One of the most famous ESP guitars of all time, and an iconic guitar of Metal! This is the ESP KH-3 Kirk Hammett single cutaway signature guitar. 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 they could reference it for the 30th Anniversary edition. In addition to neck-thru-body construction, 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.
Includes: ESP Hardshell Case and Tremolo Arm
- Solidbody Electric Guitar
- Neck-Thru Construction
- Alder Body
- 3-Piece Maple Neck
- Ebony Fretboard
- 24.75" Scale Length
- Extra Thin U Neck Contour
- 24 XJ Frets
- EMG BoneBreaker Humbuckers
- Floyd Rose Original Tremolo
- Neck Volume/Bridge Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
- 42mm Nut
- 2 Volume and Master Tone Controls
- Grover Tuners
- Black Hardware
- 9 lbs, 9 oz.
- .800" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- .840" Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
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