ESP Guitar Company, Inc

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The ESP Guitar Company (Electric Sound Products), located in North Hollywood, California, is a prominent manufacturer of electric guitars and basses.

The company was created by Hisatake Shibuya in 1975 as a chain of music retail stores in Japan. In 1983, ESP started making replacement parts and started making hand-made custom guitars in 1985. In 1986, ESP opened an office in New York City to make custom guitars for American players. In 1996, ESP started a new brand, the LTD. The LTD guitars are similar to ESP guitars and more affordable. According to ESP, LTDs are made on an assembly line in Korea from cheaper materials than ESPs, which are handcrafted in Japan. They still provide the optional custom service which made them in the first place.

ESP found fame by providing guitars for guitarists who went on to become leading exponents of thrash metal music in the 1980s, most famously to Metallica. As a result of these endorsements, ESP has gone on to become one of the largest suppliers of guitars for use in heavy music.

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I NEED A JH-2 ANYONE HAVE ONE.

Hi does anyone have a jh-2 for sale, i've been looking for one for 3 years now, and i need one bad. If you have one for sale please e-mail me.

ESP JH-3 Wanted

please email me if you are selling an ESP JH-3 or know someone who is. thanks. email me at jaymzhetfieldjh1@metallica.com

Young entreprenuer seeks great guitars.

Hello, my name is Scott Kaskey. I am currently developing a business plan in guitar retailing. I have played many different models of ESP, and would be honored to carry the line. I especially like the wood grain finish, and the playability of every single guitar.

Please send me any product information that would be useful, including telephone numbers, and contact information. I look forward to contacting you in the future, and establishing what could be a profitable and long lasting relationship.

Sincerly, Scott Kaskey

Young entreprenuer seeks great guitars.

Hello, my name is Scott Kaskey. I am currently developing a business plan in guitar retailing. I have played many different models of ESP, and would be honored to carry the line. I especially like the wood grain finish, and the playability of every single guitar.

Please send me any product information that would be useful, including telephone numbers, and contact information. I look forward to contacting you in the future, and establishing what could be a profitable and long lasting relationship.

Sincerly, Scott Kaskey

Hetfield Guitars

If you've got a JH-*, or know where to purchase one, let me know and we'll talk.

Re: Hetfield Guitars

I have a JH-1 in mint condition with original case and certificate of authenticity. it is $2,500.00, email me at FMartell@webtv.net, lets talk. Thanks

ESP Explorer exp-300

Im looking for a EXP-300 Explorer by ESP its just like Hetfields Explorer but it has a Floyd Rose Licensed Tremmeloe bar In Black with black chrome hardware

Re: ESP Explorer exp-300

then its not like his because he doesnt use tremolo

Wanted ESP JH-3

please email me if you are selling an ESP JH-3 or know someone who is. will pay good money for one. thanks
JaymzHetfieldJH1@metallica.com

Esp explorer

Please, I want the measurements of The Esp Black Explorer that James Hetfield uses. What EMG Pickups is that? what Wood it uses?

Thanks for future Anwsers

Re: Esp explorer

Jaymz Uses a custom ESP Explorer with the following specs:
Set Neck
Ebony Fretboard
Mahogany Body
Maple Neck with 22 XJ frets
Tune-o-Matic Bridge
2 Volume controls (one for each pickup)
EMG-60 (Neck)
EMG-81 (Bridge)
The scale is 25.5"

wanted ltd exp200

Im looking for a ltd exp200 color does not matter preferably the set neck but im still interested let me know

esp black explorer

I want to know where I can looking for an ESP black explorer
Thank for a futur answer.

"Boing " Guitar Wanted !!!!

Hi I'm Lookin' for the same Esp used by the Goo Goo Dolls's singer Johnny Rzeznik, in the "There you are " video. It's yellow,with the strat body,one Pick up in the bridge position,and only one knob.Formerly was yellow,and after was covered in Black elictrical tape.Someone can help me ,please !!! I think it's a cheap Esp,but I don't know the correct name !!!

"Boing"

The Boing guitar was a custom job from ESP, it was later covered in black electrical tape. Sadly there really is no ESP line that is similar to the Boing guitar

Boing Guitar ESP

I finally found it. but in candy apple red with 2 knobs. It's a n esp m-1

ESP M-1 metallic purple

Can anyone tell me about this guitar? It's metallic purple, I guess about 10-13 years old, Floyd (not routed), 22 frets. Cool guitar, I'm using it as a spare and just got it today. It's an M-1 - I need info!! Any help much appreciated.

Brian.

Re: ESP M-1 metallic purple

HI,CHECK OUT WWW.HARMONY-CENTRAL.COM GO TO USER REVIEWS,THEN CLICK GUITARS. AND CHOOSE BROWSE BY MANUFACTURER. YOULL FIND ESP,CLICK ON IT AND LOOK FOR YOUR M-1 CUSTOM.GREAT SITE,HAS ANYTHING YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW.OK,ENJOY RICK

XJ-6 or 12 wanted

I am searching for these guitars if you have one to sell PLEASE contact me.. Also need a case for the one I already own.

Thanks for looking!~G

Is there anywhere in Canadian currency the an LTD explorer...

It there anywhere, preferrable Canada, that I can buy a black LTD explorer, as James Hetfield uses, and a diamond plate for it? In Canadian currency?

ESP MH-300 or H-300 Wanted

I am looking for either of these types of ESP's. Email me if you can help me out. i got $$$ (cash)
Thank you

i got an ESP MH-300 for sale

comes with case. it has dual emg 81's and the emg-exg wires. plays great, mint condition. just i am getting an other guitar and i have 9 of them so... selling for 500. all work has been done by David from Guitar Center. and if you want i can give you 2 pots and the 2 emg-hz pick ups. let me know/

ESP Guitars

I am wondering if anyone knows the model number of the ESP Gothic-style Guitar from the 99 catalog. Is it the same as the F-200 from this years?

I want a ouija guitar tell me where???

I am looking to buy a ouija guitar I want to know how do i get one or where?

Re: I want a ouija guitar tell me where???

i have a star and moon ouija in near mint condition.
i might sell if the offer is right

Re: I want a ouija guitar tell me where???

: I am looking to buy a ouija guitar I want to know how do i get one or where?

He y jerk go to ebay.com

Re: ouiga

: hey wassup..got to Ed Romans guitars on the net..they will make one for you

Explorer replacement necks

I managed to get hold of a limited Explorer, one of the last in the country (UK), a few months back. At the time, I didn't have the cash to buy a proper ESP Explorer, well over a grand. However, I've now changed the shitty Duncan Designs with kickass EMG 81 and 89s. I'm wondering about how I can change the neck and further upgrade my little beauty. Does anyone know how or where I can get a proper ESP Explorer neck, preferably with some fancy inlays, like Hetfield's chain of man to wolf?
Thanx a lot!

Re: Explorer replacement necks

ok....... EBAY

ESP LTD M-50

Does anyone got an M-50. If so, could you comment on it or give it a review?

Re: ESP LTD M-50

yea, i am gettin a m-50 from musiciansfriend. they r awsome guitars and very nice. same concept of the KH-502 LTD, they r nice, and u chould get one. go to this site for more review about it, www.musiciansfriend.com

Re: ESP LTD M-50

Ciao.
I'm an Italian people.
My English is not very well.
I ask you some information.
I'm interested to buy an LTD, could you give me some technics information about this tipe of guitar (pickup, ecc..) ?
My E-mail is: kirk_ha@libero.it
Thank you

Re: ESP LTD M-50

I recently got an LTD M50...Its a really cool looking guitar...its nice to play and sounds good...
The only thing i dont like is that the LTDs Deluxe Humbuckers are weak....but its an overall cool guitar

(Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

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Hi!!
I am a ESP guitar collector I am a Korean!!
I have a ESP JH-2 and this guitar is new product(not used)
If you really want JH-2..... I will use bank on-line system and UPS
with hardcase/etc full option
Please reply

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: Hi!!
: I am a ESP guitar collector I am a Korean!!
: I have a ESP JH-2 and this guitar is new product(not used)
: If you really want JH-2..... I will use bank on-line system and UPS
: with hardcase/etc full option
: Please reply

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hi i am a turkish guy. I want to buy the guitar but first i must see it and learn the price you want. mail me: emre_can84@hotmail.com

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: Hi!!
: I am a ESP guitar collector I am a Korean!!
: I have a ESP JH-2 and this guitar is new product(not used)
: If you really want JH-2..... I will use bank on-line system and UPS
: with hardcase/etc full option
: Please reply

I am a very serious Metallica fan, guitar player, and guitar collector. I would very much like to add the ESP JH-2 James Hetfield guitar to my collection. If the guitar is mint with the hard shell case and certificate of authenticity, feel free to email me and perhaps we can work out a price. Thanks.

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

I can trade for one is it made in the USA?

I've been dying to get this guitar for a long time. I'm selling a guitar package and the guy who was going to buy it said he could'nt offord it right now so would you consider a trade? I can send pictures.
perfect condition a “blue” Hondo II “ESP COPY” electric guitar, with all tools, a danelectro distortion pedal, gig bag “guitar bag combo backpack and carry”, some extra Ernie ball strings, a whammy bar, a guitar strap, a tuner, 2 input cord, and a guitar tuner. Also included 35 watt amp/Pa system. Imput for a mic, bass guitar, electric guitar and a foot pedal. It has a built in depth switch, bass, and tremble along with distortion.

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: Hi!!
: I am a ESP guitar collector I am a Korean!!
: I have a ESP JH-2 and this guitar is new product(not used)
: If you really want JH-2..... I will use bank on-line system and UPS
: with hardcase/etc full option
: Please reply

just let me know how much you want for it and I'll see what I can do. I'm a huge Hettfield and explorer fan so this guitar would be the perfect instrument for me. Just let me know about the price. Thanks, have a good day.
Jonathan

sup DUDE?

ill buy it!

just JUST e-mail me with the price so i can get money out of the bank!!!

jeje!

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: Hi!!
: I am a ESP guitar collector I am a Korean!!
: I have a ESP JH-2 and this guitar is new product(not used)
: If you really want JH-2..... I will use bank on-line system and UPS
: with hardcase/etc full option
: Please reply

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: : Dude I need this guitar. I've been dreaming about it since the first time I saw it, please E-mail me the price of the legendary JH-2 so I can see if I can buy it.

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: : Dude I need this guitar. I've been dreaming about it since the first time I saw it, please E-mail me the price of the legendary JH-2 so I can see if I can buy it.

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: Hi!!
: I am a ESP guitar collector I am a Korean!!
: I have a ESP JH-2 and this guitar is new product(not used)
: If you really want JH-2..... I will use bank on-line system and UPS
: with hardcase/etc full option
: Please reply--------------------I am dying for this guitar, but im sure you'v had a million people tell you that already so nevermind. I want to know how much your looking for, and if your price changes- fine with me, ill still be willing to pay it. I'd like to know the condition of the guitar, the hardware specifics so i know what or if anything has been changeed. Also is there a certificate or anything that came with it. I'v been looking for one of these for a while so i was happy to find this,

Thanks a lot, i hope to here back
- justin -email: TheSanitarium21@aol.com

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: :
: : : : Dude I need this guitar. I've been dreaming about it since the first time I saw it, please E-mail me the price of the legendary JH-2 so I can see if I can buy it.

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: I'm VERY interested, been looking for 2 years now. Please email me w/ the price! Thanx!

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

HOW MUCH????!!!!!

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

Hi plz email me with the price you want for it.

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

how much do you want for it (JH-2)

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: how much do you want for it (JH-2)

Re: (Sell)ESP JH-2 new product

: : : : Dude I need this guitar. I've been dreaming about it since the first time I saw it(in a concert) , please E-mail me the price of the legendary JH-2 so I can see if I can buy it.

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