METALLICA - ESP Guitars Announces KIRK HAMMETT KH-3 Spider 30th Anniversary Edition
January 13, 2021, 4 months ago
In 1991, Kirk Hammett of Metallica 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 new instrument. The KH-3 was played by Kirk throughout the ’90s on tours supporting the legendary Black Album.
After spending a number of years on display at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the original KH-3 was returned to ESP so they could reference it for this 30th Anniversary edition. The ESP and LTD Kirk Hammett Signature Series 30th Anniversary KH-3 Spider are reissues of the original KH-3 model with a few upgrades. In addition to neck-thru-body construction and a fast extra-thin U-shaped neck with an ebony fingerboard, ESP has added a scalloped fingerboard from frets #17-24. Both new models also feature Kirk’s signature EMG Bonebreaker pickups.
"I always liked the feel of the single cutaway shape, and thought it would be great with a Floyd Rose and my usual pickups. Not to mention having a place to plaster the killer Pushead graphic that was drawn specifically for that guitar back in the day!" - Kirk Hammett
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