NGD to end all NGD: ESP MX-II in Snow White

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  1. Blitzie

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    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.
     

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  2. mmr007

    mmr007 (anti)Social Influencer

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    Dont worry I’m not gonna steal it …but like…where do you live? Are there any large dogs on the premises? Again these are just random questions. No cause for alarm.
    HNGD for your sweet sweet ESP
     
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  3. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    FFFUUUUCCCCKKKKKK - right in the GAS. I want one so bad. It’s almost impossible to find one under 8k in decent condition (ie broken headstock etc)
     
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    Congratulations and welcome to the club! I have a 2020 in the same color..
     
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  5. Blitzie

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    No, no dogs and I don't own any weapons. I'll PM you my address. Key is under the mat.

    Thank you!

    I know the feeling my man, I had that feeling for like 20 years! I had to jump on it as soon as he offered it to me. I don't think I'll ever see one as cheap as this ever again.

    I'm happy to be in the club! Are there meetings? Should I bring a side or a dessert?

    Thank you! Congratulations on owning such an amazing guitar
     
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    CanserDYI Beauty can't be seen through the eyes

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    Dude shit. Nice. Like hella nice. Like, my 17 year old self would be robbing you nice.
     
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    kerryymm SS.org Regular

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    Oh man, I love that! So much cooler than a Gibson... congratulations, nice score :)
     
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    mmmmmmm yummers!
     
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    Very happy for you, and just ignore the beeping noise, I don't even really remember how to track shit anymore.
     
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    Manurack Nunavut Inuk

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    Wicked score my dude! It's so damn clean too!

    Hetfield's old white Gibson and ESP Explorers have turned yellow over time, just like some light grey SNES Nintendo's turned yellow.
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    Your ESP is DEFINITELY in mint condition!
    Just curious, what did you pay for it?

    Edit: Hetfield's beard is whiter than that Gibson he's holding :lol:
     
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    Oh yeah, it's literally brand new! It still has the original strings from the custom shop. It's minty minty.

    He sold it to me at cost, which is a hair under $7k. Can't get that price on Reverb, that's for sure haha. I got lucky!
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    One of the few guitars I'd still want, but too expensive for my tastes given I really don't need it other than to feed the inner fanboy. Maybe after I bought a Rolls or two, and Id' be getting a black one.
    Otherwise, OP: you bastard. :D

    AFAIK you can still get them as long as you get them delivered to Japan, 6Kish something.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    ESP custom shops are sick. Congrats!
     
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    Incredible. Congratulations. I am super, super jealous!
     
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    Hells Fkn' Bells!!! That is super cool! Awesome Score!
     
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    Congratulations on such a cool find, enjoy.
     
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    It's worth it! I'm enjoying embracing my inner fanboy, been jamming Metallica for days.

    Thanks everyone! Really appreciate the support!
     
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    Kyle Jordan Ace of Knaves

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    Outstanding! Congratulations man.
     
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    One of my bucketlist guitars for if I ever wont he lotto.

    Can't get over how clean it is.
     
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    I know it, me either. It's seriously a timeless look.
     

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