An influential legend in the world of thrash metal, Gary Holt joined his friend Kirk Hammett in Bay Area band Exodus in 1981, and proceeded to write music and perform on every Exodus album since then. Gary’s unmistakable playing style all made him the ideal choice as the second guitarist in Slayer for their final albums and tours. His LTD Signature Series GH-SV offers all of the aggression and power for which Gary is known and loved. This guitar makes use of the coveted ESP SV shape, with one side of the V-shape more elongated than the other. The body’s top and back are flat, with nothing to get in the way of pure shredding. Built at 24.75” scale, the GH-SV offers neck-thru-body construction, featuring a three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck and a mahogany body with maple cap. The Black finish of this guitar is accentuated by multi-ply red binding on the body, red binding on the neck and headstock, red pickup covers, and a special red scripted LTD logo. Its Macassar ebony neck is highlighted by pearloid split block inlays and 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets. Components on the GH-SV include a double-locking Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo system, Grover tuners, and a set of direct-mount active pickups including the EMG 89R (neck), with reversed coils to keep the single coil side closer to the neck to capture the sweet spot and a push-pull control to split the pickup, and an aggressive EMG 81 in the bridge position. Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.