Congrats to Michael Gleason, LTD Deluxe M-1004 Sweepstakes Winner!

Congrats to Michael Gleason, LTD Deluxe M-1004 Sweepstakes Winner!

All of us at ESP send our hearty congrats to Michael Gleason of Whittier, CA. Out of thousands and thousands of entries, his was the name that got randomly chosen as the winner of our recent LTD Deluxe M-1004 Bass...
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ESP Welcomes Jamba and Davaa of The Hu

ESP Welcomes Jamba and Davaa of The Hu

As musicians, all of us keep our ears open for new sounds that excite and inspire us. It was at a recent festival concert that we saw this precise reaction as hundreds of people jammed themselves in front of the stage when...
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: E412XXL Cabinet

ENGL Amp Spotlight: E412XXL Cabinet

Have you ever heard the saying, "Go big or go home?" Well, maybe it's not always necessary to have a cabinet loaded with four 12" speakers... but sometimes it just is. Not everyone is rocking quietly in a bedroom. Some people...
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ESP Guitars at Hellfest 2022: The Pictures

ESP Guitars at Hellfest 2022: The Pictures

In late June, ESP headed over to Clisson, France where Hellfest, one of the world’s largest heavy music festivals, is held annually. Despite the fact that there was a heat wave gripping Europe, we had a great time and ESP...
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: Rockmaster 20 E307

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Rockmaster 20 E307

Let's talk about rock. What even is rock in 2022? Does rock still exist? Yes. Yes it does, and the roots of rock go all the way back to the blues and R&B music of African-Americans in the early 20th century, with the...
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August 2022: Luis Kalil Tours Brazil

August 2022: Luis Kalil Tours Brazil

Olá aos nossos amigos no Brasil! When we first met guitarist Luís Kalil about ten years ago, he was barely 13 years old, but he already had the drive and the talent we knew would have an impact on the world of music...
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: Powerball Pedal EP645

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Powerball Pedal EP645

There are actually a couple of ways to tap into the tone of the mighty ENGL Powerball amplifier. You could get yourself the Powerball II E645II, a monstrous handwired 100W 4-channel all-tube head. But maybe you don't have...
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Guitar Lessons from Bill Kelliher (Mastodon)

Guitar Lessons from Bill Kelliher (Mastodon)

Apparently, ESP Signature artist Bill Kelliher isn't busy enough. This August and September, while his band Mastodon is on a huge tour of North America along with Ghost, he also wants to be giving you private guitar lessons....
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: Metalmaster 20 E309

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Metalmaster 20 E309

Is the size of your head tied to the quality of your performance? Not if you're using the ENGL Metalmaster 20! It's only 16.5” wide, but this all-tube 20W head packs a mean punch. Not only is it plenty loud for nearly any...
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Coming Friday July 8: ESP Presents 2022 (Phase 2)

Coming Friday July 8: ESP Presents 2022 (Phase 2)

On Friday July 8, plan on spending some quality time with ESP!  ESP Presents 2022 - Phase 2 is a video streaming event where you get to see a batch of amazing never-before-seen live performance demos that are focused on new...
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ESP Ready to Rule Hellfest (June 17-26, 2022)

ESP Ready to Rule Hellfest (June 17-26, 2022)

Now in its 15th year, Hellfest has become the preeminent extreme music festival in all of Europe, and perhaps the world. For 2022, the festival will host more than 350 bands and artists over the course of seven days over two...
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ESP at the 2022 NAMM Show (June 3-5, 2022)

ESP at the 2022 NAMM Show (June 3-5, 2022)

It's once again time for the musical instrument and pro audio industry's show to end all shows... the NAMM Show! In a typical year, this is something we'd be posting in mid-January, but these recent times have been everything...
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Win the Guitars Used by James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett at SF Giants Metallica Night

Win the Guitars Used by James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett at SF Giants Metallica Night

What could be better than an excellent game major league baseball on a perfect evening in May? How about if James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica are there to perform the National Anthem? Since 2013, the San Francisco...
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Jon Orc and Bona Pak of Hemorage Join ESP Artist Roster

Jon Orc and Bona Pak of Hemorage Join ESP Artist Roster

Sometimes it seems like people forgot what rock and roll actually means. It's a lot more than just distorted guitars and screaming vocals; it's also an attitude. Just ask members of San Francisco-based crossover punk/thrash...
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: Artist Edition 50 E653

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Artist Edition 50 E653

If we told you the real, true story behind the development of the ENGL Artist Edition E653, it would create a lot of problems... for us and several others. See, this amp was never really supposed to exist. Here's the basic...
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May 19-22, 2022: Hook Up with ESP at Welcome to Rockville (Daytona Beach, FL)

May 19-22, 2022: Hook Up with ESP at Welcome to Rockville (Daytona Beach, FL)

If you're heading down to Florida for the Welcome to Rockville festival, slate some time in between shows to hang out with ESP!
The ESP All Access Zone will be in full swing with a batch of our latest...
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Rotting Christ On the Road with their ESPs

Rotting Christ On the Road with their ESPs

Here's a story you've probably heard a few times recently. The Devastation On The Nation tour, featuring multiple bands including Athens, Greece-based black metal forerunners Rotting Christ, was originally scheduled to happen...
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Brian "Head" Welch of Korn Turns to LTD TL-7 at Record Release Event

Brian "Head" Welch of Korn Turns to LTD TL-7 at Record Release Event

ESP Signature artist Brian "Head" Welch of Korn had a special requirement at Korn's record release event for the album Requiem (Loma Vista/Concord). In keeping with the theme of the album's title, the release party was held...
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: Steve Morse Signature E656

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Steve Morse Signature E656

How often do you see a guitar player that gets an equal level of respect in genres of classic rock, progressive rock, jazz, country, blues, and metal? It's pretty rare, and that's just one reason why Steve Morse is a very...
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Congrats to Tony Rodrigues, Musicians Institute 2022 ESP Scholarship Winner

Congrats to Tony Rodrigues, Musicians Institute 2022 ESP Scholarship Winner

Put your hands together for Tony Rodrigues, the recipient of the prestigious 2022 ESP Rock Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute. In recognition for his efforts, this young guitarist from Brazil has been awarded by ESP,...
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Good luck to Seb Braganza at the Dallas International Guitar Fest

Good luck to Seb Braganza at the Dallas International Guitar Fest

ESP is sending good luck vibes to Sebastien Braganza, who is a finalist at the "10 Under 20" competition at this year's Dallas International Guitar Festival. The show, held April 29-May 1 at the Dallas Market Hall, is hosting...
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Congrats to Terry Haile, Winner of our LTD Viper-1000 EverTune Sweepstakes!

Congrats to Terry Haile, Winner of our LTD Viper-1000 EverTune Sweepstakes!

Thousands of you entered, but there could be only one winner. Congrats to Terry Haile of Post Falls, Idaho, whose name was randomly selected as the winner of our LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 EverTune sweepstakes! Terry will be...
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The Bay Strikes Back Tour — with Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel — Is Back

The Bay Strikes Back Tour — with Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel — Is Back

Picture this: you’ve just gotten rolling on what might be the coolest thrash music tour of the year, and then suddenly you find yourself in the middle of a global pandemic. That’s exactly what happened in early 2020 when Bay...
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: Rockmaster 20 E302

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Rockmaster 20 E302

"You like classic rock? Okay Boomer." Hold up. Let's keep in mind that classic rock is where the forefathers of every single metal and modern rock player in the world created the tones that helped define the entire genre of...
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Dark Funeral Release New Album & Host ESP Giveaway!

Dark Funeral Release New Album & Host ESP Giveaway!

Dark Funeral, the influential black metal forerunners that formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1993, has just released their long-awaited seventh full-length album We Are The Apocalypse via Century Media Records / Sony Music...
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ESP Celebrates International Women's Day with 14 Excellent Female Guitarists

ESP Celebrates International Women's Day with 14 Excellent Female Guitarists

March 8 is International Women's Day, a global holiday celebrated annually to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. ESP Guitars salutes the thousands of great guitar players around the...
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: Fireball 25 E633

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Fireball 25 E633

What's more awesome than an amp that packs two sonically versatile and powerful channels in a format that's barely bigger than a lunchbox? The answer is that nothing is more awesome than this, and the best representative of a...
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ESP James Hetfield Vulture Gets $32,000 for MusiCares Charity Relief Auction

ESP James Hetfield Vulture Gets $32,000 for MusiCares Charity Relief Auction

For over 30 years, MusiCares Foundation -- the non-profit charitable organization of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences -- has been a tremendous help to many musicians. They give musical artists a place to...
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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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