ESP Guitars to distribute Hayden Amps in the U.S.
January 8, 2014
|ESP Guitars has announced that they have partnered with highly-respected UK-based amplifier manufacturer Hayden Amps (NAMM booth 6244), and are now the brand’s official distributor in the United States and Canada. Announced in conjunction with the 2014 NAMM Show, the distribution agreement is effective immediately. Additionally, ESP has worked directly with Hayden on the development of their new HX amplifier series, being debuted at NAMM. ESP will also be distributing the company’s Hayden Dr. Green effects pedal line.
“This is a huge opportunity for ESP, our network of dealers, and our customers,” says Matt Masciandaro, ESP President. “Hayden has a flawless reputation for making high-quality amplifiers, and is a perfect fit for the type of musician who chooses ESP.”
“With ESP, we now have a passionate team behind us in the USA, people who really live and breath it,” says Mark Gooday, founder of Hayden Amps and its sister company, Ashdown Engineering. “This is the start of a long-standing relationship with a fantastic worldwide brand. ESP and Hayden complement each other perfectly.”
The distribution agreement allows Hayden to benefit from ESP’s US and Canada dealer network and service facilities, as well as ESP’s extensive logistics and warehouse operations. Hayden’s new HX amplifier line is designed for players of all ages, styles, and genres, and will be available exclusively in the
US and Canada.
Already a very respected name among serious musicians, Hayden have won awards for a number of their products including the Mini MoFo, The Classic Lead 80, The Booster Shot, and more. Legendary tub amp guru Dave Green, Hayden’s chief designer, has been with the company since 2005, and was previously responsible for some of the most well-known guitar amps in history.