James Hetfield

James Hetfield

James Hetfield

James Hetfield

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ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature "Iron Cross" Electric Guitar

ESP LTD James Hetfield Signature "Iron Cross" Ele...

In this Guitar Center video, Metallica's James Hetfield discusses how he beca... more

ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar Snow White

ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar ...

In this Instagram photo posted by ESP Guitars, Metallica's James Hetfield can... more

ESP James Hetfield Truckster Electric Guitar Distressed Satin Black

ESP James Hetfield Truckster Electric Guitar Dist...

In this photo, James Hetfield is playing his signature ESP James Hetfield Tru... more

Trussart Metal Explorer

Trussart Metal Explorer

In this source picture, James Hetfield is using the Trussart Metal Explorer e... more

ESP Flying V

ESP Flying V

In this picture, James Hetfield is pictured singing and playing the white ESP... more

Trussart Les Paul "Rusty Holey"

Trussart Les Paul "Rusty Holey"

The Trussart Les Paul (LP) "Rusty Holey" is played by James Hetfield in this ... more

James Hetfield's Custom Gibson Ken Lawrence Explorer

James Hetfield's Custom Gibson Ken Lawrence Explorer

In this image we can see James playing one of his custom Ken Lawrence Explore... more

ESP MX 250 Electric Guitar

ESP MX 250 Electric Guitar

The front-man and rythym guitarist for the Legendary Metallica, James Hetfiel... more

Gretsch White Falcon Electric Guitar

Gretsch White Falcon Electric Guitar

James can be seen with this guitar at 0:32. more

National Resolectric Guitar

National Resolectric Guitar

Resolectric has gone through a few changes in its 19 years of production. Th... more

Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Reissue

Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Reissue

James used this guitar to record the intro on “The Unforgiven II” from the 19... more

Needs Improvement Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar

Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar

Seen briefly during the music video of “Nothing Else Matters”. The guitar lo... more

ESP JH-1

ESP JH-1

In the URL it's possible to see Hetfield using the ESP JH-1 in three differen... more

Needs Improvement ESP JH-2

ESP JH-2

James Hetfield' second custom guitar from ESP. It can be seen in tours after ... more

Needs Review Line 6 Variax 700 Acoustic Guitar

Line 6 Variax 700 Acoustic Guitar

This video from Metallica's performance from Yankee Stadium in 2011 shows Jam... more

Completely Incorrect 1968 Gibson SG

1968 Gibson SG

This was James' first Guitar. James bought this Guitar from a friend from... more

James Hetfield ESP Explorer "EET FUK"

James Hetfield ESP Explorer "EET FUK"

The guitar was James' first ESP guitar. He bought the guitar around c.1987 an... more

Needs Review Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

One of the only videos where we see James Hetfield using a Fender Stratocaste... more

Needs Review Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

This Guitar, a 1963 Gibson SG was given to Hetfield as a gift by then-produce... more

Needs Review Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar

Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar

In this photo Hetfield can be seen with a White Gibson Flying V, not to be co... more

ESP James Hetfield Custom MX250 Explorer "Elk Skull"

ESP James Hetfield Custom MX250 Explorer "Elk Skull"

James started using this guitar around the release of the “Load” album in 199... more

Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar

Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar

This guitar was used as one of James’ main guitars for the album St.Anger rel... more

Needs Review Gibson Custom EDS 1275 Double Neck - Heritage Cherry

Gibson Custom EDS 1275 Double Neck - Heritage Cherry

At 6:32 in this video of the making of Nothing Else Matters, James says the f... more

ESP James Hetfield Signature Vulture - Satin Black

ESP James Hetfield Signature Vulture - Satin Black

This video shows the prototype of the new James Hetfield Signature ESP VULTUR... more

ESP James Hetfield Signature Snakebyte - Satin Black

ESP James Hetfield Signature Snakebyte - Satin Black

James Hetfield is the vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter in Meta... more

Gibson Moderne

Gibson Moderne

In this photo taken from an Ultimate-Guitar article, James Hetfield can be se... more

Needs Review Electra 2236

Electra 2236

Hetfield bought this guitar in 1980 for $200, and it was his second electric ... more

Gibson Flying V Rusty

Gibson Flying V Rusty

Flying V version of his rusty explorer more

Needs Review ESP James Hetfield Custom Viper Baritone Guitar "The Grynch"

ESP James Hetfield Custom Viper Baritone Guitar "...

In this Photo, taken in 2006 live in Seoul, we can see Hetfield with his Blac... more

ESP James Hetfield Signature JH-1 "Hot Rod" - Green Flame

ESP James Hetfield Signature JH-1 "Hot Rod" - Gre...

Hetfield can be seen using this guitar during the "Whisky In The Jar" music v... more

Jackson King V

Jackson King V

James had a king v a year before Dave did, and used it throughout most of the... more

ESP MX-220 Explorer "FUK EM UP"

ESP MX-220 Explorer "FUK EM UP"

This guitar was used during the damage justice tour, its a cross between a MX... more

ESP MX220 Explorer "EET FUK"

ESP MX220 Explorer "EET FUK"

James’s first ESP, and one of this most recognizable guitars. He bought it ju... more

Needs Review 1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom

1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom

James played more than one time with the '73 gibson les paul custom "Iron Cross" more

Completely Incorrect Dean ML X

Dean ML X

In this photo of James Hetfield and Dimebag Darrell taken in the mid-to-late ... more

ESP Explorer Double Neck

ESP Explorer Double Neck

In this video you can see James Hetfield playing ESP Explorer Double Neck. more

Gibson SG Les Paul Standard

Gibson SG Les Paul Standard

At 1:49 James Hetfield is clearly seen playing his 1962 Gibson SG Les Paul St... more

ESP MX-220 (Duplicate)

ESP MX-220 (Duplicate)

-set neck -mahogany neck and body -active emg pickups ( two 81's) -sticke... more

Completely Incorrect Gibson Explorer (Duplicate)

Gibson Explorer (Duplicate)

After the neck snapped on his Electra Flying V in 1984, James started using c... more

Needs Review Gibson Les Paul Custom    (Duplicate)

Gibson Les Paul Custom (Duplicate)

This is a 2003 Gibson les paul custom purple, which james probably used from ... more

Needs Review Gibson Firebird V

Gibson Firebird V

James Hetfield can be seen using a Gibson Firebird (white with black down the... more

"Unforgiven" Custom Acoustic Guitar

"Unforgiven" Custom Acoustic Guitar

The "Unforgiven" is the actual touring acoustic guitar of James Hetfield. It'... more

B.C. Rich Wrath

B.C. Rich Wrath

James Hetfield can be seen here using a Black BC Rich Wrath. This was probabl... more

Gibson Explorer Korina

Gibson Explorer Korina

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Ken Lawrence Flying V

Ken Lawrence Flying V

Ken Lawrence Flying V, can be seen used by James Hetfield in Making Of "Atlas... more

Needs Review ESP LTD FRX-401

ESP LTD FRX-401

This guitar wasn't used much by James but he did use it. He used it during th... more

ESP Custom Shop Snakebyte Baritone - See-Thru Purple

ESP Custom Shop Snakebyte Baritone - See-Thru Purple

The guitar debut was in Lisbon, in the WorldWired Tour 2018. more

ESP JH Snakebyte Custom Shop Baritone Camo

ESP JH Snakebyte Custom Shop Baritone Camo

James Hetfield's Signature Custom Shop Snakebyte in camo finish, used live in... more

Ibanez Dino Cazares DCM

Ibanez Dino Cazares DCM

Maybe testing guitar or something more

Needs Review Ken Lawrence Explorer “Carl”

Ken Lawrence Explorer “Carl”

This is an amazing guitar that was created by Ken Lawrence in the style of Ja... more

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