ESP reveals the James Hetfield Signature LTD Snakebyte SE Baritone
It’s a snazzy, purple replica of the Metallica frontman’s main axe.
ESP and James Hetfield have teamed up on the brand’s latest offering: the Signature LTD Snakebyte SE Baritone. This special-edition guitar is modelled after the rocker’s go-to axe, a showpiece on Metallica’s current WorldWired Tour. Only 500 instruments are being produced.
The guitar sports a mahogany body, a quilted maple top, a three-piece mahogany neck, a Macassar ebony fretboard, and a stunning See Thru Purple Sunburst finish. It’s designed for playability, with a 27-inch scale length that provides better accessibility to the higher frets and a thin U-shaped neck that encourages smooth transitioning. Additionally, the guitar is tuned to B-E-A-D-F#-B, a popular baritone configuration employed in metal.
Where electronics are concerned, this sleek axe is loaded with signature EMG JH “Het” active pups at the neck and bridge. Its tone is governed by two volume knobs and a pickup toggle switch. Elsewhere, the guitar comes with high-grade hardware appointments, including a set of LTD locking tuners and a TonePros locking TOM bridge.
Retails at $1,399. More information at espguitars.com.The post ESP reveals the James Hetfield Signature LTD Snakebyte SE Baritone appeared first on The Guitar Magazine.