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ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Snakebyte Electric Guitar - Camo


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ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Snakebyte Electric Guitar – Camo

Solidbody Electric Guitar, Signature, with Mahogany Body and Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Active Humbucking Pickups – Camo

Hetfield’s Signature Snakebyte Meets ESP’s Affordable LTD Line


Built for performance and loaded with aggressive features, the ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Snakebyte electric guitar doesn’t just look impressive: it delivers the sound that made metal what it is today. The edgy design of its mahogany body confronts you with a ready-for-action aesthetic while maintaining excellent balance on your knee or strap. Chug through a few Metallica classics, and you’re sure to relish in the LTD Snakebyte’s fast-playing 3-piece mahogany neck, capped with an ebony fingerboard to keep up with the furious fretting and down-picking madness of its namesake. A set of Hetfield’s signature EMG JH “HET” humbuckers offers the best of active and passive tones, with high-end hardware like locking tuners and a Tonepros locking Tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece solidifying the ESP LTD Snakebtye as a formidable choice for the touring metal musician.

Sleek and balanced Snakebyte body that’s ready to strike

Aside from being instantly recognizable as one of the world’s most iconic metal guitars, ESP LTD’s Snakebyte body style makes it one of the most playable and well-balanced guitars available today. The body shape ensures the guitar won’t neck dive when on your knee or strapped over your shoulder, with a natural-feeling arm rest on the body for optimal picking placement — there’s a reason Snakebytes are a favorite among metal purists everywhere.

EMG JH “HET” humbuckers bring the thunder…and the lightning

Metallica and EMG have both individually and collectively helped define the modern sound of heavy metal guitar. When James Hetfield tapped into the incredible minds at EMG to design his signature set of pickups, the mission was clear: to create a pair of active humbuckers that offered the output and clarity of the 85 and 81 pair Hetfield had been using for decades, but with the nuance, punch, and dynamics of a great set of passive pickups. EMG’s JH “HET” pickup set uses oversized ceramic and steel pole pieces to give your LTD Snakebyte that exact combination for a powerful rock sound.

Exquisite hardware and features deliver a boutique-quality experience

The LTD Snakebyte boasts a lot of appointments that are normally reserved for guitars costing considerably more. The headstock is outfitted with six of ESP’s LTD locking tuners to make string changes a breeze while keeping your tuning stable. A TonePros locking Tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece lock the hardware down to the body, giving you optimal string vibration transfer to your guitar’s body. We can’t forget the sleek ebony fingerboard displaying James’s Snakebyte inlay on the 12th fret — whether you’re a Metallica diehard or looking for that next go-to axe, the LTD Snakebyte delivers the goods.

ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Snakebyte Electric Guitar Features:

  • Signature LTD Snakebyte for Metallica cofounder James Hetfield
  • Balanced mahogany body feels great in all positions while laying a warm tonal foundation
  • 3-piece mahogany neck feels smooth and solid in the hands; glasslike ebony fingerboard facilitates lightspeed shredding
  • EMG JH “HET” active humbuckers deliver blistering levels of gain in complete clarity
  • LTD locking tuners keep your tuning stable; Tonepros TOM bridge and tailpiece ensure reliable intonation
  • Custom Snakebyte inlay adorning the 12th fret

Tech Specs:

  • Number of Strings6
  • Body TypeSolidbody
  • Body ShapeLTD James Hetfield Snakebyte
  • Body MaterialMahogany
  • Body FinishSatin
  • ColorCamo
  • Neck Material3-piece Mahogany
  • Neck ShapeThin U
  • Neck JointSet Neck
  • Radius13.7″
  • Fingerboard MaterialMacassar Ebony
  • Fingerboard InlayDots
  • Number of Frets22, Extra Jumbo
  • Scale Length24.75″
  • Nut Width1.653″
  • Nut MaterialMolded Plastic
  • Bridge/TailpieceTonePros Locking Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
  • TunersLTD Locking
  • Neck PickupEMG JH “HET” Humbucker
  • Bridge PickupEMG HJ “HET” Humbucker
  • Controls2 x volume
  • Switching3-way toggle pickup switch
  • StringsD’Addario, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig BagHardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: LSNAKEBYTECAMO



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