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    Hello from the UK

    Hi all,

    I've been a lurker for a bout a year now but have finally committed to the plunge, I've just bought the ESP-1 and can't wait to get started.

    The plan is for it to be a very personalised build to get me back to playing after a rather nasty motorbike crash kinda ruined my left arm.

    I've gone w/ the ESP-1 as Metallica were the ones that got me into guitaring and there's a symmetry between my arm/hand and Hetfield's pyrotechnics accident.

    I'll get a build diary going once it's all here.

    Freak_Hybrid
    Last edited by Freak_Hybrid; 29-10-2019 at 09:48 PM.

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    Hello. I just joined the forum. I will be glad to meet you. I really love music and have been playing the guitar for 10 years.

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    Hi Freak_Hybrid. Iíll be following your build and your story. Sounds intriguing, curious as to what happened to your arm and how you are today/future expectations with recovery.

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    Welcome to the forum Freak_Hybrid.
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    Welcome Freaky. Post pics when you get going on the kit!
    Making the world a better place; one guitar at a time...

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    Hi! I'm newbie too!

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    Welcome aboard!
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    Thanks for the warm welcome

    I made some progress on the build yesterday and have updated the diary, planning on tidying it up today and starting the sanding.

    @DarkMark I had a car pull out and hit me at about 60 mph, My leathers and lid did their job for the most part (Go Dainese!) but i broke pretty much every bone in my left arm, wrist and hand as well as leaving a large chunk of skin and muscle in the leathers (My left side kinda popped like a balloon xD ). A few skin grafts and bone fixations later and here i am.
    It's taken just over a year to be able to control my fingers again and there's a lot of nerve damage on the arm and my wrist is now a funny shape and has limited movement.

    The prognosis is that i'll never regain full strength or movement in the hand or arm but i should be able to get it to about half of what it should be. I've been working on it and I can still play but i have to really concentrate and atm bends and bar chords just cause the arm to shake and make some very nasty sounds. My fingers don't always do what i tell them but they're getting better.

    The key point is i'm still here and working with what i have. I left many things on that road but not my love of music.

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    Holly cows! Thatís going to make you reassess a few things in life. Hopefully guitar might be good therapy for your arm. Sounds like youíre lucky to still be here.

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