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MX250 Hetfield Signature Papa Het Guitar

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 MX250 Hetfield Signature Papa Het Guitar




Our replicated "Papa Het"

Body wood


Neck wood







Dot Inlays

Scale Length           

24.75" (628mm)




2 Humbuckers


2 Volume Knobs, 3-Way Toggle Switch


T-O-M and Stop Tailpiece


White with a Papa Het graphic




Black Hardware




About The Original Guitar - ESP MX 250 Papa Het

To the new design of the MX-220 was given the name MX-250 (and later just the MX-II, when the price was raised from 250,000 yen). The MX-250 is a little bit lengthier compared with MX-220, far more pointed at the tip. During early nineteen nineties, ESP implemented parallel spherical jacks. And in this ESP James Hetfield guitar, the pickups switch is a bit farther away from the volume control and pickups.



James once gave one of his white MX250 Explorers to freelance artist Dirty Donny, and the magnificent piece of artwork on MX250 Papa Het is the result.The MX250 Papa Het features a burning Tire with wings and the words "Since 1963", indicating hetfield's birth year James later added the spider webs and probably designed the headstock ESP logo himself. The guitar has been used LIVE and in the tuning room since 2003-2004



About Our Replicated MX250 Hetfield Signature Papa Het Guitar

About the original MX 250 Papa Het, we think we needn’t say any more. If you are a fan of James Hetfiled, you will know this is a very typical guitar of james’, which has accompanied james to show lots of concerts and it is james’ favorite guitar. The guitar features mahogany body and neck, and the shape of this guitar respects MX 250 Papa Het have more sharp points (no banana headstock), slightly longer body (bottom strap button to tip of headstock), switch moved further away from the volume pots, no step in the neck, Gibson style single screw bell shaped truss rod cover changed in 1996 to bullet style truss rod cover. Regardless of what color you desire, they are usually pricey-more than $3000. To many guitarists in the street, it is indeed a sky-high price, but anyway it worths. Guys like it but can’t afford at all. But if you are looking at our website now, your dream of owning a MX 250 Papa Het guitar with much less money will come true!!!




You can go and look at more details on our Facebook Page, and we are waiting for your like!



More info about our replicated MX250 Hetfield Signature Papa Het Guitar !!!





Perfectly matched two-piece solid Mahogany neck and body . Not weight relieved! Not chambered!! No swiss cheese here!! SOLID !!





Our replicated MX250 Hetfield Signature Papa Het Guitar has Set neck construction, which accords with the original one. You will feel the difference in your rib cage when you sit down and play this unplugged. No exaggerations here!!





This original guitar has pearl dot inlays and come in white color. Our replicated MX 250 Papa Het guitars have the same pearl dot inlays and also with white finish.





New design bullet style truss rod cover with one screw, which is very beautiful!!!


The original MX250 Hetfield Signature Papa Het Guitar costs fucking more than $3000, we said guys who like it can not afford at all. Now our replicated guitar is sold with only $399. We just want to realize fans’ guitar dream, and share it with all our friends.



What's important!!!


Some customers come here complaining about other sellers' replicated explorer guitars, due to they do not enquire and ask for detail pictures carefully before they order the items. To help our customers know more about what look like of real explorer guitar, we list a few pictures of other sellers’ explorer guitar and ours. 



1. The right logo of explore's headstock back is: XXXXXXXX - 8 digits serial number stamped in white or black , not  "ESP Custom Guitars" circle logo!!!

2. For the original explorer guitar,  the distance between the toggle switch to the knob is a little farther, but those copies on the market make them too near!!!

3. The original explorer guitar use bullet style truss rod cover instead of bell-shaped truss rod cover!!!

4. Another mistake is the shape of cover of controls, our explorer guitar on the right picture shows you right shape!!!



Those above are just a few points about the shape and error details. Please pay attention to them. As for the wood selection, processing and quality, we do not enumerate one by one. But when purchasing, you need to pay attention to every details.



About pickups 


It is worth mentioning that the pickups we select are Wilkinson pickups, Which is more attractive in quality and price. Wilkinson pickups are what we strongly advise. They will save you much money!!! With top quality, Wilkinson pickups are 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.





About Guitar Case 



All our explorer shaped guitars are configured our customized one-for-one specialized high-quality hard case according to the explorer shape, and they can 100% guarantee the safety of shipping. But, of course you can choose it or not according to your requirement!!!


Custom Options of Customers



Many guitars of james have the design of two volumes. But what we usually acquiesce is one volume, one tone. But if you need two volumes, you can contact us.


How Our MX-250 Sounds Like!!!




About James Hetfiled


James Hetfiled 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.





Other Jame Hetfiled Guitars Offered in Our Custom Shop Now


According to our customers’ requirements, we have built other kinds of custom versions. Please see details as below. They are all available now.


MX 250 snow white

MX250 Olympic White
MX-250 man to wolf MX250 Elk Skull

Left Handed MX-220 Snow White






There are some differences in Shape, Fretboard Inlays and other details between 220 and 250. So don't mistake when purchasing.





How Interesting!!!


James Hetfield has been a major endorser of ESP Guitars since the 1980s, and is best known for playing custom-made Explorer-style guitars with an EMG 81/EMG 60 set for pickups. Hetfield's main guitar from the early days was a Flying V copy made in Japan by Electra.


But when the headstock broke on his white Flying V, James turned to his backup guitar: a white Gibson Explorer. Although he later got the Flying V repaired and dabbled with other Vs, it was the Explorer that would become his main guitar for nearly the next 15 years. James began using several versions of the 1984 Gibson Explorer. These were unlike the 1976 version, with rounded edges and no pickguard. Also making a difference was the control layout which was not in-line like other Gibson Explorers. The following are Gibson explorers James Hetfield once used, pls check!!!


1984 Gibson Explorer

Black Gibson Explorer



Other James Hetfield Guitars Made by ESP Company

ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte Guitar

This guitar is the newest model from ESP Guitars, the James Hetfield Snakebyte. Finished in a clean looking snow white or black, the guitar is built of a mahogany body and neck, ebony fretboard, set-neck construction, a thin U neck contour, and 22 Xj frets. The Snakebyte is loaded with EMG 81 and 60 humbuckers, which pump out a tone that is clear and tight, excellent for riffs and palm muting. To top it all off, the guitar has a real cool looking snake inlay on the 12th fret.




24.75" Scale
Mahogany Body
Mahogany Neck
Ebony Fingerboard
42mm Bone Nut
Thin U Neck Contour
22 XJ Frets
Black Hardware
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Schaller Straplocks
Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece
EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.


This guitar is available in our custom shop!!!


ESP James Hetfield Truckster Guitar


The ESP James Hetfield Truckster Guitar is the fifth Hetfield Signature Series guitar to carry his name since James and ESP joined forces in 1991. This latest guitar is manufactured to the exact specifications of James' Truckster, a modified ESP Eclipse-style stage guitar used on the St. Anger tour. This signature ESP Truckster features a multilayered finish strategically sanded through and fully distressed to simulate the original guitar.



24.75” Scale
Mahogany Body
Mahogany Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
42mm Standard Nut
Thin U Neck Contour
22 XJ Frets
Satin Chrome Hardware
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Tonepros Locking TOM & Tail
EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
Aged Primer Grey


This guitar is available in our custom shop!!!


Besides, we also can supply ESP JH-1; ESP JH-2; ESP JH-3; ESP LTD "The Grynch" ; ESP Eclipse #5 Iron Cross guitars of James Hetfield, you can visit our website or contact us to know more info.


James Hetfield Guitar Wall


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



If you are interested in our replicated guitars, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Pictures in our website are limited, and if more HD pictures needed, please email us. We will serve for you with our all sincerity. 

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