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As ESP's first Signature Series artist, George Lynch brought a unique and powerful vision to the world of custom-designed guitars. The ESP Skulls & Snakes is an excellent representation of the creativity that happened in the 1980s when George and ESP became connected. One of our earliest Signature Series models, the Skulls & Snakes was designed by George as a guitar that could match his mind-blowing playing style. Made by hand by the famous luthiers of the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, it features a comfortable maple body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. Its sound, as specified by George, is powered by an ESP Designed single-coil SH-100 pickup in the neck position, and a custom Seymour Duncan "The Hunter" pickup in the bridge spot. This pickup was specifically designed to George’s specification for a powerful and dynamic response, providing the harmonics, dimension, and firepower that George’s style demands. It's a high-output pickup with ceramic magnets and custom wind, with all the muscle for power chords and easy access to harmonic squeals, while remaining transparent enough for the “not quite clean but not exactly dirty” tones that George employs. The ESP Skulls & Snakes includes a Floyd Rose Original bridge and Gotoh tuners, and comes with a high-quality hard shell case and a Certificate of Authenticity from ESP.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Maple
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish Black w/ Skulls & Snakes Graphic
Nut Width 43mm Locking Nut (45mm Neck Width)
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour GL Original U
Frets/Type 22 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button ESP Strap Lock
Tuners Gotoh
Bridge Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU ESP SH-100
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Signature George Lynch “The Hunter”
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume(Push/Pull)
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
Controls Gl
Geoff G.

Just got this guitar. It plays and sounds amazing. Truly a special instrument. My second ESP. ESP guitars are truly exceptional. 

Petrus Kimsa D.

I bought this ESP George Lynch Skulls & Snakes in 2007. It is one of the best guitar that I ever have. Thanks to George Lynch and ESP Guitar. The artwork and the craftmanship on this guitar is amazing. It feel solid and look beautiful from all angles. It has a push and pull knob volume with 2 type of sound (tone). The sound is awesome whether play it on clean sound or with high gain distortion. I am a fan of George Lynch. Any guitarist who look for a great guitar, well, this is a great guitar.

Carl N.

thanks for the review! glad you have been enjoying it!

miguel v.

Is there any hope that the LTD Skulls and Snakes will be released in the near future?

Carl N.

nothing at the moment

Joe K.

An ltd version would sell like crazy 

Carl N.

Hey Joe, I would hope it would.  Could you provide your market research on this topic?  I am very interested to see your figures on this.

Sarek S.


Denise A.

Quentend tu par version limitée ?

Joe K.

Any plans for an ltd version 

Carl N.

Hey Joe, not at the moment, but that would be a cool one!

Boogy C.

They already released the LTD version of this guitar in 2004. It is the LTD GL-600SS. 

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