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ESP KH-4 SIGNATURE SERIES


It has the same basic configuration and spec's as the KH-2 but the top routing for the pearloid pickguard give this guitar different body cavities and slightly different tone. This guitar was available as custom order and sometimes happen to see guitars built after 2000 with custom specs.

- year:
1998 / 1999
- shape: like a more pointed stratocaster
- construction: neck through body
- neck: maple (1,5mm more thick respect KH-2)
- body: alder sides
- fingerboard: rosewood, 25.5" scale, dot inlays, 3 different 12th fret inlay: "2 dots", "ESP", "FUCK YOU", 42mm Locking Nut
- electronics: active EMG 81 pickups (bridge & neck), 2 Volume, 1 Tone, lever 3 way selector
- hardware: recessed Original Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo, Gotoh Tuners, Black Hardware
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "ESP" light grey/gold glittered logo + Kirk Hammett signature in light grey + white truss rod cover after 2005
-- back of headstock: XXXXXXXX (8 digits) printed in black + "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" round black logo + Made in Japan patch
SERIALS:
1998 - "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" -
MSRP: $2699 (real price $1495)  01048241; 03048249; 03068471; 03088744; 09048263; 30038237; 30078731

1999 - "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - MSRP: $2699
2000 - "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" -
(not more in ESP price list and catalog, but still available as custom order)
2001 - "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - K01XXXXX
2002 - "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - K02XXXXX
2003 - "ESP CUSTOM GUITARS" - K03XXXXX
2004 - "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - T04XXXXX
2005 - "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - K05XXXXX
2006 - "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - K06XXXXX
2007 - "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - K07XXXXX
2008 - "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - K08XXXXX
2009 - "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - K09XXXXX
2010 - "ESP CUSTOM SHOP" - K10XXXXX
- colors and other features: Black with mother of pearl pickguard (some have also pearloid truss rod cover)
- notes: comes with ESP C.O.A. and ESP hardcase

KIRK'S ESP KH-4 "FUCK YOU"
"FUCK YOU" at 12th fret, EMG 89 in the neck position, Roland midi unit (for roland vg8/vg88)
Kirk uses this guitar with his Roland VG-8 midi processor for recording.
Kirk probably don't use the KH-4 on stage because it is very much heavier than his other guitars.

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