It's been an exciting journey for ESP. Founded in the back of a Tokyo music store in 1975, ESP has grown to become one of the most trusted manufacturers of high end parts, as well as top-tier guitars and basses across the world. With a commitment to their customers, and a dedication to being nothing short of the best, ESP has become a name you can trust when you need an amazing musical instrument.
The quality of ESP instruments has led the company to work with some of the biggest, brightest, and best musicians on Earth. Guitarists such as Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Andrew W.K., New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert, and George Lynch, as well as bassists like Jon Bakker of Kampfar, Toshiya of Die En Grey, and Laz Pina of Ill Nino all strap into ESP instruments when they're looking to turn out some of the most thunderous jams you've ever heard.
So which ESP is right for you? Well, that's mostly a matter of personal preference and playing style. Obviously you'll need to decide if you're after a guitar or a bass, and beyond that it will simply come down to the looks and features that catch your eye.
If you've decided on a guitar, you may want to check out the best sellers, such as the LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar. This sturdy six string is perfect for gigs and jamming with the band. With two sonically pleasing ESP humbucking pickups as well as a rosewood fretboard, this guitar is everything you need for rocking out.
If you're a fan of metal icon James Hetfield, you'll definitely love the LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar. This guitar is loaded with power that will help you ride the lightning. Its JH signature set of EMG humbuckers provide serious tone that will have you killing it when you step on stage. When nothing short of earth shattering tone will do, this is the guitar for you.
On the other hand, if you're more interested in playing the bass, the LTD B-5E 5-String Bass Guitar could be right up your alley. This bass keeps the groove with a stunning tone, thanks in part to its SB-5 (B&N) pickups and a blend of three woods. With five strings, this bass is going to help you take your creativity to the next level.
Whether you're a bassist or a guitarist, ESP builds the right instrument for you. When you make the decision to flip the switch on an ESP, it's one that you're never going to regret.