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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…)

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Butch Walker – Artist Spotlight

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We’re excited to debut a new feature called the Artist Spotlight. The goal is to shine a light on some artists we feel are worth your time to get to know a little better.

And we’re going to kick things off with the criminally underrated Butch Walker.

Every now and then you encounter an artist, and wonder why they aren’t way more popular. And Butch Walker is at the top of our list, though he has certainly forged out a solid career.

But even if you’re reading this article thinking, who the hell is Butch Walker, odds are you’ve heard a song that he’s had a hand in writing, recording or producing, somewhere along the line. (more…)