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ESP LTD Snakebyte James Hetfield Black Satin

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What we say:

At A Glance:

The ESP LTD Snakebyte James Hetfield Satin Black is becoming as iconic as any other guitar James Hetfield has played. The Snakebyte is a take on the iconic ESP MX250, loaded with a set of active EMG humbuckers, 22 frets, 24.75" scale length and black TOM style bridge. The big, mahogany body finished in satin black is as Hetfield as it comes and coupled with the longest strap you can find, you too can demand a stage like the big man himself. Am I right James? YEAH, YEAAAHHH!

Features We Love:


Like ESP, Hetfield's been a long time EMG player. Anywhere you see a Metallica in concert, there's gonna be the iconic black pickups there too. Known for his tight, down-picked rhythm playing the JH 'Het' set combines the characteristics of passive clarity, but with the active qualities that Metallica is known for. In short, the cleans will be sparkling, and the distorted tones punishing!

3 Piece Maple Neck

With a guitar like this, you want it to be reliable when you're tearing through thrash riffs. A multi piece neck like this is great for stability. Instead of 1 piece of wood that can move, each piece of wood is anchored by the other to resist movement keeping your neck stable and straight. This is great for playability, and tuning stability.

Slim, Fast Neck Profile

The Snakebyte's thin U shape neck is slim, but not so thin that you're left looking for more to grasp. Somewhat a classic feature to ESP guitars, it will satisfy both the guitarist new to the brand or someone who is well accustomed to the sleek neck shape.


  • Macassar ebony fingerboard that looks great with the black hardware and will give bite and high end clarity to your playing
  • Locking tuners for extremely reliable tuning stability
  • Set-thru construction for increased sustain and resonance


Body Mahogany
Neck 3pc Mahogany
Neck Shape Thin U
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Scale 24.75"
Radius 350mm
Frets 22 XJ Stainless Steel
Nut Moulded
Nut Width 42mm
Pickups EMG JH Set
Controls Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, 3-Way-Toggle
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuners LTD Locking