25 Jul · Stranger Things has shone a light on the classic 80s thrash-metal masterpiece Master of Puppets. We tell you how to get the sound!
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!
21 Jun · Guitar Gear Gems this week has upcoming new products from ESP, two new Benson Amps delays and the Fenderverse a new online Meta experience
15 Jun · Learn Metallica songs with the band using AI technology. See the songs played exactly how James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett play them
14 Mar · ESP celebrates the 100th anniversary of the original 1922 classic vampire film with this ultra limited edition Pyrograph Nosferatu Eclipse model.
15 Jan · ESP has just announced its Phase 1 for 2022, which entails the release of 43 new models under the LTD brand name!
30 Nov 2021 · ESP has launched three new LTD signature models: the LTD SD-2, LTD AA-1 and LTD JR-7, all featuring premium hardware.
05 Aug 2021 · The ESP LTD '87 Rainbow Crackle models are re-issues of models that first appeared in ESP's 1987 catalogue - ready for this eye-watering finish?
13 May 2021 · Need a performance guitar or bass? Thomann has a stonking deal on 27 instruments from the E-II and LTD series, at up to 40% off while stocks last...
12 Apr 2021 · Want to own a piece of Metallica history? Kirk Hammett's ESP 400 Series S-Type, as used on the band's famous One music video, is up for auction.
12 Jan 2021 · This stunning new ESP USA Eclipse FR Jawbreaker is a mouth-watering riff machine. Just check out the finish on this sweet rock 'n' roll guitar!
07 Jan 2021 · ESP will reissue the Metallica Kirk Hammett KH-3 Custom Eclipse Spider 13 from Metallica's Black Album era, including “Pushead” Schroeder graphics!
15 Dec 2020 · The new ESP LTD Arctic Metal Series consists of 5 new single pickup models in stunning Snow White Satin finishes. Get ready for a blizzard of riffs!
01 Dec 2020 · The ESP Pyrograph Series guitars have complex, eye-catching designs etched in fire by artist Dumitru “Dino” Muradian - and they look amazing!
30 Oct 2020 · Compiled using cold, hard objective data as well as gut instinct and raw emotion, this list of the Top 10 Signature Guitars is guaranteed to appal some and appeal to others...
02 Jul 2020 · Don't miss out on these massive savings on ESP LTD instruments from Thomann. This mega deal includes the signature Nergal model, baritones, 6-string basses, and more!
03 May 2020 · Looking for a quality guitar with an ST, TE, LP or SG shape in the £300-500 range? These quality, affordable guitars with either single coils or humbuckers should be on your radar!
27 Jan 2020 · 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....
19 Jan 2020 · Here are the best guitar videos we made at NAMM 2020, featuring highlights and crowd winners right from the show floor!
07 Jan 2020 · 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!