27 Jan · The Winter NAMM Show had some stunning guitars on show - here are our Coolest New Guitars picks from the billions of new models announced. Some of these had us phoning our bank managers....
ESP - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about ESP? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
19 Jan · Here are the best guitar videos we made at NAMM 2020, featuring highlights and crowd winners right from the show floor!
07 Jan · ESP is hitting hard with new releases ahead of Winter NAMM 2020! Here are our favourites from Phase 3 of ESP's full-on NAMM attack. Lots of retro '80s styling on offer here!
16 Dec 2019 · Japanese guitar maker ESP has just announced another tranche of new models it is calling ESP Phase 2 - and we think it contains some corkers. Get a sneak peak of ESPs NAMM 2020 reöeases here.
19 Nov 2019 · ESP has just previewed the first wave of new LTD models lineup for next year. Billed as Phase 1, these stunning new guitars should all be at Winter NAMM 2020.
03 Oct 2019 · Mr Hammett's KH-2 Ouija sparkle models now come in stunning Purple and Red Sparkle finishes; both models are available now as part of the LTD range and next year from the Japanese Custom Shop.
09 Aug 2019 · The ESP Custom Shop in Japan has created a radioactive tribute to the ultimate monster icon of film and TV to celebrate 65 years of the Godzilla franchise. It comes with a monster price tag, too...
24 Dec 2018 · Christmas is here and many guitarists will have walnuts lying around the house. Jef explains how to use a walnut to give your rosewood or ebony fretboard to a healthy, lustrous sheen!
16 Nov 2018 · The new James Hetfield ESP LTD Snakebyte SE Baritone comes factory tuned to low B and has some great hardware included in the price. Limited to 500 guitars worldwide, could this be the low 'One' for you?
26 Jan 2018 · Loaded with Seymour Duncan Custom Angled Nazgul and Sentient pickups this new multiscale 7 and 8 string model is the start of something new for LTD
23 Dec 2017 · With new multi-scale, extended range guitars, some cool new sparkly signature models and new hardware and pickups, 2018 looks like it could be a winner for ESP. We pick the best of the 50 (!) new models.
06 Oct 2017 · Kirk Hammet's Ouija design is the focus of a new super-limited edition Japanese Custom Shop ESP version and a more widely available Korean-made guitar released under the LTD brand.
16 Aug 2017 · ESP has come in line with worldwide CITES regulations and they now have an official page on their site explaining how they will be achieving this in 2017.
01 May 2017 · This Bank Holiday Monday we bring to you a chilled out selection of cool new acoustic guitars, basses and amps, with something for everyone regardless of whether you play 6 string or less...
28 Apr 2017 · Can you spot the difference in these two new signature bass guitars? Well the prices are certainly poles apart!
18 Jan 2017 · Featuring 7 strings and a very interesting bridge, this new signature model guitar - dubbed the SH-7ET - is Brian 'Head' Welch's new instrument with ESP.