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ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Vulture Electric Guitar Satin Black

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ESP and James Hetfield join forces once again to bring you his latest vision, a unique V design called the Vulture. Superbly constructed in Japan, the James Hetfield Signature Vulture Electric Guitar&... Read More

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ESP and James Hetfield join forces once again to bring you his latest vision, a unique V design called the Vulture. Superbly constructed in Japan, the James Hetfield Signature Vulture Electric Guitar features active EMG Hetfield pickups, set-neck construction, and a lighting fast thin U neck profile with ebony fingerboard and custom inlay. Black hardware includes a Tonepros locking tune-o-matic bridge, Gotoh locking tuners and Schaller straplocks. Comes with hardshell case.

Features Body
  • Body shape: V
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Thin U
  • Neck wood: Mahogany 1-piece
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.656" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: James Hetfield
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: James Hetfield
  • Brand: EMG
  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh locking
  • Color: Black
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: Japan
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By Kevin

from Connecticut

About Me Experienced


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


    Best Uses

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

    Comments about ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Vulture Electric Guitar:

    The Vulture looks even better in person then in the pics. As usual with Korean LTD's, the overall fit and finish is perfect. Action was good out of the box too. I love the satin finish, EMG pickup's, hardtail bridge, set neck design, ebony fretboard, locking tuners, head stock and body shape, short throw selector switch, and lack of tone knobs (because I never use them anyway). Really nice Axe.

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