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Kirk Hammett is Having a Great Day

It's November 18, and Kirk Hammett is having a great day. For one, today is his birthday. What's more, today marks the day that Metallica releases their long-awaited new triple album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct... Read more »

Alex Skolnick Interview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Japtyq4Cl6Y Mitch Gallagher sits down with guitarist Alex Skolnick for this episode of Guitars and Gear. While KISS and The Beatles inspired Alex early on to sing and play guitar, it... Read more »

ESP LTD EC-401FM Electric Guitar Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYgEavsUMME For rock and metal, this ESP LTD EC-401FM is outstanding. It's got the classic Eclipse body shape, topped with flame maple. EMG 60 and EMG 81 humbuckers serve up great... Read more »

ESP Eclipse 40th Anniversary Guitar in Tiger Eye, Reviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8A-EgQaVOk If you like ESP guitars, you definitely need to check out this 40th Anniversary Eclipse! It commemorates four decades of ESP with a stunning maple top, Seymour Duncan... Read more »

ESP Eclipse 40th Anniversary Guitar in See-Through Black Sunburst, Reviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbNpiDNaeVw If you like ESP guitars, you definitely need to check out this 40th Anniversary Eclipse! It commemorates four decades of ESP with a stunning maple top, EMG active pickups... Read more »

ESP LTD MH 40th Anniversary Electric Guitar Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jyIQaufXE4 Get the ESP LTD MH 40th Anniversary model here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LMH2015 Dave Batson from ESP presents the Limited Edition MH 40th Anniversary... Read more »

ESP LTD Eclipse 2015 40th Anniversary Electric Guitar Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1rUzW6CC40 Get the ESP LTD Eclipse 2015 40th Anniversary guitar here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LEC2015 Dave Batson from ESP presents the LTD Eclipse 2015 40th... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: ESP LTD MH-417B 7-string

If a wall of sound is what you're after, ESP LTD provides it with the MH-417B 7-string baritone electric guitar. The expansive 27" scale length gives you plenty of room to create monstrous chords, screaming solo... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: ESP LTD MH-2015 Limited Edition 40th Anniversary

To celebrate their 40th anniversary ESP introduces the MH-2015 and EC-2015 limited edition versions of their iconic guitars. As graceful as any shred machine ever was, the set-thru construction of the maple neck and... Read more »

ESP E-II FRX FM Electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGo4MSq_m7g Get the E-II FRX FM here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FRXEIIRB Dave Batson from ESP presents the E-II FRX FM electric guitar. Enjoy the demo, then click the... Read more »

ESP E-II ST-1QM Electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMR1dKFC8jU Get the E-II ST-1QM here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EIIST1QMMAQM Dave Batson from ESP presents the E-II ST-1QM electric guitar. Enjoy the demo, then click... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2014: ESP Jeff Hanneman Tribute Model

Working in conjunction with the estate of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, ESP Guitars introduced the new limited-edition LTD JH Tribute 2014 Urban Camo guitar. The JH Tribute 2014 is based on Hanneman’s iconic... Read more »

Guitar of the Day: ESP LTD George Lynch Signature GL-256

In 1985, George Lynch was in Japan and searching for replacement guitar parts. What he found was ESP, a company that made fine, handcrafted electric guitars and within one year ESP had their first artist model... Read more »

ESP Guitars Buying Guide

The Guitars That Defined a Genre The ESP legend began in the late 1970s, when a Japanese manufacturer of replacement guitar bodies and necks started building instruments for the rock-guitar world. It was in 1985... Read more »

ESP LTD FB-4 Frank Bello Bass Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkr9p3_w7kI Get the FB-4 Frank Bello bass here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LFB204BLKS/ Frank Bello from Anthrax demonstrates the ESP LTD FB-4 Brank Bello bass through a... Read more »

Live from NAMM: Crazy Customs from ESP

Check out these crazy custom-shop guitars from ESP! -- Mitch Gallagher

Live from NAMM: ESP Alex Skolnick Signature

ESP debuted the Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick's single-cutaway signature guitar. The gray-burst finish looked awesome. -- Mitch Gallagher

George Lynch Guitar Workshop Presented by ESP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=372b_jS7V7U See George Lynch's signature ESP guitars at Sweetwater here:... Read more »

George Lynch Performs at Sweetwater

Recently, Mr. Scary himself, the incomparable George Lynch, paid a visit to Sweetwater for clinic/workshop on behalf of ESP guitars. Guitar virtuoso Lynch, known as the driving force behind such bands as Dokken... Read more »

Welcome ESP Guitars

One of the latest product lines to be added to Sweetwater's ever-expanding inventory is ESP guitars. Originally a manufacturer of replacement guitar bodies and necks, located in Japan in the late 1970s, ESP grew to... Read more »

Welcome ESP Guitars!

ESP Guitars have been rocking since the 1970s, when the company was more known for replacement bodies and necks than for full-on guitar manufacturing. The brand really took off in the mid-'80s, when Dokken's George... Read more »