METALLICA - ESP Unveils JAMES HETFIELD Signature Snakebyte Camo Guitar
January 15, 2022, a year ago
Music Radar is reporting that Metallica frontman James Hetfield's latest signature guitar to surface from ESP / LTD is the Snakebyte Camo.
Loosely drawn from the Gibson Explorer template, sharpened and modernised strategically, the Snakebyte Camo’s shape is by now familiar. But this finish is something new and was inspired by Hetfield’s favourite high-performance hunting gear manufacturer, KUIU.
Unveiled as part of ESP's Phase 1 mega product launch, a portion of the proceeds will go to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports a range of local and national charities across the US, tackling issues such as hunger and workforce education.
“The Snakebyte Camo is based on a very specific camouflage finish that James had us implement for one of his ESP Custom Shop guitars,” said Matt Masciandaro, president and CEO of the ESP Guitar Company. “Many Metallica fans have already seen James playing his Snakebyte Camo during concerts and festival appearances. We’re happy to make this great guitar available to the public, and be able to contribute to a very worthy cause.”