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Kirk Hammett's Main Axe!

Show the world your metal chops with the Japanese-made ESP KH-2 Vintage solidbody electric guitar. This guitar is the same model Metallica's Kirk Hammett uses night after night on the road. Built for blistering, metal mayhem and loaded with a custom set of EMG 60 and 81 active humbuckers, the ESP KH-2 Vintage not only looks impressive, it delivers the sound that made metal what it is today. Why settle for second best, when you can have the same axe Kirk Hammett uses. 



ESP KH-2 Vintage Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Hammett's KH-2 Vintage body delivers stage-savaged looks and classic performance
  • EMG humbucking pickups are a solid foundation for hard rockin'
  • Top-of-the-line quality from Japanese-made ESP guitars

Hammett's KH-2 Vintage body delivers stage-savaged looks and classic performance

Nothing screams hard rock like ESP's high-mass double-cutaway mahogany design, which gives the ESP KH-2 Vintage incredible sustain and incredible bite. Its aged finish resembles Kirk's favorite guitar down to the stickers and skull and crossbones inlays. The Floyd Rose tremolo lets you pull off deep divebombs that always return to pitch. 

EMG humbucking pickups are a solid foundation for hard rockin'

Hard rockers and aggressive players have turned to EMG active pickups for years, for their amazing tone, exceptional dynamic response, and reliable performance. You get EMG 60 and EMG 81 humbucking pickups in the ESP KH-2 Vintage, ready to sound as clean or as mean as your style calls for.

Top-of-the-line quality from Japanese-made ESP guitars

ESP started as a manufacturer of after-market guitar parts in Japan in the late 1970s. By the mid-80s ESP was making custom guitars for some of the biggest names in rock. An exacting eye toward playability and craftsmanship has made ESP Guitars one of the most visible and prevalent guitar brands in rock and metal. Each ESP guitar is still made in Japan. Their commitment to quality is second to none, and their impressive roster of endorsers proves it. From George Lynch to Ron Wood to Gus G., Kirk Hammett, and Alexi Laiho, ESP makes the guitars that today's guitar heroes use.

ESP KH-2 Vintage Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Get the same guitar that metal master Kirk Hammett uses onstage
  • Made in Japan
  • Classic double-cutaway body plays great and delivers fat tone with tons of sustain
  • Active EMG 60 and 81 humbuckers cover the gamut from thick and tight riffage to over-the-top solo tones
  • Gotoh tuners keep your axe in tune
  • An Original Floyd Rose tremolo ensures perfect intonation and responsive action


Tech Specs

  • Body Type:Solidbody
  • Body Shape:Signature
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Material:Alder
  • Color:Black
  • Neck Material:Maple, Neck-through
  • Neck Shape:Extra thin U Neck
  • Fingerboard Material:Rosewood, 13.7" Radius
  • Fingerboard Inlay:MOP artist signature inlay
  • Number of Frets:24 extra jumbo
  • Scale Length:25.5"
  • Nut Width:1.654"
  • Nut Material:Locking
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:Floyd Rose Vibrato
  • Tuners:Gotoh
  • Neck Pickup:EMG 60 Active Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup:EMG 81 Active Humbucker
  • Controls:2 x volume; master tone; 3-way switch
  • Strings:(.009-.042)
  • Manufacturer Part Number:EKH2VINT

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