NAMM 2016: ESP LTD's Vulture Touches Down. Caution!
Friday, 22 January 2016
When ESP LTD announced their collection for 2016, two big names appeared to be missing: Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett. By now, though, their brand new signature models have been presented to the public!
The vultures come!
Rumours already abounded, but now the news is official: ESP LTD is introducing an entirely new James Hetfield Signature, the LTD Vulture. This all-mahogany asymmetrical Flying V is a pure metal machine, equipped with active EMG JH "HET"-set humbuckers.
Exit light, enter Snakebyte!
Of course, that doesn't mean James has turned his back on his faithful Snakebyte. In fact, a new Black Satin model has been added to the Black and Snow White line-up. This axe, too, features a solid mahogany body and the previously mentioned EMG pickups. Get ready to let it rip!
Any Metallica fan worth their salt will be familiar with Kirk Hammett's workhorse with the orange sticker. Not anyone can afford the ESP KH-2 Vintage it inspired, but now there's a much more affordable alternative: the ESP LTD KH-202 CAUTION. This brand new guitar wasn't artificially aged, but boasts the same look and allows you to write your own musical history!
Keep an eye on the product pages for up-to-date information on availability and pricing.
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