I love this guitar. It's the same old story. Young guy falls in love with playing the guitar, gets married, music falls by the wayside, gets old, then finds music again. I'm in the midst of a mid-life crisis and I've found a love of guitar again. I took the opportunity to buy the guitars I couldn't afford when I was young. I'm currently surrounded by a beautiful Jackson RR, Fender Telecaster, Schecter Hellraiser, Gibson Acoustic and the cream of the crop, the LTD James Hetfield Signature Vulture.
This beauty plays like a dream. I was a huge Metallica fan when I was young, and have always had my eyes set on an Explorer. When the time came, I had both the Vulture and the Explorer up in their own windows, debating on which to get. In the end, my love of V style guitars won out. I've never had a guitar that plays as well as the Vulture, or sounds quite a mean. I can jump between face melting crunch and tear inducing cleans with no effort thanks to the Het Set combo. Buy this guitar!