ESP LTD KH-3 Spider Kirk Hammett Guitar, Macassar Ebony board, Black w/ Spider Graphic
In 1991, Kirk Hammett of Metallica came to ESP with a request for a new guitar with a single cutaway design, but with the features of his KH-2 guitar. Metallica’s graphic artist Pushead designed a spider graphic specifically for this new instrument. The KH-3 Spider was played by Kirk throughout the ’90s on tours supporting the legendary Black Album. After spending a number of years on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the original KH-3 was returned to ESP so we could reference it for this 30th Anniversary edition. The LTD Kirk Hammett Signature Series 30th Anniversary KH-3 Spider is a reissue of the original KH-3 model with a few upgrades. In addition to neck-thru-body construction, it features a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge, and a fast extra-thin U-shaped neck with an ebony fingerboard which is scalloped from #17-24. Also new for the anniversary model are Kirk’s signature EMG Bonebreaker pickups.
- Construction: Neck-Thru
- Scale: 24.75""
- Body: Alder
- Neck: 3Pc Maple
- Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
- Finish: Black w/ Spider Graphic
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Nut Type: Locking
- Neck Contour: Extra Thin U
- Frets/Type: 24 XJ
- Hardware Color: Black
- Strap Button: Standard
- Tuners: Grover
- Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000
- Neck PU: EMG Bone Breaker
- Bridge PU: EMG Bone Breaker
- Electronics Layout: Neck Volume/Bridge Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
- Strings: D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
- Case: EC GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
- Case Included: Y
- Instrument Weight: 9.3 lbs
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for ESP. This LTD KH-3 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.
note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.
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