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ESP KH-3 Kirk Hammett Signature Spider Guitar 1995 Black #3001 (possibly the first one sold on the commercial market)

As you can see she has belt buckle rash on the front and back with apparent nicks from being gigged but everything works and she sounds great.  Based off of a Gibson Melody Maker/Les Paul with the Melody Maker headstock which I believe is why ESP stopped making them.  You don't see a lot of the LTDs let alone a early Custom Shop variants come around. 

If you try to find info you find a lot of conflicting information on serial start dates, so I wrote to ESP a few months back as I was trying to decide what to do.  The email is in the pics.  Their serial numbering system changed and they didn't keep very good records. 

As far as I know the numbers started at 3XXX according to a few websites and as you can see this is number 3001, hence my asking price as this would be one of the first in production.  Again conflicting sites. One even said these started in 1994 but as you see in the email ESP says 1995. 

The early models like this have the true black hardware, where as the later ones have the "black chrome."  Also, the first models were bolt on and the NTB models were offered later on.  

Unfortunately I didn't get a COA when I purchased because the original buyer said he "didn't have it."  As you know they were signed by Kirk himself so go figure.  I do not have a hardcase for it, but it will be professionally packaged and delivered with signature verification so it doesn't get stolen off of your steps.

Counstruction: Bolt on neck
Neck: 3 piece maple
Body: Alder
Fingerboard: Rosewood 24 3/4 with Spider Inlays & Skull & Crossbones
Electronics: active EMG 81(bridge)/81(neck) 2 volumes (for blending as wanted & 1 tone control
Hardware: Original Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo, Gotoh Tuners, & all Black Hardware

This guitar is for sale on another site, if it sells there this will be taken down. 
Thanks everyone
















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Good (Used)
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Brand ESP
Model KH-3 Kirk Hammett Signature Spider Guitar
Finish Black
Categories Solid Body
Year 1994/5
Made In Japan
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Scale Length 24 3/4"
Number of Strings 6 String
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Body Shape Single Cutaway
Neck Material Maple
Finish Style Gloss
Body Type Solid Body
Body Material Alder
Finish Features Matching Headstock

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ESP KH-3 Kirk Hammett Signature Spider Guitar 1994/5 Black
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