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    Explorer Electric Guitar


    Ahead of the collaboration between Hetfield and ESP, Hetfields explorer type electric guitars belonged to Navigator band.


    In the late 1980's, ESP manufactured a lot of explorer guitars for Hetfield, including lots of well-known guitars as raised middle finger inlayed EET FUK explorer, dots inlayed explorer with words A Year and a Half In the Life of Metallica; pt. 1. All these electric guitars were named EX at the beginning and later known as MX-220ii.


    Explanation of this title:
    M- Metallica
    X- Explorer
    220- a common price tag
    II- two pickups


    MX-220II is a little shorter compared to the length (from the strap button at bottom to the point of the headstock), the angular is smoother slightly, the distance between the toggle switch to the knob is a bit nearer than the current explorer guitars. And it features a special truss rod cover that is parallel to the nut and it has two anchoring screws. The structure of this specific guitar with regards to the conjunction of the body along with the neck is round jack embedded.

    MX 220

    The further change to MX-220II is applying a metal plate with four screws to fix the jacks. The truss rod cover still carries two anchoring screws, but is not parallel to nut any longer. No alteration is made for the rest parts.


    Later on, during the advancement of the MX-220II, the ESP changed the construction again to bolt-on structure.


    The next MX-220II is really the same to Hetfields primary explorer. This instrument is belonging to EXPCustom with outdated fashioned body design and no serial number. It is stated that there is no serial number and round trademark about the headstock back of the MX-220II instrument.


    Presumably, the shape of the mx-220II is completed in line with the 1958 explorer



    The figure above is really a comparing between a 1958 explorer (red line) and a 1976 explorer (black line)


    Explorer Electric Guitar


    Eventually, the brand new style was named ESP MX250 II (later referred to as MX-II, 250 signifies the price). The ESP MX250 II is a little longer compared to MX-220II, more pointed at the tip. In early 1990s, ESP adopted parallel spherical ports. And in this ESP MX250 II, the pick-ups switch is a little bit further away from the volume control and pick-ups.


    ESP MX250 II was unveiled in Japan, with mahogany body, mahogany neck, poly finish, black dots inlays, ebony fretboard, EMG81 pickups. No matter what color you desire, they are usually high-priced. You'll be able to inquire to get unique tuners as well as other optional variables, and you could customize this ESP MX250 II in USA, but they're identified as "EXP custom" mainly because the "MX" is allocated for other versions. They have bell-shaped truss rod cover which is fixed with one screw, behind the headstock there is the serial number. ESP batch adjusted the form of the truss rod cover in '55.


    The image below is really a EXP Custom created 03 MX-II version.

    MX 250

    The esp explorer introduced in U.S. are all EXP styles that have 2 variations, ESP and LTD. EXP is of MX-II body, bolt-on neck, the ESP (ESP EXP) version is characterized by mahogany body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard; the LTD version (LTD EXP-200) is also of rosewood fretboard and maple neck. It is mentioned the ESP MX250 II body utilized different materials in various ages; alder applied in the earlier years, and later became mahogany. The fretboard inlays also altered, there had been two dots in the twelfth fret of the earlier LTD model but changed right into a block (inscribed with LTD) in later on versions.


    The subsequent picture is definitely an old design LTD EXP-200 and an ESP MX-II



    In LTD series, there's a type known as EXP-300, which features a neck through construction, licensed Floyd Rose Bridge and two EMG 81 pickups


    In 2000, ESP launched a manufacturing facility in Korea and developed LTD MX-130 that is much like ESP MX250 II. And the intriguing thing is there is certainly no serial number. These ESP MX250 II were marketed simply in Japan. Like MX-II, they've 2 EMG81 pick-ups, neck through framework and black color finish. These instruments occasionally could be identified on Ebay but were discontinued in 2003.


    Special Series


    The initial EX/MX-220II custom inlays series is 1989s "EET FUK", which was released with a little quantity. The fifth fret is a little smaller and there is certainly no step over the neck. Obviously, Hetfield instantly found this problem; therefore the manufacturing line was required to be close up. It is stated that the quantity is under 30. Some ESP MX250 II body utilised this sort of inlays also.



    The special ESP MX250 II as "Man To Wolf is known as Japans esp distinct interesting group, which means that you must bid a higher price to get ESP MX250 II.

    Man to Wolf ESP MX250


    ESP MX 250 II


    ESP James Hetfield


    James Hetfield ESP Guitar

    Elk Skull ESP MX250 II was also made in the time period from late nineties to the year 2003 in custom series; they were personalized in the custom shop in Japan.

    Elk Skull


    ESP MX250 II - Papa Het Explorer

    Papa Het

    Desc: White body with a Papa Het drawing by Dirty Donny
    Inlay: Good Adventure
    Pickups: Micro EMG 60/81 Humbuckers
    Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3 Position Switch


    Our Custom Made Explorer Electric Guitar Specifications


    Body Wood: Mahogany
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Construction: Set-in
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Pearl Dot/Man to Wolf Inlays
    Scale Length: 24.75"
    Frets: 22
    Pickups: 2 Humbuckers
    Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch
    1 Volume 1 Tone
    Headstock: ESP Style
    Bridge: T-O-M and Stop Tailpiece
    Hardware: Black Finish
    Finish: Black Finish
    Strings: D'Addario


    That's all for these at least ten guitars above. We brought together their information as well as the sketches and studied, which genuinely took us a great deal of efforts. Lastly we completed it. All features have already been correctly realized for every guitar. If you have any sort of questions, it is possible to seek advice from us.Because of the bulk duplication, the inventory is limited. If you're interested in them, pleasemake contact with us quickly!




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