2023 - LTD Vulture Olympic White - Guitars Collector

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LTD Vulture OW
(Olympic White)

- year: 2023
- MSRP: $1599 in 2023
- shape: vulture (new V shape with headstock like Snakebyte model introduced in 2016)
- construction: Set-Neck
- neck: 3 pieces of Mahogany, Thin U contour
- body: Mahogany
- fingerboard: Macassar Ebony, 22 XJ Frets, "dot" inlays with custom inlay on 11-12-13 frets, 24.75" Scale, 305mm radius
- electronics: active EMG JH SET, 2 Volumes, Toggle 3 way selector
- hardware: Tonepros TOM & Tailpiece, LTD Locking Tuners, standard strap button, 42mm Molded Nut
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "LTD" metallic logo, "JH" signature on the truss rod cover
-- back of headstock: KOREA Serial Number WXXXXXXXX, "ESP" logo
- colors and other features: Olympic White, black hardware
- notes: Comes with C.O.A.
Hardcase (mod.CVULTUREFF) NOT included.

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. Built with set-neck construction at 24.75” scale, the LTD Vulture features a three-piece mahogany neck and a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets, dot inlays, and a custom vulture inlay at the 12th fret. The LTD 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 LTD Vulture include discrete volume knobs for each pickup, LTD locking tuners and a 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
LTD Vulture Olympic White FRONT
LTD Vulture Olympic White BACK
LTD Vulture Olympic White 3D
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