ESP Guitars Announces New Camo Finish for James Hetfield (Metallica) Signature Series Snakebyte

ESP Guitars Announces New Camo Finish for James Hetfield (Metallica) Signature Series Snakebyte

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA (JANUARY 14, 2022) – As part of their massive “New for 2022 - Phase 1” product rollout for the new year, ESP Guitars has announced a new finish available for the James Hetfield ESP and LTD Signature Series...
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In Memoriam: Paul Wrath of Cerberus (1994-2022)

In Memoriam: Paul Wrath of Cerberus (1994-2022)

ESP is very sad to hear about the passing of ESP artist and our friend, Paul Wrath, the frontman and lead guitarist of Mexico City-based metal band Cerberus. Paul was one of the key people in waving the ESP flag throughout...
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Coming January 14: ESP Presents 2022 Phase 1

Coming January 14: ESP Presents 2022 Phase 1

With the start of a new year approaching, we're getting excited about showing you the first batch of "New for 2022" guitars. To do so, we're bringing the party to your house (or maybe just your phone) with ESP Presents 2022...
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: Marty Friedman "Inferno" E766

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Marty Friedman "Inferno" E766

When you think of the words "guitar virtuoso", a few musicians' names probably come to mind immediately, and if you're into metal, then one of those names is probably Marty Friedman. During his tenure as a member of Cacophany...
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ESP Guitars’ Signature Series Grows with New LTD Additions for Sammy Duet (Goatwhore), Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders)

ESP Guitars’ Signature Series Grows with New LTD Additions for Sammy Duet (Goatwhore), Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders)

ESP Guitars has announced the addition of a new signature artist, as well as two updated models to their well-known Signature Series guitars. The company is debuting the first LTD signature model for veteran ESP player Sammy...
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ESP Artists Rock 2022 Grammy Nominations

ESP Artists Rock 2022 Grammy Nominations

The nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards were announced today, and ESP sends our congratulations out to our artists who got the honors. ESP Signature artist Stephen Carpenter and his band Deftones have been nominated in...
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ESP at Welcome to Rockville: The Photos

ESP at Welcome to Rockville: The Photos

Between Thursday November 11 and Sunday November 14, ESP headed across the USA to Daytona Bech, FL, where smack dab in the middle of the famous Daytona International Speedway, the Welcome to Rockville festival was in full...
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Congrats to our DWP Festivals On-Site Winners!

Congrats to our DWP Festivals On-Site Winners!

Last weekend, ESP wrapped up the third and final metal festival event of the season, and all of them -- Louder Than Life (September 23-26, Louisville, KY), Aftershock (October 7-10, Sacramento, CA), and Welcome to Rockville...
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ESP Guitars Teams with Fanaply to Offer Debut Series of NFTs

ESP Guitars Teams with Fanaply to Offer Debut Series of NFTs

ESP Guitars has announced the availability of the company’s first set of digital collectible non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The three NFT designs in this debut series commemorate ESP USA’s recent limited-edition Pyrograph Series...
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Premier Guitar Reviews the ENGL Ironball Special Edition E606SE

Premier Guitar Reviews the ENGL Ironball Special Edition E606SE

Our friends at Premier Guitar magazine have just released an in-depth review of the ENGL Ironball Special Edition E606SE. As you hopefully know by now, ESP distributes ENGL Amplifiers in the USA and Canada. The review, by...
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Behemoth's "XXX Years Ov Blasphemy" Livestream Coming October 31

Behemoth's "XXX Years Ov Blasphemy" Livestream Coming October 31

What are your plans for Halloween? If you're not already committed to dressing up like a ghoul and trying to scam free candy from your neighbors, here's something else you might considering doing. Behemoth, the iconic...
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ESP at Aftershock: The Photos

ESP at Aftershock: The Photos

Starting on Thursday October 10 and remaining at full volume through Sunday October 10, the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA was everything people were hoping for with the return of rock and metal to the live stage. ESP...
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Coming Friday January 2: New Guitar/Bass Preview

Coming Friday January 2: New Guitar/Bass Preview

This coming Friday January 2, you'll get a preview of over 100 guitars and basses that we'll be debuting in 2015. What can you expect? Read more to get some clues!

UPDATE 01/02/15: PREVIEW IS LIVE!

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Alexi Laiho (1979-2020)

Alexi Laiho (1979-2020)

Rest in peace, our wonderful friend.

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Exodus New Album/Pre-Save Giveaway

Exodus New Album/Pre-Save Giveaway

Due to be released on November 19 via Nuclear Blast Records, Persona Non Grata, the new album by Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus, is one of the most highly-anticipated heavy music albums still to come in 2021. To help...
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New for Summer NAMM: Limited-Edition LTD "Ride the Lightning"

New for Summer NAMM: Limited-Edition LTD "Ride the Lightning"

Being unveiled at Summer NAMM, only 300 of the limited-edition LTD "Ride the Lightning" guitars are being made for the world to commemorate Metallica's iconic second album.

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January 11-13: ESP Presents 2021

January 11-13: ESP Presents 2021

Three days of ESP intensity to kick off the new year. Here we come!

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Summer NAMM News: LTD Jeff Hanneman Tribute 2014

Summer NAMM News: LTD Jeff Hanneman Tribute 2014

The new limited-edition LTD JH Tribute 2014 Urban Camo helps pay tribute to one of metal's most influential guitarists, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Introducing the Tombstone Case Company

Introducing the Tombstone Case Company

ESP is now producing our own line of killer graphic cases!

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Premier Guitar Reviews the LTD AP-204 Bass

Premier Guitar Reviews the LTD AP-204 Bass

Our friends at Premier Guitar magazine always do a thorough job with their product reviews. When we heard from them a number of months ago about an upcoming review on the LTD AP-204 bass, we were very happy about the...
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