James Hetfield [METALLICA] > James Hetfield Personal Guitars
2009 - GIBSON Explorer Silverburst
- shape: Gibson Explorer
- construction: set neck
- neck: mahogany
- body: mahogany
- fingerboard: ebony, 22 medium frets, "dot" inlays, 24.75" scale
- electronics: active EMG 81 (bridge) / 60 (neck) with PAF-style covers, 2 Volume, 1 Tone, toggle 3 way switch
- hardware: Gibson ABR-1 t-o-m Bridge & Tailpiece, Grover locking tuners, chrome hardware
- colors and other features: silverburst finish with white pickguard
One of James's stage explorer used during the 2009-2011 tour. It can also be seen being used at Metallica HQ.
It has 1984/1985 knob configuration and it is probably a custom shop guitar.
James uses it with or without the pickguard.