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ESP LTD Kirk Hammett EKH-3 Spider 30th Anniversary Edition Electric Guitar - Black

Item#: LKH3

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ESP LTD Kirk Hammett EKH-3 Spider 30th Anniversary Edition Electric Guitar – Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Thru Neck, Macassar Ebony Fingerboard, Floyd Rose Tremolo, and 2 Humbucking Pickups – Black

A Signature Classic from ESP Returns!

ESP is proud to reissue the Kirk Hammett LTD KH-3 Spider Electric Guitar for 2021. This captivating solidbody is modeled after the infamous “Spider 13” guitar Hammett used during Metallica’s legendary 1992 tour in support of Metallica (The Black Album). The LTD KH-3 features a solid alder body in all black with a gloss finish, making this stunning axe ready to take the stage and captivate your audience. A beautiful 3-piece maple neck with smooth Macassar ebony fingerboard offers incredible playability for shredding killer riffs and hard-hitting power chords. For extra flexibility, the fingerboard is scalloped on frets 17 through 24. True to Hammett’s specs, the Spider comes with a pair of EMG KH Bone Breakers that deliver all the searing humbucking tone you desire. The LTD KH-3 also comes equipped with a Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo, supporting all the dives, bends, and sustain you bring to your unique playing style.

Bone Breaker humbuckers really deliver

Kirk Hammett will forever be known as a sonic stylist willing to push the boundaries of attack and tone in his playing. With his signature Bone Breaker active humbuckers, you will now tap into that boundary-bending territory. These searing humbuckers benefit from a tweaked preamp, as well as a powerful combination of Alnico V and ceramic magnets. These moderate-output humbuckers aren’t limited to only paint-peeling high-gain tone, they are also capable of both crushing grind and bell-like clarity without sacrificing gain for clean or vice versa. Whether you’re aiming for crisp leads or smooth rhythm sounds, EMG’s Bone Breakers place Kirk’s trademark tone right in your hands.

Extra-thin profile for comfort

Your fingers will fall in love with the 3-piece maple neck, cut to an extra-thin “U” profile on the Spider. Given how comfortably it sits in the hand and makes hours of shredding effortless, the extra-thin “U” profile is a favorite among guitarists. The ebony fingerboard is outfitted with 24 nickel-silver extra-jumbo frets that make chording and lead playing easy on the fingers as well, and it’s scalloped from frets 17 to 24. Get this neck in your hand, and you will feel why Kirk Hammett brought the Spider 13 around the world with him on Metallica’s legendary Black Album tour!

ESP Kirk Hammett LTD KH-3 Spider Electric Guitar Features:

  • Signature solidbody offers incredible feel, tone, and playability
  • Solid alder body in all black with a gloss finish
  • Beautiful 3-piece maple neck with smooth Macassar ebony fingerboard offers incredible playability for shredding killer riffs and hard-hitting power chords
  • Fingerboard is scalloped from frets 17-24
  • 2 EMG KH Bone Breakers deliver the searing humbucking tone you desire
  • Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo supports all the dives, bends, and sustain you bring to your unique playing style
  • Searing humbuckers benefit from a tweaked preamp, as well as a powerful combination of Alnico V and ceramic magnets

Tech Specs:

  • Number of Strings – 6
  • Body Type – Solidbody
  • Body Shape – LTD Kirk Hammett EKH-3 Singlecut
  • Body Material – Alder
  • Body Finish – Gloss
  • Color – Black with Spider Graphic
  • Neck Material – 3-Piece Maple
  • Neck Shape Extra – Thin U
  • Neck Joint – Neck-through
  • Radius – 13.7″
  • Fingerboard Material – Macassar Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay – White Spiders/Skulls
  • Number of Frets – 24, Extra Jumbo
  • Scale Length – 24.75″
  • Nut Width – 1.653″
  • Nut Material – Locking
  • Bridge/Tailpiece – Floyd Rose 1000 Locking Tremolo
  • Tuners – Grover
  • Neck Pickup – EMG BoneBreaker Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup – EMG BoneBreaker Humbucker
  • Controls – 2 x volume, 1 x master tone
  • Switching – 3-way toggle pickup switch
  • Strings – D’Addario, .009-.042
  • Case/Gig Bag – Hardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: LKH3

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