with case
(U.S. Only)
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In 1991, Kirk Hammett of Metallica came to ESP with a request for a new guitar with a single cutaway design, but with the features of his KH-2 guitar. Metallica’s graphic artist Pushead designed a spider graphic specifically for this new instrument. The KH-3 Spider was played by Kirk throughout the ’90s on tours supporting the legendary Black Album. After spending a number of years on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the original KH-3 was returned to ESP so we could reference it for this 30th Anniversary edition. The LTD Kirk Hammett Signature Series 30th Anniversary KH-3 Spider is a reissue of the original KH-3 model with a few upgrades. In addition to neck-thru-body construction, it features a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge, and a fast extra-thin U-shaped neck with an ebony fingerboard which is scalloped from #17-24. Also new for the anniversary model are Kirk’s signature EMG Bonebreaker pickups.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Black w/ Spider Graphic
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Grover
Bridge Floyd Rose 1000
Neck PU EMG Bone Breaker
Bridge PU EMG Bone Breaker
Electronics Layout Neck Volume/Bridge Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
Eric S.

I just got mine on the 14th of Sept 2021. Man, this is an awesome guitar. Beautifully manufactured. It sounds awesome and has excellent sustain. I have several guitars that are mostly ESP. This is my 3rd Kirk Signature. I always say when I get a new one that it is my favorite, but with this one, I really mean it. I had the guitar setup with Ernie Ball Ultra Slinky's and I couldn't be happier. Well done ESP.

Clyde B.

I have owned several ESP LTD models over the years.....Always fun to play and the Quality  has been Great~

Currently using a Special Deluxe Model in Natural Satin...One of the best Long Necks I have EVER played. 

Thank You for making a Truly Quality Instrument that fits like a glove~


Aaron Grimmett

My new KH-3 just arrived but it's missing the ESP promo strap.

Aaron Grimmett

Mine will be here tomorrow. Thank God! I am so freaking excited. These last two months felt like they where so much longer!

David  B.

 David bloom   very cool guitar 

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