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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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  • Amazing!

    As reviewed by Chris on 7/12/2011

    I got the black Snakebyte and it's so beautiful like my other LTD guitars I have. No one can touch the quality for the price point. I was playing nothing else matters and felt like Jaymz. The tone is amazing it is spot on. I thought this thing was going to be a heavy monster, but it's not. It's suprisingly light. The case that it comes with on the other hand is a beast, and super huge and heavy. Even so nice not to have to buy a hard shell for it. I also loved the Explorers, but I never liked the EX to pointed and weird. This one feels like an old school Hetfield ESP that thanks to Gibson we can't get anymore.

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