The ESP Saga began in the year 1975 with the production of spare parts for guitars and continued in the legendary custom shops in Tokyo and New York, which transformed ESP into a brand closely associated with Rock music. ESP's impressive artist roster features names like Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield (Metallica), Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), Richard Z. Kruspe (Rammstein), George Lynch, Stephen Carpenter (Deftones), Tom Araya (Slayer), Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Head (Korn), GLenn Tipton (Judas Priest), and Max Cavalera (Soulfly).