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ESP James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar - Snow White

ESP James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross Electric Guitar - Snow White

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The ESP James Hetfield Signature Iron Cross SW, an instrument designed in collaboration with Metallica's legendary frontman and ready to make its own mark. This signature model captures Hetfield's angst and intensity with Iron Cross inlays, custom graphics finished in snow white and EMG JH humbuckers that roar. This limited-edition ax is for hard rock and metal guitarists seeking a bold look and sound.

Distinctive Esthetics Inspired by a Metal Icon

The Iron Cross SW is loaded with one-of-a-kind touches that pay homage to Hetfield, from its namesake inlay at the 12th fret to the black-on-white Iron Cross graphic. Its snow white finish provides a striking canvas, allowing each custom detail to shine through. These graphics make a statement that's sure to turn heads on stage.

EMG JH Humbuckers Deliver Signature Tone

This signature model is equipped with a pair of EMG JH humbucking pickups personally designed by Hetfield to capture the tone that has become synonymous with his playing. These active humbuckers are voiced to combine clarity and articulation with the high-output gain and distortion that metal guitarists crave. From thrashing rhythms to searing leads, the EMG JH set empowers players with a wealth of aggressive tones.

Resonant Wood and Premium Components

The Iron Cross SW starts with a foundation of mahogany, a dense, resonant tonewood used in countless classic instruments. Its mahogany body is topped with maple, which adds articulation and focus. A smooth ebony fretboard crowns the mahogany neck for effortless playability. Premium black hardware, including Grover tuners and a TonePros tune-o-matic bridge, provides exceptional tuning stability and sustain.

Road-Ready and Protected

A rugged gig bag is included to keep the Iron Cross SW safe on the road or at home. Its durable, padded exterior shields the instrument from impacts and the elements, while generously sized compartments inside offer storage for accessories. This premium gig bag provides peace of mind, allowing guitarists to transport their signature ax with confidence.



  • Set-neck construction
  • 24.75" scale
  • Mahogan body
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • 42 mm standard nut
  • Thin U neck contour
  • 22 XJ frets
  • EMG JH Signature set (B & N) active pickups
  • Vol/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
  • Black hardware
  • LTD locking tuners
  • TonePros tune-o-matic bridge & tailpiece


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