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Esp Hetfield Explorer


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


In the late 1980s, ESP created many explorer guitars for Hetfield, which includes lots of well-known 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. These types of instruments were referred to as EX at the starting and later on known as MX-220ii.


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


MX-220II is a little bit shorter than the length (from the strap button at bottom to the point of the headstock), the angular is smoother slightly, the space between the toggle swap to the knob is a bit nearer than the present explorer electric guitars. And it has a one of a kind truss rod cover that is parallel to the nut and possesses 2 anchoring screws. The construction of this specific instrument with regards to the conjunction of the body along with the neck is round jack inserted.

MX 220

The further modification to MX-220II is working with a metal plate with four screws to fix the jacks. The truss rod cover still has 2 anchoring screws, but isn't parallel to nut any longer. No modification is done for the rest parts.


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


The following MX-220II is quite the same to Hetfields original explorer. This electric guitar is belonging to EXPCustom with outdated fashioned body form and no serial number. It is believed that there's no serial number and circular trademark around the headstock back of the MX-220II guitar.


Presumably, the shape 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 also a 1976 explorer (black line)


Esp Hetfield Explorer


Later on, the new design was called MX250 (later named MX-II, 250 implies the price). The MX-250II is a little lengthier than MX-220II, much more pointed at the tip. In early nineteen nineties, ESP adopted parallel round ports. And in this release, the pickups switch is a little farther away from the volume control and pick-ups.


Mx 250 was introduced in Japan, with mahogany body, mahogany neck, poly finish, black dots inlays, ebony fretboard, EMG81 pickups. Irrespective of what color you want, they're always high priced. You can inquire to get a special tuners and other optional parameters, and you'll be able to customize this guitar in USA, but they're recognized as "EXP custom" since the "MX" is specified for other types. They have bell-shaped truss rod cover that is fixed with one screw, at the rear of the headstock there's the serial number. ESP batch adjusted the shape of the truss rod cover in 1955.


The picture below is really a EXP Custom produced '03 MX-II edition.

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 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 Esp Hetfield Explorer 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 is all for these at least ten guitars above. We brought together their information plus the drawings and examined, which definitely took us a lot of efforts. Finally we finished it. All functions have been precisely achieved for every single guitar. When you have any questions, it is possible to consult us.As a result of the bulk replication, the supply is limited. When you are considering them, please contact us immediately!




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