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James Hetfield Double Neck Explorer Guitar

James Hetfield Double Neck Explorer Guitar

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 James Hetfield Double Neck Explorer Guitar Specifications



James Hetfield ESP Double Neck Explorer

Body Wood


Neck Wood







White Pearl,Dot Inlay

Scale Length

24.75" scale length




2 Humbuckers (each neck)


2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 3-Way Toggle Switch (each neck)


2 Tune-O-Matic Bridges and tailpieces


Black Finish




Gold Hardware



Our Custom Made James Hetfield ESP Explorer Double Neck


Our custom made James Hetfield ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar features mahogany body,  12 and 6 strings mahogany necks, Ebony fretboard with 22 XJ frets, both neck are a standard 24.75" scale, 2 volumes, 2 tones, 3-way selector switch on each neck, 2 Tune-O-Matic Bridges and Tailpieces.  All these specs will be strictly followed when we making this guitar. But as you see, this guitar was made for a customer order, he prefer to have classic dot inlay than the ducks inlay on the fretboard and use gold hardwares on it, so we made it for him, but if you like the exactly the same features as James's, same duck inlay and black hardwares, we are able to make for you.  Or if you want other kinds of James Hetfield Explorer inlays, also OK.. like the man to wolf inlay, or snake inlay,etc..





All inlays can be used on this James Hetfield ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar


    The Duck Inlay
Extended Middle Fingers Inlay    
    Snakes Inlay
Man to wolf Inlay    
    Deer heads Inlay 
Barbed Wire Inlays    


 It is worth mentioning that the hardware and pickups we select are Wilkinsons. We have to admit that Wildinson hardware and pickups are not as good as the original ones.But they are more attractive in quality and price, saving much money for our customers. Most of our customers reflected the Wilkinson are beyond their imagination-stable and reliable enough! 




Of course, we also have original pickups- EMG 81/60, which are James Hetfield’s favorite pickups, and they can give you original James sound. This cost will be put on, if you like the origianl EMG pickups, please contact our customer service. 






About the original ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar


James Hetfield's Famous ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar used for "Fade to Black" during the Black Album Tours Era (91-95). It is an ESP Custom Shop Guitar with 12 and 6 string necks.


Many people believe that this is the guitar that James Hetfield used in the Pyro Accident at Montreal in 1992, Jaymz get burned with this ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar during a gig in Montreal on the 8th August '92 when the pyros to the song "Fade To Black" set in. It happened because the pyro-tech didn't inform the band that new pyro would be going along with the old pyro which only ignited along the wings of the stage. James assumed that the new pyro canceled out the previous pyro, so he stood on a point where a 12 foot flame from the old pyro ignited. This ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar can be seen at Gigs in Mexico 1993. He also used exact the same ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar ESP EXP model  later on Woodstock'94. So this guitar either has been restored or rebuild for this show. 






This original ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar is a black double-necked ESP Explorer with a mahogany body and a rosewood fretboard. This ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar has 12 strings on the top neck and 6 strings on the bottom neck. The inlays are ducks. It can be seen on the "Binge & Burge" booklet,  James Hetfield Only used it on live show "Black Album" gigs. This ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar was exclusively played for the live performance of "Fade To Black". 

In difference between this James' ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar and the standard ESP EXP serie, James guitars have set-in necks (glued joint) instead of bolt-on necks. Besides the "Black Album" guitars' fingerboards consist of ebony instead of rosewood and this one use " ducks inlay" instead of dot inlay.






More Details photo of our custom made James Hetfield ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar 





 Our custom made James Hetfield ESP Double Neck Explorer Guitar will greatly shock you! With a great sound! Very well built and sounds like a rock guitar should. Very NICE!



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James Hetfield on playing his Double Neck Explorer !




Metallica - Fade To Black - Woodstock 1994 - live




James Hetfield Guitars


Hetfield has been a major endorser of ESP Guitars since the 1980s, and is best known for playing custom-made Explorer-style guitars with an EMG 81/EMG 60 set for pickups. Hetfield's main guitar from the early days was a Flying V copy made in Japan by Electra, used almost exclusively until 1984 when he switched to the Gibson Explorer model.


During the mid-1990s, ESP produced the first of his signature model guitars. To date, Hetfield has had six signature guitars (may soon be seven)[citation needed] with the company. However, Hetfield often uses guitars from Gibson and other companies instead of ESP despite his endorsement.



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 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!







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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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