30 Years of Helmet and ESP with Page Hamilton

30 Years of Helmet and ESP with Page Hamilton

Alternative music icon Page Hamilton of Helmet is celebrating his band's 30th anniversary with a huge tour... but it's also his 30th anniversary playing ESP guitars. This influential player and composer recently stopped by...
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ESP Custom Shop Guitars of Sammy Duet (Goatwhore)

ESP Custom Shop Guitars of Sammy Duet (Goatwhore)

Sammy Duet is the founding member and creative leader of Goatwhore, a New Orleans-based metal band who have spent the last 20+ years blowing minds around the world. Sammy has played a number of our guitars, but is most...
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Artist Spotlight: Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

Artist Spotlight: Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

ESP Signature artist Alexi Laiho of the renowned Finnish extreme metal band Children of Bodom stopped by ESP headquarters to tell some stories of his many ESP and LTD Signature Series guitars. He also does a playthrough...
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Billy Graziadei (Biohazard/Powerflo) on the LTD EC-1000 EverTune

Billy Graziadei (Biohazard/Powerflo) on the LTD EC-1000 EverTune

Billy Graziadei stopped by the ESP offices to talk about his love for the LTD EC-1000 EverTune as well as his discovery of ESP via Vernon Reid of Living Colour, and tells some great stories from the road....
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Zach Johnson (The Ghost Inside) on the E-II Eclipse BB

Zach Johnson (The Ghost Inside) on the E-II Eclipse BB

It was November 2015 when the lives of Los Angeles-based metalcore band The Ghost Inside all changed forever. Traveling to a show in Arizona, their tour bus collided head-on with a tractor trailer, resulting in the deaths of...
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James Hetfield (Metallica) Discusses His Guitars

James Hetfield (Metallica) Discusses His Guitars

In this recent video released by the Metallica team, James Hetfield talks about the guitars he’s owned, from the first instrument his mom bought him (that he traded in for a PA) through his love for non-traditional guitar...
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James Barnett (Cane Hill) on his LTD Guitars

James Barnett (Cane Hill) on his LTD Guitars

Since 2011, Cane Hill has taken their heavy sounds from the swampy New Orleans environment all the way around the world, building a huge fan base due in part to the great guitar playing of ESP artist James Barnett. In this...
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Mike Spreitzer (DevilDriver) on his ESP Customs

Mike Spreitzer (DevilDriver) on his ESP Customs

Mike Spreitzer, who has held down guitar duties for groove metal titans DevilDriver since 2004, takes us into his Audio Vault studio to show us some of the guitars he uses to record and perform with the band, including the...
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Dimmu Borgir on their ESP Guitars

Dimmu Borgir on their ESP Guitars

It's been almost eight years since the last time Norwegian symphonic black metal kings Dimmu Borgir put out a new studio album, but on May 4, their highly-anticipated album Eonian gets released. We sat down with founding...
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Aaron Deal (Darkest Hour) on the LTD JC-4FM

Aaron Deal (Darkest Hour) on the LTD JC-4FM

Aaron Deal, bass player of D.C.-based metal band Darkest Hour, has been a fan of the ESP Stream bass style for some time now. In this video, he tries out the LTD Signature Series JC-4FM from John Campbell of Lamb of God. The...
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Darkest Hour on the ESP E-II Arrow

Darkest Hour on the ESP E-II Arrow

Guitarists Mike Schleibaum and Mike "Lonestar" Carrigan from Darkest Hour visited the ESP offices to tell us what makes the ESP E-II Arrow the right guitar for them. For players on a tighter budget, we also offer the Arrow in...
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Andrew W.K.'s ESP Custom Taco Guitar

Andrew W.K.'s ESP Custom Taco Guitar

Andrew W.K. knows how to party hard, but he's pretty serious about high-quality instruments, which is why he turned to the ESP Custom Shop to create his own Taco Guitar, which is being appropriately unveiled on October 4,...
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