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ESP Guitars Supports AWMH with a New Camo Finish for the James Hetfield Signature Series Snakebyte

JANUARY 14, 2022

Our friends at ESP have long supported AWMH and have been valued partners of Metallica for quite some time. Today, they’ve announced phase one of their “New for 2022” product rollout, and it includes an awesome new finish available for the James Hetfield ESP and LTD Signature Series Snakebyte.

The LTD Snakebyte Camo will begin shipping to ESP dealers worldwide in early 2022 and ESP will be donating a portion of the proceeds of each purchase of the new Snakebyte Camo to All Within My Hands! We are so appreciative of ESP's continued support of AWMH as we continue our work of creating sustainable communities.

“The Snakebyte Camo is based on a very specific camouflage finish that James had us implement for one of his ESP Custom Shop guitars. Many Metallica fans have already seen James playing his Snakebyte Camo during concerts and festival appearances. We’re happy to make this great guitar available to the public, and be able to contribute to a very worthy cause.”

- Matt Masciandaro, president and CEO of the ESP Guitar Company

Originally introduced in 2011, the James Hetfield Signature Series Snakebyte is available in both LTD and ESP Custom Shop versions. It features set-neck construction at 24.75" scale with a mahogany body, a thin U-shaped mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, 22 extra-jumbo frets, a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, and James' own EMG JH SET active pickups. The new Snakebyte Camo is based on a camouflage pattern created by high-performance hunting gear manufacturer KUIU, a design chosen by Hetfield.

Detailed information and specifications on the James Hetfield Snakebyte and all “New for 2022” ESP and LTD guitar models is available at the ESP web site at