Thor O.

What is the price difference between the ESP & the LTD? And what will be the easiest way to acquire them from Canada?

Carl N.

Hey Thor, there are many differences between the two but the main cause for the price difference will be that the ESP Iron Cross 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.  I'd reach out to the Canadian distributor to see if they know a store that stocks this or if they can order one for you.

Thor O.

Noted. Thank you Carl!

Mark C.

Is this a limited run? 

Carl N.

Hey Mark, we've offered this one for quite some time, not a limited run.

Mark C.

Thanks

Ryan L.

Where can I get one and how much for the iron cross James Hetfield Snow White esp Ltd??

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ryan, If you are within the USA the price is listed on each product page. If you live outside the US, please contact your local distributor or nearest dealer for your pricing. Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors   

Richard W.

Any comments on JH Set vs. 81/60?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Richard, here are some notes for you to compare. 81/60 has a tighter focus or lower ceiling, while the HET Set has more headroom (this equates to more volume with some ears). Het Set are a bit more open sounding and have a more organic roll of compared to 81/60.  JH bridge p.u. is a little fatter than the 81, while the 81 is a little more articulate. I hope these descriptions help you a bit. Both sets are great, and both use ceramic magnets but internally there are different construction features going on. I know that James used the 81/60 set for a long time and wanted to start with that sound and build something on top of that sound and make it also have a certain look that was achieved.

Richard W.

Thanks Todd.  Really helpful.  I’ve got a lefty Custom Shop inquiry for this guitar in to ESP from Jason at DCGL.  Hopefully it can be done.

Do you have an approximate weight for this also? Trying to compare to Les Paul Custom (non-weight relieved), which I’m guessing is thicker and heavier, just not sure by how much.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Richard, Great, hope you can get some help from Jason at DCGL. These definitely are lighter than a traditional LP since the thickness is about 10mm thinner (little less than 1/2"). Weights can vary a bit but these should be in the 9-10lb range.