups are quite amazing. Love both voicings. Everything I don't like on EMG 81 is fixed with the Fluence. Thanks LTD and thanks Nergal.

Todd B. ESP

Hi JG, Very happy to hear this! Glad you like this guitar the way it was designed and thanks for sharing your comments here!

Benjamin S.

Hey ESP, I saw Behemoth live a few months ago and Nergal was playing an ESP eclipse. looked the same as this except there was the artwork on the body. Same logo as on the 12th fret, just like how you guys did the Hex-7. I was wondering why you guys didn't do that with the LTD model? I still own and love my Hex-7 btw. Owned for 11 years and it still plays amazing and is in great shape. It was my first LTD guitar. Thank you for your time! 

 

https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/11/live-review-behemoth-new-york-2018-11-3/

Todd B. ESP

Hey Benjamin, Thanks for your question. That is a custom shop Eclipse for sure. Not sure why we didn't make the LTD that way, but we wanted to make it accessible for all players (some players don't dig the graphics). That's cool that you have one of the original Hex-7's. Those were great looking instruments. I guess this is one of those graphics that is very subtle so not off putting for someone who may not be into graphics. Thanks for the link. Great photo!

BathingInAcid

I had this guitar for about 4 months and I absolutely love it! Will be buying another one day so I can keep one as a display and use the other to play with 

Todd B. ESP

Hello BathingInAcid, That's awesome! We're very happy to hear you like your guitar!

Isolationist

This guitar is beautiful, and I love Behemoth to death, but I'm overall concerned about the scale length. 

Behemoth, on "The Satanist", tunes to Db standard, but the stock strings are 10 - 46. Most stock tuners that come from S.Korean production facilities can't handle anything thicker than a .054. Has this been addressed on this model?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Isolationist, Thanks for your comments. We send out guitars out with stock strings because each player will decide how to tune and setup his or her instrument. If you would like to tune down and put heavier strings on this guitar, all you need to do is have the post hole drilled out if it is too small to fit the size of string you want to install. It is common that most tuners from either Japan or Korea or China do not have holes large enough for strings like .056 and thicker.

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