with case
(U.S. Only)
NOTE: Due to ongoing challenges in the global supply chain, instruments purchased from ShopESP that are not currently in stock may take an extended time frame to be delivered.

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 Spider 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. The LTD 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, it features a Floyd Rose 1000 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 Macassar 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 1000
Neck PU EMG Bone Breaker
Bridge PU EMG Bone Breaker
Electronics Layout Neck Volume/Bridge Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
Bruce B.

Just received my LTD KH-3 from DrumCityGuitarLand and couldn’t be happier. The guitar is heavy in weight and plays amazing. I used to own the original bolt-on ESP KH-3 as well as a Custom Shop translucent blue KH-3 with no spider graphic and dot inlays. The LTD in my opinion plays better! I can’t believe how well built it is and how perfect the inlays are. No filler! The inlays are that good!  Currently I’m enjoying this guitar more than my trans black E-II M-II (great player as well).

Jacob D.S.

I am absolutely happy I got the chance to get this guitar. I am looking forward for new KH Models to come out. 


I just got mine, I love it, but keep in mind they didn't bother putting lefty knobs on it, so the neck volume knob keeps getting turned down.


Amazing guitar!!! Plays great, sounds great, looks great!! Best Ltd I've owned. Love how solid it feels compared to the Ltd Kh602(which is also fantastic). Fretboard was perfect with the awesome spider inlays, first time playing scalloped frets and makes bending on the higher frets easier. Perfect tones, from amazing crunch to perfect cleans. The Bonebreakers are just as badass as the Het Set. The spider graphic looks fantastic! Floyd stays in tune great and was nice to see Grover Tuners on an Ltd. Extremely well made guitar!! Love it


I got mine yesterday!! I’m loving it.. 

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