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ESP LTD Metallica Ride The Lightning Limited Edition Electric Guitar

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The LTD "Ride the Lightning" limited-edition guitar was created to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Metallica's second album, which was release...Click To Read More About This Product

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A specially created commemorative guitar for metal, and most specifically, Metallica fans.

The LTD "Ride the Lightning" limited-edition guitar was created to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Metallica's second album, which was released on July 27, 1984, and features a graphic finish that mimics the cover art of that iconic album.

"ESP and Metallica's guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have a relationship that goes back more than two decades," says Matt Masciandaro, President and CEO of the ESP Guitar Company. "Last year, we successfully released a limited-edition guitar for the 30-year anniversary of their first album, Kill ˜Em All. We are happy to offer another new Metallica-focused guitar for serious players, collectors, and fans."

ESP plans to produce only 300 of the LTD "Ride the Lightning" models worldwide, making each one a highly sought-after collectible due to its relative rarity. Its features include an alder body with maple neck (bolt-on construction) at 25.5" scale, and an ebony fingerboard with 24 XJ frets. EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) active pickups are included, along with tune-o-matic bridge and string-thru-body design. The guitar also features a Metallica logo fingerboard inlay, and each guitar includes an ESP form-fit case with the Metallica logo, and a certificate of authenticity.

The Ride the Lightning album helped establish Metallica as a serious contender in the metal arena, and led to their major label signing later in 1984. Some of the now-classic songs on that album include "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Fade to Black", and "Creeping Death".

FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Not specified
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Ebony
Radius: Not specified
Fret size: Extra-jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Inlays: Metallica logo
Nut width: Not specified
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: EMG-60
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: EMG-81
Brand: EMG
Active or passive: Active
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: String thru body
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Black
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body finish
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: South Korea

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