Model

KH-2

PURPLE SPARKLE

$4,499.00 with case

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.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Neck-Thru
Scale
25.5"
Body
Alder
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
PURPLE SPARKLE
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
MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Certificate of Authenticity
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
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.

Nick K.

Is there a left-handed version of this guitar?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Nick, We do not stock and sell this model but it could be built to order. If you are interested then you should discuss with an authorized ESP dealer.

Donnie  C.

Todd B. ESP what guitar is that you use for your avatar?

Todd B. ESP

Hey Donnie, That's the old KH-2 Special Edition we made about 8 years ago. Really cool guitar!

Donnie  C.

Really love that green,I have the kh-202 and love it! I guess there’s no chance of that and the Slayer limited editions to ever be released again right?thanks man.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Donnie, Glad to hear that! I don't think there would be a chance to re-release the same guitar again. There could be a different version released but of course it would have to match something that the artist played or owned that ESP produced previously. I wish I had gotten one of the KH-2 SE models but not that many were made!

Aydin H.

does anyone know the model of the Gotoh tuners that are on kirks guitars? looking to get myself a set but i cant seem to find which ones they are.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Aydin, This is the Gotoh model for the ESP KH-2: GOTOH SG360-07-R6-Black

Aydin H.

Thanks Todd, are these sold by themselves anywhere or do they only come on the KH2 guitars?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Aydin, I did a search online and see them for sale on Ebay. You can order them from Allparts as a special order, but they don't stock them.

Aydin H.

Thanks Todd, i appreciate u taking the time to help me. Ill take a look at them.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Aydin, OK hope you can find them!

FonzyBrookestone

Need to offer the greenburst again! That guitar was awesome!

Todd B. ESP

Hey Fonzy, yeah those were cool! Those were a special edition that we only offered for a short time.

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