ESP KH-2 Vintage Kirk Hammett Signature 2002 – Present Distressed Black

$ 4888.16

Selling my ESP KH-2 because I don’t play it as much as I should. It is a fantastic instrument with a wide range of tones but kills for rock/metal. It has seen very little use and comes from a smoke free home.

From the ESP website:

Perhaps no other guitar is as closely associated with Metallica’s massively influential lead guitarist Kirk Hammett than the ESP KH-2 Vintage. A special adaptation of Kirk’s standard model, the KH-2 Vintage is based on one of Kirk’s personal guitars that saw duty in the studio and on stages around the world during Metallica albums and tours. The resulting “lived in” vibe, including distressed paint with small chips and pitting, lightning-fast neck, and famous “CAUTION HOT” sticker and “KIRK’S GUITAR” label, are perfectly recreated by the luthiers at the world-class luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan. But the KH-2 Vintage is more than just its cool looks. It’s a neck-thru-body shred machine, with a comfortable alder body, extra-thin U-shaped maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets and Kirk’s skull & bones inlays, and high-end components including Gotoh tuners, a Floyd Rose Original bridge, and a set of EMG 60A (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) active pickups, just as Kirk’s own guitar uses. Available in Black finish, the KH-2 Vintage comes with a premium hard shell case and a Certificate of Authenticity from ESP.

  • Specifications

CONSTRUCTION Neck-Thru

SCALE 25.5″

BODY Alder

NECK 3Pc Maple

FINGERBOARD Rosewood

FINGERBOARD RADIUS 305mm

FINISH Distressed Black

NUT WIDTH 42mm

NUT TYPE Locking

NECK CONTOUR Extra Thin U

FRETS/TYPE 24 XJ

HARDWARE COLOR Black

STRAP BUTTON ESP Strap Lock

TUNERS Gotoh

BRIDGE Floyd Rose Original

NECK PU EMG 60A

BRIDGE PU EMG 81

ELECTRONICS Active

ELECTRONICS LAYOUT Volume/Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch

CASE MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE

CASE INCLUDED