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The ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Guitar is great for lightning fast leads. With the KH body style and Kirk's trademark skull-and-crossbones inlays, this ESP guitar steps up with an alder body... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-07-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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The ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Guitar is great for lightning fast leads. With the KH body style and Kirk's trademark skull-and-crossbones inlays, this ESP guitar steps up with an alder body, rock-solid maple neck-thru construction, a rosewood fingerboard, EMG-81/60 active humbuckers, and a Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo. Extra-jumbo frets. Black hardware. 2 volume, tone, and 3-way switching controls.

Features
  • Neck-thru-body construction
  • Alder body
  • 3-piece maple neck
  • Extra-thin U-shaped neck contour
  • 25.5" scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • design
  • 42mm nut width
  • 24 extra-jumbo frets
  • Dual EMG-81 bridge and EMG-60 neck active humbuckers
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo bridge
  • Locking nut
  • ESP tuners
  • 2 volume, tone, and 3-way switching controls
  • Skull and bones inlays
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ESPLTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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 (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Words cannot describe!

Well, I decided to buy this guitar a little over a year ago and decided to wait a year to write a review about it so I knew I wasn't giving it extra points...Read complete review

Well, I decided to buy this guitar a little over a year ago and decided to wait a year to write a review about it so I knew I wasn't giving it extra points just because it was new. Im sure many people that get this guitar want it because Kirk Hammett plays it, but I personaly got it because I love it. The specs on this model are top notch and the feel of the guitar is just incredible. It is solid, smooth, and feels so natural to play its like having an extra limb with strings. The floyd rose is great, and it stays in tune perfectly. I don't have to tune it more than once every week or so, and with me playin 4 to 5 hours at the least every day that is saying something. The emg pickups are great aswell and give out incredible tone. they can be clean and crisp or downright heavy and yet they maintain clarity. the action is perfect, not too high, not too low, and the neck allows you to shred your heart out without any resistance. the sky is the limit. This guitar gets even better with time. Kirk Hammett said that his esp guitars are like fine wine because they get better with age, and he is absolutely right. I will play this guitar for the rest of my life, no matter how many guitars i buy, this will always stun me and give me a rush each time i pick it up. Check this guitar out, you wont regret it! i wish i could rate higher than 5 stars!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Its not a bad guitar just not my type

Feature and construction wise the guitar is pretty good, the neck-thru design feels great and the cutaway allows the high frets to be played easily, and the emg pickups sound amazing.That being said the...Read complete review

Feature and construction wise the guitar is pretty good, the neck-thru design feels great and the cutaway allows the high frets to be played easily, and the emg pickups sound amazing.That being said the guitar looses points for playability.The main problem with this guitar is the neck. The neck is really beefy but also really slim sort of like a "U" shape ,now this is just a matter of personal preference I personally prefer guitar to have a wide flat neck but if you like this kind of neck then disregard this statement. The construction of the bridge is fairly poor though, if you have to do heavy palm muting the bridge begins to move and changes you note, that being said you could go out and buy an extra spring or up your string gauge but on a floyd rose that is easier said than done

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5.0

KH-602

By Novice shredder

from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

    The guitar was delivered in mint condition (which I expect for what I paid), no dents, scratches or foreign paint from being handled roughly. The unit has great hardware (read specifications). The skull and bones inlays are a very cool addition ; if you enjoy Kirk Hammett's work, then this guitar makes it that much sweeter when you can play it for yourself. I recommend for those of you who are riding the fence on purchasing the KH 602...go for it. If I had the cash, it would be the ESP; if only to make it that more authentic. Other than that, love it!!!

     
    4.0

    Absolutely beautiful !

    By Novice shredder

    from colorado springs

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

        The guitar was delivered in mint condition (which I expect after paying almost a grand. The unit has great hardware ; read specifications. The skull and bones inlays are super cool and fit my personality, if you enjoy Kirk Hammett's work, then this guitar makes it that much sweeter when you can play it for yourself. I recommend for those of you who are riding the fence on purchasing the KH 602...go for it. If I had the cash, it would be the ESP; only to make it that more authentic. Other than that, love it!!!

        Maybe this is just me being critical, I believe the black surface could be better. In the right light the finish looks wavy, almost if they it went through the planer too fast. I also have a cheap Ibanez R-120, and the surface is of better quality on the 120.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Would definately buy another one

        By DodgeMan

        from Humphrey, AR

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fantastic Guitar
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Looks great
        • Solid Electronics
        • Sounds Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • On stage
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

          I play lead guitar in Rock/Metal band and own 14 guitars and this guitar is now my favorite to use, the feel and sound is perfect and love the all black look and skulls and crossbones, the Floyd rose works great, its so easy to play fast solo's I highly recommend this guitar.

           
          5.0

          this guitar is awsome price is right

          By ripper

          from new york

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

              love the guitar floyd rose on this guitar is awsome pickups are great neck is sweet

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              well worth its price

              By The dude from Finland

              from Lappeenranta, Finland

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Bang For The Buck
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

                Ordered this used guitar shipped to Finland, with a few doubts in my mind. Except for a little bump (mentioned in the ad), the guitar was in excellent condition and delivered overseas in 8 days !

                A few white spots on the edges of the fretboard, otherwise it is neatly finished, well balanced, stays in tune, and the EMG81/60 sound perfect.

                My first Floyd Rose tremolo, scared me a bit quite frankly, but it was easier to tune and intonate that I tought.

                The thin neck and 24 frets are a plus, but the sound of it coupled to a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone effect pedal, with forever sustain, is great for metal music. The guitar is easy to play, the extra-jumbo frets need only very light string pressure and make fast playing easyer.

                Even shipped overseas to Europe, and after custom taxes (3.7% on the guitar and VAT24% on the guitar + shipping expenses), it still is much cheaper that anywhere in Europe. Musician Friends' customer service was very helpful and I would buy from them any time again !

                 
                5.0

                My new axe of choice!

                By Fred Herbest

                from Evergreen,Alabama

                Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

                I've had this guitar for a little over a year now since I upgraded from the KH-202, and I've got to say that this guitar kicks tail even when played through a cheap amp. Although I miss the wood-grain neck on the 202,(which was much smoother and didn't get very sticky in humid weather) the sound of the EMG's in the alder body more than make up for it. Thrown in the Kirk Hammett sig. wah,and a BOSS CH-1 Chorus pedal...and this thing becomes unstoppable!!! I've got no complaints against this guitar,as it's well worth the price and then some!

                 
                5.0

                Very good investment

                By Jonathan McHale

                from Mass

                Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

                The guitar is simply fantastic. Looks great, plays great and is a steal! Musician's Friend was very helpful and easy to work with as well. Thank you guys. My only complaint was that the neck of the guitar has some white marks on it, which I have been told should go away with time. I personally notice them because I know they are there, but no one else has noticed them. Don't hesitate with this guitar though, it's fantastic!

                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                KH-602

                By Gerald Jensen

                from DFW, Texas

                Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

                This review is short and sweet. I bought it for my son's graduation gift for May 2012. Sounds and looks beautiful. He wanted the black. The tech guys at the Guitar Center shop in Dallas set this thing up beautifully also. Excellent action, tuned and intonated before it left the store. As much of this review is aimed at them as well for quality service. I took it work where it is in "hiding", but I had a pro play it and put it through it's paces. Excellent is all I can say. For the price it be. The price couldn't be beat with a %150 coupon from GC. You will need a case and strap with this guitar if you do not already have one. Love it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One word......................Amazing!

                By mcopen24

                from Cape Girardeau, MO

                Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

                This guitar is an amazing guitar, the sound and "playability" is top notch! The divebombs sound amazing also and it doesnt come out of tune due to the floyd rose! This guitar is extremely easy to solo on, but I only had one problem: in live shows, the "playability" becomes harder when my hands would get sweaty because of the wax finish on the neck but, other than that I highly recommend this guitar to anyone because this guitar sounds great in any style.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding quality and price!

                By alcoholicespfan

                from Steamboat Springs, Colorado

                Comments about ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Guitar:

                Outstanding guitar. Has the lowest action i have played and the neckthrough design is flawless. The floyd rose 1000 series plays identically to the floyd rose original... it does come with a crappy pot metal sustain block, Floydupgrades.com fixed that. The A sting intonation was off by more than 1/4 inch when delivered. that was the reason for the 4.5 overall rating. The EMG's sound amazing. Great metal guitar.

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