I'm so honored to be a part of this community! Rob has been an inspiration to me ever since I first heard Chimaira on a HeadBanger Ball's album I found in a car I purchased, the featured song was "Down Again". So needless to say that song hold a special place in my heart.
Last week I was sitting on the couch, with my finger in my belly button and picking my butt, when I decided it was time to buy a new Guit-Fiddle. Now, I'm the type of guy that doesn't ever buy anything that I haven't personally touched or played. It just doesn't happen.. I think it's because I'm too lazy and impatient with the return process.. BUT.... I really wanted a new guitar and driving 2hrs to the nearest Guitar Center just wasn't ideal. So, I do the next most logical thing... I get on the Interwebs.. because we can always trust everything we see on there!!
So I'm on Sweetwater.. browsing around.. got the filters and price range set... and I'm scrolling through... nothing catches my eye.. so I shut it down and opened up YouTube. I go to my subscriptions and I take a look at some of the Headlines.. Of course theres Ola, and his Solar Guitars, but nah, I've played one and felt like I didn't want to spend extra on upgrading pickups.. next was Agufish.. nothing... Then theres the Rob.... with the caption "Unboxing Artic Metal ESP".... Immediately I click on it.
Now, before I continue, I just want to throw this out there that I'm a Jackson Guy.. Jackson was the very first guitar I personally ever owned. And ESP just isn't popular in this Rural area I live in. It's an Ibanez and Fender community because just about anyone who's musically inclined around here plays either Blue Grass or Country.. so I stick to what I know..
I've never played an ESP so I'm a little skeptical. So back to the video, Rob is pulling out this gorgeous white single humbucker guitar with the lifted Emblem.. and I'm in love.. he ain't even played it yet and I'm back on Sweetwater, looking and looking and looking.. cant find it.. but... as I'm searching.. a purple flash went across my eyes... I was like wait a minute.... scroll back up.. and there it is... the ESP-LTD M1000NT-See Thru Purple.
So I hit " Proceed to Checkout"...
I purchased that guitar.. and its here!!! Its finally here!! F**k You Fed Ex for giving me a false ETA.. but its here!!! And I owe it to Rob.. I went out on a limb and trusted someone I've never met before. And let me tell ya.. I'm glad I did.. and so here I am.. and here are some (not great quality pics, because i cant afford EVERYTHING! Gosh!!!) And also pics of some of the other Axes in my Collection.