MARCH 2016
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Frank Bello FB-208 Sweepstakes
In celebration of the release of For All Kings, the eleventh studio album by thrash metal icons Anthrax, we’re giving everyone a chance to win an autographed LTD FB-208 Frank Bello Signature Series bass. This 8-string bass was designed by Frank, and was inspired by rock bands where the bass player needs to cover a lot of ground. One lucky person will win this one, along with a CD of For All Kings also signed by Frank! Open worldwide except where prohibited. No purchase necessary. See entry form for details, and good luck!
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ESP Exclusive: Stephen Carpenter Interview
For all of you members of the ESP Community, we are happy to offer a first look at exclusive ESP news before we unleash it on the rest of the world. Right now, you can check out this interview with Stephen Carpenter of Deftones, where he talks about getting into ESP, his recent switch in pickup brands for his Signature Series guitars, and what’s new with his band (who are just about to release their new album Gore). Make sure you’re logged in at espguitars.com to watch.
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Win VIP Passes to “Welcome to Rockville”
This year’s “Welcome to Rockville” festival is going to be killer, with appearances by ESP-playing bands including Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate, Memphis May Fire, A Day To Remember, and many more. We’re giving away a pair of VIP passes that include VIP entrance to venue, access to VIP lounge area, and VIP viewing areas of main stages (seated and standing areas). You’ll also be able to see our ESP/LTD guitars and basses at the “Music Experience” tent. Note: this is an opportunity for VIP passes only, not travel or accommodations. Good luck!
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ESP USA M-III KOA Limited-Edition
Limited to only 20 guitars worldwide, the ESP USA M-III Koa Limited Edition is a stunning example of the craftsmanship found in our USA manufacturing facility. This mahogany-bodied guitar is topped with high-grade figured Koa, and all of its components are of the highest caliber. Collectible and rare from day one, the ESP USA M-III Koa is built at our California factory, and includes an official certificate of authenticity from ESP USA.
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Exhibition Limited Models Now Available
You’ve probably drooled over them already, but our very special “Exhibition Limited” models for 2016 are available for sale at a select group of ESP dealers. These instruments are each one-of-a-kind, designed and built by hand by our expert luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop. If you’ve been waiting for one of the finest, most collectible and unique guitars ever made, here’s your chance. Be aware: once each one is gone, it’s gone forever.
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Eric “Erock” Calderone: “Gotham”
If you haven’t heard of Eric, you might not have spent much time on YouTube. Going under the handle “331Erock”, this talented player’s videos get tens of thousands of views, with millions of YouTubers having enjoyed his fast and technically precise style. In this video, Eric uses many LTD models including the V-407B, the H-1007, the EX-401, the TE-417, and the H-401QM on a playthrough of his song “Gotham”.
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Artist Spotlight: Derek Engelmann (Cattle Decapitation)
Derek Engemann is the bass player of Cattle Decapitation, the San Diego, CA-based deathgrind band whose songs protest the mistreatment of animals, the environment, and much more. But in this video, he quite calmly tells you the reasons why he got into the LTD Stream, F Series, and other LTD basses in between some macabre acts of rather unsettling bass violence.
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