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This guitar is built by Japanese and Korea luthiers, it is with excellent quality and reasonable price. You can choose from all kinds of finish, wood and hardware. Left handed is also available!

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 Our Custom Made ESP JH1 Red Hot Rod Flame



ESP JH1 Red Hot Rod Flame

Body Wood


Neck Wood          







"Ninja star" point inlays, with full ninja star on first fret

Scale Length





2 Humbuckers


1 Volume,1 Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch


T-O-M and Stop Tailpiece


Black with Red Hot Rod Flames




Black Hardware



About the original ESP JH-1


This is the guitar James Hetfield played in the Whiskey in the Jar video. It is one of the earliest Hetfield signature guitars from ESP. You do not see these much and the production was very limited. It was a pretty basic guitar as well. It is a Flying V design with a mahogany body. It has a maple neck with a 22 fret rosewood fretboard. The headstock has a spear head shape which is pretty cool. The electronics are typical Hetfield with a set of active EMG pickups. It has an 81 in the bridge and a 60 in the neck. The controls are simple too with just a master volume and master tone control. The pickups are switched with a 3 way toggle. What really makes this guitar standout is the cool hot rod flames paintjob.



The original ESP JH-1 serie was constructed in an amount of 200 guitars (only the red flame guitars). The authenticity of the ESP JH-1 signature serie is provable by an individual numbering for each of the 200 original guitars which have been constructed.


 Our Replicated ESP JH1 Red Hot Rod Flame


Look, the odds of a ESP JH-1 turning up for sale today are about zero. The closest we will ever get to owning one is with this once-in-a-lifetime Limited Edition guitar. Considering the fact that ESP is only building 200 of them, this is guaranteed to be a precious commodity somewhere down the road. But even you are lucky enough to find one, the price will be sky-high. Few people can afford it. What's a pity!




In the past years, many of our customers also talked about the guitars with us, and hope we can make replicas of it. So to realize their dreams, we launched the ESP JH-1 replicas. Our replicated ESP JH-1 is a fully-detailed reproduction of the original guitar—complete in its unmistakable look, sound, and feel.


Pls note: All guitars in our custom shop are created by the craftsmen who are famous worldwide. Besides, we also have some professional tuners who are specially responsible for testing and tuning guitars's tone. Every guitar before shipping, we repeately test and tune to make sure it is nearest to the original one in tone. So you can be assured about the quality...


If you are looking for a guitar like this now, don't pass it by...


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More info about our replicated ESP JH1 Red Hot Rod Flame!




Our replicated ESP JH1 Red Hot Rod Flame is made with alder body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. All these wood are purchased in large volumes from our professional wood suppliers. So you can rest assured about the wood quality.. Besides, you also can choose other wood you like.




New design bullet style truss rod cover with one screw, which is much beautiful and attractive!





Our replicated ESP JH1 Red Hot Rod Flame is painted with beautiful red hot rod flames on black body, just like the original guitar.




Our replicated ESP JH1 Red Hot Rod Flame has bolt-on neck construction. You will feel its special difference when you sit down and play it. No exaggerations here!!!



Our replicated ESP JH1 Red Hot Rod Flying V Custom Guitar is simply phenomenal! With a great sound! Very well built and sounds like a rock guitar should. Very NICE! 



 Red Hot Rod Flame  Green Hot Rod Flame
Other Colors Hot Rod Flame



Except the red hot rod flames ESP JH-1, James also has a green version of this guitar. Both versions are available in our shop. Besides, you also can customize other colors you like. pls contact us for more details.



About Pickups  


It is worth mentioning that the pickups we select are Wilkinson pickups. We have to admit that Wilkinson pickups are not as good as the original pickups. But they are more attractive in quality and price, saving much money for our customers. Most of our customers reflected the pickups are beyond their imagination, stable and reliable enough!




Of course, we also have original pickups- EMG 81/60, which are James Hetfield’s favorite pickups, and they can give you original James sound. But you need pay extra money.


 James Hetfield on playing his JH-1





James Hetfield Guitar Wall


Here you can see other guitars of james hetfield. If you are a james’ fan or collector, you can customize any of his guitars here in our custom shop. It is our pleasure to realize your guitar dream.



 Aiming to build your dream guitar!


Except the copies of guitars from famous players, most of the guitars that we build are custom-made based on the customers’ needs. There are so many different options and variables that it doesn’t make sense to have a standardized order form. The best way to go about obtaining this information is for you to contact us and let us know what it is that you’re looking for. We can discuss these options and figure out what is best for you. Your business is important to us and we want to provide you with the best customer service we are capable of. We want this to be the best guitar-buying experience you’ve ever had.

And please, don’t be shy if have any questions about our guitar. And don't be afraid to bring us troubles. Our customer service staff and other workers are pleasant to exchange with our customers, as they can learn new knowledge and get some exercise from the process


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Anonymous user

2017-07-13 07:56:43

how much for the Hetfield flying V with green flames and emg 81/60 with the shipping

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Please check with your email.
Anonymous user

2014-09-11 07:52:09

how much for the green flames with the shipping and emg 81/60?

Administrator, admin Reply:
This is Stephanie, i am glad to serve you, and very very sorry for the late reply, i just found your comment, pls contact us using email, because we can reply you timely.
As for the price of the green flames with the shipping and emg 81/60, we have send it to your email box.Pls check it there.

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