2004 - GIBSON Explorer "M"
- shape: gibson explorer
- construction: set neck
- neck: mahogany
- body: mahogany
- fingerboard: rosewood 22 frets XJ with dot inlays, 24.75" scale (628mm)
- electronics: active EMG 81 (bridge) / 60 (neck) with aftermarket "paf-style" cover, 1 Volume, 1 Tone, Toggle 3 way selector
- hardware: Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar, Gotoh locking tuners, Chrome Hardware
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "Gibson" logo, bell truss rod cover
-- back of headstock: gibson serial number
colors and other features: black with Metallica "M" with gray stripes + black pickguard
- notes: James ordered this guitar to match his similar Metallica striped 4x12 amplifier cabinets. Used infrequently.