Oral History Information
Company NameESP Guitars
Hisatake Shibuya takes great pride in developing music education opportunities for students wishing to bring music into their lives. By forming music schools in Japan and later opening the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, Hisatake-san has created a model for extended musical education programs. The schools are funded largely by his ESP Guitar Company, which was formed in 1975, and provides instruments and gear around the world.