2023 LTD KH-V - Guitars Collector

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Black Sparkle - Red Sparkle - Metallic Gold

As the lead guitarist for Metallica, the biggest heavy metal band of all time, Kirk Hammett has inspired generations of musicians over the past 40+ years. Kirk’s solos are a crucial part of Metallica’s dominating sound, and he has relied on ESP for decades to make guitars that meet his every need. The LTD KH-V is the newest addition to the Kirk Hammett Signature Series. It’s available in three different versions: Black Sparkle with black hardware and black pickguard; Red Sparkle with gold hardware and gold pickguard; and Metallic Gold with gold hardware and cream pickguard. The KH-V offers neck-thru-body construction, with an extra-thin U-shaped three-piece maple neck and korina body at 25.5” scale. Its Macassar ebony fingerboard features pearloid wave inlays and 24 extra-jumbo frets. The sound of the KH-V is powered by a set of Kirk’s signature EMG Bone Breaker pickups, with the BB-B ceramic bridge and the BB-N alnico 5 neck pickups for crisp, crushing leads or smooth, rounded rhythm tones at the flip of a switch. Controls of the KH-V include volume, tone, and a three-way pickup selector toggle. Other pro features include a TonePros bridge with string-thru-body and LTD locking tuners. Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.

- year: 2023-03-04

- MSRP: $1799
- shape: KH-V

- construction: Neck through body
- neck: 3 pieces maple, Extra Thin U-shaped

- body: Korina

- fingerboard: Macassar ebony, 25.5" scale lenght, 350mm radius, 24 extra-jumbo frets, "Spider" inlays, 42mm molden nut
- electronics: active pickups EMGS KH Bone Breaker, 1-Volumes, 1-Tone, 3-Way toggle switch
- hardware: Tonepros Locking TOM bridge with String Thru, LTD Locking Tuners, standard strap button, D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046) strings

- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "LTD" 3d metallic logo + "KH" signature
-- back of headstock: ...serial number... + "Designed by ESP"

- colors and other features: Black Sparkle (black hardware) - Red Sparkle (gold hardware) - Metallic Gold (gold hardware)


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