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When James Hetfield and ESP came together to create a signature model, they changed the face of metal forever. With an ESP LTD Snake byte you get to experience the look, sound, and feel of Hatfield’s own amazing guitar for yourself. The first thing you’ll notice is how balanced the LTD Snake byte’s body feels, making it easy to go from low-end riff age to high-flying solos. Plug it in, and the whole game changes. Thanks to the active EMG humbucker (Hatfield’s own custom JH “Het” set), you’ll get everything from the tight chugging rhythms to the screaming leads you’d expect from the metal axe that started it all. If you want to sound like a metal legend, this ESP LTD Snake byte is the perfect place to start.
Designed for James Hetfield, frontman of Metallica and one of the most highly respected rhtyhm guitarists
Features set-neck construction at 24.75″ scale, with a mahogany body and a three-piece mahogany neck
The ebony fingerboard has 22 extra-jumbo frets with a snake inlay at the 12th fret
Powered by James’ own EMG JH SET active pickups and includes a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece
Available in Black Satin or Snow White finishes, as well as in a lefthanded version