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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 a rosewood 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 Rosewood
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
Simon Č.

and there is a guitar certificate and other accessories for lefty

Todd B. ESP

Any custom shop order will include a COA certificate.

If you have any more questions, please contact ESP Customer Service at

Simon Č.

I'm sorry I still don't understand

Todd B. ESP

To order a LH version of this guitar you must order through your authorized dealer, it's not available on our website. If you live outside the USA you can contact your nearest distributor for help. Here is a link to our distributor page:   

Simon Č.

How get this guitar in lefty?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, you can order LH of any ESP instrument and it will be built to order from our custom shop. Please contact an authorized dealer to set this up.

eric f.

CAN YOU GET this guitar in LEFTY?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Yes you could order this one in LH. It is a special order.

Owen M.

Is this guitar going to be limited edition or will it be on the website for a long time?

Thank you

Todd B. ESP

This model is not limited to a production number or year.

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