with case
(U.S. Only)

Crafted by hand, one at a time by the master luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the ESP KH-2 Purple Sparkle is the latest update to the Signature Series of Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist of the world's most successful metal band in history, Metallica. The KH-2 Purple Sparkle is more than just a killer new finish; its specs make it a whole new guitar. It offers neck-thru-body construction at 25.5” scale with a comfortable alder body and an extra thin U-shaped 3-piece maple neck with a great-feeling natural gloss finish on the back of the neck. The KH-2 Purple Sparkle has a 305mm radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets and Kirk's signature “skull and bones” inlays, and the fingerboard is scalloped from frets 17-24. This guitar’s sound is powered by a pair of EMG KH Bone Breaker Limited Edition pickups. Designed to bring out the best in Kirk’s tone, the pickups offer crisp leads or smooth, rounded rhythm tones at a flick of its three-way selector. Components on the KH-2 Purple Sparkle include high-quality Gotoh tuners and a Floyd Rose Original bridge, and it comes with an ESP hard shell case.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ (Scalloped from 17-24)
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Gotoh
Bridge Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU EMG KH Bone Breaker Limited Edition
Bridge PU EMG KH Bone Breaker Limited Edition
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Vol/Vol/Tone/3-Way Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
Controls Kh

What does the 2nd volume knob do?

Carl N.

Each volume control will control the volume of a separate pickup

Owen M.

When is it going to be possible to order guitars off of this website again?

Carl N.

ESP’s sales and customer service departments are fully operational during the current crisis. Statewide orders have temporarily restricted our warehouse operations, which also impacts ShopESP. But many of our authorized dealers are stocked with our products and continue to fulfill orders. Please check our dealer lists
Our customer support staff is available to assist you at

Owen M.

I went on sweet waters website and they didn’t carry this exact guitar but could I special order it over the phone with sweetwater 

Carl N.

Glad they can make it available for you then

Owen M.

When will this guitar be available for purchase again?

Carl N.

This was introduced in 2018, some of our dealers may have this available or can take a special order for one.

Blake R.

Does he have a sparkle ouija now? If so will they ever be available to public? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Blake, Yes we made Kirk a red and purple sparkle version with the Ouija graphics. It's possible we may release a similar version in the future.

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