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Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized ESP Dealer.
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Made by hand at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the ESP Snakebyte is a Signature Series model of James Hetfield, the frontman of Metallica and one of the world's most highly respected rhythm guitar players in any genre. The Snakebyte was created based on James' own original design. It features set-neck construction at 24.75" scale, with a mahogany body and a single-piece mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and 22 extra-jumbo frets with a snake inlay at the 12th fret.
The ESP Snakebyte is powered by James' own EMG JH SET active pickups, and includes premier components such as a bone nut, ESP strap locks, Sperzel locking tuners, and a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. The ESP Snakebyte includes a hardshell case and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from ESP.
How Does It Play?
We give a full setup to every instrument that comes through our shop. The string action on this guitar measures just 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and nearly down to 3/64” on the high E, without buzz. We also do a thorough inspection and check of all electronics and hardware to make sure nothing slips by!
Weight: 9lb 0.4oz
The ESP fitted hard case is included, along with signed certificate of authenticity, ESP polish cloth, strap locks and wrenches.
NECK: 1Pc Mahogany
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
FINISH: Snow White
NUT WIDTH: 42mm
NUT TYPE: Bone
NECK CONTOUR: Thin U
FRETS/TYPE: 22 XJ
HARDWARE COLOR: Black
STRAP BUTTON: ESP Strap Lock
TUNERS: Sperzel Locking
BRIDGE: Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
NECK PU: EMG JH SET
BRIDGE PU: EMG JH SET
ELECTRONICS LAYOUT: Volume/Volume/Toggle Switch
STRINGS: Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
CASE: SNAKEBYTE FORM FIT CASE
CASE INCLUDED: Y