LOS ANGELES, CA. (July 17, 2012) ESP GUITARS, a leading manufacturer of custom guitars for major rock stars, had the world premiere of its latest horror "monster", the LTD BELA LUGOSI DRACULA GUITAR, at the MONSTERVERSE (MV) ENTERTAINMENT BOOTH at the international pop culture event, SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2012 (SDCC 2012). Based upon the international horror film icon,
BELA LUGOSI, this ESP guitar has already generated huge interest among rock musicians, horror fans and the worldwide media.
ESP marketing and sales representative Jeff Moore with Monsterverse's Sam F. Park with the Lugosi guitar and MV books in the special case from Coffin Cases.
Over 130,000 of the most avid pop culture fans from around the world descended upon SDCC 2012 in San Diego, CA, from Thursday, July 12th through Sunday, July 15th to learn of the latest and greatest of the hottest new comic books, movies, TV shows, video games and toys from around the planet.
The Monsterverse booth gave music, horror and comic book fans their first chance to see the highly anticipated LTD Bela Lugosi Dracula Guitar since being announced in June as being available for release in the Fall 2012. The Lugosi guitar was on display at the MV booth throughout the convention.
The artwork for the guitar's graphics was created by former Superman, Star Wars and Spider-Man comic artist Kerry Gammill, publisher of Monsterverse Entertainment's line of popular horror books including the acclaimed "BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE" horror anthology series and the award-winning "FLESH AND BLOOD" horror graphic novel series. Both book series were on sale at the Monsterverse booth along with posters and t-shirt. Monsterverse is known for its stellar contributors from the comic book and film industries such as John Landis, Joe Dante, Rene O'Connor (XENA), John Cassaday (who drew the art on "ASTONISHING X-MEN" for the words of "THE AVENGERS" director and "BUFFY: VAMPIRE SLAYER" creator Joss Whedon), Steve Niles ("30 Days Of Night", "F.E.A.R. 3", Paul Gulacy, Bruce Timm (animated BATMAN), Basil Gogos (FAMOUS MONSTERS, Rob Zombie album covers), Rick Baker and many more.
In addition to the outstanding "BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE" body graphics, the ESP Bela Lugosi guitar features Dracula-themed inlays, and is designed for high-performance playing with an alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, EMG 81 active pickups, and 24 XJ frets. ESP's new LTD BELA LUGOSI DRACULA GUITAR was a huge hit among the fans at the Monsterverse booth at SDCC 2012.
ESP's other horror-themed guitar models were also featured as exhibits by "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine and Kevin Eastman's "Heavy Metal." ESP, one of the world's leading guitar and bass manufacturers, is already well known as the producer of guitars for Metallica guitarist (and well-known monster/horror enthusiast) Kirk Hammett, among many others. This was the public's first chance to see the ne Lugosi guitar that is going to rock the living ...and the dead!
Rick Baker signing his cover for BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE #2.
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Sam F. Park is the west coast editor and a writer/designer at Monsterverse along with working as a producer/screenwriter in Hollywood.