This NGD has been 19 years in the making. I've wanted one of these ever since I saw James Hetfield playing his EET FUK MX on the Seattle '89 DVD. I was 13 when I discovered Metallica and Hetfield is the reason I picked up the guitar. Metallica has been more or less my favorite band since then. I found someone who had purchased this MX right before ESP discontinued the MX shape. He ordered it straight from Japan and it sat in its case until he sold it to me. Never even changed the factory strings. It's literally brand new. I can't express how amazing it feels to finally have this in my possession. It doesn't feel real. And, as you'd expect from a custom shop ESP, it plays like a dream and sounds HUGE. I am in love.