Video: 25 Years of George Lynch and ESP

It was sometime in the mid-'80s that guitar hero George Lynch was on tour in Japan and happened across a little-known manufacturer of custom guitars.

That company was ESP, a company that now boasts guitar titans like James Hetfield, Jeff Hanneman, Alexi Laiho -- and yes, still George Lynch -- among its roster of users.

ESP is celebrating 25 years of their partnership with Lynch with a special video overview of the company's relationship with the storied guitarist. Watch both parts below.

Lynch released his 11th studio album, Kill All Control, last summer.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.