Believe it or not, it was thirty years ago, in spring 1986, that Metallica released what some people consider to be one of their greatest albums: Master of Puppets. In fact, earlier this year, the album was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" enough for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the United States Library of Congress, making it the only metal album to have received this honor. Master of Puppets was Metallica’s third album, and their first on a major label, and it included the well-known title track as well as favorites like “Battery”, “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”, “Damage, Inc.”, and more.
The ESP LTD Master of Puppets guitar is a limited edition tribute to this classic album, with only 400 being made. The album's cover art is perfectly represented on the guitar's body and headstock, and the 12th fret is marked with the bands iconic Metallica Logo.
The LTD “Master of Puppets” guitar features an alder body with bolt-on maple neck at 25.5” scale, and an ebony fingerboard with 24 XJ frets. An EMG 81 (neck and bridge) active pickup set is included, along with TOM bridge and string-thru-body design. Each guitar includes an ESP form-fit case with the Metallica logo, and a certificate of authenticity from ESP.
- Alder Body
- Maple neck
- Ebony fretboard w/ ‘Metallica logo’ between 10th & 14th fret
- Bolt-on neck
- EMG 81 in bridge and neck
- Tune-o-matic bridge w/ string-thru body.