ESP Kirk Hammett KH-2 Vintage - Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 EMG Humbucking Pickups, and Floyd Rose Vibrato - Black
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ESP Kirk Hammett KH-2 Vintage - Black image 1
$4,999.00
Sweetwater Savings: $2,999.00 MSRP: $7,998.00

Or just $209/month§ for 24 months

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ESP Kirk Hammett KH-2 Vintage - Black
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Kirk Hammett's Main Axe!

Show the world your metal chops with the Japanese-made ESP KH-2 Vintage solidbody electric guitar. This guitar is the same model Metallica's Kirk Hammett uses night after night on the road. Built for blistering, metal mayhem and loaded with a custom set of EMG 60 and 81 active humbuckers, the ESP KH-2 Vintage not only looks impressive, it delivers the sound that made metal what it is today. Why settle for second best, when you can have the same axe Kirk Hammett uses. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer and order your ESP KH-2 Vintage today!

ESP KH-2 Vintage Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Hammett's KH-2 Vintage body delivers stage-savaged looks and classic performance
  • EMG humbucking pickups are a solid foundation for hard rockin'
  • Top-of-the-line quality from Japanese-made ESP guitars
Hammett's KH-2 Vintage body delivers stage-savaged looks and classic performance

Nothing screams hard rock like ESP's high-mass double-cutaway mahogany design, which gives the ESP KH-2 Vintage incredible sustain and incredible bite. Its aged finish resembles Kirk's favorite guitar down to the stickers and skull and crossbones inlays. The Floyd Rose tremolo lets you pull off deep divebombs that always return to pitch. Call Sweetwater and order your ESP KH-2 Vintage today!

EMG humbucking pickups are a solid foundation for hard rockin'

Hard rockers and aggressive players have turned to EMG active pickups for years, for their amazing tone, exceptional dynamic response, and reliable performance. You get EMG 60 and EMG 81 humbucking pickups in the ESP KH-2 Vintage, ready to sound as clean or as mean as your style calls for.

Top-of-the-line quality from Japanese-made ESP guitars

ESP started as a manufacturer of after-market guitar parts in Japan in the late 1970s. By the mid-80s ESP was making custom guitars for some of the biggest names in rock. An exacting eye toward playability and craftsmanship has made ESP Guitars one of the most visible and prevalent guitar brands in rock and metal. Each ESP guitar is still made in Japan. Their commitment to quality is second to none, and their impressive roster of endorsers proves it. From George Lynch to Ron Wood to Gus G., Kirk Hammett, and Alexi Laiho, ESP makes the guitars that today's guitar heroes use.

ESP KH-2 Vintage Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Get the same guitar that metal master Kirk Hammett uses onstage
  • Made in Japan
  • Classic double-cutaway body plays great and delivers fat tone with tons of sustain
  • Active EMG 60 and 81 humbuckers cover the gamut from thick and tight riffage to over-the-top solo tones
  • Gotoh tuners keep your axe in tune
  • An Original Floyd Rose tremolo ensures perfect intonation and responsive action
Join the ranks of serious metal guitarists with an ESP KH-2 Vintage Kirk Hammett signature model guitar!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Signature
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, Neck-through
Neck Shape Extra thin U Neck
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 13.7" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay MOP artist signature inlay
Number of Frets 24 extra jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.654"
Nut Material Locking
Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Vibrato
Tuners Gotoh
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG 60 Active Humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG 81 Active Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume; master tone; 3-way switch
Strings (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number EKH2VINT

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KH-2 Vintage

Purchased a KH-2 Vintage from Sweetwater. It has been a great guitar. Plays well, better than I expected and sounds great too. In my opinion, the EMG 60 is a better neck pickup option than the 81 and gives the guitar more variety. Set up and craftsmanship were flawless as you would expect from a custom shop guitar from ESP Japan. Worked with Ian Angle who also set me up on 2 yr interest free payments (though paid it off in 9 months). This was a great purchase experience so I would not hesitate to recommend Sweetwater, Ian, or the KH-2 Vintage to friends.
Music background: Metal
5/5

love my kh-2

spoke to matt and was very helpfull got my guitar and was blown away looks awsome and action perfect havent stoped playing it yet will purchess other products from sweetwater thanks to matt
Music background: hobbyist
See also: Solidbody Guitars, ESP, ESP Solidbody Guitars