Model

LTD SNAKEBYTE

SNOW WHITE

$1,249.00 with case

The LTD 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 three-piece mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and 22 extra-jumbo frets with a snake inlay at the 12th fret. The LTD Snakebyte is powered by James' own EMG JH SET active pickups, and includes a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. Available in Snow White or Black Satin finishes, as well as in a lefthanded version

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Neck
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany
Neck
3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
SNOW WHITE
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
22 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
LTD 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
D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
SNAKEBYTE FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
ben p.

Is the Snow White finish coated with Nitro or Poly? Trying to get an idea of how quickly it will yellow 

Todd B. ESP

Hi ben, We do not use any Nitro (laquer) finishes. This model and all production model LTD use Polyurethane. Generally pure white finishes can turn slightly yellow in time but shouldn't ever be drastic.

Mark M.

Which country is this guitar made in?

Todd B. ESP

Hello Mark, We currently build this in Indonesia and Korea.

mohammed m.

Hello, i recently order the ltd snakebyte from my local distributor. Can you please tell me the gauge and type of strings that the ltd snakebyte comes with (the esp faq page sais D'Addario 10s for non trem 6 strings, but seeing as this is a signature series it may have different type/gauge installed.

thanks in advance.

Caden R.

I know james plays with the Earnie ball power slinky 11-48 set. I personally really like Earnie ball paradigm 11-48. It’s basically just what your preference is. 

Todd B. ESP

Hello Mohammed, sorry for replying late to your question. We do use standard gauge D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046).

Michael L.

My kind of guitar is the singlecut one but, well i made an exception with this modern Explorer-like shape. And do you know what ? You can play other metals riffs that those of metallica. It's works too (LOL).

I just hope that the white color is not going to go yellow in time (Have you information on this matter ?)

Todd B. ESP

Hi Michael, Thanks for your question. It is common for white and other very light colors to turn slightly yellow with age due to the properties of polyurethane paints which are used for most guitar production. That being said, you should never notice any drastic change in color.