ESP Announces 11 New LTD Guitars & Basses For Spring 2010

If you follow ESP at all you're probably aware that a few times a year they throw-down with a bunch of new models... and I mean a bunch –– in fact back in January of 2008 they released a whopping 50 new instruments all at once. Anyway, they're at it again, as last week the company announced the imminent addition of eleven new guitars and bass…

ESP Adds Seven More Models To Their 2008 Lineup

Good gawd, these guys just can't be stopped... hot on the heels of the outrageous 50 new models they released at this Winter's NAMM Show, ESP this week announced the addition of another seven new guitars to its 2008 lineup. The instruments made their debut at Europe's Musikmesse 2008 Conference, and included five new low-cost LTD models: the flash…

Your Chance To Win An Alexi Laiho Signature Guitar

Here's one for the shred-heads... for March guitar maker ESP will be giving away an Alexi Laiho Signature LTD-AL-600––just one of the instruments in the Children of Bodom guitarist's Signature Series at ESP. The giveaway will apparently include a signed photo of Laiho, a copy of the new Children of Bodom CD, and a t-shirt, but of course the re…

Ouch! ESP Unveils More Than 50 New Guitars & Basses

Well you've got to hand it to 'em––ESP's R&D department certainly wasn't resting on their laurels this past year. The company has announced that for 2008 over 50 new and improved guitars and basses will be added to their line-up. And these are just the six strings... …

ESP Unveils Ten New LTD Model Guitars For Fall 2007

ESP today announced the addition of a whopping ten new guitars to its low-cost LTD line, though to be perfectly honest I think they may be stretching things a bit when they call these “new models”... half of the instruments appear to be existing models with just minor aesthetic changes Metallica Jr. Still, the most unique of the bunch is the…

Wow… Real People Really Do Win These Things!

Too cool... it's Friday again, and to end the week right I thought I'd share this with you––EGR reader Tim Shelton sent me an e-mail about a month ago to let me know that he'd been informed by ESP/Hot Topic that he was chosen as one of the 300 winners in their “Ultimate Guitar Giveaway,” which I wrote about back in November…

REVIEW: ESP's LTD EC-400AT Archtop

Intro The LTD EC-400AT Archtop is Japanese guitar maker ESP's low-cost answer to the much more expensive Gibson Les Paul or even LP Studio. While it comes in two different finishes (Gold and Black,) the metallic Gold model is clearly aimed at guitar players like myself who long for the classically stylish good looks of the mighty Les Paul Goldto…

Biggest Guitar Giveaway Ever In The History Of The World?

Ever since purchasing an EC-400 archtop earlier this year I've become a big fan of ESP's guitars, so I thought I'd point out what looks to be the largest promotional guitar giveaway ever... or at least the largest in my memory. In a PR stunt that's bound to get them some attention from the shredders out there ESP, in cooperation with Hot Topic, a…

Monster Of Metal: ESP Unveils James Hetfield Signature Truckster

A couple of months back we covered ESP's surprisingly affordable James Hetfield Signature guitar, the LTD Truckster, but I thought today we'd take a look at that instrument's more refined (and hence more expensive) sibling – the ESP James Hetfield Signature Truckster. I'm guessing just about any serious Metallica fan (and plenty of non-fa…

Got Myself A New Toy! ESP's LTD EC-400AT Archtop

Well, today I did something that just a while back I thought would never be possible... I bought a Korean made guitar! Believe me, it surprised me too, but you just can't argue with quality, and quality is a feature that ESP's got in spades. So exactly what is this instrument that made me slip on over to the dark side? It's ESP's slick new LTD E…