ESP Guitars has announced a new division called the Tombstone Case Company, which is set to deliver a new line of graphic-intense hardshell cases and gig bags for guitars and basses.
“What led us to create Tombstone was that many ESP customers wanted to have instrument cases with a level of character that goes beyond the traditional look,” says Jeff Moore, ESP Senior Vice President. “We’re very excited about Tombstone as a whole new area of business for ESP, and cool new choices for our customers.”
The initial case in the Tombstone line was created expressly for ESP’s new Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH-WZ White Zombie guitar. Unlike many other graphic-based cases, Tombstone uses a high-resolution digital reproduction for its graphics, with a state-of-the-art graphics infusion process resulting in a photo-quality reproduction and a much finer detailed look than typical silkscreening. The cases are based on original artwork created by longtime ESP designer Dave Ruhr.
The first Tombstone cases for ESP models will be available in the second quarter of 2014, and the company plans on creating subsequent cases to fit a variety of guitars and basses from other brands.