2014 ESP LTD Metallica Ride The Lightning Limited Edition Electric Guitar

$1,699.00

ESP LTD Metallica Ride The Lightning Limited Edition Electric Guitar. Comes with original Metallica case and COA.

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ESP LTD Metallica Ride The Lightning Limited Edition Electric Guitar.

Mint condition and comes as pictured with original Metallica case and COA.

If you have been looking for one of these, grab it now while you can. They were a very limited run and do not come around very often.

 

OVERVIEW

A specially created commemorative guitar for metal, and most specifically, Metallica fans.

The LTD “Ride the Lightning” limited-edition guitar was created to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Metallica’s second album, which was released on July 27, 1984, and features a graphic finish that mimics the cover art of that iconic album.

“ESP and Metallica’s guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have a relationship that goes back more than two decades,” says Matt Masciandaro, President and CEO of the ESP Guitar Company. “Last year, we successfully released a limited-edition guitar for the 30-year anniversary of their first album, Kill ˜Em All. We are happy to offer another new Metallica-focused guitar for serious players, collectors, and fans.”

ESP plans to produce only 300 of the LTD “Ride the Lightning” models worldwide, making each one a highly sought-after collectible due to its relative rarity. Its features include an alder body with maple neck (bolt-on construction) at 25.5″ scale, and an ebony fingerboard with 24 XJ frets. EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) active pickups are included, along with tune-o-matic bridge and string-thru-body design. The guitar also features a Metallica logo fingerboard inlay, and each guitar includes an ESP form-fit case with the Metallica logo, and a certificate of authenticity.

The Ride the Lightning album helped establish Metallica as a serious contender in the metal arena, and led to their major label signing later in 1984. Some of the now-classic songs on that album include “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, “Fade to Black”, and “Creeping Death”.

FEATURES

Body

  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed

Neck

  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5″
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss

Fretboard

  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: Not specified
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Metallica logo
  • Nut width: Not specified

Pickups

  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: EMG-60
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: EMG-81
  • Brand: EMG
  • Active or passive: Active
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None

Controls

  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No

Hardware

  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Black

Other

  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: South Korea
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