Model

SKULLS & SNAKES

$3,999.00 with case

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 alder 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.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Certificate of Authenticity
Y
Construction
Bolt-On
Scale
25.5"
Body
Alder
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
Standard
Tuners
Gotoh
Bridge
Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU
ESP SH-100
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan Signature George Lynch “The Hunter”
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Vol(P/P)
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case
MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Robert D.

My suggestion for this guitar, I don't like the dull inlays, these should be mother of pearl for the cost.  In addition I'd rather see a black as night ebony fret-board to make the inlays stand out even more.  Aside from that I think the guitar is great.  

Todd B. ESP

Hi Robert, thanks for your suggestions.

Robert D.

Please Please... again I beg you... please bring back the serpent 600 version in LTD , EII and ESP... So I can buy all 3... Luckily I have a Serpent 600 brand new still, I've had it for a very VERY long time and only has about an hour of play time on it... But I would love to have one I could play without worry that it may get damaged... The Serpent 600 graphic is probably the best one he has... I love this one in second place.  His other guitar graphics in my opinion I hate.  He needs to do something new and also we need the serpent 600 back... 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Robert, thanks for your suggestion. I agree, that was a cool design!

Shayann J.

Hey I got a skulls & snakes but its a Samick Guitar and I was wondering if all the skulls & snakes guitars are George Lynch signature?

Robert D.

According to my research it's not a lynch signature or in anyway affiliated with him.  From what I read GL saw this and then requested a version be made for him.  But that's according to what i've read online. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Shayann, I'm not sure I understand your request. Please email our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com and provide and photos and serial number of your instrument with your inquiry. If it is an ESP product it will have our ESP or LTD logo depending on which series it is from.

Brett B.

When was the first production run of this guitare made?And what headstock shape was used?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Brett,

The first model of Skulls & Snakes came out around 1991, and the headstock shape was our ESP " Vintage” with small off-set dot inlays. The headstock was changed to Reverse Pointed "Knifehead" and inlays to Skull and Swords on or around 1995.

michael g.


  1. Hey guy's any chance this guitar might be available someday in a LTD or EII price range? Happy Jolly Day's..

Todd B. ESP

Hi michael g, we did produce an LTD GL-600SS which was about 15 years ago, but since then we haven't produced the LTD version.