Model

KH-2 VINTAGE

DISTRESSED BLACK

$4,999.00 with case

Perhaps no other guitar is as closely associated with Metallica's massively influential lead guitarist Kirk Hammett than the ESP KH-2 Vintage. A special adaptation of Kirk's standard ESP KH-2 model, the KH-2 Vintage is based on one of Kirk's personal guitars that saw duty in the studio and on stages around the world during Metallica albums and tours. The resulting "lived in" vibe, including distressed paint with small chips and pitting, lightning-fast neck, and famous "CAUTION HOT" sticker and "KIRK'S GUITAR" label, are perfectly recreated by the luthiers at the world-class luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan. But the KH-2 Vintage is more than just its cool looks. It's a neck-thru-body shred machine, with a comfortable alder body, extra-thin U-shaped maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets and Kirk's skull & bones inlays, and high-end components including Gotoh tuners, a Floyd Rose Original bridge, and a set of EMG 60A (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) active pickups, just as Kirk's own guitar uses. Available in Black finish, the KH-2 Vintage comes with a premium hard shell case and a Certificate of Authenticity from ESP.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Certificate of Authenticity
Y
Certificate of Authenticity
Y
Construction
Neck-Thru
Scale
25.5"
Body
Alder
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
DISTRESSED BLACK
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Locking
Neck Contour
Extra Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
Gotoh
Bridge
Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU
EMG 60A
Bridge PU
EMG 81
Electronics
Active
Electronics Layout
Vol/Vol/Tone/3-Way Switch
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case
MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Andrew B.

Hello,

I live in Australia how can I order one of these ( KH-2 Vintage distressed black), do I have to go through a Dealer in Australia or can I order through you?

Thank you.

Carl N.

Hey Andrew, I'm recommend visiting a local ESP dealer in your region to get this on order.  You could also contact your local ESP distributor

Arya R.

Hello, how long does it usually take to finish this guitar? I'm thinking about ordering one and if u could tell me how much does this beauty costs? Thanks!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Arya, it totally depends on inventory availability. Sometimes we or our dealer or distributor have this item in stock and it can be delivered immediately. Otherwise if it is back-ordered it could take a few months or more.

If you are within the USA the price is listed on each product page. If you live outside the US, please contact your local distributor or nearest dealer for your pricing. Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors

kirk hammett is god

and also will you make the ltd kh eclipse again and can we start a petion for that that would be an awesome model to have back same as the ltd kh202 caution hot thankyou

Todd B. ESP

Hi, thanks for your suggestions. No plans at this time but it could happen.

YabbieBell

I second this, I would totally love to see this and I would buy this even if it means I have to sell my other guitars!

Todd B. ESP

Thanks Yabbie,

Derek B.

Do you mean the KH-3 spider guitar he used on the Black Album tour? If so, I agree that they should bring it back.

kirk hammett is god

hi there have a quick question about the caution hot esp can you customise it and can you take out the normal emg and put in the limited editions if you have any left and also will you make an ltd caution hot again thanks heaps

Todd B. ESP

Hi, We offer this guitar as you see it. Unfortunately we do not offer any customization. However, it can be ordered as a Lefty. There are no plans to make the LTD caution model at this time.

Max M.

Is this available in left handed since it’s an esp/custom shop guitar

Todd B. ESP

Hi Max, Yes it is available as a special order, but we do not stock them in LH.

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