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James Hetfield Esp Iron Cross Guitar

Seguimos con las guitarras ESP Signature de los componentes de Metallica, antes hablabamos de la ESP Custom Shop KH-2 Oujia y ahora le toca al modelo de James Hetfield, la ESP James Hetfield Iron Cross. Se trata de una edición limitada de 100 unidades, de las cuales 30-35 serán para el mercado internacional y las demás para Estados Unidos.

Las características de la guitarra son las siguientes:

  • Cuerpo: Caoba
  • Construcción: Set Neck
  • Mástil: Caoba
  • Diapasón: Ébano
  • Trastes: 22 XJ EVO  (Gold) Ni-Free Alloy
  • Escala: 24.75″
  • Inlays: Custom Flags & Iron Cross BRIDGE: TonePros w/stop tailpiece
  • Afinadores: Sperzel
  • Hardware Oro envejecido
  • Pastillas: EMG-81 (B), EMG-60 (N) cubiertas de oro
  • Electrónica: 2 x Volumen / Tono / Selector de tres posiciones

Esp James Hetfield Iron Cross price

Product Description Distinct graphics and signature James Hetfield tone make the Iron Cross guitar an incredible instrument! ESP LTD loads the guitar with a set of EMG JH Signature active pickups which are clean and clear as well as aggressive and powerful when you need them to be. The eye catching white finish with black stripe and Iron Cross graphic and 12th fret inlay truly set this guitar apart! Features: – EMG JH Signature Set Active Pickups – White finish w/graphic and Iron Cross – Set-Neck construction – Mahogany body and Neck – Ebony fingerboard with 22 XJ Frets – Black Hardware – Case included

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NAMM 2014: ESP Announces Signature Series Guitars for James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Alex Skolnick and More

Some of ESP’s most high-profile endorsees have helped create new ESP, E-II and LTD Signature Series guitars and basses, all of which are making their debut at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show.

ESP’s artist endorsees are among the most respected and influential musicians in contemporary music, and our Signature Series models offer the look, feel and sound that they specify in their own instruments,” says Matt Maciandaro, ESP president.

Perhaps the most highly anticipated new Signature Series model for 2014 is the James Hetfield (Metallica) Iron Cross in Snow White finish, available as both an ESP model and a more budget-conscious LTD version.

Metallica’s other guitarist, Kirk Hammett, along with ESP and Lugosi Enterprises, adds his name to the LTD KH-WZ White Zombie, a new limited-edition addition to the LTD Graphic Series.

Acclaimed multi-genre virtuoso guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, AST) has helped design the ESP Alex Skolnick and LTD AS-1 guitars, making their debut at NAMM. Both guitars are available in Silver Sunburst finish, while the LTD version is also available in Lemon Drop with a flamed maple top.

ESP is now offering the signature guitar of legendary Rolling Stones/Faces guitarist Ron Wood in an affordable LTD version for the first time with the LTD Ron Wood, available in 3-Tone Burst and Black finishes.

Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman gets his first LTD Signature model for 2014 with the BW-1, a semi-hollow guitar with a flamed maple top and an EverTune bridge. An EverTune bridge is also on the 7-string LTD signature model of Ken Susi (Unearth), the KS-7.

ESP player Will Adler (Lamb of God) has had updates to the finishes of his signature models, the ESP Will Adler Warbird and the LTD SE Warbird, and Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce has a new signature bass, the FL-204.

ESP’s new E-II brand is coming out of the shoot with new Signature models. Bassist Doris Yeh and guitarist Jesse Liu of Chthonic have new signature models with the E-II DYD-5 and the E-II JL-7 respectively. Elias Viljanen (Sonata Arctica) also has an E-II signature model, the 7-string EV-7.

ames Hetfield Iron Cross Guitar for sale

A little while ago I got my paws on a Schecter Synyster Gates Custom guitar with Seymour Duncan Invader pickups, and I was pretty impressed by how easily it was able to capture classic 80s thrash tones. In fact, I found myself chugging out on the riff to Metallica’s “Disposable Heroes” for way longer than anyone would care to hear, just because it sounded so damn chunky. “But wait,” I thought. “I feel a sense of deja vu here… something to do with the Invader …and Metallica…” It wasn’t until a little while later that I made the connection during one of my frequent excursions down the Google rabbit hole: it has been reported that James Hetfield used the Seymour Duncan Invader humbucker on Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lightning and Master Of Puppets, in his Electra Flying V copy as well as his white Jackson King V. Interviews from back in the day seem to be very hard to come by (i.e. I can’t find any, dammit), but below are some pics from a Google image search that seem to support these reports, and there’s some other cool info here. In the Electra pic in particular, you can make out the smaller logo and larger pole pieces of the Invader (and there are rumours that the pickup in the KV1 King V is a Seymour Duncan Allan Holdsworth model, which seems possible since the pole pieces in the pic below look more like the Holdsworth’s double screws than the huge hex poles of the Invader. – See more at: http://iheartguitarblog.com/2014/03/the-seymour-duncan-james-hetfield-invader-mystery.html#more-11272