Noisegate were lucky enough to be alongside ESP Guitars Australia and be part of an exclusive tour of the ESP Guitars factories located in Tokyo, Japan. We were also very fortunate to get up close in the workshops and get a glimpse into the world of ESP, where some of the best guitars in the world are made today.
ESP Custom Shop
ESP’s Custom Shop is where your dream guitar can become a reality. All Custom Shop orders are ‘one off’ builds that are made to customer specification. You can choose every specification of the guitar from the body & neck shape, all materials and components used as well as well-known or custom finishes. These instruments are generally not made available for other people to purchase, and therefore represent most exclusive series of instruments ESP make.
The ESP Original Series are small batches of production runs from the ESP Custom Shop, that feature ESP’s well known shapes like the Arrow, Horizon, M & more. They have set specifications and finishes, but are still hand-made using only the finest woods and components. If you’re looking for the best, but not looking for a custom finish or spec, this is the line of guitars for you to check out!
The ESP E-II Series are considered to be the ‘standard series’ from ESP, as they were formally known by. They’re built in separate factory from the Custom Shop in Tokyo, Japan. They are a less expensive line of guitars compared to the Custom Shop, but are still made with no compromise to quality of the build, spec and finish. These are guitars are built for the road, studio and for anyone who knows and wants a high quality guitar.