ESP Kirk Hammett

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ESP KH-2 Vintage
Manufacturer ESP
Period 1989–Present
Construction
Body type Solid
Neck joint Neck Thru-Body
Woods
Body Alder
Neck 3-piece Maple
Fretboard Rosewood with Skull & Cross Bone Inlays
Hardware
Bridge Floyd Rose Original Bridge
Pickup(s)

2 EMG, Inc. Pickups Bridge-EMG 81

Neck-EMG 60
Colors available
Distressed BLK W/ Stickers

The ESP Kirk Hammett (or just ESP KH) is a range of electric guitars (almost all of a double-cutaway superstrat design) produced by ESP Guitars, based on the custom models of Kirk Hammett. All KH models were built by Kirk Hammett & Matt Masciandaro.

Current models[edit]

  • ESP KH-1
  • ESP KH-2 Vintage #1
  • ESP KH-2 Vintage #2
  • ESP KH-2 Vintage #3 (Relic)
  • ESP KH-2 NTB Black #1 (Neck-Thru-Body)
  • ESP KH-2 NTB Black #2 (Neck-Thru-Body)
  • ESP KH-2 NTB Black #3 "Devil's Dance" (Neck-Thru-Body)
  • ESP KH-2 NTB White (Neck-Thru-Body)
  • ESP KH-2 Mummy #1
  • ESP KH-2 Mummy #2
  • ESP KH-2 Ouija Black #1
  • ESP KH-2 Ouija Black #2
  • ESP KH-2 Ouija White
  • ESP KH-2 Ouija Natural
  • ESP KH-2 The Bride of Frankenstein
  • ESP KH-2 Mirror
  • ESP KH-2 Dracula #1
  • ESP KH-2 Dracula #2
  • ESP KH-2 Green Burst
  • ESP KH-3 Spider
  • ESP KH-3 NTB
  • ESP KH-3 "Invisible Kid"
  • ESP KH-3 Tobacco sunburst
  • ESP KH-4
  • ESP KH-20 (20th Anniversary)
  • ESP KH-502 (Thru Neck)
  • ESP KH-503
  • ESP LTD KH-602 (Thru Neck)
  • ESP LTD KH-603
  • ESP LTD KH-Ouija
  • ESP LTD KH-202
  • ESP LTD KH-203
  • ESP LTD JR (Junior)
  • ESP KH-DC (a double cutaway ESP Eclipse-type design similar to the Gibson Melody Maker).
  • ESP LTD KH-DC

Detailed overview[edit]

The specifications can be found at http://www.espguitars.com for the KH-2 Series.

ESP KH-2 Vintage:

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Extra Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Original Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: Distressed BLK w/ Stickers

ESP KH-2 NTB

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Extra Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Original Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: BLK

ESP KH-2

  • Bolt-On
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Extra Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Original Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: BLK

ESP KH-2 Ouija Black

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Extra Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Original Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: BLK w/ Ouija Graphic

ESP KH-2 Ouija White

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Extra Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Original Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: WHT w/ Ouija Graphic

ESP KH-4

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 24 Extra Jumbo Frets
  • Dot Inlaid Fret Markers
  • Black Hardware
  • Original Floyd Rose Tremolo System w/ Locking Nuts
  • EMG-81 Pickup Set
  • White Pickguard
  • Volume And Tone Controls
  • Three Way Pickup Selector Switch

ESP LTD KH-602

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Extra Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • ESP Tuners
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: BLK

ESP LTD KH-Ouija

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Extra Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Hardware
  • ESP Tuners
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: BLK w/ Ouija Graphic

ESP LTD KH-202

  • Bolt-On
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Locking Nut
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Extra Thin Flat Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • ESP Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Special Bridge
  • ESP LH-301 (B&N) p.u.
  • Finish: BLK


ESP LTD KH-JR

  • Bolt-On
  • 20.5” (3/4 scale)*
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 42mm Neck Width
  • Standard Nut
  • Extra Thin Flat Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • ESP Tuners
  • TOM Bridge
  • ESP LH-301 (B&N) p.u.
  • Finish: BLK

See also[edit]