ESP Guitars adds Slipknot's Mick Thomson to their artist roster - Knotfest

ESP Guitars adds Slipknot’s Mick Thomson to their artist roster

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on May 18, 2023

The company is currently developing a signature series ESP/LTD for the veteran guitarist.

ESP Guitars has announced the latest addition to their roster of artists. The company has enlisted the inimitable Mick Thomson of legendary metal gamechangers Slipknot as the latest in their family of players. ESP has also confirmed that they are currently working on a ESP/LTD Signature Series for Thomson.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mick as part of the ESP family,” says Tony Rauser, ESP director of artist relations. “Mick is one of the most respected and influential players in the world of metal guitar. The intensity of his aggressive playing style with SLIPKNOT fits perfectly with the energy at ESP.”

“Couldn’t be happier to be in the ESP family,” said Thomson. “So impressed with everything I’ve been playing live, and there’s a great energy with everyone I’ve dealt with. We are currently working on specs for some customs that I know will be killer. It’s been taking longer than expected, as deciding on a model hasn’t been easy. Too many possibilities for monster guitars. Admittedly, It’s been a great problem to have.”

Thomson joins the likes of Stephen Carpenter of Deftones, Page Hamilton of Helmet, Brian “Head” Welch of KORN, Willie Adler of Lamb of God, Bill Keliher of Mastodon, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica as the latest recruit to the expansive family of ESP guitarists.

The full roster of ESP artists can be found – HERE

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