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ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar  Black 

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The ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Electric Guitar delivers the vibe and playability of Kirk's personal ESP guitar at a price we can all appre...Read More

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The essential Hammett for an affordable price.

The ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Electric Guitar delivers the vibe and playability of Kirk's personal ESP guitar at a price we can all appreciate. 25-1/2'-scale maple neck, basswood body, ESP LH-301 pickup set, double-locking Floyd Rose bridge, extra-jumbo frets, and skull-and-bones inlays on the rosewood fretboard. Black hardware and black finish.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Locking nut
  • 42mm neck width
  • Extra thin-u neck
  • 24 XJ frets
  • Black nickel hardware
  • LTD tuners
  • Double-Locking Floyd Rose Special bridge

You won't find a better heavy-metal axe at this price. Order today.

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ESPLTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 47 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it.

I'm gonna start off the bat, I do have minor tuning problems involving the Floyd Rose, but that's nothing a little inotation can't fix. The pickups are nice and hot, the bridge screams...Read complete review

I'm gonna start off the bat, I do have minor tuning problems involving the Floyd Rose, but that's nothing a little inotation can't fix. The pickups are nice and hot, the bridge screams while the neck is a nice warm. It has great action with the Floyd Rose. The divebombs sound great. Overall, I love this guitar, and would recommend it to any aspiring metal fan who's looking for a good upgrade in guitars. Hope you people found this useful.

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Could Be Better

In stock this guitar deserves no more than 3 stars but I can give it 4 because you can really work with it and upgrade it to become a better sounding instrument. The tremolo...Read complete review

In stock this guitar deserves no more than 3 stars but I can give it 4 because you can really work with it and upgrade it to become a better sounding instrument. The tremolo is not very good but it works fine and gets the job done. It can go out of tune easily if not set-up properly. The tremolo on mine deteriorated over time and has now been destroyed but that's not a problem for me as I will upgrade it. The pups aren't bad but they aren't good; you get what you pay for. Other than that it is an okay instrument for practicing and learning specially if you're a Metallica fan boy. The thin U-neck is very comfortable and the jumbo frets make it easy to play but there are way better guitars out there for the price.

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3.0

Could Be Better

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from Salinas, California

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

In stock this guitar deserves no more than 3 stars but I can give it 4 because you can really work with it and upgrade it to become a better sounding instrument. The tremolo is not very good but it works fine and gets the job done. It can go out of tune easily if not set-up properly. The tremolo on mine deteriorated over time and has now been destroyed but that's not a problem for me as I will upgrade it. The pups aren't bad but they aren't good; you get what you pay for. Other than that it is an okay instrument for practicing and learning specially if you're a Metallica fan boy. The thin U-neck is very comfortable and the jumbo frets make it easy to play but there are way better guitars out there for the price.

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5.0

\../ This guitar ROCKS \../

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from Peoria,Illinois

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

Can't go wrong with this guitar, I have had 100's of instruments and this TOPS them ALL....
Opening the box was an exciting moment, Seeing this guitar for the first time gave me chills.... The Floyd Rose was already dialed in, The guitar was practically in tune, I am getting a fret buzz but this can be adjusted and I am sure it will disappear. LOOKS AWESOME, I am 30 years old and I have wanted a Kirk Hammett guitar since I was 12 years old, To any MetallicA fans or guitarists, BUY THIS GUITAR, It is light weight and plays like a pro!!!!
ESP logo is everywhere but the headstock, They put good parts on this BEAST!!

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5.0

Wow

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

I think i'm in love XD
I've always wanted this guitar it's beautiful in any way.
Wonderfully made
for the price, this guitar is well made.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ESP/LTD KH-202

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from South Of Heaven

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

Mindblowing. Absolutley mindblowing. Get this guitar.
I must say, this guitar is a dream come true. I've had it for almost a year, and I haven't looked back ever since. It was my first guitar with a Floyd Rose, so I had some temper issues with it haha, but other than that. The playability is fantastic, the neck is just superb. Now, the pickups are hot and they give good signal. Pair it up with the right distortion, and you got yourself a stairway to metal. The Floyd Rose Special is a pain at times, but it's honestly worth it when you get it just right. I can do Dimebag-sounding pulls on it (Ex. Cemetary Gates outro) and screaming divebombs with it. But keep the saddles and locking nut clean, 'cause it'll put a ringing sound on the strings. If you're a MetallicA fan, or just an aspiring metalhead who wants a killer axe, I'd recommend this to you, and just about anyone else. LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.
Just about everything I could ever ask for in a guitar.
I bought mine used off Ebay so..this price is a bit high. But it's still worth it.

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5.0

Love it.

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from Murfreesboro, TN

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

I'm gonna start off the bat, I do have minor tuning problems involving the Floyd Rose, but that's nothing a little inotation can't fix. The pickups are nice and hot, the bridge screams while the neck is a nice warm. It has great action with the Floyd Rose. The divebombs sound great. Overall, I love this guitar, and would recommend it to any aspiring metal fan who's looking for a good upgrade in guitars. Hope you people found this useful.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT GUITAR

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from Los Angeles

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

I've always wanted this guitar because it looks bad ass, ESP is a great guitar company and I'm a Metallica fan. This guitar is not just a crappy guitar with a stars name on it. It really shreds, the sound is pretty good, the neck feels nice, the pickups are pretty good & stays in tune pretty good if you tune it right. Very happy.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very pleased...

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from Racine,OH

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

The feel and sound of the insturment is great. Pick ups are hot. Great playability straight out of the box.

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5.0

i wish i had this

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from Undisclosed

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

my friend has this guitar and its so freaking awesome, ive used it a few times and i like the feel and sound of this its really cool i wish i had it

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Well....

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from florida

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

Well this was my second guitar, in terms of quality and price its great,the stock pickups were horrible, the neck is amazingly comfortable, not too heavy, the main thing thats bad about this guitar is the floyd, it wont stay in tune no matter how you tweak or fix it. If I do a simple divebomb the guitar will go COMPLETELY out of tune I mean its not worth it unless you change it to a original floyd or a kahler or something. Overall its great for beginners and such but if youf above beginner level - pro do not but this unless you willing to spend a lot of money changing everything.

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5.0

Nice

Comments about ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar:

Got it a couple of years ago and I am happy with it. Changed the passive pickups to 81 and 85 and the sound is much better. The bridge although not floyd rose keeps the strings in tune. The price could be better (I got it from musiciansfriend for $420), but still it is good value for the money

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