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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Black ESP Explorer

Does anybody want to sell a black esp explorer. I want to buy one then have a black diamond plate put on it later if i decide to. So if any one has a Hetfield model black esp explorer email me please. thank you.

Re: ESP Custom Explorer for Sale

I live in england so if thats a problem let me know. how much would you want for it?: I have a late 1990's Black ESP Custom (not LTD) for sale. The body is in perfect condition; no nicks, scratches, dents, ect. The headstock has one tiny blemish at the tip, but is barely noticeable. If interested, e-mail me for pics and offer. I'm in the process of ordering a new set of EMG's (81/60) since the first owner switched them out for some reason.

Re: ESP Custom Explorer for Sale

hey man.. how much do u want fo r it.. ill also trade u two of my guitars and put in sum money.. i have an epiphone got explorer like brand new, and an ibanez rg370dx 2 months old.. and then i could add in sum money too

ESP Custom Shop Explorer

I have a black ESP Explorer (this is not an LTD) that I am hesitantly going to depart with. Dual EMG 81 pickups, rosewood fretboard, bolt on neck, black finish. Head stock says ESP Custom on the front and has the white ESP Customshop stamp on the back. I small nick in the paint on the end of the headstock, one small nick where the neck bolts on. This was bought to play and was. Never gigged out and always in a smoke free environment. Comes with ESP hard shell case. Contact me at spiesdemise@netzero.com to make an offer or request pics. The price I have in mind is around $1600, plus shipping.

Re: ESP Custom Shop Explorer

This Explorer is sold!

NEED M-II or KH-2...will accept LTD's as well. Any condition, any price!

I really really need to find an M-II, no matter what condition, what price, what color...whatever...I'll take any M-II, or M style guitar. Including LTD's...as long as it's got a reverse head stock. Shit, I don't even care if it has pickups in it. Doesn't matter, I just need one ASAP! Drop me an email if you have anything I might be interested in. Willing to trade for an ESP also.

Re: NEED M-II or KH-2...will accept LTD's as well. Any condition, any price!

Hey man I have a kh-502 with a fernandes sustainer in it...very cool...are you interested?

Re: NEED M-II or KH-2...will accept LTD's as well. Any condition, any price!

: Hey man I have a kh-502 with a fernandes sustainer in it...very cool...are you interested?

no. Just ordered a brand new MII and 2 EMG 81's.

ESP Kerry King V (not BC RICH)

If anyone has a Kerry King ESP Slayer V for sale, let me know. Like I said before, not BC RICH.

Thanks

Re: ESP Kerry King V (not BC RICH)

: If anyone has a Kerry King ESP Slayer V for sale, let me know. Like I said before, not BC RICH.

: Thanks

hey man!

still interrestet in a ESP KKV CUSTOM???
i own one and want to sell it!

greetz from germany
marc

Re: ESP Kerry King V (not BC RICH)

Hey man...I got the Black Kerry King,Signature V King-Custom, 2 active Emg´s 81 bla,bla...for Sale

Re: ESP Kerry King V (not BC RICH)

I have seen them on eBay from time to time. They go for about $1500 USD

KH-1

I NEED THE KH-1 FLYING V GUITAR THAT KIRK HAMMET HAS, SO IF U HAVE ONE AND WANT TO SELL IT THEN EMIAL ME!

WANTED: MARSHALL AMPS!

Hey, I'm on the hunt now for a 100 watt JCM 800 2203 head w/ vertical inputs and/or a JCM 2000 100 watt head. EMail me if you have one!

Marshall amp and esp guitar on ebay cheap!

I thought id let everyone know this looks like a great deal....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33038&item=3715694065&ssPageName=STRK:MEBBI:IT

Re: Marshall amp and esp guitar on ebay cheap!

that amp alone is worth 300

I NEED AN ESP F-200

I DONT CARE IF THE WIRING IS BAD OR IF THE PICKUPS ARE SHOT, I WILL GUT THE THING EMPTY AND PUT MY OWN WIRING, I ALREADY HAVE AN ESP F-200 WHICH IS CUSTOMIZED BUT I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A SECOND ONE IN MY COLLECTION. THIS ONE IM GOING TO USE FOR DROP TUNING. ALL I CARE IS FOR THE NECK TO BE GOOD AND THE BODY IN MINT CONDITION (MINIMUM REQUIREMENT IS FOR IT TO HAVE A MINT CONDITION)ANYONE OFFERING IT FOR A REASONABLE PRICE OR IF YOU SEEN SOMEWHERE PLEASE INFORM ME. MY E-MAIL IS CAMBASTUDIOS@HOTMAIL.COM
THANKS.

esp jh-1

i am interested in a jh-1. anybody seen one?

ESP Guitar

I need and ESP Guitar. I want the JH2 diamond plated etc... but I will take even an LTD. Someone offer me something!!!!!!

Re: ESP Guitar

: I need and ESP Guitar. I want the JH2 diamond plated etc... but I will take even an LTD. Someone offer me something!!!!!!how much is a jh2 worth?

Re: ESP Guitar

I have a ESP JH2 number 021 for sale, no COA but has hang tag from ESP and OHSC. 1900 plus shipping expenses firm. Email if interested.-Ansley-

looking for esp jh2

i would like to know if jh2 is not sold yet ? if not,i wanna buy it ! send me pictures please!
thank you very much

I need and ESP Guitar. I want the JH2 diamond plated etc... but I will take even an LTD. Someone off

: I need and ESP Guitar. I want the JH2 diamond plated etc... but I will take even an LTD. Someone offer me something!!!!!!

Looking for ESP Explorer/Black, like James Hetfields for my son!! Anyone?!!

Does anyone have a ESP Explorer in Black, the one James Hetfield uses?? I would like to find one for my son!
Thanks
Tracy

Re: Looking for ESP Explorer/Black, like James Hetfields for my son!! Anyone?!!

: Does anyone have a ESP Explorer in Black, the one James Hetfield uses?? I would like to find one for my son!
: Thanks
: Tracy

There is one on eBay right now (6-17-04) going for $300. It is a black ESP LTD.

wanted sam rivers signiture bass

hello evry one does any one els other than san rivers have a sam rivers signitture bass coz i would like to buy it

kirk hammett 202

im really looking 4 a kh202 at a good price and ill give you a ibanez gax75 also!

KH-2 or Ouija

Looking for a Ouija or a KH-2 in good condition. Email if you have one or know of one for sale. Really like to have the Ouija if price is right. Thanks

Re: KH-2 or Ouija

: Looking for a Ouija or a KH-2 in good condition. Email if you have one or know of one for sale. Really like to have the Ouija if price is right. Thanks

i am wanted ouija guitar

i am wanted ouija guitar.i am buy this guitar................................

FOR SALE: ESP Custom Black Set-Neck Explorer

Hey guys,

I have a black ESP Custom Set-Neck Explorer in dead mint/new condition with hardcase that I'm considering selling ONLY if the offer is right. This is NOT the bolt-on EXP that ESP offered a few years back, but a true Japanese Custom Explorer with the same specs as James Hetfield's famed guitars of the Black Album era...in other words, THE GREATEST METAL GUITAR EVER!!

For specs and pics, check out my page: http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~cizmirli/Pictures/Explorer/

I won't be checking this board, so any questions should be directed to my email at: toometal1981@yahoo.com

I don't know how much I'd let this go for, so if you are SERIOUS about purchasing, please make an offer and we'll talk.

Thanks for looking =)

Re: FOR SALE: ESP Custom Black Set-Neck Explorer

: Hey guys,

: I have a black ESP Custom Set-Neck Explorer in dead mint/new condition with hardcase that I'm considering selling ONLY if the offer is right. This is NOT the bolt-on EXP that ESP offered a few years back, but a true Japanese Custom Explorer with the same specs as James Hetfield's famed guitars of the Black Album era...in other words, THE GREATEST METAL GUITAR EVER!!

: For specs and pics, check out my page: http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~cizmirli/Pictures/Explorer/

: I won't be checking this board, so any questions should be directed to my email at: toometal1981@yahoo.com

: I don't know how much I'd let this go for, so if you are SERIOUS about purchasing, please make an offer and we'll talk.

: Thanks for looking =)

Ill buy it how uch u wan for it

Re: FOR SALE: ESP Custom Black Set-Neck Explorer

: : Hey guys,

: : I have a black ESP Custom Set-Neck Explorer in dead mint/new condition with hardcase that I'm considering selling ONLY if the offer is right. This is NOT the bolt-on EXP that ESP offered a few years back, but a true Japanese Custom Explorer with the same specs as James Hetfield's famed guitars of the Black Album era...in other words, THE GREATEST METAL GUITAR EVER!!

: : For specs and pics, check out my page: http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~cizmirli/Pictures/Explorer/

: : I won't be checking this board, so any questions should be directed to my email at: toometal1981@yahoo.com

: : I don't know how much I'd let this go for, so if you are SERIOUS about purchasing, please make an offer and we'll talk.

: : Thanks for looking =)

:
: Hi,
: Im real interested in this guitar because i love and and love metallica. Prehaps i possible you could send me a picture, and (because i don't know) a starter price.

: Talk soon.

: SBird

selam sen izmirlimisin?bana gitarýndan bahset

: Hey guys,

: I have a black ESP Custom Set-Neck Explorer in dead mint/new condition with hardcase that I'm considering selling ONLY if the offer is right. This is NOT the bolt-on EXP that ESP offered a few years back, but a true Japanese Custom Explorer with the same specs as James Hetfield's famed guitars of the Black Album era...in other words, THE GREATEST METAL GUITAR EVER!!

: For specs and pics, check out my page: http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~cizmirli/Pictures/Explorer/

: I won't be checking this board, so any questions should be directed to my email at: toometal1981@yahoo.com

: I don't know how much I'd let this go for, so if you are SERIOUS about purchasing, please make an offer and we'll talk.

: Thanks for looking =)

Re: FOR SALE: ESP Custom Black Set-Neck Explorer

Guitar is no longer available

Wanted LTD EXP explorer (not ex)

Willing to pay $$$$ from any country. Email me with what you got. :)

Axeshop

Does anyone know if the axeshop, located at the following website, has been closed down permanently or not? It was a pretty cool site to get ESP custom copies. Thanks. Mangymutt1@hotmail.com http://www.geocities.com/theaxeshop/index.html

Still lookin for a damn ESP explorer, no LTD's!!

I'd appreaciate some help on looking for an ESP Custom Explorer. Thanks!

EXPLORER

Hey LOOKING FOR WHITE ESP CUSTOM EXPLORER WITH OR WITHOUT EMG'S...LIKE JAMES HETFIELDS....EMGS ARE PREFERED ALREADY INSTALLED BUT CAN BE PUT IN LATER...EXPLORER BODY NEEDED

Re: EXPLORER

: Got two myself , both loaded with emg 81's. they'er straight from the custom shop too. good luck on the search .

I NEED 7-STRING IBANEZS AND PEDALS

If anyone has a 7string Ibanez, whether it works or not, I want it. I'll pay as much as $250, its used so thats how much I think a peice of wood with metal should cost. And pedals, whether they work or not, I will take them. GIVE ME A EMAIL! Gashinhead@hotmail.com

WANTED:ESP F-207 or MF-207

I am looking to buy a good 7-string guitar that looks cool on stage, and this is my favorite look. They have been discontinued and i cant find them anywhere. Please contact me if u know where to find one or have one.

Re: WANTED:ESP F-207 or MF-207

I have one that is killer...but my baby just collects dust (ousted by my new Gibson Flying V). If you're still interested, let me know.

got it

I got one so if you{re still interested write to my email address

KH-4

Looking for a KH-4 signature... will pay top dollar! Email me at the_peoples_champion_316@hotmail.com if you are selling.

Wanted: ESP MII, or any KH-2. Will trade 2 guitars for one, regardless of condition!

I'm looking for any ESP MII (preferrably black), or any ESP KH-2 or KH-2...In trade, I will give you a Jackson USA Soloist, excellent condition, and a custom Ibanez RG560. Jackson was appraised recently at $875, the Ibanez @ $520. I'll give you both guitars, with hardshell cases. Email me for pics and specs.

Re: Wanted: ESP MII, or any KH-2. Will trade 2 guitars for one, regardless of condition!

I've got an M-II Custom, neck thru, blk, w/ emg-81's. email me if interested.

: I'm looking for any ESP MII (preferrably black), or any ESP KH-2 or KH-2...In trade, I will give you a Jackson USA Soloist, excellent condition, and a custom Ibanez RG560. Jackson was appraised recently at $875, the Ibanez @ $520. I'll give you both guitars, with hardshell cases. Email me for pics and specs.

White ESP Custom Explorer

I am looking for a while ESP Custom Explorer guitar. When I say white, I mean Alpine/Olympic white. I do not want a "yellowed" Explorer. Please email me at mangymutt1@hotmail.com if you have any leads. Thanks!

Re: White ESP Custom Explorer

i have the guitar u want~~~but it is black~~~

Re: White ESP Custom Explorer

do you still have the guitar? im interested in buying it if you do, or if anyone else has the same model in any color i dont care what it is please email me at Brothersamarine@yahoo.com

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