ESP heralds the return of Kirk Hammett's KH-3 Spider Eclipse with star-studded video streaming events

Kirk Hammett
(Image credit: ESP / Mick Hutson/Redferns)

NAMM 2021 isn't taking place in the physical realm this year, but you'll find all the hottest January gear launches in our guide to the biggest guitar, amp and pedal releases of 2021 so far.

Whenever a new year rolls around, ESP's product announcements truly set the bar. The guitar giant has already revealed a variety of sleek new LTD Deluxe models, the LTD Arctic Metal Series – a color-flipped version of its popular single pickup Black Metal Series – and the Josh Middleton signature JM-II, to name a mere few.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.