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Gary Holt of Slayer and Exodus is a legend in the world of thrash metal. If you're looking for the apex of his line of signature guitars, look no further. The ESP Gary Holt EC is handcrafted, one at a time, by our expert luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan. The detailed workmanship will be apparent from the moment you pick it up. Based on the ESP Eclipse body style, it was designed by Gary himself to handle the most aggressive, fast, and powerful playing you can muster. Its tone is driven by a pair of red-covered EMG active pickups: the EMG 89R in the neck, with a coil splitter controlled by a volume knob pull switch, and the in-your-face EMG 81 in the bridge. The Gary Holt EC offers a set-thru neck design, with its single-piece mahogany neck going deep into the guitar's mahogany body cavity for terrific stability and smooth, unhampered access to the highest frets on its ebony fingerboard. Top-quality components include ESP strap locks, Gotoh tuners, and a Floyd Rose Original bridge. This guitar's vibe is accentuated by red binding on the body, neck, and headstock that goes perfectly with its unique Liquid Metal Lava finish. The Gary Holt EC includes a high-quality hard case and comes with a Certificate of Authenticy from ESP. Musicians on a budget can look into another great Gary Holt model, the LTD GH-600 and GH-600NT

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck 1Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish Liquid Metal Lava
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button ESP Strap Lock
Tuners Gotoh
Bridge Floyd Rose Original
Bridge PU EMG 81 RED
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Volume(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Controls Garyholt

What are the biggest differences between this and the GH-600. I have the Snow White gh 600 and it’s great 

Carl N.

Maybe check out this article we did a while back which details the differences between our lines

David F.

I talked to marketing and they say this guitar is made in Japan at the custom shop. I asked if I could get the GH-600 with the Liquid Metal Lava. They told me no. I asked again… So, there’s no way to get the LML paint on any ESP? I guess I won’t be buying an ESP. I’m a spoiled brat and if I can’t have it how I want it, I’ll look at other guitars. I ain’t gonna settle. I saw someone else asking if it was available and someone replied it was. I can’t get a definitive answer. Anyone know more? Thanks.

Rick C.

I love this guitar.  It is not nearly as heavy as the comments make out to be.  The details on this piece of art are incredible.  It plays like a dream.  It is every bit as good as described.  Best purchase choice I have made.  Thank you ESP!

Carl N.

glad you enjoy it

Max M.

Can this be available in left handed 

Todd B. ESP

Yes this ESP version can be built to order in left handed. It would be a special order and take about 8 months or possibly longer.

Colin Groove

This guitar is so beautiful and comfortable, I can't believe I let it go.

Only thing to note is that she is a very heavy guitar with a heavy butt-end and likes to slide back off your lap when sitting.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Colin, thanks for your comments!


This guitar looks awesome, is it possible to get this paint job on a custom shop?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ze, thanks! Yes the color is called Liquid Metal Lava. you can request it or any other colored versions from our custom shop.

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