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1992 - ESP MX-250 "nra" single coil

- shape:
respect MX-220 have more sharp points (no banana headstock), slightly longer body (bottom strap button to tip of headstock), switch moved further away from the volume pots, no step in the neck. Gibson style single screw bell shaped truss rod cover changed in 1996 to bullet style truss rod cover
- construction: set neck (no step)
- neck: mahogany
- body: mahogany
- fingerboard: ebony 22 frets XJ with pearl "NRA"(National Rifle Association) inlays, 24.75" scale (628mm)
- electronics: active EMG 81 (bridge) / 81 (neck), 1 Volume, 1 Tone, Toggle 3 way selector
- hardware: Gotoh tuners, ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar, Black Hardware
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "ESP Custom" light grey/gold glittered logo, bullet truss rod cover
-- back of headstock: "????????" (8 digits) serial number stamped in white (NO "ESP Custom Guitars" circle logo)
colors and other features: Black with hi gloss finish
- notes:  On the neck, you can watch the NRA (National Rifle Association). One of the lesser user guitars during the black album era.
It has the same concept as the MX-220 single coil, EMG 81 for fat sounds and single coils for crystal clear sounds. Intended for "nothing else matters" and "the unforgiven". Used live from 1992 to 1995 for "nothing else matters". You can see it on the "Live Den Bosch" in the song "Nothing Else Matters".

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