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ESP KH-3 SIGNATURE SERIES


Appears officially in the 1995 ESP catalog.

- year: 1994 / 2010
- shape: like Eclipse (similar to Gibson Melody Maker Les Paul)
- construction: bolt on neck
- neck: 3 piece maple
- body: alder
- fingerboard: rosewood, 24.75" scale, 24 XJ frets, "spider" inlays in the 1-3-5-7-9, "skull & crossbone" in 12-15-17-19-21-24 frets, 42mm Locking Nut
- electronics: active EMG 81 (bridge) / 81 (neck), 2 Volumes, 1 Tone, toggle 3 way selector
- hardware: original Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo, Gotoh Tuners, Black Hardware (chrome hardware from 1998)

- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "ESP" light grey italic logo + extended signature in light grey
-- back of headstock: K-3XXX or K-3XXXX serial number printed in white, "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" round white glittered logo, Made in Japan patch

SERIALS:
1994
"ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2495 ($1595 real price)  K-31XX --> K-366X

1995 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2495   K-376X

1996 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2495   ...

1997 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2495   ...

1998 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2499   ...

1999 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2499   ...

2000 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2499   K-3108X - 3113X

2001 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2699   K-3115X

2002 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2699   ...

2003 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2699   ...

2004 "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2699   ...

2005 "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - MSRP: $2699   K-3116X - K-3120X

2006 "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - MSRP: $3199   K-3121X

2007 "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - MSRP: $3199   ...

2008 "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" --> "ESP SIGNATURE SERIES" - MSRP: $3199   K-3127X - K-31280

2009 "ESP SIGNATURE SERIES" - MSRP: $3199   ...

2010 "ESP SIGNATURE SERIES" - MSRP: $3199   K-3130X

- colors and other features: black with spider graphics (by Pushead)
- notes: comes with ESP C.O.A. (coa graphics are changed several times over the years) and ESP hardcase


Main difference with the NTB version is the headstock:

BOLT ON   NTB



Example of a 1994 ESP KH-3

Example of a 2008 ESP KH-3

(thanks to Ludovic)

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