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ESP LTD KH-203 Kirk Hammett Signature Guitar

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The ESP LTD KH-203 Kirk Hammett Signature Guitar has huge, hairy, bold, and edgy sound screaming out of 2 EMG humbuckers and a rock-solid Floyd Rose-...Click To Read More About This Product

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Rippin' tone and phenomenally fast play, endorsed by one of the greatest!

The ESP LTD KH-203 Kirk Hammett Signature Guitar has huge, hairy, bold, and edgy sound screaming out of 2 EMG humbuckers and a rock-solid Floyd Rose-licensed locking trem. 24 jumbo frets on the rosewood fingerboard give better definition to your runs while the deep cutaway gives you free access to the higher registers. Killer spider and skull-and-crossbones inlays provide a dark and menacing vibe to your KH-203 Kirk Hammett Guitar.

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood double-octave fretboard
  • Spiders and skull-and-crossbones inlays
  • EMG-HZ, H4 dual humbuckers
  • Floyd Rose-licensed locking trem
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 2-volume controls
  • Tone control
  • 3-way blade pickup selector
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4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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All the great things for a guitar!

This guitar is great!! I have it now for 2 months and it has served me so well, that I'm in love with my guitar. I was looking for a guitar cause my...Read complete review

This guitar is great!! I have it now for 2 months and it has served me so well, that I'm in love with my guitar. I was looking for a guitar cause my old guitar... ja,well let me tell you, I need it one because my old guitar wasn't giving me the tickness, the low and the good sounds that I need it for my style of music. I was very busted. So I was in a budget. I was looking for guitars in the catalogs, websites, ect. Neither couln't find the guitar that were very good at a low price, so i check againg and the i found the most awsome yhing, this guitar was so cool. it has all the things I need it. The EMG HZ-H4 wich I need it for the thickest sound for my style. The LICENSED FLOYD ROSE TREMOLO, is so good i don't even want to change it for any thing. The basswood body is so hard yet so lightweigth, and it has a cool shape. The 2 volume, 1 tone and a 3 pickup switching(wich i want it to be 5) but thats ok. I am not a professional, but i an a intermade to advance guitar player, and for bucks it was all worth it.

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I have had this guitar for a year and a half. During this period of time i have taken it to my guitar technician 5 seperate times. I own several guitars most have floyd...Read complete review

I have had this guitar for a year and a half. During this period of time i have taken it to my guitar technician 5 seperate times. I own several guitars most have floyd rose tremelos, none have been as difficult as this guitar. The action is very unstable. The pick ups are great. The look is menacing. The stability of the neck leaves alot to be desired. Spend the extra money and buy the EC-1000.

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5.0

Freakin' sweet!

By tHrAsHmEtAl06

from Orofino, Id

You need to buy this guitar it's amazing. It came set up perfectly, and ready to play out of the box. The only reason I gave it a 9 in Features and Quality is because it only has a 3 way switch instead of a five way, and it's easy to scratch. Ignore the review that says the tremolo isn't stable, because I'm new to trem's and this one is excellent. The neck is very comfortable and it's easy to reach the high frets. The pickups are perfect, clear and full of tone. Thank you ESP and this site for the great guitar.

 
5.0

great sound and feel....

By Jay Madhav

from LA

I really enjoy playing this guitar. In fact, I can hardly put it down. The sound is thick, rich, and bold - awesome. The Floyd rose, once tuned correctly, stays in tune and works exceptionally well, delivering great whammy action. However, I didn't like the weight and the guitar is somewhat thick and non-ergonomic. But willing to put up with that for a great sounding guitar with fold rose and great pick ups.

 
5.0

Quality is on par with the price can't do worse.

By lester polfus

from st paul, MN

I own a les paul and this guitar kh-203 has better build, playability, tone and overall quality than my les paul studio.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Choose another guitar

By alphawolf4444

from Sparta, NC

I have had this guitar for a year and a half. During this period of time i have taken it to my guitar technician 5 seperate times. I own several guitars most have floyd rose tremelos, none have been as difficult as this guitar. The action is very unstable. The pick ups are great. The look is menacing. The stability of the neck leaves alot to be desired. Spend the extra money and buy the EC-1000.

 
5.0

All the great things for a guitar!

By XChuleX-OvKTY

from Aibonito, PR

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This guitar is great!! I have it now for 2 months and it has served me so well, that I'm in love with my guitar. I was looking for a guitar cause my old guitar... ja,well let me tell you, I need it one because my old guitar wasn't giving me the tickness, the low and the good sounds that I need it for my style of music. I was very busted. So I was in a budget. I was looking for guitars in the catalogs, websites, ect. Neither couln't find the guitar that were very good at a low price, so i check againg and the i found the most awsome yhing, this guitar was so cool. it has all the things I need it. The EMG HZ-H4 wich I need it for the thickest sound for my style. The LICENSED FLOYD ROSE TREMOLO, is so good i don't even want to change it for any thing. The basswood body is so hard yet so lightweigth, and it has a cool shape. The 2 volume, 1 tone and a 3 pickup switching(wich i want it to be 5) but thats ok. I am not a professional, but i an a intermade to advance guitar player, and for bucks it was all worth it.

 
5.0

One of the best for the money

By Jacob-pnGwv

from Thibodaux, LA

This is a great guitar I have had it for a couple of months and it has become my main stage guitar the only thing that I would change would be to switch out the two volume knob so that the first one you grab is the Bridge pickup but other than that you can not beat this guitar.

 
5.0

Now I can play like Kirk

By singlewmale30

from Fayetteville, TN

Now I can play like Kirk, well not quiet like him but this guitar is so great, the sound, look and feel is unbelivable. I own a Les Paul standard as well as several other guitars and this one leaves em all behind no comparison.

 
5.0

nice guitar.

By Kh-203 fan

from n.y

This guitar has it all... extreme pickups, nice body, very good sound and it's almost for free...! buy it.

 
5.0

Outstanding, but know your guitars before buying.

By Wes Smith

from Jackson, MO

Upon first strumming this guitar, I immediately noticed a difference from my other axes. The KH-203 produces a sound with quality unmatched by others in my experience. The clean sound is hallow and crisp while distortion rings heavy. It perfectly recreates the Kirk Hammet feel, and, at this price, it's well worth it. The largest problem I see is that this is not for beginning guitarists. The Floyd Rose bridge can be daunting for newcomers, and the tone is very sensitive. However, this also allows more in the way of experimenting with a unique sound for the player, which should be commended. Simply put, whether you are interested in taking your skills to the next level or you just want a guitar that will last you through any performance, the KH-203 is perfect.

 
5.0

Get It.

By MeTaLlIcA2347282

from Austin,Tx

Everybody who are metallica fans and who aren't. If you want to be like Kirk Hammett you might want to get this guitar. All best features and it has got a REALLY cool body. Some what like a Sum 41 style but Kirk Hammett features. I would really recommend this guitar.

 
5.0

buy it

By Metalmechanic

from San Tan Valley AZ

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This guitar rocks, I?ve played a lot of more expensive guitars that to sound this good or play as well, the dual locking tremolo takes some getting used to but ounce you get used to this guitar its great. Buy one. The only thing that could be better is a five position switch instead of three but that?s it. It?s a great guitar.

 
5.0

something good with a budget of 500

By XChuleX-OvKTY

from Aibonito, PR

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I have this guitar now for 4 moths and has serve me well, th epickups are great, clean punchy sound. and the distrotion is raw just as I like it. Everything is good, even the bolt-on neck. I have bolt-on because you get your hand stiff. with this guitar i have no problem. simply the best guitar with a 500 budget

 
5.0

Don't miss out

By armyguy84

from Houston, TX

I'll keep it short, because, honestly, I can't think of anything bad to say about this guitar. It is without a doubt the best, greatest sounding, most versatile guitar I have in my arsenal. If you only have money for one guitar, this is it.

 
5.0

This instrument was much more than I had expected

By Streetcommando

from Munith, Mi

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Wow!! What an instrument. It is such a pleasure to play such a piece of work. Truly better than I had anticipated. Great job!!

 
5.0

Nice stuff

By Chris-z2J84

from OH

(just got it)good guitar. The neck is nice, it has a slight flattening at its apex. Although not neck thru it is easy to get up to the high notes like one. pick ups are clean, and no noise or hum. the only thing that I'm unsure about is the inotation. Kinda suprised by how light it is, it still feels real nice and solid though. this is an unforgivingly clean guitar, not in the normal sence, but it realy shows exactly what you play. It will make you a little better. One more thing, it should come with guitar polish.

 
5.0

This guitar sounds very good!

By MetallESPa420

from Louisville, KY

This guitar sounds very good!

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