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What the hell is James Hetfield's new guitar?

Not suitable for indie kids...
Not suitable for indie kids...

Eagle-eyed Metallica fans might have noticed James Hetfield toting a none-more-metal Flying V-style guitar at recent live shows. Thanks to some highly knowledgeable guitar sleuths, we can reveal what it is.

Over on the Guitar Noize blog, the Metallica frontman's latest weapon of choice has been correctly identified as a Zemaitis GZ Series GZV500MF-MBK.

The full specifications can be found here. If you can track one down for sale - and at the time of writing, we couldn't - expect to pay in excess of $3500.

As metal as it gets? We think so…

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.