A Guide To ESP Guitars
It was the year 1975, and a man named Hisatake Shibuya opened the ESP Guitar shop in Tokyo. At first, its main service was just to provide custom-made substitute parts for guitars. As a result, ESP has soon made a name as a company that provides first class guitar replacement parts.
ESP started creating customized instruments for native New York artists amidst 1984 to 1985. These artists include Ronnie Wood of Rolling Stones, Bruce Kulick and Vinnie Vincent of Kiss, Vernon Reid of Living Colour and Page Hamilton of Helmet. Now, ESP is known to produce custom electric guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars.
Their U.S. headquarters is based in Burbank, California.
ESP Guitar became famous by giving high quality guitars for guitarists who distributed a lot in heavy metal music in 1980’s like Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica. They have also introduced signature guitars of famous rock artists like Ron Wood, the guitarist of Rolling Stones and Dan Jacobs, the lead guitarist of Atreyu.
Because of the Fender buyout of Jackson Guitars in 2002, ESP was named as one of the fastest growing American companies. Many Jackson promoters and supporters have transferred to ESP for the reason that ESP guitars have similar designs, quality and playability basses and guitars to Jackson Guitars.
Several ESP Guitar series include the ESP AX Series, ESP Eclipse Series, ESP Explorer Series, ESP EX-50 and ESP EX-260. Some of the ESP Bass series includes ESP Jacoshenk, ESP Vintage-4 Series, ESP B-1000 Series, ESP D Series and ESP AX Series.
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