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ESP James Hetfield LTD Signature Snakebyte Electric Guitar Camo


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A James Hetfield Signature with his own EMG JH active pickups and a custom camo finish.

The ESP James Hetfield LTD Signature Snakebyte electric guitar features set-neck construction at 24.75” scale, pairing a mahogany body with a thin “U”-shaped 3-piece mahogany neck, and a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. Its sound is driven by a set of James’ own EMG JH SET active pickups, along with a TonePros locking Tune-O-Matic bridge and tailpiece. The finish is based on a camouflage pattern created by high-performance hunting gear manufacturer KUIU, a design chosen by Hetfield. A portion of the proceeds from each LTD Signature Snakebyte goes to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, a non-profit, philanthropic organization dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger and other critical local services. Comes with a hardshell case.
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Neck shape: Thin "U"
  • Neck wood: 3-piece mahogany
  • Joint: Set-neck
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Material: Macassar ebony
  • Radius: 13.78" (350 mm)
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut width/material: 1.65 in. (42 mm) molded
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: EMG humbucker
  • Bridge: EMG humbucker
  • Control layout: Volume 1, Volume 2, Toggle switch
  • Bridge design: TonePros locking Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: TonePros
  • Tuning machines: LTD locking
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right-handed


  • Mahogany body
  • 3-piece mahogany neck in a thin “U”-shaped profile
  • Macassar ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets
  • Dual EMG JH SET active pickups