with case
(U.S. Only)

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 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. Handcrafted at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the ESP 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, a Floyd Rose Original 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 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 Original
Neck PU EMG BoneBreaker
Bridge PU EMG BoneBreaker
Electronics Layout Neck Volume/Bridge Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y

Straplok or standard strap buttons? 

Joseph L.


chey c.

Schaller it looks to me 


I'm so happy, that the Spider is back!

Carl N.

glad you like it!

pork loving infidel

sorry this one is a flop for me - dont like the green spider and i am not feeling this new cutaway. the original was so much better, imo. why didn't they stick tot he original??? 


I prefer the new cutaway.  This anniversary addition is an improvement to me.  

Carl N.

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michael s.

any lefties going to be made of the esp?

Carl N.

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MX Fan

What's the price tag of the ESP version?


ian h.

4500 USD

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