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This guitar is built by Japanese and Korea luthiers, it is with excellent quality and reasonable price. You can choose from all kinds of finish, wood and hardware. Left handed is also available!

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 Our Custom Made ESP MX250 Specifications

ESP MX 250 Body Wood: Mahogany
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Construction: Set-in
Fretboard: Ebony
Inlays: 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: Cream 
Strings: D'Addario

ESP MX250 demo :



Prior to the cooperation between Hetfield and ESP, Hetfields explorer fashion electric guitars belonged to Navigator band.


In the late nineteen-eighties, ESP manufactured numerous explorer guitars for Hetfield, which includes several famous instruments 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 guitars were named EX at the beginning and later on referred to as MX-220ii.


Interpretation of this title:
M- Metallica
X- Explorer
220- a standard price tag
II- 2 pickups


MX-220II is a bit shorter than the size (from the strap button at bottom to the tip of the headstock), the angular is smoother slightly, the gap between the toggle swap to the knob is a little even closer compared to the existing explorer instruments. And it has a distinctive truss rod cover which is parallel to the nut and possesses 2 screws. The structure of this particular guitar with regards to the combination of the body along with the neck is round jack embedded.

MX 220

The additional adjustment is utilizing a metal plate with 4 anchoring screws to fix the ports. The truss rod cover nonetheless has got 2 screws, but is not parallel to nut anymore. No modification is made for the rest elements.


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


The next MX-220II is very similar to Hetfields first explorer. This guitar is owned by EXPCustom with old fashioned body form and no serial number. Its stated that there is certainly no serial number and circular trademark on the headstock back of the MX-220II electric guitar.


Presumably, the outline of the mx-220II is performed 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)




Eventually, the new style was called ESP MX250 (later named MX-II, 250 means the price). The ESP MX250 is a bit longer in comparison with MX-220II, a lot more pointed at the tip. During early 90's, ESP adopted parallel round jacks. And in this ESP MX250, the pick-ups switch is a little farther away from the volume control and pick-ups.


ESP MX250 was produced in Japan, with mahogany body, mahogany neck, poly finish, black dots inlays, ebony fretboard, EMG81 pickups. Regardless of what color you want, they're usually costly. You'll be able to ask to get specific tuners and also other optional details, and you are able to customize this ESP MX250 instrument in USA, but they are known as "EXP custom" for the reason that the "MX" is allocated for other styles. They have bell-shaped truss rod cover which is fixed with one screw, behind the headstock there is the serial number. ESP batch modified the shape of the truss rod cover in '55.


The image below is a EXP Custom made 2003 MX-II version.

MX 250

The esp explorer introduced in U.S. are all EXP types that have two models, ESP and LTD. EXP is of MX-II body, bolt-on neck, the ESP (ESP EXP) edition is characterized by maple neck, mahogany body, rosewood fretboard; the LTD edition (LTD EXP-200) is also of rosewood fretboard and maple neck. It is stated the ESP MX250 electric guitar body made use of diverse materials in unique ages; alder made use of in the earlier years, and later on changed into mahogany. The fretboard inlays also modified, there had been two dots in the 12th fret of the earlier LTD edition but modified right into a block (inscribed with LTD) in later on variations.


The subsequent image is an outdated style LTD EXP-200 and an ESP MX-II



In LTD series, there's a version known as EXP-300, which features a neck through framework, floyd rose special Bridge and two EMG 81 pickups


In 2000, ESP opened up a manufacturing unit in Korea and produced LTD MX-130 which is a lot like ESP MX250. And the exciting factor is there's no serial number. These ESP MX250 were marketed merely in Japan. Like MX-II, they have 2 EMG81 pick-ups, neck through structure and black finish. These ESP MX250 sometimes could be identified on Ebay but had been ceased in 03.


Special Series


The first EX/MX-220II customized inlays series is 1989s "EET FUK", which was released with a little quantity. The 5th fret is a little bit smaller and there is certainly no step on the neck. Clearly, Hetfield instantly found this problem; hence the manufacturing line was required to be shut down. It's stated that the quantity is under 30. Some ESP MX250 body utilized this sort of inlays also.



The unique ESP MX250 as "Man to Wolf is named Japans esp particular interesting group, which indicates that you ought to offer a large price to get ESP MX250.

Man to Wolf ESP MX250




ESP James Hetfield


James Hetfield ESP Guitar

Elk Skull ESP MX250 was also manufactured within the interval from late 90s to 2003 in custom series; they had been customized inside the custom shop in Japan.

Elk Skull


ESP MX250 - 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


That is all of these at least ten guitars above. We brought together their information and also the sketches and studied, which actually took us a great deal of efforts. Lastly we achieved it. All features have already been properly accomplished for each ESP MX250. When you have any kind of questions, you can seek advice from us. As a result of the bulk copying, the supply is limited. When you are considering them, please make contact with us right away! 

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