ESP SNAKEBYTE

BLACK SATIN

ESP SNAKEBYTE
$4,299.00
with case
(U.S. Only)

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 Black Satin or Snow White finishes, as well as in a lefthanded versionThe 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). 

Construction Set-Neck
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck 1Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish BLACK SATIN
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Bone
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Schaller Straplock
Tuners Sperzel Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU EMG JH SET
Bridge PU EMG JH SET
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Vol/Vol/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case SNAKEBYTE FORM FIT CASE
Case Included Y
Controls
Controls Snakebyte
Comments
Dark Owl

Why is there no tone pots dose he not like useing them or something?

Carl N.

Hey Owl, apparently not.

Max J.

What’s the difference between the ESP version and the LTD version.

Carl N.

Hey Max, the ESP Snakebyte will be made one at a time in Japan whereas the LTD version is produced at one of our overseas factories in a production line manner.  There are many nuance differences but I would say the best way to see the differences between these two would be to visit your local ESP dealer and try them out!

ATM

Are there any plans for E-II version of Snakebyte?

Carl N.

Hey ATM, not at the moment, only the LTD and ESP versions for now.

Paul B.

Can you put a custom graphic on this guitar? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Paul, Sorry we do not offer an custom graphics for this model. All signature models come as you see them according to the artist's original design.

Devin P.

Are you guys going to release the camo byte soon?

Todd B. ESP

Hey Devin, Sorry for my late reply here.....Unfortunately there is no planned release for this model.