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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 ToneP...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

Case included.

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
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • School bands (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hetfield knows whats best \m/

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Buzzzzzzz... :-(

My family bought this for me for my 50th Birthday -- cool right? Unfortunately, the guitar has SEVERE fret buzz on the 6th string. I just returned from my 3rd visit to Guitar...Read complete review

My family bought this for me for my 50th Birthday -- cool right? Unfortunately, the guitar has SEVERE fret buzz on the 6th string. I just returned from my 3rd visit to Guitar Center to try and have it repaired (they have been very helpful trying to fix it, but now they are beyond "normal adjustments" and charging me). Something is wrong with these guitars. I see a lot of people are having the same issues after Googleing it. Bummer. I live here in Novato, CA and if I see James I'm going to give him an ear full -- Haha. Having to return your 50th Birthday present sucks man. \m/

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(12 of 12 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!

(11 of 12 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.

(9 of 37 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

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Chris Brooks

from Allen, Tx

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

I have been a huge fan of Metallica and ESP/LTD guitars for 25 years and this guitar certainly doesn't disappoint. I also have the Snakebyte and the Truckster (among other ESP's)and love 'em all. The build quality is outstanding, the Hetfield pickups sound great, it comes with an ESP case, and the guitar overall is just simply amazing and more beautiful in person. I did add strap locks but other than that I wouldn't change anything about the guitar.

(7 of 7 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.

(6 of 8 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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(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.

    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hetfield knows whats best \m/

      By Chaphole

      from Boston

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Buzzzzzzz... :-(

        By OG Metal Head

        from Novato, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

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

            My family bought this for me for my 50th Birthday -- cool right? Unfortunately, the guitar has SEVERE fret buzz on the 6th string. I just returned from my 3rd visit to Guitar Center to try and have it repaired (they have been very helpful trying to fix it, but now they are beyond "normal adjustments" and charging me). Something is wrong with these guitars. I see a lot of people are having the same issues after Googleing it. Bummer. I live here in Novato, CA and if I see James I'm going to give him an ear full -- Haha. Having to return your 50th Birthday present sucks man. \m/

             
            5.0

            LTD James Hatfield Signature Guitar

            By Electric Guitar Player

            from Laredo, Tx

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Pick Up
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • School Bands

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

              Bought it for my son! Has a beautiful solid rich sound!

               
              5.0

              Awesome guitar !

              By Larry

              from Toccoa , Georgia

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Recording
                • School Bands

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

                This is a great guitar for anyone ! From a beginner to an expert guitarist . It has a great feel and sound .

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A little bit disapointed with the fret buzz problem!!!!!!

                By Khoa Vo

                from Charlotte , NC

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

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

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

                Everything is perfect except the fretbuzz problem and it occur when I drop tunning

                 
                5.0

                this guitar is just amazing!!!

                By TPR_Guitar

                from Anaheim

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                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!

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