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

The ESP LTD KH-602 offers tone and attitude fit for Kirk Hammett. With EMG 81/60 pickups and a Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo, this ESP lets you ride the lightning. (200) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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ESP KH-602 Kirk Hammett Black

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
EMG 60 and EMG 81 pickup complement Active humbuckers for warm & hot response
Floyd Rose Original locking tremolo Double-locks guitar in tune at nut and bridge
Neck-through-body construction Longer sustain; strong midrange; smooth feel
3-piece maple neck Improved strength and stability; clear tone
ESP has an awesome line of signature axes, and now it's the Kirk Hammett ESP LTD KH-602 electric guitar's turn to show you just how shred-worthy your game can get. The Metallica axeman's signature ESP is stocked with a pair of EMG humbuckers -- an EMG 81 and an EMG 60 -- for a full metal-synthesis of distortion to flood your ears. A comfortable countered alder body and extra-thin U-shaped maple neck with a bound rosewood fingerboard of 24 XJ frets offer biting resonance and easy playability. One master tone and two volume control knobs allow you to shape your EMG pickups the way you want, and a three-way pickup selector switch gives you three pickup settings to choose from. This neck-through-body ESP is a powerful, versatile instrument with a brilliant tone for solos!

EMG 81 and EMG 60 Active Humbuckers

The KH-602's two EMG humbuckers really fill the air with a thick and heavy tone that'll be sure to steal attention your way. Your EMG 60 neck humbucker uses ceramic magnets and close aperture coils to fire out a lot of output for a fat signal with a lot of high end and boosted mids. Your EMG 81 bridge humbucker is a fantastic pal to have for leads and solos. This baby packs a bright high-output signal. Lingering sustain and an abrasive punch will keep eyes and ears on you and your KH-602 as you tear up the stage with this must-have signature axe.

Locking Nut and Floyd Rose 1000 Vibrato Bridge

What good is tone if your axe lacks secure intonation? The combination of a locking nut and the ESP KH-602's secure and immensely flexible Floyd Rose 1000 vibrato bridge will keep your tuning in check, leaving you focused on your playing and not on unwanted out-of-tune distractions. Dive your strings low or bend them high -- your sustain will last, and your notes will continuously remain in tune.

Countered Alder Body and Maple Neck

Alder gives your axe a nice, full-bodied sound that keeps your highs from being too bright while boosting your mids and lows effectively. The ESP LTD KH-602's maple neck provides a tight sound that also keeps your highs in check -- no overbearing brightness here. This neck, with its bound rosewood fingerboard of 24 XJ frets, plays like butter with an incredibly close action and thin U-shaped neck. And as you'd expect from a Kirk Hammett signature guitar, this one has black hardware and skull-and-crossbones inlays.

Features:

- Alder body in Mirage shape
- Maple neck of 24 XJ frets
- Neck-through-body construction in extra thin U Neck shape
- Bound rosewood fingerboard
- Kirk Hammett signature on headstock
- EMG 81 bridge and EMG 60 neck humbuckers
- Floyd Rose 1000 vibrato bridge
- One master tone and two tone knobs
- Three-setting pickup selector switch
- Skull and bones inlay and model at 24th fret

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Construction: Neck-thru body
Scale: 25.5 in.
Neck: 3-piece Maple
Body: Alder
Fretboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Skull and bones, model at 24th fret
Pickups: EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 60 (neck) active
Electronics: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way slotted switch
Hardware: Black
Bridge: Original Floyd Rose
Frets: 24 XJ
Tuners: LTD
Nut: 42mm locking
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 18 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388

Product Description

Kirk Hammett has been an "ESP guy" for as long as anyone can remember, and there's a wide range of Signature models to prove it. The KH-602 features EMG 81 and EMG 60 pickups and an original Floyd Rose locking bridge, so you can wail with the same style and tone as Kirk himself.

Like all of Kirk's guitars, this one has black hardware and skull-and-crossbones inlays. Neck-thru-body construction enhances the KH-602's brilliant tone for solos.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "One word..... DAMN!!"
Sound: I was blown away the minute I plugged this thing in. It played amazingly. The active EMG's make a world of difference if you're looking for that hard rock/metal sound. It completely blew my les paul out of the water. Even the clean sounds weren't horrible for active pickups. But it is what it is, a guitar built for shredding. Feature: It is what it is. You can read what it has. The only reason it gets a nine is because it should at least come with a gig bag. But the guitar itself is built right. Ease of Use: Plug it in, crank it up. Nothing more to it. Even with a little tweaking you can get decent clean sound. The action is amazing, your fingers just WANT to fly up and down the neck. Quality: It's built right. Thin neck, great shine. It feels like it could handle some abuse. I fully intend on gigging with this thing and I don't think I have a thing to worry about. The worst thing about it would be the smudges, the gloss black shows every fingerprint. (Bring a cloth) Value: In short, I believe it's a great value. Can't be beat for what you get. Just remember, it's made to shred. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to use it, don't think I ever will. The Wow Factor: Beautiful black finish. (If that's what you're looking for.) Not too flashy, but the skull and crossbone inlays give it that something special. Overall: I don't think I'll ever need another guitar. Only thing I need to do is upgrade my amp to handle this thing. I'm glad my choice fell on this axe.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal
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"SO GOOD I FEEL GAZEBOED!"
Sound: The sound of this guitar was amazing!! i literally played one string and it went on forever.... maybe i will fix up a drink while i wait for the sound to stop going. The pick-ups sound incredibly warm, like a hot fire on a winters day, however yet crunchy like the leaves of an autumn morning. Feature: The features of this guitar are far by the greatest i have ever played with. the pick-ups along with the bridge, the whammy, and my most favourite of all the cut away!! Theres so much space for soloing that you forget to play the rest of the song. Absolutly fantastic! Ease of Use: plug in and go! its smooth! it feels good! it plays great! its like a stroll in the park. Quality: need i dare even bother. This guitars quaility is out of this world! made to perfection! Value: maybe quite steep for some guitarists. definatly not at the lower end of the market, but for what it is, its very good. Manufacturer Support: was a little disapointed by the fact my free gift was not available to me because of where i live!! thankyou esp... however i refuse to give any lower than a 10 because im not complaing to much because the guitar is awesome. The Wow Factor: i want! i got it! but maybe buy the kh2 if you can afford! Overall: overallllll veryyyy veryyyy goood!! all i need say.
Style of Music: metal, indie, rock, ballad, country, 50's 60's rock and any other year. in fact all music!!
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