Esp is opening an American production facility for the first time in its history. Although ESP and Schecter are both owned by the same company, and both manufacture in Korea for their lower-end LTD and Diamond lines respectively, the quality ESP guitars have always been made in Japan, entirely separate from the Schecter USA custom shop. It’s curious timing because Schecter just expanded its US factory and revised is USA Production Series. Are these new USA ESPs being built in the same factory? I can’t find any info confirming or denying it, but if I find out more I’ll report back with the info.
Source: Premier Guitar