ESP just put out an impossibly heavy Babymetal 9-string

(Image credit: courtesy of Babymetal)

Japanese 'cute metal' act Babymetal have always made pretty over-the-top music, so why not have an over-the-top custom electric guitar to go with it?

Enter the new ESP E-II MF-9 Babymetal nine-string – yes, nine-string – guitar, a collaboration between the band and ESP Japan.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.