with case
Available Now - Limited Run of 30
NOTE: The ESP USA HDX-I is available only to US residents exclusively via the ShopESP web store.

The latest addition to the ESP USA Series, the USA HDX-I is based on the design of the original ESP Horizon-III with its extended upper horn and shortened and scooped lower horn, but adds a flat-top body designed for streamlined, high-performance guitar playing. This guitar uses sturdy bolt-on construction at 25.5” scale for snappy response, with a comfortable, resonant swamp ash body and a three-piece extra-thin u-shaped maple neck. Its outstanding 3-Tone Sunburst satin finish is applied to the open-grain ash body for an incredible aesthetic. The USA HDX-I also features a Richlite fingerboard, a superb material being used in the world’s highest-end custom-crafted guitars, and currently being asked for by many of our top artists for their personal instruments. Known for performance and durability, it is ultra smooth, flawless, and stable, and is fully resistant to warping, expansion, and contraction, even in the harshest weather changes. It also allows the maple neck to handle truss rod adjustment more accurately and easily. As far as sound, Richlite is reflective and loud, with a bright attack which is ideal for aggressive styles. Topped with 24 perfectly crowned and rounded extra-jumbo stainless steel frets, this neck is more like a sword designed for precision accuracy, and built to last a lifetime. Perfectly inlaid mother-of-pearl offset dots add the final touch.

Components on the USA HDX-I were carefully selected to bring out the most of this high-quality instrument, and include a Hipshot hardtail bridge with string thru body, Gotoh Magnum Lock tuners, Dunlop Straplok buttons, and a bone nut. A single premium-quality direct-mounted pickup is being offered in this guitar; the Custom 14 is a new custom hand-wound pickup designed exclusively for ESP by Seymour Duncan. The flexible and dynamic Custom 14 pickup offers everything you want, from chimey cleans to sizzling classic rock and metal, to the most crushing, tight modern chug. A push-pull control on the volume knob splits this pickup to the most wide-ranging single coil bridge territory we've ever offered.

The USA HDX-I includes an ESP form-fit hardshell case and an official Certificate of Authenticity from ESP.


Graphite Neck Reinforcement Bars

Get maximum strength and stability from your guitar’s neck, with higher long-term reliability. All ESP USA models are made with two high-strength bars of carbon fiber.

Richlite Fingerboard

Richlite is now being used on some of the world’s highest-end custom guitars as an upgrade over typical fingerboard materials. It is extraordinarily smooth, solid deep black in appearance, and offers both performance and durability advantages.

Stainless Steel Frets

ESP USA guitars feature Jescar FW57110 stainless steel frets for the ultimate in smooth playing feel for controlled bends and vibrato, and reliable longterm durability.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Swamp Ash
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Richlite
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish 3-Tone Sunburst Open Grain Satin
Nut Width 43mm
Nut Type Bone
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 JESCAR FW57110 XJ Stainless
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Dunlop Straplok
Tuners Gotoh Magnum Lock
Bridge Hipshot w/ String Thru Body
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Custom 14 (ESP Exclusive)
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume (Push-Pull Coil Split)
Strings D'Addario NYXL REG LITE (.010-.046)
Case Included Y