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The LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series guitar is the affordable version of Kirk Hammett's custom ESP built for high-speed solos and chunky rhythms. Developed with the legendary Metallica guitarist, the KH-602 offers his famously aggressive tone and fast-playing feel for guitarists on a budget. The KH-602 has been crafted as an instrument worthy of Hammett's influential style.

Neck-Thru Construction Provides Enhanced Sustain

The KH-602 features a 3-piece maple neck that extends the entire length of the guitar, providing increased resonance and sustain for complex leads and power chords. The contoured alder body and 25.5" scale maple neck allow for comfortable playing during marathon practice sessions and shows.

EMG Active Pickups Deliver Bone-Crushing Tone

The KH-602 comes equipped with an EMG 60 humbucker in the neck position and an EMG 81 in the bridge, the combination that gives Kirk his signature crushing tone. The 60 provides warm, fat tone for rhythm playing while the 81 adds tight, aggressive bite for solos. A 3-way toggle switch allows for endless tonal variations from sparkling cleans to face-melting distortion.

Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge Enables Dive Bombs and Squeals

A Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo bridge provides the tuning stability and sustain needed for Kirk's repertoire. The KH-602 stays in tune even when subjected to aggressive whammy bar use, allowing guitarists to emulate Kirk's signature dive bombs and squeals.

Sleek Black Design Inspires Blistering Leads

The glossy black finish, skull-and-crossbones fretboard inlays and black hardware give the KH-602 a sleek, metal look ideal for blistering solos and heavy riffing. Its double cutaway design and contoured body allow for unimpeded access to the higher frets, enabling guitarists to reach the stratosphere with ease.

ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar Black
ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar Black
ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar Black

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • 3-piece maple neck run through alder body
  • Extra-thin U neck contour with pau ferro fingerboard
  • Dual EMG Bone Breaker Signature humbuckers
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo bridge
  • 2 volume, tone, and 3-way switching controls
  • Custom skull and bones inlays
  • All-black hardware

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  • Body shape: Double Cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Thin U
  • Neck wood: 3-piece Maple
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Pau Ferro
  • Radius: 13.75"
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Custom
  • Nut width/material: 1.653 in. (42 mm) Locking
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: EMG Covered Humbucker
  • Bridge: EMG Covered Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual volume, Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Locking
  • Tuning machines: Proprietary
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Performance Level: Intermediate
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right handed

collapse expand iconWarranty

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

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