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 we could reference it for this 30th Anniversary edition. Handcrafted at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the ESP Kirk Hammett Signature Series 30th Anniversary KH-3 Spider is a reissue of the original KH-3 model with a few upgrades. In addition to neck-thru-body construction, a Floyd Rose Original bridge, and a fast extra-thin U-shaped neck with an ebony fingerboard which is scalloped from #17-24. Also new for the anniversary model are Kirk’s signature EMG Bonebreaker pickups.


Construction Neck-Thru Scale 24.75" Body Alder Neck 3Pc Maple Fingerboard Ebony Fingerboard Radius 350mm Finish Black w/ Spider Graphic Nut Width 42mm Nut Type Locking Neck Contour Extra Thin U Frets/Type 24 XJ Hardware Color Black Strap Button Standard Tuners Grover Bridge Floyd Rose Original Neck PU EMG BoneBreaker Bridge PU EMG BoneBreaker Electronics Layout Neck Volume/Bridge Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch Strings Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042) Case Case Included Y COA Y 

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  • KH-3 Spider 30th anniversary Kirk Hammett Signature
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