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ESP Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar
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The Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar from ESP is ready to make a big impression. It's crafted in Japan to James's exact specifications for playabil...Click To Read More About This Product
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A signature combination of style and performance.
The Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar from ESP is ready to make a big impression. It's crafted in Japan to James's exact specifications for playability and durability, so you know you're getting a great guitar. It features a mahogany body and a set 1-piece mahogany neck. The neck has the thin U profile that James loves. It's fast and smooth with an ebony fretboard and snakebyte inlay at the 12th fret. Black hardware includes Sperzel locking tuners, Schaller straplocks and EMG JH pickups. Includes hardshell case.
EMG James Hetfield signature pickups
The JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set is a totally new dimension for EMG, the design being driven solely with the input of James Hetfield. After playing the 81/60 EMG combo for many years now James wanted something not only "new" sounding, he wanted a set that also looked totally new.
The neck pickup uses individual ceramic poles and bobbins with an enlarged core that gives it a more percussive attack, higher output and a fuller low-end response making it clean & fat and fast attacking.
The bridge pickup uses the same larger/taller core coil but has steel pole pieces, again for a tighter more percussive attack with less mutual inductance for a cleaner low-end. Based of the EMG 81 but brought to a whole new level.
- Body shape: Z
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Top wood: Not applicable
- Body wood: Mahogany
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Thin U
- Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
- Joint: Set-in
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Material: Ebony
- Radius: 12"
- Fret size: Extra-jumbo
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width: 1.653" (42mm)
- Configuration: H
- Neck: James Hetfield
- Middle: Not applicable
- Bridge: James Hetfield
- Brand: EMG
- Active or passive pickups: Passive
- Series or parallel: Not applicable
- Piezo: No
- Active EQ: No
- Special electronics: None
- Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: TonePros locking tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Tuning machines: Schaller locking
- Color: Black
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Body shape
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: Japan
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- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
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- Power surges
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
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