About three decades ago–precisely in 1986–“Master Of Puppets”, one of the most popular album by Metallica, was released.
In early 2016, while considering the popularity of the album, it was declared as one of the most “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” creative piece, worthy enough to be preserved in the National Recording Registry by the United States Library of Congress. This declaration turned “Master Of Puppets” as the only metal album to get this honor.
ESP, the guitar manufacturer, had tied up with Metallica’s first two albums and it is now glad to introduce a limited-edition LTD “Master Of Puppets” Graphic Series guitar. Here are the details on how to buy it!
As mentioned by ESP, just 400 of these guitars will be made available and each of them will have a graphic finish exactly like the iconic cover art of the album. It is safe to say that there will be a huge rush of die-hard Metallica followers waiting with bated breath to have this exclusive guitar.
The LTD “Master Of Puppets” guitar by ESP has an alder body with bolt-on maple neck at 25.5″ scale and an ebony fingerboard with 24 XJ frets. An EMG 81 active pickup set is included, along with TOM bridge and string-thru-body design and many such stunning features, reports Blabber Mouth. It will also have a certificate of genuineness from ESP.
— ESP Guitars (@ESPGuitarsUSA) June 21, 2016
ESP is going to launch this new limited-edition guitar at the Summer NAMM Show. However, it is advisable to contact an ESP dealer ASAP and not wait for the event. The high demand might leave you empty handed!
“Master Of Puppets” was the band’s third album. It was the first one they recorded after signing a major label deal with Elektra Records. Till date in almost every Metallica’s live set, many songs from the album are still staples. The most favorites ones are “Battery”, “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”, “Damage, Inc.” and the title track. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album continues to sell around 4,000 copies a week in the United States.
Now with such an irresistibly attractive offer, any die-hard fan of Metallica will definitely start to yodel “Nothing Else Matters”!