ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte SE Baritone W/ EMG's & Case (1 of 500 made)

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  • $6,500.00
  • Regular price $8,000.00
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This guitar is one of only 500 made in the world, and the only one I have seen in New Zealand.

This auction is for a brand new guitar and it comes with a certificate of authentication and also a fitted ESP hard case. This is any Guitar fanatics dream. The EMG James Hetfield signature set of pickups sound excellent. Great for both dirty and clean tones, they are some of the most versatile pickups ever created.

"The LTD Snakebyte Special Edition Baritone is a new collaboration by James Hetfield and ESP. It is a replica of the original model currently played by James on Metallica’s WorldWired Tour. This Special Edition release is limited to just 500 pieces. It offers set-neck construction at 27” scale, allowing for an extended lower range than a standard scale guitar. It employs a mahogany body with a distinctive highly-figured quilted maple top in See Thru Purple Sunburst finish, paired to a comfortable thin U-shaped 3-piece mahogany neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard. High-quality hardware on the LTD Snakebyte Special Edition Baritone includes LTD locking tuners, a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, and James Hetfield’s signature EMG JH "Het" Set active pickups. This guitar also includes a hardshell ESP case and a Certificate of Authenticity."

CONSTRUCTION: Set-Neck

SCALE: 27” Baritone Scale

BODY: Mahogany

TOP: Quilted Maple

NECK: 3Pc Mahogany

FINGERBOARD: Macassar Ebony

FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm

FINISH: See Thru Purple Sunburst

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 "HET" SET

BRIDGE PU: EMG JH "HET" SET

ELECTRONICS: Active

ELECTRONICS LAYOUT: Vol/Vol/Toggle Switch

STRINGS: D'Addario XL158 (.013/.017/.026W/.036/.046/.062)

TUNING: B E A D F# B

CASE: SNAKEBYTE SE FORM FIT CASE

CASE INCLUDED