ESP KH2 Kirk Hammett Signature Electric Guitar

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There are few metal bands who can match the impact and accomplishments of Metallica and a huge part of that group’s legacy is due to the nimble heroics of guitarist Kirk Hammett. ESP crafted his signature KH-2 guitar to meet his specifications to a tee, an endeavor which has resulted in an extremely playable guitar perfect for anyone who might incorporate some of the guitarist’s signature techniques, including furiously fast fretwork and super note bending. The KH-2’s wide fretboard radius greatly helps in that department, and the 24 extra-jumbo frets are perfect for all of your soloing needs.

The alder body and maple neck of the KH-2 are ideal for the tight, low-end necessary for extreme metal riffage, but this guitar precisely handles mid and high frequencies as well. Active EMG bridge and neck humbucker pickups provide the screaming tone that’s made Hammett one of history’s veritable guitar gods. As far as looks go, let’s not forget Metallica is the band behind the infamous Black album so of course this thing has a dark visual appeal, complete with skull-and-crossbones pearl inlays to further drive the aesthetic point home.Rating: 4.75/5

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