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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 Ken Lawrence Explorer Guitar 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






There are two important points about this electric guitar.


The Ken Lawrence Explorer Guitar owner: James Hetfield


James is the rhythm guitarist, co-founder, main composer and lead singer in the heavy metal band Metallica. Metallica was set up in Oct 1981, since that time, Metallica has won 9 Grammy Awards, and released 9 studio albums, three live albums, four extensive plays and twenty-four singles. In 2009, Hetfield was recorded No. 8 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists, and rated No. twenty four in the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists after beating Parader. James favors Explorer guitar so much that he has employed Explorer guitars from Gibson to ESP successively, and he has been the primary endorser for ESP since 1980. James' main custom-made guitar is the Explorer specifically manufactured by Ken Lawrence.

James Hetfield Explorer   


Ken Lawrence Explorer Guitar Maker: Ken Lawrence


Ken Lawrence Musical Instruments was established by Ken Lawrence in 1986 for bass and guitar custom design business. Except remaining a luthier, Ken Lawrence is also a bassist, he commenced building electric guitar in Moonstone Guitars in 1981 and 5 years later he setup his personal business. Ken Lawrence primarily hand crafts instruments, so the handling usually takes him one full year to accomplish an instrument, and the yearly producing quantity is 20 to 25, so the cost is fairly high-priced. And he also custom makes guitars for Hetfield and his band mates from American music band Metallica. What he made for James is fundamentally based upon ESP explorer, but the headstock and fingerboard inlays differ somehow.


Features of Ken Lawrence Explorer Guitar


Each electric guitar produced by Ken is according to customers' demands. Ken refuse to employ endangered wood, however, he recommends utilizing hard wood from tropical rain froests as the materials of the guitars, commonly alder, swamp wood and mahogany for body use, however, if buyers have other needs he also makes use of other wood. All necks are made from eastern hard maple, which can be an excellent selection for fretboards of Katalox or Grenadillo and can also be customized with diverse finishes and basses with or without having fingerboards and distinct pick-ups.




Models of Ken Lawrence Explorer Guitar


Ken Lawrence successively made 2 explorers for James Hetfield, the first 1 is with Ken Lawrence headstock, Tribal Hunting Scene fretboard inlays, Chechen wood finish, mahogany body. The other one still uses mahogany body, but the top is done of flocculent yellow sandalwood, Ken Lawrence headstock, Chechen wood for the cover of the back groove, Sun-Ray fingerboard inlays.


Pickups of Ken Lawrence Explorer Guitar


EMG is typically used, EMG-81 in bridge and EMG-60 in neck


Ken Lawrence Explorer Guitar Vs ESP Explorer


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


The headstock is modified with Ken Lawrence headstock. There is certainly no inventory of this unique guitar that is particularly crafted.


You'll be able to find the James Hetfield Ken Lawrence explorer in video Cunning Stunts. In fact, James Hetfield utilized this instrument in a lot of audio, like Mashup Denny's Playlist.


What We Offer about This Ken Lawrence Explorer Guitar


Over years many buyers consulted the Ken Lawrence explorer guitar with us, maybe because it's truly hard to find, and the period to customize 1 is too long or possibly the price is too large. Anyway, we then commenced to study and copy this instrument. We even bought a utilized Ken Lawrence explorer with a high price, so we've got all precise specs and measurements of this unique guitar! The largest problem to replicate this instrument lies at some specific woods which we make contact with numerous wood providers and finally found some hard woods of tropical rain forest.


However we offer far more selections on pickups selection, except the actual EMG pick-ups which we also bought for your requirements, Wilkinson pick-ups is exactly what we strongly recommended because of its high quality and inexpensive price. It can save you a lot funds!! The Wilkinson pickups with the same specifications as EMG pickups are considerably less expensive than the latter!!


Since our products are built with a little volume, the price, in comparison to those custom made instruments, is much more reasonably priced, but at the same time, the supply is limited, so if you genuinely like this specific electric guitar, please seize the opportunity to make contact with us quickly.

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