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 ESP Iron Cross

ESP Iron Cross

This guitar is built by Japanese and Korea luthiers, it is with excellent quality and reasonable price. You can choose from all kinds of finish, wood and hardware. Left handed is also available!

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This is a customized guitar, it was made according to our customer's requests, if you don't like the settings of this guitar, and want a personalized body shape, finish, logo, woods or hardware, please email us to place the order.



Our Custom made ESP Iron Cross Specs




ESP Iron Cross

Body wood


Neck wood







White Pearl Inlays 

Scale Length 







2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-way toggle Switch  


LP Bridge






Gold Hardware   


About the original ESP Iron Cross


The original ESP Iron Cross is based on the design of Hetfield’s 1970s Gibson Les Paul Custom. Features the Eclipse body shape, distressed black with gold hardware, a gold racing stripe and a gold Iron Cross on the body. It was originally customized Hetfield himself in 1973 appeared frequently in Hetfield’s concerts afterwards. In 2009, ESP unveiled their new Iron Cross James Hetfield Signature model at the NAMM show with a price tag of $9,995. Up to now, ESP Iron Cross has still been one of Hetfield's tour guitars. 



About our custom made ESP Iron Cross


If you are a fans of James Hetfield, you will understand how famous this ESP Iron Cross is. As one of Hetfield’s most well-known guitar, ESP Iron Cross has been seen in many of Hetfield’s tours. Unfortunately, the popular guitar has been out of production. In order to realize many metal player’ s guitar dream, we spent a lot of time and energy researching the background, info and checking with the original ESP Iron Cross, and finally recreated the guitar with exquisite craftsmanship and attention to details. Pure hand relic shop like ours is not easy to find in market, let alone with such a low price, lower even than relic fee only in some shops, definitely a high quality bargain. Above all, our guitar has the same charming appearance with vintage feel as the original guitar. Some detailed information can be seen in the following pictures.


Our custom made ESP Iron Cross features exactly the same headstock with the original guitar, which is made of mahogany. So with the six distressed gold tuners on the smooth headstock and five layers(yellow-black-yellow-black-yellow) headstock binding.


The body of each of our ESP Iron Cross is crafted from a three-piece figured mahogany top attached to a three-piece mahogany body and features set-neck construction as well as yellow binding on the top and black binding on the back, just like the great original guitar. 



The finish we use is 100% nitro finish that is quality assured, with our excellent craftsman’s exquisite craftsmanship and their attention to details, this ESP Iron Cross gives people a natural vintage feel. Hardware are also made aged as same as the original guitar.  


Like original Hetfield Guitar, this custom made ESP Iron Cross features a mahogany neck topped with rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets and white pearl inlays shaped like a cross on the twelfth fret. Our custom made guitar has one single layer yellow neck binding.


 Video about the ESP Iron Cross




Here you can see other guitars of James Hetfield. If you are a james’ fans, you can customize any of his guitars here in our custom shop. It is our pleasure to realize your guitar dream.




 All available in our custom shop!



Aiming to build your dream guitar!

If you don’t like the guitar above and you want another guitar which you dreamed it for so long, what to do? It’s so easy!  Just send us the pictures and the parameters of the guitar you want! We only need prctures and specs, then we can build the guitar as close as your dreamed guitar. You wonder how? Please click here to find the answer. Send your dream guitar pictures and specs to us, let's make your dream come true together.


All the guitars we built were based on our customers’ requests. There are so many different options for you to choose if you don’t want a standard one. You can check out all these options and more details in our custom shop. Click here to get in. The best way to obtain this information is to contact us and let us know what you’re looking for. We will discuss these options together and figure out the best way to make it for you. Your business is very important to us and we want to provide you with the best customer service we are capable of. It will be the best guitar-buying experience you’ve ever had.


And please, don’t be hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.




Notice For All Buyers:
Thank you for your attention. Here are something you might want to know about this guitar.

1. This guitar is available in both right handed and left handed version. Even it is not showing in lefty version, we still able to customize this guitar in left handed for you. You just have to tell us when you place the order.

2. If you want to place the order, just send us email, we will help you to place your customize order.

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How much would this be cause i have the white iron cross and i need that one!!

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