Esp james hetfield guitar for sale

James Hetfield ESP

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ESP Guitar James Hetfield Iron Cross NEW Metallica Case

Item condition:New
Ended:Nov 07, 2011 03:37:12 PST
Price:US $10,000.00
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Item location:San Francisco, CA, United States

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ESP Guitar James Hetfield Iron Cross NEW Metallica Case

Up for sale is a brand new ESP James Hetfield Iron Cross Guitar and Hardshell Case.

Metallica’s rhythm guitarist and singer, James Hetfield, and ESP guitars collaborate to replicate a limited quantity ESP Iron Cross signature guitar. Based on Hetfield’s customized 1973 ‘Iron Cross’ Gibson Les Paul, ESP did a wonderful job with the relic finish to look exactly like James’ original Iron Cross. This guitar is #14 out of 100 units made worldwide.

A cool limited edition signature model from one of the pioneers of metal! Available in limited quantities in 2009 only, the ESP James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross is currently featured on Metallica’s Death Magnetic World Tour. Painstaking effort has gone into recreating every nuance of James’ original guitar, while adding some new characteristics to make a truly unique signature ESP instrument.

The Iron Cross is identical to the instrument that James actually plays and features a distressed finish and hardware, and even has wear on the neck and fretboard. The Iron Cross has a set-maple neck on a mahogany/maple body that is matched with EMG active pickups to give all the great tone and sustain you could ever want. This is a very ominous guitar that is no longer available from ESP.

The front of the headstock has ESP and James’ initials on it. The back of the headstock says ESP CUSTOM SHOP with the serial number. The rosewood fretboard has flag inlays on it. At the twelth fret, there is a special Iron Cross inlay. The pickups are a pair of active EMG 81/60 underneath distressed covers. There are two volume controls, one tone control and a three way toggle switch. It also has an original TonePros locking bridge with a stop tailpiece. The body has a nice distressed paint job on the body and the neck.  On the back of the guitar, “UM72″, is carved into body. This is a reference to Uncle Milty or Milton Berle who was rumored to have one of the largest penises in Hollywood. The 72 refers to James’ original 1972 Gibson Les Paul.


The Iron Cross is the sixth Hetfield Signature Series model to carry his name since James and ESP joined forces in 1991. This latest model is manufactured to the exact specifications of James’ Iron Cross, a modified ESP Eclipse-style stage guitar used on the Death Magnetic tour.


Set-neck construction
24-3/4″ scale
Mahogany body
Maple top
Mahogany neck
Ebony fingerboard
Iron cross inlays
13.77″ fretboard radius
Bone nut
1.65″ nut width
Extra thin U neck \cContour
22 extra jumbo EVO frets (gold) Ni-free alloy
Distressed gold hardware
Sperzel locking tuners
Schaller Straplocks
Tonepros TOM bridge and tail
EMG-81 (bridge)/EMG-60 (neck) active pickups with distressed gold covers
Gold stripe graphics and metal iron cross on lower bout
Distressed black finish
Includes case


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