Following Namm 2017 we had the opportunity to visit the ESP USA factory in North Hollywood.
The factory commenced operation in 2004 and produces a limited number of guitars which have become a very sought after by ESP enthusiasts worldwide.
The guitars are hand finished and come complete with a hard-formed cases and certificates of authenticity which outline all of the build specifications.
For the visit we were joined by Lorelle Scarlett of Scarlett Music Melbourne and Dylan Mallia of Guitar Factory Parramatta both authorised ESP USA Australian Dealers who received a tour of the complex, including the wood store, high tech body making rooms, paint and finish rooms and the quality and inspection department.
Lorelle and Dylan were also then given the rare opportunity to design their own USA guitars, selecting the design, a customised colour and the pickups. It will be interesting to see if these custom guitars hit the stores or become one-off mementoes!
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