ESP LTD KH-V – Red Sparkle
Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist for the biggest heavy metal band of all time: Metallica. Over the past forty years Kirk and Metallica have single-handedly changed the face of music, sold more albums than any metal band in history, and continue to inspire new generations of musicians. Kirk’s solos are a crucial part of Metallica’s dominating sound, and he has relied on ESP for more than three decades to make him guitars that meet his every need.
As the lead guitarist for Metallica, the biggest heavy metal band of all time, Kirk Hammett has inspired generations of musicians over the past 40+ years. Kirk’s solos are a crucial part of Metallica’s dominating sound, and he has relied on ESP for decades to make guitars that meet his every need. The LTD KH-V is the newest addition to the Kirk Hammett Signature Series. It’s available in three different versions: Black Sparkle with black hardware and black pickguard; Red Sparkle with gold hardware and gold pickguard; and Metallic Gold with gold hardware and cream pickguard. The KH-V offers neck-thru-body construction, with an extra-thin U-shaped three-piece maple neck and korina body at 25.5” scale. Its Macassar ebony fingerboard features pearloid wave inlays and 24 extra-jumbo frets. The sound of the KH-V is powered by a set of Kirk’s signature EMG Bone Breaker pickups, with the BB-B ceramic bridge and the BB-N alnico 5 neck pickups for crisp, crushing leads or smooth, rounded rhythm tones at the flip of a switch. Controls of the KH-V include volume, tone, and a three-way pickup selector toggle. Other pro features include a TonePros bridge with string-thru-body and LTD locking tuners. Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.
NECK CONTOUR:Extra Thin U
BRIDGE:Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru
NECK PU:EMG Bone Breaker
BRIDGE PU:EMG Bone Breaker
ELECTRONICS LAYOUT:Volume / Tone / 3-way toggle
STRINGS:D’Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
CASE:V-ALEXI GUITAR FORM FIT CASE