ESP LTD KH-202 BLK Kirk Hammett

Electric Guitar

  • Kirk Hammett (Metallica) Signature Model
  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Roasted jatoba
  • Radius: 350 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Pickups: 2x ESP-designed LH-301N (neck) / LH-301B (bridge) humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 x Volume- and 1 x tone
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • Floyd Rose special tremolo
  • LTD machine heads
  • Black hardware
  • Colour: Black
  • Optional case available under Article Nr 177636
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Colour Black
Body Basswood
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo FR-Style
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No

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29 Customer Ratings
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I love this guitar
Cmcd82, 27.08.2020
For a budget guitar, it feels very premium!
Ticks all the boxes I was looking for in a new guitar:
24 XJ-frets
Floyd Rose
Thin Neck
Well balanced
Gig worthy

Also, the passive pickups are quiet aggressive, I'm thinking I won't bother converting the guitar to active pickups, maybe in the future

Since getting the guitar I've re-stringed with ernie ball extra slinky and the guitar has stayed mostly in tune over the last 2 weeks and I am fairly tremolo happy

Visually the guitar looks great, I immediately associate the looks with the Black album era of Metallica. Just watch A Year & A Half In The Life Of Metallica part 1 when Kirk nails the Unforgiven solo!

Overall, the guitar is perfect for what it is. My ratings is based on the price, it think it would be unfair to compare to a more deluxe model or premium guitar. The guitar is well made and has some great features like Floyd Rose Special. ESP humbuckers, 24 XJ-Frets. Visually you get the upside down headstock and skull & crossbones inlays, the Kirk Hammett look basically

Out of the box, the only thing I needed to do was adjust the Floyd Rose, action was just too low and I got buzzing frets. Don't "fret" if this happens to you (sorry for the bad pun), just re-adjust and carry on :)
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Beautiful guitar for the price
Abchugskiy, 29.06.2020
You don't love this guitar that much until you plug it in and play some Metallica stuff. it juist feels right. The sound is very aggressive and heavy, but passive pick-ups give you smooth clean tone. The Floyd rose system is pretty nice, keeps tune for a long time but not that perfect. The quality is so nice, guitar is ready to play just as you take it from the box. Highly recommend this guitar!
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Darrac, 12.05.2020
Very good guitar, some issues with floyd and lock (out of tune sometimes), needs maybe a little bit of adjustments, but overall very good.
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Pleased With it!
Jabob J., 10.12.2018
The instrument is great! good pick ups, very comfortable neck, but the thing where the whammy bar screws in comes loose every time i use it.
Combined with a line6 Spider 75W amp it sounds pretty impressive.
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