with case
(U.S. Only)
NOTE: Due to ongoing challenges in the global supply chain, instruments purchased from ShopESP that are not currently in stock may take an extended time frame to be delivered.

The LTD KH-602 is a Kirk Hammett Signature Series guitar that offers just about everything that its higher-end cousin, the ESP KH-2, does, at a price that more musicians can afford. Check it out: the KH-602 features neck-thru-body construction, with a comfortable alder body, a three-piece extra-thin U-shaped maple neck, pau ferro fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets and Kirk's skull-and-bones inlays, and components that include a Floyd Rose bridge and a set of EMG Kirk Hammett Bone Breaker Signature pickups. It's a powerful guitar designed for professional recording and live performance, perfect for any serious player of intense music. Available in Black finish, and in a left-handed version.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish BLACK
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge Floyd Rose 1000
Neck PU EMG Bone Breaker
Bridge PU EMG Bone Breaker
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
Controls Kh
valerio d.

I have purchased my KH-602 in sparkle purple in UK (Brighton shop) 5 days ago and it came without the case. Is it normal? I am quite disappointed as, on your site you say that the guitar comes with it.

Todd B. ESP

Hello, please contact your distributor and dealer and ask them to explain or resolve your issue. If you were sold a current model then yes it should come with a case. Here is a link to our distributor for the UK:

valerio d.

Hello Todd, I have done it yesterday already. No reply yet. Thanks!

Gustavo N.

its impossible, to find that guitar in Brazil


Todd B. ESP

Hello, please contact your distributor in Brazil. They can inform you about availability.

Alessandro M.

I bought a KH-602 a few days ago. I'm waiting for the shipment (I'm from Italy, sorry for my poor English).

Blayne R.


I just received my new Kh602 and the bridge pickup height is lower at the bottom than the top.

the bottom side of the pick up is screwed down and is flush with the casing while the top side of pick up is standard height as the neck pick up.


is this normal or do I need to adjust the pickup height to be uniform as the top pick up?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, It is normal to have the bass side a little lower than the treble side if that is what you are referring to. Generally you want to hold the strings down at the end of the neck then check and see how much clearance there is between the strings and the top of the pickup. You can adjust it depending on your playing style too, but generally pickups are adjusted higher for more output volume and lowered to decrease the output volume (generally to balance the output volumes between neck  & bridge pickups). As you get closer to the strings, the pickup may get in the way of your picking hand, and the sound could get distorted if you are too close. More more help on this please contact our customer service team at . Either way we hope you love your guitar.

Paul d.

Would it be possible in the future to get the LTD KH-602 with a natural glossy neck and a 305mm fingerboard radius? Also what's the reason for taking pau ferro over macassar ebony?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Paul, These models come as listed, no changes or options are given to production models. Pau Ferro has been used in recent years as a replacement for Rosewood which we stopped using for all LTD models a few years ago. Pau Ferro has similar characteristics. Kirk's models use rosewood fingerboards.

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