2023 - ESP Vulture Olympic White - Guitars Collector

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ESP Vulture OW

(Olympic White)

- year: 2023
$5699 in 2023
- shape: vulture (new V shape with headstock like Snakebyte model introduced in 2016)

- construction: Set-Neck

- neck: 1 piece of Mahogany, Thin U contour

- body: Mahogany

- fingerboard: Ebony, 22 XJ Frets, "dot" inlays with custom inlay on 11-12-13 frets, 24.75" Scale, 305mm radius
- electronics: active EMG JH SET, 1 Volume, 1 Tone, Toggle 3 way selector

- hardware: Tonepros TOM & Tailpiece, Gotoh Locking Tuners, Schaller Straplocks, 42mm Bone Nut
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "ESP" metallic logo, "JH" signature on the truss rod cover
-- back of headstock: "EJHVXXXX" + "Made in Japan" sticker + new "ESP Signature Series" gold logo.
- colors and other features: Olympic White, black hardware, D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046) strings
- notes: Comes with C.O.A. and Vulture Hardcase (mod.CVULTUREFF)

The serials are consevutives: EJHV0001 - EJHV0002 - etc....(that mean Esp James Hetfield Vulture 0001....)

From ESP website

As the frontman of the world’s most popular metal band and a rhythm guitarist whose influence goes far beyond any other player in the metal realm, James Hetfield has had a massive impact on the world of guitar performance. The Vulture is the most recent of his ESP and LTD Signature Series guitars. It offers a distinctive V-shaped mahogany body with hooks and bevels that are reminiscent of the famed Metallica logo. Handcrafted one at a time with extraordinary detail by the renowned expert luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the ESP Vulture is identical to the guitar James uses for recording and live shows with Metallica. Built with set-neck construction at 24.75” scale, the ESP Vulture features a one-piece mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets, dot inlays, and a custom vulture inlay at the 12th fret. The ESP Vulture comes with a set of James’s signature EMG JH Het Set active pickups. Designed to capture the clarity and punch of a passive pickup and still retain the legendary active tone that molded a generation, the JH-N (neck) has individual ceramic poles and bobbins that feature a larger core and are taller than the EMG 60 for more attack, higher output, and fuller low end in the neck position. The JH-B (bridge) uses the same type of core but has steel pole pieces, unlike the EMG 81 that uses bar magnets. This produces the familiar tight attack with less inductance for a cleaner low end. Other pro features of the ESP Vulture include discrete volume knobs for each pickup, Gotoh locking tuners, and a locking TonePros bridge and tailpiece. Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.

differences between ESP and LTD:
- LTD are manufactured in larger quantities using an assembly-line production method in Korea instead of Japan
- LTD has 3 pieces mahogany neck instead of 1 piece
- LTD has macassar ebony fingerboard instead of ebony
- LTD has molded nut instead of bone nut
- LTD has standard strap button instead of Schaller straplocks
- LTD has LTD locking tuners instead of Gotoh tuners
- LTD has back plastic cover and screw bigger
- LTD has Elixir strings instead of D'Addario
- LTD has hardcase NOT included
ESP Vulture Olympic White FRONT
ESP Vulture Olympic White BACK
ESP Vulture Olympic White 3D
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