ESP James Hetfield Signature Vulture - Black Satin

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ESP James Hetfield Signature Vulture - Black Satin

Product Description:

ESP and Metallica’s James Hetfield joined forces to bring you the Vulture — a lethal sonic weapon with an aggressive V-shaped body and high-octane active pickups. The Vulture is jam-packed with high-performance features. Its mahogany body delivers loads of warmth and resonance, while set-neck construction ensures maximum sustain. Playability is effortless, thanks to a comfortable Thin U-shaped neck and fast-playing ebony fingerboard. The Vulture was built tough — its rock-solid TonePros locking Tune-o-matic bridge and locking Gotoh tuners are tailor-made for aggressive, hard-hitting performances. The Vulture includes an eye-catching custom fingerboard inlay, along with black hardware and a sleek satin finish.

Sleek and aggressive Vulture body

Hetfield's love of V-shaped axes goes all the way back to the beginning of Metallica, and he's been playing them off and on ever since. The ESP Vulture brings this love to the ESP production line. The Vulture sports hooked wing ends and an identifiable headstock design. Its body features a forearm comfort contour that adds to the guitar's intense lines while being a pleasure to play. c

Maximum output and clarity from EMG JH Het Set active pickups

Metallica and EMG have both individually and collectively helped define the modern sound of heavy metal guitar. When James got together with EMG to design his signature set of pickups, they set out to create a pair of active humbuckers that offered the output and clarity of the 85 and 81 pair Hetfield had been using for decades, but with the nuance, punch, and dynamics of a great set of passive pickups. The JH pickup set uses oversized ceramic and steel pole pieces to give the Vulture that exact combination for a powerful rock sound.

Eye-catching, high-performance features

The Vulture James Hetfield signature electric guitar boasts a lot of eye-catching, high-performance features. Its set-neck construction ensures maximum sustain. Gotoh locking tuners make string changes a breeze while keeping your tuning stable. A TonePros locking Tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece lock the guitar’s hardware down to its body, giving you optimal string vibration transfer to your guitar's body. Beyond that, the Vulture’s sleek ebony fretboard displays James's custom inlay on the 12th fret.

ESP Vulture Features:

  • James Hetfield signature guitar with aggressive V-shaped body
  • Mahogany body and neck deliver loads of warmth and resonance
  • Sleek, fast-playing ebony fretboard with eye-grabbing custom inlay
  • Set-neck construction ensures maximum sustain
  • Active EMG JH Het Set of humbucking pickups ensures maximum output and clarity
  • Rock-solid TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece
  • Comfortable Thin "U" neck profile with 22 extra-jumbo frets
  • Locking Gotoh machine heads keep you in tune
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As soon as you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email. After that, we double-check if all items ordered are in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your order is available for the delivery within the advertised time frame, we will submit it for shipment to the warehouse. If the expected delivery time exceeds the advertised time frame, we'll reach out to you via email and/or phone to confirm the order.

Order Shipment:

Within 1 business day from the time the item has been shipped, you will receive an email confirmation with tracking number. If you would not receive tracking information within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us.

Estimated Time of Arrival:

We typically deliver within 2-10 business days. Custom made products are usually delivered within 3-5 weeks. If the expected delivery date for your order would fall outside of the advertised 2-10 business day time frame, our customer service team will reach out to you to confirm if you are OK with that date.

Areas Covered:

All estimated delivery dates and shipping costs advertised on the website apply the the Contiguous United States only. Please contact our customer service team to discuss the time and cost of shipping to Hawaii or Alaska. We don't ship directly to Canada, but we can ship your order to the freight carrier of your choice.


It is very important that you inspect the packaging of your items when they arrive and check if you received all boxes listed on the delivery receipt.If you notice any damage or shortage of packages, you must make note of it on the bill of lading, take pictures, and refuse delivery.Your note should say "refused due to damage". You must also take photos of all sides of the box and send them to us within 2 days. If there are no damages visible before opening the box, you must note "subject to further inspection may contain concealed damage". If you notice any damage after receiving the delivery, do not throw the box away, and contact us with the photos. After we receive information from you about the refused delivery or concealed damage, we immediately initiate a claim with the shipping company or with the manufacturer. After the claim is fully processed, we ship all replacements at absolutely no cost to you.

Cancellations & Refunds:

We can cancel your order at absolutely no cost to you before the shipping label or Bill of Lading has been created, or before production of a custom order has started. Custom made items are not eligible for refunds after production has started. To be eligible for a return, the item must be unused and in the same condition as you received it. It must also remain in the original packaging, and the packaging must be in a perfect condition. We do not charge restocking fees or return shipping fees. All eligible returns are 100% free. Orders delivered outside the United States are not eligible for refunds. If your order arrived damaged, "Damages" section applies. Our refund policy lasts 45 days. If 45 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund. Please contact us before returning an item to discuss shipping details. All refunds will be issued to the credit card or PayPal account you used for your purchase within 2 days after all returned items arrived at our warehouse.

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