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Your Signature, Please: Five Essential Pieces of Signature Gear

Your Signature, Please: Five Essential Pieces of Signature Gear

ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte

When it comes to signature guitars made for the rigors of heavy metal, it's hard to beat the LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte from ESP.

The Snakebyte is a light-weight guitar that packs the heavyweight punch necessary for one of metal's marquee players. The neck is thin and comfortable, perfect for quick chord changes, and you'll find all of the high-end features of its more expensive Japanese-made cousin without sacrificing quality.

And, as an added bonus, the Snakebyte now comes stock with a set of EMG James Hetfield pickups, putting all of the Metallica guitarist's secret weapons — minus his fabled right hand — at your fingertips.

For a full test drive and review from Guitar World Gear Editor Paul Riaro, head here.

MSRP: $1,570 | Check out this guitar at esp.com.

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