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ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar
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A new custom body and headstock designed by James.

The James Hetfield Snakebyte is coiled and ready to strike. The modified EX body an all-mahogany and neck construction, ebony fretboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets, and venomous EMG active humbuckers. The metal logo headstock and fretboard snake inlay warn all who approach to tread lightly or be infected from an extremely heavy bite. It has a set-neck construction at 24.75" scale, with a mahogany body and neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 22 XJ frets. The Snakebyte comes with a bunch of high-end components, including ESP locking tuners, ESP straplocks, a Tonepros locking bridge/tailpiece, and EMG JH Het Set active pickups.

ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar Features:

  • Set-neck construction
    24-3/4" scale
    Mahogany body
    Mahogany neck
    Ebony fretboard
    Pearloid snake inlay
    42mm nut width
    Thin-U neck contour
    22 XJ frets
    Metal logo on headstock
    Black hardware
    ESP locking tuners
    TonePros locking Tune-o-matic-style bridge/tailpiece
    EMG JH Het Set Active Pickups
    Case included

ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar

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  • Incredible! Perfect Metallica Tones!

    As reviewed by Nick on 3/24/2011

    Just bought mine today. The clean sound is perfect to Metallica. This guitar makes me feel like James Hetfield. The sound is incredible, the playability, the low E chugging... I don't wanna put it down. I never write reviews, and apparently I'm at a lost for words! If you love Metallica, or are looking for a beast of a hard rock and heavy metal axe, PICK THIS UP!

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  • Awesome guitar!!!!

    As reviewed by Jason on 3/17/2011

    I just got my Snakebyte yesterday. I luv it. It is a very light guitar but has some serious balls. If your a fan of ESP or Metallica for that matter this axe won't disappoint. The set-up was pretty good right out of the box and the intonation was good. The case is a nice heavy duty case also. The EMG60 in the neck is nice change of pace from my other ESP's that have dual EMG81's in them. I really like the way Hetfield designed this guitar, you'll know what I mean when you sit down and play it. I haven't found anything wrong so far and I would recommend this guitar for anyone who wants to bring the metal!!!!

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  • Sickest Guitar Ever

    As reviewed by Dalton Abbott on 4/25/2011

    It was only a matter of time before ESP would make a James Hetfield signature guitar, and here it is. Hetfield is my freakin' idol and when I heard about this little beast, I researched as much as I could on it. I got to try one out a couple days ago, too and it was amazing. It had a really comfortable feel to it. The shape is awesome because it's good for sitting down if you don't have a strap, and because it's made out of mahogany wood, it's really light, and it was surprising. I could slide my fingers down the neck very easily and smoothly. It stays in tune very well. All in all, this thing is insane. I have to get one. Hope this review helps. All I got to say now is get yourself one of these monsters and RIDE THE LIGHTNING!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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