2012 - ESP Snakebyte satin black
- shape: new explorer shape
- construction: Set-Neck
- neck: Mahogany, Thin U Neck Contour
- body: Mahogany
- fingerboard: Ebony, 22 XJ Frets, "dot" inlays with "Snake" on 11-12-13 frets, 24.75" Scale, 42mm Bone Nut
- electronics: active EMG JH SET, 2 Volume, Toggle 3 way selector
- hardware: Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece, Sperzel Locking Tuners, Schaller Straplocks, black hardware
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "ESP" metallic logo, "JH" signature on the truss rod cover
-- back of headstock: ???
- colors and other features: satin black, comes with C.O.A.
- notes: Customized with satin black finish
The new shape of ESP's explorers with different horn and headstock to avoid infringing Gibson pattents.