ESP IRON CROSS
ESP IRON CROSS
Made by hand at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the ESP Iron Cross is a Signature Series model of James Hetfield, the frontman of Metallica and one of the world's most highly respected rhtyhm guitar players in any genre. The Iron Cross is based on James' personal custom instrument design, and features set-neck construction of a mahogany body with maple cap, and a single-piece mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and 22 extra-jumbo frets with an Iron Cross inlay at the 12th fret. The ESP Iron Cross is powered by James' own EMG JH SET active pickups, and includes premier components such as ESP strap locks, Sperzel locking tuners, and a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. Available in Snow White finish with black stripe graphic and iron cross fixture. The ESP Iron Cross includes a hardshell case and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from ESP.
I live in Greece and the main ESP dealer is Nakas (there is no other one in Athens or Thessaloniki) and he mainly stocks LTD guitars.For more expensive ESPs he must order them. I am interested in ESP Iron Cross guitar which even on Thomann (the Greek site) isn't available but only after order. Another problem with Thomann is that it doesn't give you the option of finance and in both cases (Nakas or Thomann) you just CANT play and check the guitar before buying...Its like paying almost 5000euros and you get a surprise instrument! I don't say that I doubt the quality of it but just being based on YouTube videos isn't fair (and there aren't many regarding the ESP- the majority is about the LTD model).