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ESP James Hetfield Iron Cross Signature Electric Guitar, Snow White, EIRONCROSSSW

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Player's Perspective

James Hetfield's top of the line signature model from ESP combines a classic design with impeccable build quality and stellar electronics. It's one of the most dialed in, rock-solid guitars I've played. Let's start with the sound: It's thick, raw and heavy, but it always retains great clarity and detail, regardless of the volume or amount of gain. The neck position has sweet mids and packs a huge punch in the low-end without getting muddy, and the bridge has molten tone that cuts through everything. The design of the body style may look familiar to you, but the build quality is so exacting that it feels like an entirely different animal. Every register on the neck is smooth and consistent. Heavy riffs in the low end, wailing leads and middle of the neck bends all have an effortless but expressive feel. If James Hetfield ever records an album with McCoy Tyner, the title could be "Hetfields and McCoys." The pickups in this beast aren't your typical EMGs - be sure to check them out below. This axe is ideal for the Metallica fan, but it's also a perfect fit for anyone who needs an impenetrable solidbody electric that'll still be sounding great decades down the line.

Special Features

This axe sports a pair of James Hetfield's signature EMG humbuckers. These aren't your typical active pickups. These little devils combine the clarity, punch, and natural sound of passive pickups with the balance and unrelenting drive of active pickups. They're the ideal heavy distortion, high volume pickup, and they hear every little thing your strings do with surprising clarity and honesty. They also look pretty darn cool. Other great features on this axe include Sperzel locking tuners, Schaller security strap locks, and a TonePros bridge and tailpiece. The build quality alone on this one is kind of like its own features - everything is dialed in down to the millimeter.

Overall Condition

This ESP James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross is in brand new pristine mint condition with no nicks, scratches or blemishes of any kind. It includes a full ESP warranty. Please feel free to call for an in-hand description.


  • ESP James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross
  • Snow White w/ Stripes Graphic
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Set Neck Design
  • Thin U Neck Shape
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • 22 Extra Jumbo Frets
  • 305mm Fretboard Radius
  • Pickups: EMG James Hetfield "HET" Set
  • Volume Knob for Each Pickup
  • Tone Knob
  • 3 Way Toggle Switch, 1 Dummy Switch
  • Tonepros Locking Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Tailpiece
  • 42mm Nut Width
  • 24.75" Scale
  • Sperzel Locking Tuners
  • Schaller Security Lock Strap Buttons
  • Black Hardware
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case Included

Our in house guitar tech has inspected, tested, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival