with case
ESP and James Hetfield join forces once again to bring you his latest vision, a unique V design called the Vulture. His newest signature model features the EMG Het Set, set-neck construction, and an ebony fingerboard with custom inlay.
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 ESP Strap Lock
Tuners Gotoh Locking
Bridge TonePros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Volume/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Controls Vulture

Hi. Is this guitar made at the Custom Shop ? Thanks 

Todd B. ESP

Hello, Yes all ESP Signature models are made at the custom shop.

If you have any questions not answered on our product page, please contact ESP Customer Service at

Rune J.

Is the vulture ever going to have other finishes than satin?

Or is that something that the artist decides himself, what colors to offer?

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at or 


Would it be possible to fit a Gibson Flying V pickguard on this 

or do you offer it with pickguard or do you sell a pickguard that would fit?

nice guitar 



Carl N.

We currently do not pickguards and we have not tried installing another manufacturer's pickguard on this model.

Corrado D.

Hello, anyone knows the guitar strap model that James uses recently (after years of Levy's m7gg3)? Thanks

Carl N.

Hey Corrado, unfortunately not...though I do know what guitars he uses 

Jason P.

Do you guys offer this shape in the Custom shop

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jason, Sorry this shape is not available for custom orders.

Jason P.

Hi Todd, Another question. Is there a list of available guitar options for the custom shop or how does the custom shop exactly work? Thanks Todd I’m advance

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jason, Sorry I don't have a list of available options for custom orders, however we have a custom order form for getting a quote. You can fill it out and submit it to an ESP Authorized dealer for a quote. The usual exceptions to custom orders are using body shapes that were designed by one of our artists which may be reserved for their signature series models. Also, no headstock or body shapes that belong to another brand. Hope that helps.

Jason P.

Thanks so much for the help Todd I appreciate it!

Todd B. ESP

Sure thing Jason!

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