The ESP LTD KH-602 solidbody electric guitar is a serious player’s guitar, with a host of high end appointments that make it perfect for shred! Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett's signature guitar delivers a comfortably contoured Alder body that is highly resonant and extremely comfortable to play. The body shape is ESP’s high mass double cutaway design with neck-thru-body construction that gives this high quality signature model amazing sustain.
The set neck construction, sculpted neck joint, and double cutaway design not only give this signature model copious sustain, but incredibly easy access to the highest register of the 24-Fret Pau Ferro fretboard. The 3-piece Maple neck is buttery smooth with a satin finish and a Thin-U neck profile that is extremely fast and comfortable in the hand.
The KH-602‘s aggressive tone comes from its active EMG Bone Breaker humbucker pickups which deliver all of the power and rich lead tone you would ever need for shred metal or thrash. The hardware appointments are equally impressive, including a Floyd Rose 1000 locking tremolo system and precision LTD tuning machines which provide the tuning stability and accurate intonation that you need either on tour or in the recording studio.
The KH-602 delivers the high quality appointments that the ESP KH2 does at a very player friendly price. Featuring neck-thru-body construction, a comfortable alder body, a thin three-piece maple neck with pau ferro fingerboard and Kirk's skull-and-bones inlays, the KH-602 checks all of the boxes in the aesthetics department, while components like a Floyd Rose tremolo system and a set of EMG Bone Breaker Signature pickups deliver the professional tone and feel that expert guitarists are looking for!