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 TO KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND AN ESP WAVE CASTER (KIRK , CUNNING STUNTS)

I NEED TO KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND AN ESP WAVE CASTER (KIRK , CUNNING STUNTS)

Re: I NEED TO KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND AN ESP WAVE CASTER (KIRK , CUNNING STUNTS)

As far as I know there is only one of those in exsistance. Kirk had one made just for him, at about $3000+ I think. But hey, that's just a drop in the bucket for him.

BUSINESS

I NEED TO KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND AN ESP WAVECASTER (KIRK, CUNNING STUNTS)

Wave caster

I just saw ur post online from way back when. My father and I built Kirk his three wave asters seventeen years ago. We never knew the buzz about them online until now. We are currently producing four limited edition wavecasters and have one ready to ship. My name is Peter,my fathers name is George, you can reach us at 631 833 7788 if u are still interested. We have pictures and options for you to choose everything. Let us know. Good day.

Re: BUSINESS

: I NEED TO KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND AN ESP WAVECASTER in cambridge,ON (KIRK, CUNNING STUNTS).

Autographed KH2

I have an autographed KH2 signature series with certificate for sale. If interested, email me at missouriboatride@netzero.net. It is in excellent condition with a foam fitted hardshell touring case.

Re: Autographed KH2

: I have an autographed KH2 signature series with certificate for sale. If interested, email me at missouriboatride@netzero.net. It is in excellent condition with a foam fitted hardshell touring case. THIS GUITAR IS SOLD AS OF 11/21/02

I need to know where I can find a black diamond plate explorer like the jh2.

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Re: I need to know where I can find a black diamond plate explorer like the jh2.

You need 3000 dollars then. Your best bet is to by an older model ESP LTD EXPLORER and then you can have a black duamond plate put on for 275 dollars. So you are looking at 700-800 at the cheapest. Email me for the link for the diamond plate guy.

Im selling my LTD Explorer

Im selling my LTD Explorer (old style) contact me mikeinsane@aol.com

Re: Im selling my LTD Explorer

Hi there!
how much do you want for the guitar?
can you send me a pic from it?
soanimalfriendly@hotmail.com

Re: Im selling my LTD Explorer

I'm looking for an old style esp explorer or one of the JH series.Email spike42718@yahoo.com if you want to sell one

Re: Im selling my LTD Explorer

: Im selling my LTD Explorer (old style) contact me mikeinsane@aol.com

how much ya want. any pics?

esp kerry king v

if n e one has an esp kerry king v for sale, lemme know
timmy91199@yahoo.ca

peace

ESP EC-1000 and H-1000...

What is the difference between these two guitars, besides the shape, that could help me decide. I can't find any reviews on the H-1000, so any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Lauren ;)

Re: ESP EC-1000 and H-1000...

: What is the difference between these two guitars, besides the shape, that could help me decide. I can't find any reviews on the H-1000, so any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Lauren ;)

As far as I know, the H series guitars are based on the Horizon body style while the EC's are based on the Eclipse body style which is basically a Les Paul. I know the EC's are a little 'chunkier' while the horizons seem to be a good choice for metal guitar. As far as electronics, seems to be fairly close. Both great guitars!

esp exp explorer

lookin to buy a black esp exp explorer if u know where i could get one or u have one for sale email me at metallicmadness@fsmail.net

Re: esp exp explorer

Keep an eye on Ebay. Since the economy is in the dumper, they have been surfacing frequently. Expect to spend $1400 to $2000 on a standard black ESP Custom Explorer.

Forsale: ESP KH-2 Relic Kirk Hammett Signature Series

I'm selling a mint ESP KH-2 Relic. It comes with full warranty card, Certificate of Authenticy, and ESP Hardshell Case. It's number 009 out of 100. I'm looking for your best offer. E-mail me if your interested. Thanks.

PICTURES of ESP KH-2 Relic

Go to this link for pictures of the Relic:

http://home.attbi.com/~billmiller/

Who whant's to sell his esp explorer ltd or custom?

Does anyone have an esp explorer ltd, costom or a jh-2 for sale? I'am looking for a long time now, but i won't give up, just name a reasonable price and we will see.

ESP Set Neck EXP Forsale

hey,
i have an original ESP Black Set Neck Explorer in dead mint condition. it is all black with a dark rosewood fret board and mother of pearl dot inlays. not a scratch on the whole guitar. it is set up just like james' with an EMG 81 at the bridge and EMG 60 at the neck. it also is set up with 2 volume control knobs. i also have installed black sperzel locking tuners. let me know if you are interested.

scotwalker@hotmail.com

Re: ESP Set Neck EXP Forsale

hey man..how much and do u have any pics?

Re: ESP Set Neck EXP Forsale

: hey,
: i have an original ESP Black Set Neck Explorer in dead mint condition. it is all black with a dark rosewood fret board and mother of pearl dot inlays. not a scratch on the whole guitar. it is set up just like james' with an EMG 81 at the bridge and EMG 60 at the neck. it also is set up with 2 volume control knobs. i also have installed black sperzel locking tuners. let me know if you are interested.

: scotwalker@hotmail.com

how much are you asking for it or have you sold it?

Selling ESP KH-2 A.S.A.P!!!

I have a ESP KH-2 that I would like to sell ASAP. Bought brand new in November 2001 still in near mint to mint condition. E-mail me if interested.

Re: Selling ESP KH-2 A.S.A.P!!!

: I have a ESP KH-2 that I would like to sell ASAP. Bought brand new in November 2001 still in near mint to mint condition. E-mail me if interested.

How much??

Re: Selling ESP KH-2 A.S.A.P!!!

Whats the lowest your willing to go for it?

identifying guitars

want to find details on a 60's/early 70's electric hard bodied guitar any ideas on where to look?

Re: identifying my guitar

My mom died and I inherited her 12 string acutstic and I want to find out what type it is but so far no luck. The only clue I have is a model # on the back that # is 319.12270000. The 12270 are underlined any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

I want 2 buy a black LTD -H-201 or H-300

like i said in the subject heading

Explorer for sale

I have a Gibson not ESP explorer for sale. its black neck thru, excellent condition im looking for $950.00 including shipping.
please let me know if interested

jake e lee model

lookig for jake e lee model. contact me if you have one for sale.

ESP Explorer custom for sale

I am custom ordering an ESP EXP custom just like the one James Hetfield used during ...And Justice For All tour. ESP of Japan will still make the EXP model as long as you pick it up in Japan. so if you want one with a set-neck in black or white just like James Hetfield's it will cost $3000.00 which includes case, tax and shipping. I will be picking this guitar up in Japan so I will ship it to you anywhere in the U.S. Just E-mail me if you are interested because I will order up to 2 more guitars in black or white its up to you. E-mail at Jmrdjen@hotmail.com

Ken Lawrence

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Help, I need a photo with the ken lawrence inlays.

Ken Lawrence explorer wanted!!!

i need a james hetfield ken lawrence explorer for continue to live!!! any comment or info please e-mail me!!!!!!

Re: Ken Lawrence explorer wanted!!!

: I am in love with James' Ken Lawrence Explorer. I want to get ESP to custom make a guitar like that for me but i need some pictures of the guitar and cant seem to find any good ones. Could someone please help me? Email me. Thank you.

Re: Ken Lawrence

: Help, I need a photo with the ken lawrence inlays.
I Had A custom ESP Ken Lawrence Explorer made to ad the hardest part was finding the "Father and Son Camping" Inlays, I actuilly used my DVD player to zoom in on the guitar and then I used that picture.

Re: Ken Lawrence

: : Help, I need a photo with the ken lawrence inlays.
: I Had A custom ESP Ken Lawrence Explorer made to and the hardest part was finding the "Father and Son Camping" Inlays, I actuilly used my DVD player to zoom in on the guitar and then I used that picture.

Re: Ken Lawrence

Hey..You had ESP make you one? Thats awsome please email i really need some help with the same guitar!!-viper17j@aol.com

JH-2 for sale

i have a JH-2 for sale in very good condition. I would like to hear what people think it is worth. Thanks

Re: JH-2 for sale

Hey can you send me some pics of the guitar and tell me how much you want for it. Is there anything wrong with the guitar that i should know. I already own the KH-2 model, and i really want the JH-2. my email is hammettisgod@msn.com Thank you.

Re: JH-2 for sale

I've always heard things are only worth what people will buy them for....but if you're looking to sell it, I'm looking to buy it. Is there anything wrong with it (scratches, knicks, marks of any kind, etc.), do you still have the COA and the ESP hard shell case? Is everything entact? Send me an email.

Custom Black ESP Explorer for sale

Hell'O..I have the above now defunct lawsuit explorer with the 'custom' written on the headstock. Black with emg's. NOT LTD!...asking for $1500? if its ok...email me..my ebay account is poor_twisted_me and u can check my feedback..thanx

Re: Custom Black ESP Explorer for sale

: Why don't you put it on ebay with a $1500 reserve? I'd definitely be interested, but I'd really like to see pics and a good description...I'm a big fan of the whole ebay thing. Tell me what you think, because I really don't think you'd have too much trouble selling it on ebay with that kind of a reserve.
: Hell'O..I have the above now defunct lawsuit explorer with the 'custom' written on the headstock. Black with emg's. NOT LTD!...asking for $1500? if its ok...email me..my ebay account is poor_twisted_me and u can check my feedback..thanx

MY ESP EXPLORER HAS BEEN SOLD!

Everyone that continues to email me, I HAVE SOLD IT, two months ago. Please do NOT email me about it anymore. It would have been great to get all these replies THEN, when it took me WEEKS to sell it!

i want esp ex 200 or ltd good conditions.

im looking to buy an esp ex 200 black or white, i want it very good conditions if you have something for me please feel free to writte back.

Re: i want esp ex 200 or ltd good conditions.

: I have a black LTD EX-200. Willing to sell if the price is right. Only been placed twice, hard cover case

ESP M-1000

If somebody have some pics(front, back, side...etc) of m-1000, please send them to my email!
Thank!

ESP S800

I got a s800 model. It's got a beautiful ash body, 24 frets original Floyd bridge, Duncans, gold hardware. Anybody knows in which year ESP made this wonderful guitar?

Re: ESP S800

: I got a s800 model. It's got a beautiful ash body, 24 frets original Floyd bridge, Duncans, gold hardware. Anybody knows in which year ESP made this wonderful guitar?

yes i know 1991

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