Darren Stroud: "Everlong" (cover)

Darren Stroud: "Everlong" (cover)

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! As Hans Christian Andersen wrote, "Where words fail, music speaks." When a fellow member of our family of musicians falls, we all feel it, and when we heard this melancholic but...
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ESP Amaze Bass Demo by Steve Lane

ESP Amaze Bass Demo by Steve Lane

Steve Lane, a brand manager at CMI (ESP's Australia distributor), is also an excellent bass player, and we were stoked to receive this demo of the ESP Amaze-AS-SL5 bass in See Thru White finish. Like all ESP Original Series...
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Ariel Lumanlan (Arcadia): "Faceless Hope" playthrough

Ariel Lumanlan (Arcadia): "Faceless Hope" playthrough

Philippines-based guitarist Ariel Lumanlan of Arcadia does a playthrough of their song "Faceless Hope" on an Eclipse from the ESP Custom Shop. The Eclipse is the classic single-cutaway shape that ranks among the most popular...
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Stephen Carpenter: "Rocket Skates" (Deftones) playthrough

Stephen Carpenter: "Rocket Skates" (Deftones) playthrough

Here's iconic ESP player Stephen Carpenter doing a killer playthrough of "Rocket Skates" from Deftones' excellent 2010 album Diamond Eyes. Stef is playing one of his massive collection of guitars from the ESP Custom Shop......
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Theocharis Papadopoulos: "Loneliness in the Maze"

Theocharis Papadopoulos: "Loneliness in the Maze"

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Here's All Access community member Theocharis Papadopoulos, using an ESP Standard M-II Urban Camo on his original composition "Loneliness in the Maze". We'd like to tell you more...
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Brian Krahe (Krosis): "Begonia" playthrough on the LTD Deluxe B-1005

Brian Krahe (Krosis): "Begonia" playthrough on the LTD Deluxe B-1005

ESP artist Brian Krahe of North Carolina-based progressive deathcore band Krosis does a playthrough of their song "Begonia" using the LTD Deluxe B-1005 bass. This is a remarkable instrument that offers a swamp ash body topped...
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Misery Index: "The Eaters And The Eaten"

Misery Index: "The Eaters And The Eaten"

Misery Index, the death metal/hardcore band out of Baltimore, MD, have a new album coming out, and a tour to back it up. Here's the video for "The Eaters And The Eaten", featuring ESP players Mark Kloeppel on an LTD Phoenix...
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Masaki Murashita: "Death or Glory" with the ESP Arrow and ENGL Fireball 100

Masaki Murashita: "Death or Glory" with the ESP Arrow and ENGL Fireball 100

Los Angeles-based shred guitar master Masaki Murashita is using two premier tools of the trade to rock on this playthrough of his song "Death or Glory": the ESP Original Series Arrow, and the ENGL Fireball 100 amplifier. Hand...
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ESP USA Limited Edition Nosferatu

ESP USA Limited Edition Nosferatu

The ESP USA Nosferatu is a limited-edition guitar created as a collaboration between the luthiers at the ESP USA Shop in California and acclaimed artist Dumitru “Dino” Muradian. The fine artwork on this guitar is applied via...
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Steve Dadaian: "Smoke and Mirrors" (cover)

Steve Dadaian: "Smoke and Mirrors" (cover)

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! It's always a good day when we see a new video from community member and ESP artist Steve Dadaian... this guy is a seriously amazing player who gets great tones from every guitar in...
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Nathan Montalvo: "Turn Back the Clock" with the LTD Mirage Deluxe '87 Rainbow Crackle

Nathan Montalvo: "Turn Back the Clock" with the LTD Mirage Deluxe '87 Rainbow Crackle

Here's ESP artist Nathan Montalvo shredding it up on a playthrough of his song "Turn Back the Clock" using the LTD Mirage Deluxe '87 in Rainbow Crackle finish. Part of the LTD '87 Series which recreates instruments from ESP’s...
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Victor Kovalchuk: LTD Deluxe MH-1000HS in Action

Victor Kovalchuk: LTD Deluxe MH-1000HS in Action

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Throwing down some speedy and powerful riffs, Ukraine-based ESP All Access member Victor Kovalchuk gets this week's spotlight using his LTD Deluxe MH-1000HS that's downtuned to C....
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Comeback Kid: "Crossed"

Comeback Kid: "Crossed"

Here's the music video for "Crossed" by Comeback Kid, the Canadian hardcore band that includes ESP player Stu Ross, who also handles guitar duties in metalcore band Misery Signals. Stu is here playing his LTD Deluxe EC-1000,...
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Aaron Aedy (Paradise Lost) Interview at Bloodstock 2021

Aaron Aedy (Paradise Lost) Interview at Bloodstock 2021

UK-based ESP ambassadors Jamie Hunt and Pat Heath ran into ESP artist Aaron Aedy of pioneering death-doom metal band Paradise Lost at Bloodstock in August 2021. Despite having to conduct the interview in the pouring rain with...
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Brendan Breakdown: LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 in Drop B

Brendan Breakdown: LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 in Drop B

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! We've showcased the playing of Pennsylvania-based rocker Brendan Breakdown (aka Brendan Hagey) many times for our weekly spotlights. Why? Um... because his tone kicks ass and his...
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uNburst: "Through Struggle" (playthrough cover)

uNburst: "Through Struggle" (playthrough cover)

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Today's spotlight comes from a relatively new member of our All Access community, uNburst. We don't know much about him (fill in your profiles, people!), but he's sounding good and...
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Christian Czar Calunia: Rocking the E-II Eclipse BB

Christian Czar Calunia: Rocking the E-II Eclipse BB

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! This is the first time we've heard the music of All Access member Christian Czar Calunia, but hopefully it won't be the last. This guitarist from the Philippines is using his ESP...
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Spite: "Made To Please"

Spite: "Made To Please"

WARNING: This video contains VIOLENT IMAGES that may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. Spite, the extremely brutal California-based hardcore/deathcore band featuring ESP players Cody Fuentes...
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Dark Funeral: "Let the Devil In"

Dark Funeral: "Let the Devil In"

Here's Dark Funeral, the influential black metal band founded in Sweden in 1993, with their video for "Let the Devil In", a song from their upcoming album We Are The Apocalypse which is scheduled for release on March 18,...
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Euge Valovirta: "The Boogie Boy"

Euge Valovirta: "The Boogie Boy"

Finnish metal guitar god Euge Valovirta does a playthrough of his new song "The Boogie Boy" using his ESP Custom Shop Eclipse. The Eclipse is the classic single-cutaway shape that's been updated for modern sounds and...
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Philip Lange: "Mouth for War" (cover)

Philip Lange: "Mouth for War" (cover)

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! What happens when you take the new LTD Sammy Duet Signature Series SD-2 and play a classic metal song by Pantera on it? Nothing but good, as All Access member Philip Lange proves...
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ESP Signature Artist Interview: Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer)

ESP Signature Artist Interview: Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer)

ESP Signature artist and metal icon Gary Holt was interviewed for our "ESP Presents 2022 - Phase 1" event in January 2022. Learn more about how Gary specified the features of his LTD and ESP Signature Series guitars and much...
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ESP Signature Artist Interview: Alex Skolnick (Testament)

ESP Signature Artist Interview: Alex Skolnick (Testament)

We interviewed ESP Signature artist Alex Skolnick as part of our "ESP Presents 2022 - Phase 1" event. Learn more from this virtuosic guitar master about his choices in the designs of the ESP and LTD Alex Skolnick Signature...
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ESP All Access Community Interview: Darren Stroud (PowerTribe)

ESP All Access Community Interview: Darren Stroud (PowerTribe)

Interviewed for our "ESP Presents 2022 - Phase 1" event in January 2022, Darren Stroud is a member of the ESP All Access community, and frequently posts videos on the ESP web site using his LTD guitars. We'll be doing more...
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Page Hamilton (Helmet) Unboxes His New ESP USA Horizon-II

Page Hamilton (Helmet) Unboxes His New ESP USA Horizon-II

Longtime ESP player and alt-rock legend Page Hamilton of Helmet happened to be rehearsing next door to ESP Headquarters when his long-awaited ESP USA Horizon-II had been completed. Here's the video of him seeing and then...
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Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour): "Demon(s)" on the LTD MSV-1

Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour): "Demon(s)" on the LTD MSV-1

The LTD MSV-1 is the Signature Series guitar for Mike Schleibaum, founding member of Washington, DC-based melodic death metal band Darkest Hour. Mike tells you about his favorite features of the MSV-1, and does a playthrough...
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Sammy Duet (Goatwhore) on his LTD Signature Series SD-2

Sammy Duet (Goatwhore) on his LTD Signature Series SD-2

Founder of legendary New Orleans-based extreme metal band Goatwhore, Sammy Duet is renowned for creating speedy, tight rhythms and insanely brutal riffs. His signature guitar, the LTD SD-2, is based on Sammy’s own ESP Custom...
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LTD Deluxe H3-1007 Baritone Live Performance Demo by Rodney Dudum

LTD Deluxe H3-1007 Baritone Live Performance Demo by Rodney Dudum

Guitarist Rodney Dudum does this live performance demo of the LTD Deluxe H3-1007 Baritone, part of our "New for 2022" collection. The H3-1007 Baritone is a 7-string, 27” baritone scale extended range guitar based on the shape...
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LTD Sammy Duet Signature Series SD-2 Demo by JongHa Jeong

LTD Sammy Duet Signature Series SD-2 Demo by JongHa Jeong

Shred master JongHa Jeong of South Korean-based death metal band Fecundation does this live performance demo of the LTD Sammy Duet Signature Series SD-2. The SD-2 is the signature guitar of Sammy Duet, founder of legendary...
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LTD Deluxe SN-1000 EverTune Live Performance Demo by Jack Fliegler

LTD Deluxe SN-1000 EverTune Live Performance Demo by Jack Fliegler

The LTD Deluxe SN-1000 EverTune, part of our "New for 2022" collection, marks the first time we’ve offered the innovative EverTune constant tension bridge system in an SN Series guitar, allowing for perfect tuning and...
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