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ESP KH-2 Review: Ride the Lightning

ESP KH-2 Review

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For whom the guitar tolls?

The ESP KH-2 electric guitar is part of the ESP Kirk Hammett Signature Series, and was created based on specifications requested by Kirk, long-time lead guitar player for thrash-metal pioneers Metallica.

Hammett has played ESP guitars for years, and is probably their most well-known fanboy.

It’s a premium guitar model crafted in Japan, and based on the original ESP m-ii design. Modifications include the sleek black design, flatter fretboard radius, extra-jumbo frets, and skull-and-bones inlays.

In this ESP KH-2 review, you’ll learn about the various options currently available, along with detailed information about its sound, tone, build and design.

In addition to the premium version, the KH-2 is also available in a limited edition Vintage model, and ESP has offered custom Nosferatu and White Zombie (film) designs in the past. (more…)