Richie Sambora signs with ESP guitars

The new ESP Sambora signature model
The new ESP Sambora signature model

Seen a million faces and rocked them all? Check. Made serious bank from selling boatloads of records? Check. Dated and/or married a bevy of the world's finest women? Double-check. Got your own ESP Signature model guitar? Pretty soon.

As we first revealed before Winter NAMM, Richie Sambora, the famed Bon Jovi guitarist, is the newest member of the ESP family of artists. A new Signature Series guitar model designed by Sambora and his long-time associate and expert luthier Chris Hofschneider, the LTD SA-2, will soon be available at ESP/LTD dealers. Sambora becomes the latest high-profile guitarist to choose ESP, joining current ESP artists such as James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Wayne Static (Static-X), Will Adler (Lamb of God), George Lynch, Ron Wood, and others.

"We are beyond pleased to have Richie Sambora on the ESP team," says Allen Steelgrave, ESP's director of marketing and artist relations. " Around the world, Richie is one of the most well-known and immediately recognized guitarists through his years of work with Bon Jovi. We couldn't be happier that he's chosen ESP Guitars to manufacture his signature model."

Matt Masciandaro, ESP president, agrees. "For the past 30 years, much of ESP's success is owed to endorsements by artists like Richie. He has influenced an entire generation of rock guitarists, and we're very proud to offer an affordable LTD model that meets his high standards."

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