JH-600 CTM


JH-600 CTM
with case
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.
Available 2024

As the primary songwriter and lead guitarist of the iconic thrash metal band Slayer, Jeff Hanneman influenced thousands of guitarists around the world and helped create a sound that will reverberate for generations to come. The LTD JH-600 has long been the most popular Jeff Hanneman Signature Series guitar because it delivers the relentless power that players need to evoke Jeff’s ferocious leads and brutal riffs. It offers neck-thru-body construction at 25.5" scale, a comfortable alder body, and a three-piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard that features the red star inlays used on many of Jeff’s earlier ESP Custom models. The JH-600 also includes components based on Jeff’s personal specifications, including high-quality Grover tuners, a Kahler Hybrid bridge, and an aggressive EMG 85 (neck)/EMG 81 (bridge) active pickup set. Available in Black finish.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish BLACK
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Grover
Bridge Kahler Hybrid
Neck PU EMG 85
Bridge PU EMG 81
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
Louis Torres Photography

I've been a die-hard ESP fan since the late 1980s, after buying Javier Carpio's 1987 ESP M1 Custom (as seen in the Master Killer music video by Merauder). After owning dozens of ESP guitars since then, I refused to ever use an LTD. One day, I came across an LTD KH-602 and was shocked! It felt like any of my ESP Customs. About a week later, I bought an LTD KH-602 and was surprised that it felt incredible. About three months had gone by when I had the opportunity to buy an LTD JH-600 Custom and figured I'll give LTD another shot and again, it felt perfect, it's literally what I was accustomed to with my ESP Customs. To say that LTD make amazing guitars is an understatement! I own several LTD M1000s and EC1000s now and same, they're just as great as my ESP models! If you're considering this JH600 CTM, trust that you are going to love it a ton! I'm a YouTuber and share how great these LTDs are and rave about them. After being an ESP snob for over thirty years, I can confirm that I'm a changed man and love LTD guitars!! Special thanks to my boy, ESP artist, Sammy Duet of Goatwhore, who helped push me into LTD guitars. My big move to LTD was Sammy telling me that LTD guitars are great and that I really need to give it a shot. Shout out to my boy, ESP Artist, Mike Hasty of Walls of Jericho just because he's the man!   YouTuber: Louis Torres

Adam M.

Whatcha think of the E-2 lineup these days, worth the extra cash or just stick with the LTDs? Personally been loving both my end 

paul b.

The kh 602 is absolutely perfect

LTD is awesome. To bad they don't just brand them as ESP.

It feels as if you're buying something that's not worthy to be called an ESP. But it is! Be proud of it!