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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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do you even still have it ?

Re: LTD explorer from 1999 Old style, Black for sale

If its the old one James Hetfield uses and like the old gibson model then e-mail me back!

Re: LTD explorer from 1999 Old style, Black for sale

: If its the old one James Hetfield uses and like the old gibson model then e-mail me back!#

how much £$

I WILLLLLLLLL BUY IT

TELL ME HOW MUCH AND WHEN AND ILL BUY IT

Re: LTD explorer from 1999 Old style, Black for sale

Send me a pic of it and the price

Re: LTD explorer from 1999 Old style, Black for sale

how much do you want for it?

Re: LTD explorer from 1999 Old style, Black for sale

: how much do you want for it and send a pic!

how much?

:
do you still have it?
How much do you want for it?

Highly dense Honduran Rosewood billets available

My father was a woodworker and carver. He recently passed away leaving a very large stack of rough air dried Honduran Rosewood billets at his shop. This Rosewood is very dense, running at about 69 lbs. per foot cubed. There is also a wide range of coloration, including brown, pink and purple hues. The smallest billets are 3.5" by 6.5" in width and they all range from 50 to 100" in length. There are many beautiful guitar parts in this wood! One piece is roughly 5"x12" and 100" long with very few checks and a deep brown purple, very dense (the best piece in the whole bunch).

This wood is located near Detroit. UPS will ship up to 150 lbs. At 69 lbs per cu. ft., 2 cu. ft. can be shipped. The individual billets have a starting weight of about 100 lbs.

This supply is limited. If interested make best offer including payment of shipping fees or inquire for more info. Offers less than $20 per board foot, rough, as is, will not be considered.

JH-3 GUITAR WANTED!!

I am looking for an ESP JH-3 guitar. Must be in excellent condition, not even a little pick scratch. Contact me at Stang8198@aol.com if you have one to sale. Willing to pay good money for one...

Lookinf for ESP EXPs

Hey, I'm looking for the older style explorer from ESP... like the kind that James Hetfield plays. I have a new one, but really want an older one- they are so cool :) If anyone has one that they are willing to sell, please contact me with details at rimathegreat@hotmail.com

thanks for all your help!

Re: Lookinf for ESP EXPs

: Hey, I'm looking for the older style explorer from ESP... like the kind that James Hetfield plays. I have a new one, but really want an older one- they are so cool :) If anyone has one that they are willing to sell, please contact me with details at rimathegreat@hotmail.com

: thanks for all your help!

Re: Lookinf for ESP EXPs

If somebody please has schematic pictures of guitars type James Hetfield from Metallica they order me, I don't have money to buy an ESP and he/she wanted to order to do one with the original measures, any picture serves.
Thank you very much.
Ramirez Costa from Brazil
mantrajoe@hotmail.com.br

esp vintage series strat

i bought this esp vintage series guitar about a year ago used. i own a few fender strats that i thought i would never put down until i played this esp. my problem is the volume pot went bad and i had the guy that does all my work replace it. it has active pickups in it with a chip to control the pickups under the tone pots and he has not been able to figure out how to get it wired right. if anyone knows anything about this type of set-up i would appreciate any info you could pass my way. thanks in advance

Ltd explorer

I am looking for an Esp Ltd explorer 200. Preferebly black.

esp explorer

Does somebody sell a esp guitar, or do you only want to buy them?

Re: esp explorer

I got an ESP EXP with emg 81 pick ups
its really new looking and all pretty and shit. Sounds great to. I found it in a shop i think it has had some custom work done to it. Id have to be offered a really pretty penny to sell it tho. I love the fuckin thing but well im still a business man.

Re: esp explorer

i like the ESP explorer guitars, and i wanna see all the models of ESP exp. to buy one or more

ESP Explorer

I dont care if its ESP or LTD. I want =one bad an i will pay good money for it. please e-mail.

Re: ESP Explorer

Same here, email me as well

tobes@liv4now.com

ESP LTD EXP-200 WANTED!!!

I am searching for a ltd or esp explorer. Not the new 2000 models, but the older one like James Hetfield plays with. I am willing to pay decent money for this please email me.

Re: ESP LTD EXP-200 WANTED!!!

: I am searching for a ltd or esp explorer. Not the new 2000 models, but the older one like James Hetfield plays with. I am willing to pay decent money for this please email me. NO TREMELO PLEASE !!!!!!!!! LTD OR ESP STANDARD

Re: ESP LTD EXP-200 WANTED!!!

: I am searching for a ltd or esp explorer. Not the new 2000 models, but the older one like James Hetfield plays with. I am willing to pay decent money for this please email me.

Re: ESP LTD EXP-200 WANTED!!! yo tambien quiero una

: : I am searching for a ltd or esp explorer. Not the new 2000 models, but the older one like James Hetfield plays with. I am willing to pay decent money for this please email me.

My ESP

I have an ESP Traditional.It's the best guitar i ever had the pleasure of playing. The country music world uses more Gibson&Fender . I have played both ,but the ESP is the better sounding more comfortable fit for me. The boat neck is fitted perfectly for my smaller hands.I don't play lead except a fill or 2 but i would never give it up for tradition.

JH2 James Hetfield 2 Explorer Diamondplate Guitar And KH2 Ouija, Kirk Hammett 2 Ouija Graphic Guitar

I am desparately searching for a JH2 Explorer Diamondplate guitar and a KH2 Ouija guitar I am will to pay top dollar for these guitars so if anybody has one to sell please get back with me as soon as possible!
Thanks!!!!!!!!! wjchilders@dotstar.net

ESP Maverick Deluxe

I bought an ESP Maverick Deluxe in second hand, but I would like to know how much it costs new.
Thanx...

Re: ESP Maverick Deluxe

I have several of these guitars. They were roughly $1400 brand new.

important

please sen me a pic & th price of som explores

JH-1

Hello, I really need pricings and pictures of the jh-1 , And if possible could someone tell me or email me, on how JAmes hetfiled has his jh-1 set up with like the pseical stuff he did to it? thanks

Re: JH-1

: Hello, I really need pricings and pictures of the jh-1 , And if possible could someone tell me or email me, on how JAmes hetfiled has his jh-1 set up with like the pseical stuff he did to it? thanks

Re: JH-1

HAHAHAHahahahaha!!!!!!
You want james hetfield flying with hot or gren flames?hahaha
You re really very funny.
James uses in his house near SFranc mesa boogie tremoverb 2x12 with special tunning.
It costs about 2000$ but without tunnig 1700$
If u are really very rich I can sell u one with green flames
from ESP.
I got one green from James wow that guitar is cool.
Green one is smaller that red.
So if u want just mail me

JH-1

Hey I need prices on the JH-1's

Explorer Guitars

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Hey , i just want to know models , prises , stiles, etc. of Explorers Guitars please send me information to my e-mail, i want to buy one explorer

Re: Explorer Guitars

I fell your pain man, but im glad I dont have to go through it cause iI got one of the last Explorers ever made and it is not for sale for any price.

Re: Explorer Guitars

They Don't make explorers anymore gibson sued ESP for using their design!

Re: Explorer Guitars

They do, just not the same. The new Ex-250, which I had the pleasure of having to return b/c it was scratched from the factory, has the explorer body style with two of the edges on the body bent inward, I guess that was enough of a change for ESP/LTD to get away with.

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