ESP LTD KH202 Kirk Hammett Signature Electric Guitar

Ask not for whom the LTD KH-202 tolls. This Kirk Hammett-approved ESP is built to shred, with a fast-playing maple neck, LH-301 humbuckers and a Floyd Rose.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Jatoba fretboard Strong midrange presence and punch
Floyd Rose locking tremolo Stays in tune through dive bombs or light vibratos

Kirk Hammett has been an "ESP guy" for as long as anyone can remember and there' a wide range of Signature models to prove it. This ultra-affordable version is built with a Basswood body that holds a loud set of EMG-ESP LH301 humbuckers. Its Maple neck has a Roasted Jatoba fingerboard with Skull & Bones inlays, and easy-playing, extra jumbo frets. The Floyd Rose licensed tremolo is double locking and all hardware is Black.
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- Construction: Bolt-on
- Scale: 25.5 in.
- Body: Basswood
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Roasted Jatoba
- Inlays: Skull & bones with model name at 12th fret
- Pickups: EMG-ESP LH301
- Electronics: 2 volume, tone, 3-way slotted
- Hardware: Black
- Bridge: Floyd Rose licensed
- Frets: 24 XJ
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ESP KH202 BK

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (277 ratings)
Submitted December 4, 2008 by a customer from

"A really great guitar"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I expect I will be happy with this product for along time, This is my first ltd and I will probably never play another brand.

The sound overall is good. I really only use the bridge pickup with the tone wide open. I did think that with both pickups activated the sound was muddy and a little dull but like I said I dont really use both. But yes the sound over all is good.

I would say the best. The guitar came with all the proper tools and they all fit where they are suppose to. I think the features are all good because it's desighned to kirks specs so I cant complain about what I think it should or shouldn't have, It is what it is suppose to be.

Ease of Use
I would also say the best. As far as sound...well there are alot of factors that come into play, like amps and what not. The kh 202 is very playable and the manual is very clear on how to properly care for your guitar. Also it seems to be compatable with the rest of my gear so I give this section a 10.

Well you get what you pay for if that helps at all. There are some flaws on my kh202, nothing major but that's to be expected with any guitar that comes off of an assembly line. They all can be fixed. I think if you take care of this guitar I'm shure it would hold up on the road, just regular maintenance and cleaning. I dont think anything would break untill something does actually read more I am always leary of floating bridges that the studs might rip out of the body if you put too much ass on it, but thats with every guitar that has one not just the ltd.

The value rocks if your a starving musician like myself. I give it a 10.

Manufacturer Support
I give it a 10, because I havent had to deal with them yet and honestly I don't think I will ever need to. Innocent untill proven

The Wow Factor
The look is awesome, you can't ever go wrong with and skull and crossbones. I was however a little dissapointed with the hardware. The advertisement said it was black hardware but in fact it came with nickel hardware, but no big deal it can be swapped.

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