Metallica’s James Hetfield Talks Flying V, Explorer, Snakebyte Guitar – ESP – Gibson



In the clip below, James Hetfield talks about his obsession with Flying V and Explorer guitars, plus offers a glimpse into his new purple Snakebyte guitar. Watch the video below.

ESP SNAKEBYTE
Made by hand at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the ESP Snakebyte is a Signature Series model of James Hetfield, the frontman of Metallica and one of the world’s most highly respected rhythm guitar players in any genre. The Snakebyte was created based on James’ own original design. It features set-neck construction at 24.75″ scale, with a mahogany body and a single-piece mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and 22 extra-jumbo frets with a snake inlay at the 12th fret. The ESP Snakebyte is powered by James’ own EMG JH SET active pickups, and includes premier components such as a bone nut, Schaller straplocks, Sperzel locking tuners, and a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. Available in Snow White or Black Satin finishes, as well as in a lefthanded version. The ESP Snakebyte includes a hardshell case and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from ESP. The Snakebyte is also available in an LTD version in Snow White, left-handed, and Black Satin (also available left-handed).

LTD SNAKEBYTE
The LTD Snakebyte is a Signature Series model of James Hetfield, the frontman of Metallica and one of the world’s most highly respected rhythm guitar players in any genre. The Snakebyte was created based on James’ own original design. It features set-neck construction at 24.75″ scale, with a mahogany body and a three-piece mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and 22 extra-jumbo frets with a snake inlay at the 12th fret. The LTD Snakebyte is powered by James’ own EMG JH SET active pickups, and includes a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. Available in Snow White or Black Satin finishes, as well as in a lefthanded version.

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