ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar with Case

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Product Description

The original design of the ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte is sure to turn some heads. Adding to the great look of the guitar is a set-neck for great sustain, 24.75 inch scale length, mahogany body and neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 22 XJ frets. The Snakebyte comes with a bunch of high-end components, including ESP locking tuners, a Tonepros locking bridge/tailpiece, and EMG JH James Hetfield Active humbuckers for high output tone, chunky rhythm, and searing solos.

ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Guitar Features

  • Thin U neck contour for comfortable playing up and down the neck
  • Set-neck for great sustain and stability
  • Mahogany body and neck, and a 22 XJ fret ebony fingerboard
  • ESP locking tuners for great stability and smooth tuning
  • EMG JH James Hetfield Active humbuckers for high output tone, chunky rhythm, and searing solos

Product Specifications
ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Guitar Specifications
  • Construction: Set-Neck
  • Scale Length: 24.75 inches
  • Body: Mahogany 
  • Neck: Mahogany, Thin U Neck Contour
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Nut: 42mm, Bone
  • Frets: 22 XJ
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuners: ESP Locking
  • Bridge: Tonepros Locking TOM
  • Pickups:
    • Bridge: EMG JH-B Active
    • Neck: EMG JH-N Active
  • Controls:
    • 3-Way Switch
    • Neck Volume
    • Bridge Volume


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Phone:  800-423-8388 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
Rob Submitted: 7/22/2018
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Great guitar but had to be tweaked
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What is your opinion of this product?
I purchased the Snakebyte a few months ago (the Snow White version) and fell in love with it. The updated shape of the Explorer along with the hardware and snake inlay really make it a guitar that stands out. It’s a comfortable weight so you can play for hours without feeling fatigued and its balanced very well so that when you are wearing it, it doesn’t feel like it wants to “nose dive” as soon as you let go of the neck. It will stay put. I love the hardware. It is heavy duty and I love having the set pins on the on the bridge. It really helps when changing your strings as it wont fall off. I also love the EMG’s (JH-N and JH-B). They have an excellent sound. The crunch is strong when playing dirty and the clean is just about the cleanest I’ve ever had. The only downfall to the Het Set pickups is, they’re so hot, that there was a lot of humming through my amp. I rewired the guitar and got a noise supressor and that corrected the problem. Over all, I love this guitar!!!
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Tristan B Submitted: 3/17/2018
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Seriously hot guitar
What is your opinion of this product?
Loving this guitar, seriously high output on this guitar. The hetfield set is a really great sounding set of pickups. Neck is nice and round and on the fatter side. The paint job (satin black) is a little thin and is wearing pretty fast from where my arm rests on the guitar. So character grows fast on these guitars. Other than that, sounds great, plays great, I love it.
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James Kitchen Submitted: 12/26/2017
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Awesome guitar!!
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Great sound and great workmanship. The neck is so easy gliding back and forth.
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Douglas Brownie Submitted: 12/1/2017
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Awesome buy!
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Great guitar. Setup was good. Ready to play right out the gate and sounds great.
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Steve Ricablanca, sricabla@yahoo.com Submitted: 10/17/2017
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Great guitar but...
What is your opinion of this product?
I see where there can be a difference in the ESP and LTD versions. Besides cost, my friend said that the ESP's are made in LA at their custom shop. You figure, American labor costs and just better wood, finish and components and maybe craftsmanship is why they are very expensive. The problem with mine is that the finish where I strum is already starting to get glossy, I've only had the guitar 3 weeks. Though, it plays great and sounds really what you would think it sounds.
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Kevin Submitted: 4/17/2015
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Incredible!
What is your opinion of this product?
Another flawless tone monster from ESP/LTD. Mahogany body & neck, EMG's, Tone Pros stop tailpiece, Ebony fretboard, locking tuners, 10-46 strings, all and up to an amazing machine with amazing tone and sustain.
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Ronald Submitted: 8/19/2014
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best guitar i own
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Awesome
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Tony K. from East coast USA Submitted: 8/8/2014
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Amazing guitar! Delivers the "Heavy" you need.
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The ESP LTD Snakebyte is the guitar I've been waiting for and I love it!
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Sean18222 from Drums, PA. Submitted: 12/6/2013
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Great guitar!!!!!
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carlos from woodbridge, va, usa Submitted: 8/19/2013
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One of the best guitars I have ever owned
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Great
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