NAMM 2008: ESP reveal new Carpenter and Sambora signature models

ESP has posted images of new instruments set for launch at NAMM 2008 on its MySpace page.

Several of the new guitars are artist signature models, including the Richie Sambora LTD SA-2, which features an original body outline, twin humbuckers and a Floyd Rose vibrato.

Easily the most exciting of the new ESP guitars for us is the bowel-disturbing eight-string Stephen Carpenter signature model.

The Deftones guitarist has again opted for a pair of EMGs and an understated, sleek design in contrast to the aural carnage of which the instrument is undoubtedly capable.

Check out the 'New For 2008' photograph album on ESP's official MySpace page for more new models.

The MusicRadar team

MusicRadar is the number 1 website for music makers of all kinds, be they guitarists, drummers, keyboard players, djs or producers...

GEAR: We help musicians find the best gear with top-ranking gear round-ups and high- quality, authoritative reviews by a wide team of highly experienced experts. TIPS: We also provide tuition, from bite-sized tips to advanced work-outs and guidance from recognised musicians and stars. STARS: We talk to musicians and stars about their creative processes, and the nuts and bolts of their gear and technique. We give fans an insight into the actual craft of music making that no other music website can.