ESP USA HDX-I Electric Guitar w/ Case

Regular price $ 3,999.00
Regular price Sale price $ 3,999.00
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No Sales Tax Outside of TN

There is no sales tax added to orders placed outside of TN. Since we're a small business we only have to charge sales tax on orders for customers who live in TN. This will save you an additional 5-10%.

Free Pro-Tech Setup

All of our guitars are setup and ready to play as soon as you pull it out of the box. Our Pro-Tech setup is free of charge!

*Our Pro-Tech setup is free with the stock strings that are already on the guitar. If you would like a different set of strings there will be an additional setup and string costs.*

Color: 3-Tone Sunburst Open Grain Satin
Regular price $ 3,999.00
Regular price Sale price $ 3,999.00

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.


Condition: This is a brand new USA HDX-I. It comes equipped with our Pro-Tech setup and ESP's warranty. Drop Dee Guitars is an authorized dealer of ESP Guitars.

Pro-Tech Setup: Our Pro-Tech setup makes your guitar ready to rock straight out of the box. Here’s how..

  • Make any adjustments so the neck is straight to avoid any fret buzzing and for comfort
  • Check the nut and nut slots for any adjustments/filing to prevent any tuning issues, as well as for comfort at the lower frets
  • Make any adjustments to the bridge/tremolo system so it’s in the proper position for tuning stability
  • Set the action to a height that feels comfortable for each guitar
  • Set the intonation so you’re in tune everywhere on the neck

All of these steps will make your brand new guitar feel as comfortable as ever and ready to play straight out of the box!



  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Wood Type: Swamp Ash
  • Thickness: 45mm
  • Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst Open Grain Satin
  • Wood Type: 3Pc Maple
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 43mm
  • Nut Type: Bone
  • Fingerboard Radius: 305mm
  • Contour: Extra Thin U
  • Thickness @ 1St Fret: 19mm
  • Thickness @ 12Th Fret: 21mm
  • Frets: 24 JESCAR FW57110 XJ Stainless
  • Finish: Natural Satin
  • Head Cap: Black Satin
  • Truss Rod: 2 Way Adjustable W/ Graphite Reinforcements
  • Bridge: Hipshot W/ String Thru Body
  • Tuners: Gotoh Magnum Lock
  • Strap Buttons: Dunlop Locking
  • Color: Black
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom 14 Direct Mount (ESP Exclusive)
  • Controls: Volume W/Push-Pull Coil Split
  • Strings: D'addario NYXL REG Lite (.010-.046)
  • Case: ESP USA Form Fit

Shipping Policy

Free domestic shipping to the lower 48 states. We have 2-day shipping available for $100. Please allow up to 3 business days for your order to ship due to setting up the guitar and packing your order. You will receive an email update with tracking information as soon as the order is shipped.


Return Policy

We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to decide if it's the one for you or not. Please contact us within 14 days if you would like to initiate a return. We will share instructions on how and where to send your item.

All pre-order deposits are non-refundable.

All custom ordered guitar sales are final - no returns accepted. All international order sales are final - no returns accepted.

The buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to Drop Dee Guitars. Our outgoing shipping expenses and processing fees associated with your order will be deducted from the refund amount. Processing fees are not reimbursed to us by the payment processor when we issue a refund. Processing fees are around 3-4% of the sale and shipping expenses can be anywhere from $20-$100+.

Your item must be in the same condition that you received it and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. If the item returns not in its original condition/missing original packaging or accessories, the condition will be assessed by our team and a restocking fee may be assessed. 

To start a return, you can contact us at


Damages and issues
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method within 10 business days. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.
If more than 15 business days have passed since we’ve approved your return, please contact us at

Pro-Tech Setup

Guitars ready to play as soon as you pull them out of the box!

  • Yes, we accept trades.
  • No Sales Tax Outside of TN.
  • Free Pro-Tech Setup.
  • Yes, we accept trades.
  • No Sales Tax Outside of TN.
  • Free Pro-Tech Setup.

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Really, no sales tax?

Correct! As long as you live outside of TN we don't have to charge you sales tax. It's one of the benefits of shopping with a smaller guitar store.

Do you accept trades?

Yes! Hit us up with details on your trade request.

When does it ship?

Please allow us up to 3 business days to ship your guitar in order to get her setup and packed. However, we're usually able to ship out guitars within 24 hours.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! Please reach out to us to get a quote for shipping internationally.

What's your return policy?