ESP was born in a Tokyo repair shop back in 1975, selling customized replacement guitar parts and Japanese crafted instruments. From these humble beginnings there has always existed a creative spirit rooted in exceptional quality. Soon thereafter, ESP's reputation for excellence began spreading across the globe and by the 1980s they began designing and building custom instruments without ever looking back. Influenced first and foremost by their collaboration with many of the most legendary guitar and bass players throughout the industry, ESP instruments don't hold anything back, showcasing style and radiating confidence. From their Japanese and American made signature models to the wide-reaching ESP LTD line, ESP offers unmatched variety and excellence for any guitar or bass player.