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In most respects the limited edition ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar is an M-II Deluxe that's been loaded with screaming EMG-81/60 active humbuckers. The extra thin flat neck ha... Click To Read More About This Product

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In most respects the limited edition ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar is an M-II Deluxe that's been loaded with screaming EMG-81/60 active humbuckers. The extra thin flat neck has a 24 extra-jumbo fret fingerboard to provide a springboard to intense, fleet-fingered flurries of riffage and extreme note bending. The finely crafted skull-and-crossbones pearl inlays add an extra dollop of menace. Includes hardshell case.

Features
  • Bolt-on neck construction
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 42mm neck width
  • Extra thin flat neck contour
  • 24 extra-jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Original tremolo bridge
  • Locking nut
  • EMG-81 active bridge humbucker
  • EMG-60 active neck humbucker
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ESPKH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you were even thinking about getting this guitar, BUY IT! It is simply the best guitar I have ever played. It is so comfortable. The neck is buy far the fastest neck...Read complete review

If you were even thinking about getting this guitar, BUY IT! It is simply the best guitar I have ever played. It is so comfortable. The neck is buy far the fastest neck i heve ever played on. I also own a gibson les paul standerd and i love this esp so much more. Its a little spendy but it is worth it. The duall emg 81s sound so good, even for cleans. The oringinal floyd rose is so awsome. Over all , its the best feeling, most comfortable, best sounding,and most fastest guitar i have ever played. Especially in the price range. So good for metal riffs, I cant even express how nice this guitar is.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Could be better

This guitar could be better. The only thing wrong with it is the bolt-on neck. The pickups are great on clean and distortion. All-in-all, this guitar is good, but if you want...Read complete review

This guitar could be better. The only thing wrong with it is the bolt-on neck. The pickups are great on clean and distortion. All-in-all, this guitar is good, but if you want something similar to Kirk's real gear, go with the KH-602 LTD Signature. It's the same but with the neck-thru body and its cheaper than the rest besides the KH-202.

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5.0

Kirk 'Em All!

By Chris

from NJ

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

    I had this for my birthday and the craftsmanship is at it's finest. Being a Kirk Hammett fan, I believe it's the best gift I could ever have! KH amp next hopefully. ;)

     
    4.0

    Like it!

    By Sage

    from Petaluma, CA

    Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

    Classic look, skulls and crossbones add nothing to audio quality but I still like it, hot humbuckers, sounds great. I have several guitars, the floyd rose is fun as hell, but if you aren't playing that guitar all the time, it's a little of a pain to keep in tune. Overall very happy with it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    KH2 Kirk Hammett Signature

    By Guitarguru

    from Scranton, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

      The KH-2 is by far the best playing bolt on guitar I have ever played. I have been playing guitar for 22 years and I am completely blown away every time I pick it up. The EMG 81's sound amazing and for some reason this guitar is not plagued with the screechy mids that many super strat bodies are plagued with if they have active electronics or other types of high output pickups. It also has a pretty decent low end response and warm sound. The neck profile is very fast and the fretwork is flawless. This guitar shreds and the sound is huge. If you have 9-42 guage strings, the guitar sounds a bit thinner. The chunk factor dramatically increases if the strings are 10's. I've actually played this guitar with 11-48's before and its a wall of sound. The guitar stays in tune better than any guitar (nolt on, set neck, neck through. The people on here who who claim that this guitar stays in tune for a week at a time even with hard playing are not exaggerating. I have only owned and played high end USA madeguitars for the past 10 years and this is the best in my collection. It's expensive for a bolt on, and the price jump is significant from a regular M-II, but it is worth it if you want a light weight professional instrument that's built to last, sounds great, and is very versatile. This guitar is not a one trick pony.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Killing tone!

      By ESP Freak

      from Quebec, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands

        Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

        Ok, I just need to correct another suscriber here. As a huge fan of Metallica, I know many things on this band. One of them is that Kirk's using two kind of guitars with the M-II shape : Bolt-on and neck-thru. No one's better than the other, the difference is what are you really looking for? For a clearer sound with more high range, choose the Bolt-on. For a deeper sound with more bass... choose the neck thru body. Kirk's using both of them. The KH-2 bolt-on just got an amazing sound, nice feeling, nice tone. Buy it if you want a guitar that will stand you for the future decades!

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By plozcfh

        from north olmsted, oh

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Extremely Fast Neck
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Heavy metal
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

        This is by far the best guitar ive ever played. Ive waited 16 yrs to own it. Im a huge kirk hammett fan. Wanted this since i was 13. Ive played many guitars ranging from beginner to high end expensive. The neck is awesome. Plays so fast and strings bend very easily. The floyd rose never goes out of tune. This guitar is made to rock and shred. Worth every penny. The ltd line is good but the real esp blew me away. Highly recommend.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This thing is solid

        By Steven Walstrom

        from Renton, WA

        Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar brand spanking new in 2001 when I was gigging a lot, and this this is rugged. I have dished out abuse to it that most people wouldn't even imagine doing to a guitar this expensive it, and it took it like a champ and still lives on today fully intact. When I bought this guitar, there was no NTB option unless you wanted to buy the relic version, and they were putting two EMG-80s in them. There was only a single LTD version as well, that paled in comparison. However, I haven't found the bolt-on neck to be much of a drawback to me. The tone of the guitar is awesome, and the neck is anchored down solid. A lot of people will say it's just like an M-II, which it's pretty close, but I've found having individual volume control over each pickup to be useful when I was playing a lot of punk rock back in the day, and I don't believe you'll find that on an M-II. You just have to decide what's best for you. Nevertheless, this is THE EASIEST guitar to play that I have ever played, hands down...even among the American Deluxe Tele, Gibson LP Std+, and custom built Warmoth guitars that I currently own. The original Floyd Rose bridge with the locking nut is a dream to play on. This is my favorite tremolo bridge set up because you can reef on the wammy bar all day long, and the guitar never goes out of tune. The craftsmanship on the guitar is top notch, I was very impressed with it when I got it new.

        (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't take anyones word for it...

        By Integrity

        from APO, USA

        Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

        This is an outstanding axe, no matter what the "snot nosed teenagers" rebeling against what everyone else likes and the "I know better than you" guitar sales clerks. Yes, this is a 3 piece bolt on M-II and it sounds and plays great. If it was any less of an achievement than the KH-602 or KH-202 they would have priced it the same and put "LTD" next to Kirk's signature, but they were proud enough to put the "ESP" next to his name. Put a NTB and a 3 piece bolt on in Kirk's hands and see if you can hear the differance! Go play it for yourself, and if you have the $$$$ you wont regret buying it!

        (19 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Could be better

        By Sevren G.

        from Aiken, SC

        Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

        This guitar could be better. The only thing wrong with it is the bolt-on neck. The pickups are great on clean and distortion. All-in-all, this guitar is good, but if you want something similar to Kirk's real gear, go with the KH-602 LTD Signature. It's the same but with the neck-thru body and its cheaper than the rest besides the KH-202.

        (35 of 84 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't Buy

        By Reese

        from Las Vegas, Nevada

        Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

        Don't buy this guitar, buy the ESP M-II or ESP M-II NTB. That's exactly what this guitar is. The only difference is that on this one, you pay more for the skull inlays and Kirk Hammet's signature. I just advise you not to buy this and follow my advice. I'm gonna get the ESP M-II NTB and overall better guitar because it isn't a bolt on like this one.. Happy shredding!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        best guitar ever played

        By risu

        from Zurich, Switzerland

        Comments about ESP KH-2 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar about 5 years ago. I still feel like holding something special every time I play with it. It is really worth every penny! One amazing thing about it is the tuning. It lasts forever, you don't even have to fine tune it for weeks. Really high-end manufacturing! You won't be disappointed in any manner.

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