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ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar

The new Snakebyte LTD Signature Series Guitar from James Hetfield of Metallica is the latest chapter in his ongoing association with ESP. Order yours from Sam Ash Direct today with free shipping and the guaranteed lowest price.


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Discounted Price $1,299.00

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ESP guitars have played an important role in the sound of James Hetfield, the iconic rhythm guitarist of Metallica. He and ESP have teamed up once again and have unveiled the James Hetfield Snakebyte LTD Signature Series electric guitar. The Snakebyte guitar boasts a brand new body shape, personally designed by James Hetfield that is reminiscent of his great guitars of the past, yet have an eye toward the future.

The ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte has a set thin-profile U-shaped mahogany neck with a 24.75-inch scale, with a mahogany body and an ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. The set neck construction assures you killer tone and endless sustain.

The James Hetfield Snakebyte LTD Signature Series Electric Guitar is available in two finishes: Black and Snow White, featuring a pearloid snake inlay on the fingerboard at the 12th fret.  To top it off, the LTD Snakebyte comes entirely with high-end components, including ESP locking tuners, Schaller straplocks, a Tonepros locking bridge/tailpiece, and EMG JH Het Set active pickups. And your ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte guitar will come to you in a formfitting ESP hardshell case.

Unleash the power of a metal legend with the James Hetfield Snakebyte LTD Signature Series Electric Guitar. Order yours from Sam Ash Direct today at the guaranteed lowest price with Free Shipping and the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case



An amazing guitar, slick and fast neck, great pickups (JH pickups are a HUGE improvement!) Great details, overall, great job ESP and Hetfield! PS, don't buy on this website, go to [@] or [@], you can get it for [$] instead of [$]


Columbus, Ohio


Great Guitar


This guitar kicks, if you are looking for a serious metal guitar this is it. It dosen't matter if your a Hetfield fan or not, you'll love this guitar. The EMG 81 and 60 are a great combination..the neck plays like butter for soloing or chugging out some serious riffs, the guitar also cleans up nicley, and balances perfectly, very comfortable to play. If you love Explorer style guitars (and I do) check out the Snakebyte, you won't be dissappointed.

CP Metal

Long Island NY


LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar

5.0 2


Series LTD Signature Series
Other Features EMG JH Het Set active pickups
Model James Hetfield Snakebyte
Warranty Info:

LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar

Your new ESP instrument is warranted to be free of any defects in materials and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations described below. This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser when product is purchased as NEW from an Authorized ESP Dealer. Electronic parts and guitar hardware are limited to a warranty period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

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