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The ESP Kirk Hammett KH-3 Spider 30th Anniversary Edition electric guitar is a reissue of the original KH-3 model with a few upgrades. It features a neck-thru-body construction and a fast, extra-thin U-shaped neck with a Macassar ebony fingerboard, which is scalloped from frets 17 to 24. The fingerboard also features spider-shaped inlays and Hammett’s skull-and-bone inlays. Other features include Hammett’s signature on the headstock and a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge. This KH-3 30th Anniversary Edition Spider electric guitar also features a set of Hammett’s signature EMG Bonebreaker pickups.

In 1991, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett 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 special instrument. Hammett played the KH-3 throughout the ’90s on tours supporting the legendary Black Album. After spending a number of years on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of fame, the original KH-3 was returned to ESP so the guitar maker could reference it for this 30th Anniversary edition.

The KH-3 30th Anniversary Edition comes in a black finish decorated with the green and yellow spider-and-skull graphic that was originally created by Pushead. A hardshell case included.
ESP Kirk Hammett KH-3 Spider 30th Anniversary Edition Electric Guitar Black
ESP Kirk Hammett KH-3 Spider 30th Anniversary Edition Electric Guitar Black
ESP Kirk Hammett KH-3 Spider 30th Anniversary Edition Electric Guitar Black

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  • Gloss-finished alder body
  • Gloss-finished maple neck, ebony fingerboard with spider-shaped inlays and Hammett's skull-and-bones inlays
  • Kirk Hammett signature EMG Bonebreaker pickups
  • Grover tuning machines, Floyd Rose 1000 bridge

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  • Body type: Solidbody, Single Cutaway
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Extra Thin U
  • Neck wood: 3-piece maple
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 13.7"
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: EMG Humbucker
  • Bridge: EMG Humbucker
  • Control layout: Neck Volume/Bridge Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Bridge type: Locking Tremolo
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell case.
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Country of origin: Japan

collapse expand iconWarranty

Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.

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