ESP LTD Vulture - Black Satin

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ESP GuitarSKU: VultureLBS

Sale price$1,599.00 Regular price$2,200.00


ESP LTD Vulture - Black Satin

Product Description:

The ESP LTD Vulture is the latest and greatest signature model from Metallica's James Hetfield. The Vulture boasts many of the same features as his other models, including TonePros hardware, mahogany construction, and a 24.75-inch scale length. But its aggressively shaped body and identifiable headstock shape make this guitar one of the most lethal. And it is loaded with EMG active Het-Set humbucking pickups for high output with punchy dynamics. This LTD Vulture is built from the ground up for heavy metal.

Modern take on a popular body style

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

Hetfield-specified construction

There is a consistency throughout all of James Hetfield's signature ESP LTD solidbody electric guitars. And the Vulture is no different. The body and neck are carved from warm and sustain-rich mahogany. A black ebony fretboard adds to the instrument's stealth looks while helping harmonics to jump out of the guitar. A combination of top-quality TonePros hardware and LTD locking machine heads ensure your performances are in tune, night after night. And the Vulture's 24.75-inch scale length is comfortable while keeping string bending effortless.

James Hetfield signature electronics

The engine that drives the ESP LTD Vulture James Hetfield signature solidbody electric guitar is the EMG active Het-Set. These humbucking pickups are based on the EMG active 81 and 85 humbuckers Hetfield used for years. But these pickups are voiced for a more dynamic response, one that will bring to mind a fantastic set of passive pickups. And though they retain the massive output Hetfield requires, they are fully capable of the shimmering clean tones that he is equally well known for.

ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature Model Features:

  • James Hetfield signature V-shaped electric guitar
  • Centered-sounding mahogany body and neck
  • Sleek and dynamic ebony fretboard
  • 2 x active EMG Het-Set humbucking pickups
  • Rock-solid TonePros bridge and tailpiece
  • Fast Thin "U" neck profile with 22 extra-jumbo frets
  • Locking machine heads keep you in tune
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Order Confirmation:

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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