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JAMES HETFIELD - PERSONAL GUITARS

1977 - James Hetfileld very first guitar
1979 - GIBSON COPY SG 1969 with tremolo
1980 - ELECTRA 2236 Flying Wedge

1982 - GIBSON COPY Flying V

1984 - GIBSON Explorer (84 design) "so what"
1985 - GIBSON Explorer (84 design) "more beer"
1985 - JACKSON King V [sn.J0706]
1987 - ESP MX-220 "eet fuk"
1987 - ESP MX-220 "so fucking what"
1988 - ESP MX-220 white
1989 - ESP MX-220 black
1989 - ESP MX-220 "fuck em up"
1990 - ESP MX-220 "single coil"
1991 - FENDER Telecaster B-Bender Butterscotch
1991 - ESP MX-250 black
1991 - ESP MX-250 "snake"
1991 - ESP MX-250 "man to wolf"
1992 - ESP MX-250 "nra" single coil
1992 - ESP MX-250 "SD" passive
1992 - ESP MX-250 double neck "ducks"
1992 - ESP Horizon double neck "fire accident"
1992 - B.C.RICH Wrath Custom
1996 - ESP MX-250 white
1996 - ESP MX-250 "woodburned elk skull"
1996 - ESP MX-250 "black diamond plate deer skull"
1996 - KENNETH LAWRENCE Explorer "tribal hunting scene"
1996 - ESP JH-1 "red"

1997 - ESP JH-1 "green"
1997 - GIBSON Les Paul Standard 1959 Lemonburst
1998 - ESP JH-2
1998 - ESP JH-3
2000 - ESP MX-250 "silver diamond plate"
2002 - LTD EXP-200 White
2003 - LTD F-250

2003 - LTD "The Grynch"
2003 - KENNETH LAWRENCE Explorer "flaming sun"
2003 - GIBSON Explorer "Rusty"

2003 - GIBSON Les Paul Custom "Iron Cross" (1973)
2003 - GIBSON Les Paul Custom Purple
2003 - ESP MX-250 "papa het tattoo"
2004 - ESP Truckster Gray
2004 - GIBSON Explorer "M"
2006 - ESP Eclipse Custom Tattoo
2008 - GIBSON Custom Les Paul "Cliff Burton RIP"
2008 - GIBSON Les Paul Custom "Old School"
2008 - ESP Truckster Black
2008 - ESP Iron Cross Black [sn.SS0842201]
2008 - ESP Explorer vintage Nash white pg
2008 - LTD Eclipse gold
2008 - ZEMAITIS Flying V GZV-500MF
2008 - JAMES TRUSSART Explorer Steel X
2008 - JAMES TRUSSART Les Paul Steel DeVille "Rusty Holey"
2008 - ESP Flying V White (black EMG pu)
2009 - GIBSON Flying V White (black EMG pu)
2009 - GIBSON Flying V White (chrome pu)
2009 - GIBSON Flying V White (white pu)
2009 - GIBSON Les Paul Tigerburst
2009 - GIBSON Tunderbird Black (rehearsale)
2009 - GIBSON Tunderbird White (rehearsale)
2009 - GIBSON Moderne 1980
2009 - GIBSON Flying V Sunburst
2009 - GIBSON Flying V Silverburst
2009 - GIBSON Explorer Silverburst
2009 - KENNETH LAWRENCE Explorer "double neck"
2009 - KENNETH LAWRENCE "dragon" Les Paul
2010 - GIBSON Les Paul aged w bigsby
2010 - ESP MX-250 azure w pg

2010 - ESP Snakebyte white
2010 - ESP Snakebyte black
2011 - ESP Iron Cross White

2012 - HUTCHINSON Snakebyte Steel Top
2012 - HUTCHINSON Truckster Bronze Top
2012 - HUTCHINSON Truckster HotRod
2012 - ZEMAITIS engraved tattoo
2012 - KENNETH LAWRENCE flying v (gift)
2012 - ESP Snakebyte chrome
2012 - ESP Snakebyte satin black
2013 - ESP Iron Cross white 2 [sn.SS1337103]

2014 - ESP Snakebyte black 2 [sn.SS1413104]

2016 - ESP Vulture BLKS

2016 - ESP Snakebyte SKIN

2016 - ESP Snakebyte CAMO


James has hundreds of guitars: in this section you can find the most used
- METALLICA LIVE GUITARS / YEARS
- OTHER JAMES HETFIELD GUITARS (not used often)
- ACOUSTIC JAMES HETFIELD GUITARS

JAMES HETFIELD - COLLECTABLE GUITARS

ELECTRA (Made in Japan)
1975 / 1985 - Electra 2236 Flying Wedge (BO)

GIBSON (Made in U.S.A.)

1984 / 1985 - Gibson Explorer - "84 design" (SN)

2007 / 2007 - Gibson Explorer - Reissue '84 (SN) - Limited 400p.

2008 / 2008 - Gibson Explorer - Shred-X Ebony (SN) - Limited 1000p.

KENNETH LAWRENCE (Made in USA)
2002 / today - Kenneth Lawrence Explorer (SN)


ESP (Made in Japan)
1987 / 1992 - ESP MX-220 & Eet Fuk (SN) - Limited
1991 / 1999 - ESP MX-250 (SN)

1992 / 2000 - ESP EXP & EXP with tremolo (BO)

1997 / 1997 - ESP JH-1 (BO) - Limited 200p.

1998 / 1998 - ESP JH-2 (BO) - Limited 200p.

1999 / 1999 - ESP JH-3 (SN) - Limited 100p.
2005 / 2009 - ESP Truckster Gray (SN)
2009 / 2009 - ESP Iron Cross (SN) - Limited 100p.

2009 / 2016 - ESP Truckster BLKS (SN)

2011 / 2015 - ESP Snakebyte BLK (SN)

2014 /today - ESP Iron Cross SW (SN)


LTD by ESP (Made in Japan/South Korea)
1996 / 1999 - LTD MX-130 (SN)
1997 / 2003 - LTD EXP-200 (BO)

1999 / 2003 - LTD EXP-300 (SN)
2003 / 2003 - LTD The Grynch (SN) Limited 300p.

2005 / 2006 - LTD Truckster Gray (SN)
2009/today - LTD Truckster Black (SN)

2011/today - LTD Snakebyte SW (SN)
2014/today - LTD Iron Cross SW (SN)


EDWARDS by ESP (Made in Japan)
1990 / 1996 - Edwards EMX-100
1990 / 1996 - Edwards EX-75M
1996 / today - Edwards EX-110D (SN)
1996 / today - Edwards EX-125E (SN)

GRASS ROOTS by ESP (Made in Japan)
1990 / 1996 - Grass Roots G-MX-48 (BO)

1990 / 1996 - Grass Roots G-EX-68S (SN)

EPIPHONE (Made in China)
2012 / 2012 - Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX (SN)

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OLD ESP WEBSITE: http://archive.org/web/
ESP SERIAL NUMBERS REVEALED BY GuitarsCollector.com!

BO
= Bolt On Neck
SN = Glued Set Neck
NTB = Neck Through Body
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IMPORTANT NOTE: the value is purely indicative and may vary depending on the state of conservation, the state of wear, the state of the set (hardcase, extra outfit, ecc...) and several and unpredictable variable factors in the market...so this is only for refernece.



 
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