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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 James Hetfield Ken Lawrence Specifications

Body Wood: Mahogany
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Construction: Set-in
Fretboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Pearl Flame Inlays
Scale Length: 25.5"
Frets: 22
Pickups: 2 Wilkinson Humbuckers
Switch: 3-Way Selection Switch
Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone
Headstock: Ken Lawrence Style
Bridge: T-O-M and Stop Tailpiece
Hardware: Black Finish
Finish: Natural Finish
Strings: D'Addario






You will find two critical points about this guitar.


The James Hetfield Ken Lawrence owner: James Hetfield


James is the rhythm guitarist, co-founder, primary composer and lead singer in the heavy metal band Metallica. Metallica was set up in Oct 1981, since that time, Metallica has earned 9 Grammy Awards, and issued nine studio albums, three live albums, four fully extended plays and twenty-four singles. During 2009, Hetfield was listed No. eight in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists, and rated No. 24 in the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists right after defeating Parader. James favors Explorer electric guitar very much that he has employed Explorer instruments from Gibson to ESP successively, and he has been the main endorser for ESP since 1980. Hetfield' principal customized electric guitar is the Explorer especially built by Ken Lawrence.

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James Hetfield Ken Lawrence Guitar Maker: Ken Lawrence


Ken Lawrence Musical Instruments was set up by Ken Lawrence in 1986 for bass and guitar custom design business. Except remaining a luthier, Ken Lawrence is also a bassist, he began creating guitar in Moonstone Guitars in 1981 and five years later he established his private company. Ken Lawrence mainly hand makes electric guitars, thus the processing commonly takes him one full year to accomplish a guitar, and the annual making number is twenty to 25, therefore the cost is relatively high-priced. And he also custom crafts instruments for James and his band mates from American music band Metallica. What he created for James is essentially according to ESP Explorer guitar, but the headstock and fingerboard inlays vary in some manner.


Features of James Hetfield Ken Lawrence


Every single instrument made by Ken is according to consumers' needs. Ken reject to make use of endangered wood, in particular, he supports using hard wood from tropical rain froests as the materials of the instruments, normally alder, swamp wood and mahogany for body use, however if customers have got other requirements he also uses other wood. All necks are produced from eastern hard maple, which is a fantastic selection for fretboards of Katalox or Grenadillo and may also be custom-made with distinct finishes and basses with or with no fretboards and different pick-ups.




Mdels of James Hetfield Ken Lawrence


Ken Lawrence successively crafted two explorers for Hetfield, the very first one is with Ken Lawrence headstock, Tribal Hunting Scene fretboard inlays, Chechen wood finish, mahogany body. The second one also uses mahogany body; however the top is done of flocculent yellow-colored sandalwood, Ken Lawrence headstock, Chechen wood for the cover of the back groove, Sun-Ray guitar fretboard inlays.


Pickups of James Hetfield Ken Lawrence


EMG is generally employed, EMG-60 in neck and EMG-81 in bridge


James Hetfield Ken Lawrence Vs ESP Explorer


Similarity: 22 frets, mahogany body, rosewood fretboard, maple neck, black hardware (tune-o-matic bridge and stop wiring board and tuners), 1 volume control.


The headstock is modified with Ken Lawrence headstock. There is certainly no inventory of this instrument which can be especially made.


It is possible to see the James Ken Lawrence explorer in video Cunning Stunts. In fact, Hetfield used this electric guitar within many songs, such as Mashup Denny's Playlist.


What We Offer about This James Hetfield Ken Lawrence guitar


Over years lots of consumers consulted the Ken Lawrence explorer instrument with us, possibly due to the fact it's truly uncommon, and the period to customize one is too long, or maybe the cost is too huge. Anyway, we then began to study and reproduce this electric guitar. We even purchased a utilised Ken Lawrence explorer with a high price, so we now have all reliable specifications and measurements of this specific electric guitar! The biggest difficulty to duplicate this instrument lies at some specific woods which we get in touch with numerous wood suppliers and finally acquired some hard woods of tropical rainforest.


However we supply more options on pickups choice, except the unique EMG pick-ups which we also sourced for your requirements, Wilkinson pick-ups 's what we strongly advised because of its good quality and cost-effective price. It can save you a lot cash!! The Wilkinson pickups with the exact same specifications as EMG pick-ups are considerably more affordable than the latter!!


Considering that our items are created with a small volume, the price, compared to those custom manufactured instruments, is a lot more inexpensive, but at the same time, the stock is limited, so if you truly prefer this particular instrument, please seize the chance to get in touch with us right away. 

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