Dear friends and fellow musicians,

first and foremost, I’d like to thank you for your interest in ESH products. When I started the company in 1989, I did it with a simple idea in mind – to set up a company that builds the best tube guitar amplifiers in the Czech Republic.

In the late 1980s, during my last years at university, I started playing guitar in a local band. I quickly realized that tubes were essential to get the warm, robust sound that players demand. Shortly thereafter, I started spending every free moment that I had doing repairs and modifications to tube amps. The time spent doing this work paid huge dividends when I started designing and manufacturing amps myself. Perhaps the most important lesson that I learned in that time was how NOT to make amps. All around me, I saw more and more companies falling into the same short-sighted traps; it started to be clear to me that most modern manufacturers had begun to cut corners to such a degree that the quality and robustness of their products were falling dramatically, and that many products seemed to be designed just to last up to the point when their warranties expired. This was in stark contrast to the not-so-distant past, when high build quality was a key factor in many of these companies’ initial popularity. 

I like high-quality gear that is well engineered. If that makes me “old-school”, I’ll accept that label without hesitation, because I know that I am not alone. At the end of the day, it‘s always the individual players’ satisfaction that matters most. That’s why I never try to cut corners at any step in the manufacturing process. Only the highest-quality components from all around the world, often times built-to-spec for us, go into ESH amps. Significant amounts of time are spent tweaking the designs even if a slight improvement of tonal responsiveness can be achieved. White this is very time-intensive, it represents the commitment that I have made to design amps that help both domestic and internationally-known players along on their search for the ultimate guitar tone. I consider fine-tuning of these sensitive, high-impedance tube circuits to be the most enjoying part of my job. 

ESH gear is fully developed, handcrafted, tested and fine-tuned here in the Czech Republic. In our desire to maintain high standards, we keep every step of the manufacturing process under strict quality control. We have refused to outsource any of the production like many of the most well-known brands have done. Designing and manufacturing amps is not just a job for me, it’s a passion. I firmly believe that there is still a place for high-quality, no-compromise manufacturing amongst the mediocre-sounding, poorly built gear that currently floods the market. 

We at ESH consider the purchase of any of our gear to be the first step in a long-term relationship with our customers, not just the end of a transaction. This, together with our commitment to maintain our products’ value, is why we offer customers the opportunity to modify our gear for every player’s precise needs. Furthermore, we offer lifetime repair support.

Our company is not driven by a mighty marketing machine - we prefer to let quality speak for itself. We do not make false claims because we do not need to. The ESH brand is recognized today as the most valued name in the domestic tube guitar gear market. This makes us extremely proud since we consider it to be a testimonial to the hard work that we have done over the past two decades. But we do not intend on resting on our laurels – our commitment for the future is built upon the same foundation and beliefs.

I can honestly say that the goal I set twenty years ago has been met and I feel that now is the right time to push forward even more.

At the same time I would like to express my thanks to all our loyal customers, friends and supporters, many who have been clamouring for this website to finally be launched. Thank you very much, guys – our work would be meaningless without your feedback and support.

Enjoy!

Petr Faiereisl
Designer and Director
ESH Amplification

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