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The Iron Cross SW is available both as one of the super high-end ESP range and also in the company’s Far Eastern produced (and thus more affordable) LTD series. Our review version was the LTD model and right from the start let me say it represents superb value for money. Bear in mind that the ESP original retails for around the price of a second hand car, while this LTD version is just over four figures, yet features almost identical hardware and construction. That’s great value!

The LTD Iron Cross is the latest James Hetfield signature model and features a single cut LP-Style solid mahogany body with a maple top, 22-fret mahogany neck with ebony fretboard, set-neck design and moulded nut. The guitar features a pair of active EMG JH signature humbuckers, with a three way switch, volume and independent tone controls. A further three way switch sits onto of the upper bout of the body in a traditional LP-style but is redundant and purely for visual flair. Hardware is completed with a Tonepros Locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, 22 XJ frets and LTD locking tuners. For reference, the ESP version features a bone nut and Schaller locking tuners – in all other respects the hardware is identical.

The Iron Cross SW features a very memorable white finish with three back stripes across its top, black scratch plate and the large, metal Iron Cross attached to the back behind the tailpiece. The single cut body is bound with a double black line around its circumference that adds an extra level of class to the design. It’s certainly a memorable look, although I can see a number of buyers being put off by the use of the Iron Cross. The fretboard features some very well executed flag inlays that culminate in a further Iron Cross design across the 11th, 12th and 13th frets.

Ltd Iron Cross Guitar

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The ESP James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar is designed to the meet the performance demands of its namesake. It features a mahogany body with a maple top, distinctive graphics and set-neck construction. mahogany is a classic ingredient in both slab and multi-wood (or laminated) bodies. mahogany’s characteristic tone is warm and somewhat soft, but well balanced with good grind and bite. There is usually good depth to the sound, with full but not especially tight lows, and appealing if unpronounced highs. Mahogany has a completely different weight and stiffness with a unique dampening factor.

Metallica’s James Hetfield, who began using their guitars extensively in the late ’80s while in the twilight of the band’s thrash-metal era, often championed ESP’s quality, playability, and tone. And in the years since, ESP has produced a plethora of Hetfield signature models. And now in 2014 they make new James Hetfield Signature Series model ‘Iron Cross’ in Snow White finish. This guitar has the Eclipse body shape; Snow White finish with black hardware, with a black racing stripe and a black Iron Cross on the body. It is based on the design of his 1970s Gibson Les Paul Custom. Let’s see the detail specs of this guitar.

Ltd Iron Cross Review

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Metallica’s James Hetfield, who began using their guitars extensively in the late ’80s while in the twilight of the band’s thrash-metal era, often championed ESP’s quality, playability, and tone. And in the years since, ESP has produced a plethora of Hetfield signature Ltd Iron Cross Review models. And now in 2014 they make new James Hetfield Signature Series model ‘Iron Cross’ in Snow White finish. This guitar has the Eclipse body shape; Snow White finish with black hardware, with a black racing stripe and a black Iron Cross on the body. It is based on the design of his 1970s Gibson Les Paul Custom. Let’s see the detail specs of this guitar.

The ESP James Hetfield Signature Ltd Iron Cross Review Electric Guitar is designed to the meet the performance demands of its namesake. It features a mahogany body with a maple top, distinctive graphics and set-neck construction. mahogany is a classic ingredient in both slab and multi-wood (or laminated) bodies. mahogany’s characteristic tone is warm and somewhat soft, but well balanced with good grind and bite. There is usually good depth to the sound, with full but not especially tight lows, and appealing if unpronounced highs. Mahogany has a completely different weight and stiffness with a unique dampening factor.

Construction : Set-Neck
Scale: 24.75″
Body: Mahogany
Top : Maple
Neck : Mahogany
Fingerboard : Ebony
Fingerboard Radius : 305mm
Finish : Snow White w/ Stripes Graphic
Nut Width : 42mm
Nut Type : Bone
Neck Contour : Thin U
Frets/Type : 22 XJ
Hardware Color : Black
Strap Button : Schaller Security Lock
Tuners : Sperzel Locking
Bridge : Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece
Neck PU : EMG JH SET
Bridge PU : EMG JH SET
Electronics : Active
Electronics Layout : Vol/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch

James Hetfield Iron Cross Ltd

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Metallica have been some of the most loyal artists on the ESP roster, having used the guitars for well over 20 years. As such, both Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield have had a slew of signature models over the years ranging from full scale, mass produced models to limited run, exclusive collector editions. ESP sent the Guitar Interactive team the latest signature models to check out – the KH-WZ Kirk Hammett and the James Hetfield Iron Cross Ltd model. These two guitars are both in the mid to high price range, with high quality hardware and custom finishes that certainly stand out from the normal black designs you might have expected!

The guitar construction is pretty standard for the Metal and Rock genre with a solid alder body, 25.5” scale maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and bolt-on neck joint. The neck features a ‘Thin U’ shape contour, 24 extra jumbo frets, Floyd Rose bridge, locking nut and LTD tuners. The pickups are active EMGs, with an EMG60 in the neck and an EMG81 at the bridge, matched with a 3-way switch and standard volume and tone controls. The neck features very cool and intricate spider inlays with a large bat covering the 10th to 13th frets.

Overall, the design is very much in the superstrat vein but features softer horns and less aggressive look than some other companies have gone for of late and whilst it would certainly look out of place at a Jazz gig, it’s a design that is more widely appealing than other ‘Metal’ guitars. Completing the package is a superb, custom design case made by The Tombstone Case Company, although bear in mind that this appears to be specific to certain territories and may not be available everywhere.

Esp Ltd Iron Cross White

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Esp Ltd Iron Cross White Guitar’s be armored with EMG JH SET on the bridge and neck position. This pickup are sleek Diamond-like carbon (DLC) plated caps and EMG’s Solderless Installation System components, the JH Set consists of the JH-N (neck) and the JH-B (bridge). Both pickups were patterned after the pickups James has used for 30 years but the end result was a completely different animal. The JH-N has individual ceramic poles and bobbins that feature a larger core and are taller than the 60. This produces more attack, higher output, and fuller low end in the neck position. The JH-B uses the same type of core but has steel pole pieces, unlike the 81 that uses bar magnets. This produces the familiar tight attack with less inductance for a cleaner low end.

Honestly the best sounding pickups i’ve ever heard. They can handle all the distortion you can throw at them and still have note definition and clarity. That goes for Clean tones as well, Very clear, big beautiful sounding chords and clear leads. There’s a vol knob for each pickup, and a master tone knob. There are 2 switches on the guitar, one, the lower one, controls pickup selection. The other, near the neck, on top, does nothing, just like James Hetfield’ s very own guitar.

Ltd Iron Cross Sw

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Do you want to order Ltd Iron Cross Sw? It is a good news for you that this guitar is available in our custom shop. And we can make it for you according to your demands at a reasonable price. You need not worry abut the building time, as we can finished it in a short time. Order it immediately from us!

ESP LTD guitars was created to bring a more affordable version of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars to a new market. The entire ESP LTD line of instruments feature premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye to detail and quality means that every instrument is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive list of signature guitars, by some of today’s biggest guitar heroes, shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you’re looking for an ideal rock or metal guitar, you need to check out the ESP LTD James Hetfield Iron Cross SW Signature guitar.

James Hetfield requested a set of sleek-looking active pickups from EMG with the clarity and punch of passive pickups while still retaining the classic EMG character, and they delivered with the JH “Het” Set you’ll find on the LTD James Hetfield Iron Cross SW Signature guitar. The neck pickup used ceramic pole pieces for a fuller attack, higher output, and beefier low end. The bridge pickup uses steel pole pieces for a tighter attack and cleaner lows. Between the two, you’ve got a world of tone to explore with the ESP LTD James Hetfield Iron Cross SW Signature.

Body Type Iron Cross
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Color Snow White with Stripes Graphic
Neck Material Mahogany, Set-Neck
Neck Shape Thin U
Scale Length 24.75″
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 13.77″ Radius
Number of Frets 22 XJ
Nut Width 1.65″
Bridge/Tailpiece Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge and Tailpiece
Tuners LTD Locking
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG JH Set Humbucking
Middle Pickup No middle pickup
Bridge Pickup EMG JH Set Humbucking
Controls 1 x Neck Volume, 1 x Bridge Volume, 1 x Tone, 1 x Toggle Switch
Strings Cleartone, (.010-.046)

 

 

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The ESP James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar is designed to the meet the performance demands of its namesake. It features a mahogany body with a maple top, distinctive graphics and set-neck construction. mahogany is a classic ingredient in both slab and multi-wood (or laminated) bodies. mahogany’s characteristic tone is warm and somewhat soft, but well balanced with good grind and bite. There is usually good depth to the sound, with full but not especially tight lows, and appealing if unpronounced highs. Mahogany has a completely different weight and stiffness with a unique dampening factor.

All Hardwares color of this guitar is black. Bridge section features a Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece. A TonePros bridge will stay in place and not wiggle at all (even thread play is reduced). As a result, the instrument stays in tune better, has improved sustain, and harmonics will seem to jump out of your guitar. The tuners are Sperzel locking tuners. Not much to be said. They re known for being awesome, and Mega stable.

Honestly the best sounding pickups i’ve ever heard. They can handle all the distortion you can throw at them and still have note definition and clarity. That goes for Clean tones as well, Very clear, big beautiful sounding chords and clear leads. There’s a vol knob for each pickup, and a master tone knob. There are 2 switches on the guitar, one, the lower one, controls pickup selection. The other, near the neck, on top, does nothing, just like James Hetfield’ s very own guitar.

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If you are looking at this esp ltd iron cross guitar, you can order it in our custom shop and we can make it for you in a short time. The price you concerned is lower than other shop, so what are you waiting for?

The ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar is designed to the meet the performance demands of its namesake. It features a mahogany body with a maple top, distinctive graphics and set-neck construction. The mahogany neck has a thin U-shape profile and smooth ebony fretboard.The black hardware is used throughout, including the TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and LTD locking tuners. A JH signature set of EMG humbuckers provides all the killer tones that metal players seek.

The NAMM Show is a complete musician Disneyland last music equipment. This year, I asked the BlackBox13 guitarist Joe Wiehl, preview signature guitars being released and report on his favorite. We spent Saturday at the NAMM walk the floor for controlled L different guitar makers and were surrounded by beautiful instruments in each stand. Within minutes of walking in ESP Guitars, Joe found his new favorite version of the ESP / LTD James Hetfield Iron Cross SW.In a week back from NAMM, he added that beauty for his personal collection Discover & nbsp Joe Wiehl video review; one of the most anticipated signature models released in 2014, and if you are in Las Vegas February 13, 2014, you can see this guitar on stage at BlackBox13 plays Vamp’d the count, opening for Lynch Mob with ESP artist George Lynch !

Features:

Set-neck construction
24.75” scale
Mahogan body
Maple top
Mahogany neck
Ebony fretboard
42mm standard nut
Thin U neck contour
22 XJ frets
EMG JH Signature set (B & N) active pickups
Vol/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Black hardware
LTD locking tuners
TonePros tune-o-matic bridge & tailpiece
Case included

James Hetfield Signature ESP LTD Iron Cross Electric Guitar Snow White

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 Do you want to have a James Hetfield Signature ESP LTD Iron Cross Electric Guitar Snow White? It is a good news for you that this guitar is available in our shop, and we can customize you a perfect guitar at a reasonable price. What are you waiting for? Order it immediately.

The ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar is conceived for the competition performance requirements of its namesake. It has a mahogany body with a maple top, distinctive graphics and set-neck construction. The mahogany neck has a thin U-shaped profile and smooth ebony handle. Black hardware is used throughout, including the bridge TonePros tune-o-matic and LTD locking tuners. A signature JH EMG humbuckers set provides all the killer tones that players looking metal.   I’m sure you heard of the ESP Eclipse II, if you haven’t well just know that it has received critical acclaim and a perfect 5 star review average here on musicians friend (including its cheaper alternative EC-1000). My point is that this guitar is exactly like the Eclipse and then some! It is an Eclipse on roids! Neck is beautiful especially from the player’s vantage point. Guitar is sexy and plays as a dream. It is light and clean, and the pickups make it one of the most versatile for shredding leads and rhythm in the bridge pick, to the clean warmess and rich tone from the neck. It has locking tuners that make string changing a POC (pieace of cake). One word: Sexy

I have a this guitar since 2003. They are a great value and have always held up very well. The Iron Cross is perfect. The new EMG Hetfield set is a great blend of classic and modern tones. Through my Mesa Recto or my Suhr Badger it gets great tones clean and dirty. The case it came with is high quality as well. Overall I would highly recommend this to anyone.