ESP LTD Gary Holt GH-SV Electric Guitar (with Case)

Gary Holt's signature LTD features premium appointments including EMG pickups and a Floyd Rose trem to capture the sound of one of metal's greats.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body with maple top Rich, rounded tone with clear articulation
Macassar ebony fretboard High-density wood; smooth playing feel
EMG Active 81R and 89R pickups Powerful and defined tone
Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo Licensed design based on original; great stability

Gary Holt's LTD Signature Series GH-SV offers all of the aggression and power for which Gary is known and loved. An influential legend in the world of thrash metal, Gary Holt joined his friend Kirk Hammett in Bay Area band Exodus in 1981, and proceeded to write music and perform on every Exodus album since then. Gary's unmistakable playing style all made him the ideal choice as the second guitarist in Slayer for their final albums and tours.

This guitar makes use of the coveted ESP SV shape, with one side of the V-shape more elongated than the other. The body's top and back are flat, with nothing to get in the way of pure shredding. Built at 24.75" scale, the GH-SV offers neck-thru-body construction, featuring a three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck and a mahogany body with maple cap. The Black finish of this guitar is accentuated by multi-ply red binding on the body, red binding on the neck and headstock, red pickup covers, and a special red scripted LTD logo. Its Macassar ebony neck is highlighted by pearloid split block inlays and 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets. Components on the GH-SV include a double-locking Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo system, Grover tuners, and a set of direct-mount active pickups including the EMG 89R (neck), with reversed coils to keep the single coil side closer to the neck to capture the sweet spot and a push-pull control to split the pickup, and an aggressive EMG 81 in the bridge position. Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.

-Construction: Neck-thru
-Scale: 24.75"
-Body: Mahogany w/maple cap
-Neck: 3pc. Mahogany
-Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
-Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
-Finish: Black
-Nut Width: 42mm
-Nut Type: Locking
-Neck Contour: Thin U
-Frets/Type: 22 XJ Stainless Steel
-Hardware Color: Black
-Strap Button: Standard
-Tuners: Grover
-Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000SE
-Neck PU: EMG 89R Red (pull for split)
-Bridge PU: EMG 81R Red
-Electronics: Active
-Electronics Layout: Vol/Vol(p/p)/Toggle Switch
-Strings: D'addario XL120 .009-.42
-Case: CVFF Included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 33.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 56 x 24 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LGHSVBLK

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-423-8388


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