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ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar Snow White

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The ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar is designed to the meet the performance demands of its namesake. It features a mahogany body with a maple top, distinctive graphics and ... Read More

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The ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar is designed to the meet the performance demands of its namesake. It features a mahogany body with a maple top, distinctive graphics and set-neck construction. The mahogany neck has a thin U-shape profile and smooth ebony fretboard. Black hardware is used throughout, including the TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and LTD locking tuners. A JH signature set of EMG humbuckers provides all the killer tones that metal players seek.

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Features
  • Set-neck construction
  • 24.75" scale
  • Mahogan body
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • 42mm standard nut
  • Thin U neck contour
  • 22 XJ frets
  • EMG JH Signature set (B & N) active pickups
  • Vol/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
  • Black hardware
  • LTD locking tuners
  • TonePros tune-o-matic bridge & tailpiece
  • Case included
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ESPLTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Tone

This is my newest addition to my collection, and I must say that the tone this thing puts out is terrific! I wanted this because I had my eye on a similar guitar in...Read complete review

This is my newest addition to my collection, and I must say that the tone this thing puts out is terrific! I wanted this because I had my eye on a similar guitar in the past, but was unwilling to shell out the money that was being asked to have it custom made. This guitar has all of the features I was looking for but for a fraction of the cost. The pickups in this guitar are quite different to the EMG 81/60 combo I'm used to, and the sound is a lot fuller, and warmer. The neck pickup has a lot more output than the EMG 60, and the bridge pickup gives a much warmer attack than the 81. The white finish with the black hardware and ebony fingerboard make for a beautiful instrument. The pic on here really doesn't do it justice. If you decide to purchase this, you will probably want to have it setup, as it comes completely factory sealed. All in all I would recommend this guitar to anyone who likes the looks of it, because no matter what type of music you're into playing, you wont be disappointed in the sound!

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Would not buy again without playing the actual guitar first

Unboxed the guitar the neck pickup was dropped down into the guitar body. The guitar was not playable severe string buzz and dead spots. After setting the guitar up it is still a struggle...Read complete review

Unboxed the guitar the neck pickup was dropped down into the guitar body. The guitar was not playable severe string buzz and dead spots. After setting the guitar up it is still a struggle to keep the guitar tuned and neck relief adjusted. This is the first of many ESP and LTD guitars I have and have owned that is of this poor quality. I love the looks of the guitar and the EMG JH set but the rest I am very disappointed with.

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5.0

Amazing Guitar For Any Metallica Fan

By Sparky

from Oklahoma City, OK

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Everything!
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None!

Best Uses

  • Everything!
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing! I'm a huge Metallica fan! This guitar has everything that screams Metallica. I started playing guitar and was getting highly interested in Metallica about a year ago. I started with a Epiphone Les Paul (the beginner model) and a Fender Mustang V1 Amp. I got a job at age 15 and saved up to first buy a Kirk Hammett Signature guitar, the KH-602. I went into Guitar Center about to order the ESP LTD KH-602 when I saw the Iron Cross for the fifth time on the wall and wanted to see what it felt like. I got it down and it just felt right. I played it on the Blackstar HT Club 40 that I'm wanting and it kicks high tail. I made the choice of paying $200 more than the Kh-602 and I think it was worth it. When I play on it at home, I feel awesome playing some Metallica riffs. I even play better standing up than I did with my Les Paul. It must be the Hetfield magic in the guitar ;-) Overall it's a great guitar and perfect for any Metallica fan that wants to play like James Hetfield.

 
1.0

Would not buy again without playing the actual guitar first

By PB

from KY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

    Unboxed the guitar the neck pickup was dropped down into the guitar body. The guitar was not playable severe string buzz and dead spots. After setting the guitar up it is still a struggle to keep the guitar tuned and neck relief adjusted. This is the first of many ESP and LTD guitars I have and have owned that is of this poor quality. I love the looks of the guitar and the EMG JH set but the rest I am very disappointed with.

     
    5.0

    Hetfield knows whats best \m/

    By Chaphole

    from Boston

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Chunky Rifs
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Living your dream to be James Hetfield
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

      Unreal guitar.. Beautiful white with awesome striping and Iron Cross on tail. The Het-Set pickups are chunky and perfect for those metal based rifs. Fret board feels awesome, jumbo frets make playing so easy. Neck is fast. Locking tuners are great. Over all a beautiful guitar that is worth every penny.

       
      5.0

      this guitar is just amazing!!!

      By TPR_Guitar

      from Anaheim, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is just amazing and beyond my expectation! It's made it much more easier to practice on and the sound is incredible! Absolutely flawless and I'm extremely satisfied with the product. I mean it is a James hetfield signature guitar!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        one of the best guitar's I've ever owned

        By John

        from Paradise, Ca

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

          I knew from the time I laid eyes on the Iron Cross that I wanted it. once I got it in my hands, I was speechless. this thing has raw power running through it. I couldn't put it down for a second once I had it in my hands and hooked up to an amp. if your looking for a quality guitar with a sound so crisp and clear..then this guitar is for you. the EMG pickups go far beyond anything else I've played. I'm very happy with my purchase. if your a metallica fan/hetfield fan.. then this guitar is definately for you.

          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet Guitar

          By Tyler

          from South Jordan Utah

          Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

          This thing is amazing right out of the box!

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Everything and more

          By Geoff

          from Appleton WI

          Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is easily the best guitar I've owned and arguably that I've ever played on. I love everything about this guitar. Where to start. The guitar itself. Thick and solid construction, feels very sturdy. The neck is a thin u, which is good for playing fast. The JH EMG pickup set are some really amazing pickups, they are really versatile being able to play great blues, rock/metal, jazz. Every style, these pickups really tackle it because of the active passive combination. Really fat yet warm tone. Other features of note. The ESP locking tuners are fantastic in making restringing very easy. Lock the strings and wind em up. Done in no time. The extra 3 way switch, just for look as Hetfield wanted it to look like an original Gibson Les Paul. The one thing which upsets me is how the black Iron cross sits. One end is up (most likely they are pre bent and just screwed on), and because the plastic is very hard it cant be bent down. Overall this guitar is really a quality guitar. It's the best guitar I've ever owned, and I am very happy with my decision.

          (8 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          disappointed

          By JAMES PACELLI

          from rolling meadows ill

          Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

          just recived mine today and pick ups do not work very muddy tryed battery still no better sounds like playing through neck pick up only toggle switches do not work called gc told bring into local store to check out and also now on back order cant get exchange .set up poor has a lot of fret buzz good side does look very cool just wish i could have enjoyed my new guitar was excited now bumed

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing Tone

          By Donald Whitt

          from Buffalo, WV

          Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

          This is my newest addition to my collection, and I must say that the tone this thing puts out is terrific! I wanted this because I had my eye on a similar guitar in the past, but was unwilling to shell out the money that was being asked to have it custom made. This guitar has all of the features I was looking for but for a fraction of the cost. The pickups in this guitar are quite different to the EMG 81/60 combo I'm used to, and the sound is a lot fuller, and warmer. The neck pickup has a lot more output than the EMG 60, and the bridge pickup gives a much warmer attack than the 81. The white finish with the black hardware and ebony fingerboard make for a beautiful instrument. The pic on here really doesn't do it justice. If you decide to purchase this, you will probably want to have it setup, as it comes completely factory sealed. All in all I would recommend this guitar to anyone who likes the looks of it, because no matter what type of music you're into playing, you wont be disappointed in the sound!

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing Guitar

          By MEGHAN RAE

          from Boise, ID

          Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar:

          This is an amazing guitar. It was perfectly set-up right out of the box. I swung by Guitar Center to make sure and there were no adjustments to be made. The neck is fast, smooth and plays really well. I truly noticed a difference in my playing almost immediately. It just oozes quality in construction and design. The colors are crisp and bright, I was blown away with how gorgeous it is in person, well-packaged for shipping and not a single blemish. I'm loving the JH signature EMG pickups, you can hear the difference in playing over "regular old" active pickups. The tone is more percussive but also rich sounding. The guitar is lighter than I thought it would be so it's very comfortable to stand and play for long periods. Locking turners are a breeze. This guitar has definitely exceeded my expectations. I'm in love.

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