ESP SNAKEBYTE

SNOW WHITE

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 Snow White or Black Satin finishes, as well as in a lefthanded version. The 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 SNOW WHITE
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
Comments
Jaden  C.

Is there any way I could custom order a Regular Explorer(Like the One James used to have back then) if possible. 

Carl N.

Unfortunately not

Dave S.

just got my Snakebyte.. can u give me some info /tips on the locking machine heads?  Righty tighty to lock?

 

Carl N.

Yes, when looking at the back of the headstock you will turn them to the right

immortalis

I'd love to see an '87 reissue of 'Eet Fuk'.

Carl N.

thanks for the insight

Rommel V.

does this model have the graphite neck reinforcement bars? thanks

Carl N.

All of our ESP & E-II necks, with exception to one piece maple necks, have two pieces of graphite that run parallel to the truss rod, providing extra stability and reinforcement.

Mike L.

This guitar is awesome! Although the shipping wasn't fast, the guitar is very cool, James Hetfield is one of my favourite Compositors. Thank you for making this guitar

 

Carl N.

Glad you enjoy it.  Shipping from ShopESP typically takes a full business week for the furthest areas away from us.  Did this take longer than that?

Mike L.

Yes, the shipping took 11 business days, but I am fine with that because the guitar has already arrived.

 

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