As the lead guitarist for Metallica, the biggest heavy metal band of all time, Kirk Hammett has inspired generations of musicians over the past 40 years. Kirk’s solos are a crucial part of Metallica’s dominating sound, and he has relied on ESP for decades to make guitars that meet his every need. The LTD KH-V is the newest addition to the Kirk Hammett Signature Series. It’s available in three different versions: Black Sparkle with black hardware and black pickguard; Red Sparkle with gold hardware and gold pickguard; and Metallic Gold with gold hardware and cream pickguard. The KH-V offers neck-thru-body construction, with an extra-thin U-shaped three-piece maple neck and korina body at 25.5” scale. Its Macassar ebony fingerboard features pearloid wave inlays and 24 extra-jumbo frets. The sound of the KH-V is powered by a set of Kirk’s signature EMG Bone Breaker pickups, with the BB-B ceramic bridge and the BB-N alnico 5 neck pickups for crisp, crushing leads or smooth, rounded rhythm tones at the flip of a switch. Controls of the KH-V include volume, tone, and a three-way pickup selector toggle. Other pro features include a TonePros bridge with string-thru-body and LTD locking tuners. Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.
CONSTRUCTION Neck-Thru SCALE 25.5″ BODY Korina NECK 3pc Maple FINGERBOARD Macassar Ebony FINGERBOARD RADIUS 350mm FINISH Red Sparkle NUT WIDTH 42mm NUT TYPE Molded NECK CONTOUR Extra Thin U FRETS/TYPE 24 XJ HARDWARE COLOR Gold STRAP BUTTON Standard TUNERS LTD Locking BRIDGE Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru NECK PU EMG Bone Breaker BRIDGE PU EMG Bone Breaker ELECTRONICS LAYOUT Volume / Tone / 3-way toggle STRINGS D’Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046) CASE V-ALEXI GUITAR FORM FIT CASE CASE INCLUDED Y