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ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte

ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte

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!

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 James Hetfield Snakebyte Specs




ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte 

Body wood


Neck wood







Pearloid Snake inlay

Scale Length 







2 Volume, 3-way toggle Switch  


LP Bridge


Snow white Finish




Black Hardware   




About the original ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte


As for James Hetfield, I think there is certainly no need to make too much introduction. The man is Metallica's frontman, vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, and he has played a decisive role throughout the Metal-genre development. Co-founded Metallica in October 1981, Hetfield and Kirk Hammet his colleagues have been doing for a long time cooperation with ESP Guitars. James Hetfield has been a leading manufacturer of guitars Sponsored by ESP since the 1990s, and is known by the constant use of guitars Explorer model. The ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte is the newest machine living legend of Metal James Hetfield, a guitar able to turn the head of any grown man and experienced guitarist around, collector, and more: a powerful and extremely musical quality guitar. It has been frequently seen in James’ tour.







About our custom made ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte


The tone of the original ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte is animal, without exaggeration. It is a ESP Snakebyte with body and arm carved in mahogany, the neck is glued to the body (Set-in Construction) ensuring a fantastic sustain. Moreover the arm is very thin and comfortable with Shape "U", the scale Ebony account 22 frets and the guitar comes equipped with ESP Locking Tuners and Black Hardware, all of which are strictly followed in our custom made guitar. Under the high skills of our talented and experienced craftsmen who are famous in the field of musical instruments, our custom made ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte not only has charming appearance but also amazing sound, as you can see in the following pictures.



This custom made ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte features exactly the same headstock as the original guitar made of Mahogany,  which has long and gently sloping bevel and makes Hetfield model nice. So with the six black tuning machines,  

As for the neck, our custom made ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte chose the same Mahogany  neck topped with ebony fingerboard, 22 jumbo-sized frets with a scale length of 628mm(24.75" ) and Pearloid Snake inlay, which are identical with the original guitar. 



Like the original guitar, our custom made ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte has body and arm carved in mahogany, and the neck is glued to the body (Set-in Construction), which ensures a fantastic sustain.



James Hetfield of Metallica played in the early days of the Gibson Explorer model, and a guitar hero in his sight continues the guitar angular shapes. This custom made ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte is a high quality guitar with EXP angular body shape and beautiful snow white finish.   Besides, the ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte features LP bridge(required by our special customer), 2 Volume, 3-way toggle switch and Black Hardware, which are all as with the original guitar. 




 A Video on Playing this ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte



This ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte is available in black and white finish, all can be made in our custom shop, contact us for your style.  




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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