In 2014 ESP Guitars introduced a new range of American made models to the lineup. Based in North Hollywood California, the workshop has grown to offer ESP customers everything you’d expect from this prestigious brand and more but now in USA made configuration. Options include classic shapes such as the Horizon, Eclipse, M and more recently the V. A fairly small operation sees around a dozen ESP specialized staff members make, assemble and finish these fine guitars in Hollywood with some of the finest woods, electronics and materials available in the market today.
Jeff Moore – ESP Guitars
‘We started the ESP USA project in 2014 when we opened our current factory in North Hollywood CA. This facility allows us to create instruments that continue ESP’s tradition of excellence in guitar building with instruments made in California. Now we’re taking things a step further by offering you the ability to select among available body styles with any offered finish, woods and pickups to create your own ESP USA instrument. Or check out our two website galleries to view completed instruments at ESP today, and instruments already shipped to authorized dealers and distributors’
Some recent Photos from the Visit to the ESP Guitars USA Workshop
Alex Skolnick of Testament has become ESP USA’s main endorsee, flying the flag for these USA made guitars globally. Alex has worked with Stu Hamm, Ozzy Osbourne and Lamb of God to name a few, renowned for his versatile musicality and blistering chops. A fairly new line up to the ESP guitar offering will only see more major guitarists make the move to these American made instruments, further cementing ESP into the heavily competitive guitar market.
ESP strive to offer more body shapes, woods and configurations to the modern guitarist in the future, continually growing the ESP guitars catalogue and creating a brand offering that cannot be sniffed at. One of the world’s biggest electric guitar companies is getting bigger, what’s next for these guys we wonder?