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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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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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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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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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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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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Congrats to Brian Lopez, ESP Rock Guitar Scholarship Winner at Musicians Institute

Congrats to Brian Lopez, ESP Rock Guitar Scholarship Winner at Musicians Institute

ESP extends our congratulations to Brian Lopez, who is the Fall 2021 recipient of the ESP Rock Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute. Brian seems like the ideal person to get this scholarship, which includes both tuition...
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ENGL Amp Spotlight: Powerball II E645II

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Powerball II E645II

Do you like metal? No? Okay, go read something else. Oh, you're still here? Then that must mean you're someone who needs to learn more about the ENGL Powerball II, because this is a pure, uncompromising, all-tube amp made...
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