Please note: the white around the edge of the guitar is just light reflections. The guitar is brand new and flawless.
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.
SPECS 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 Form Fit Hard Case CASE INCLUDED: Yes