2017 - LTD KH Ouija Natural - Limited 666p. (NTB) - Guitars Collector

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2017 - KH OuiJa Natural

Limited 666 pieces


It was around 1990 that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett first approached us at ESP with the idea of a guitar that made use of graphic elements from the famous Ouija talking board. Back then, before the age of digital cameras and Internet communication, creating a guitar like this took some ingenuity. We got a Ouija board, and used a combination of a copy machine and a pair of scissors to properly position the art elements on the guitar’s body. We faxed the result to our ESP Custom Shop in Japan, and the rest is history: the Ouija guitar became one of the most well-known and coveted signature models in ESP history.
The first version of the guitar was a one-off custom model for Kirk’s use only.
It wasn’t until 2010 that we negotiated the rights to sell the Ouija guitar to the public. Recently, we came across a collection of beautiful Ouija boards that were handcrafted from wood, and it inspired us to try a new version of the Ouija guitar with a quilted maple top. We had a prototype made and sent to it Kirk, who loved it.

Featuring graphics from the famous talking board game, the LTD KH Ouija Natural features a quilted maple top, a Macassar ebony fingerboard, and high-end components. Limited to 666 pieces available worldwide.

- year: 2017 (October)

- MSRP: $1399
- shape: KH-2

- construction: Neck through body
- neck: 3 pieces maple, Extra Thin U-shaped, 2-Way Adjustable truss rod

- body: Alder + Quilted Maple Drop Top (total 45mm thickness)

- fingerboard: Macassar ebony, 25.5" scale lenght, 350mm (14") radius (thickness 1st fret:19mm - 12th fret:21mm), 24 extra-jumbo frets, "Moon & Star" inlays, 42mm Floyd Rose Locking nut width

- electronics: active pickups EMG 81 (bridge) / 60 (neck) with custom quilted maple covers featuring the Ouija artwork, 2-Volumes, 1-Tone, 3-Way Blade Switch

- hardware: Floyd Rose Bridge, LTD Tuners, Black Hardware, standard strap button, Daddario XL .009" - .042"

- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "LTD" black/gold glittered logo + KH signature
-- back of headstock: "serial number LOUIJANATXXX" + "OUIJA is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission C2017 Hasbro. All Roghts Reserved." + "designed by ESP"

- colors and other features: Natural Gloss on Top - Black Gloss on Back)

- notes: Includes special ESP Ouija case and Certificate of Authenticity.


One of the most legendary guitars ever created with Kirk Hammett of Metallica was his original Ouija from the ESP Custom Shop. Using graphics from the famous paranormal spirit board, the Ouija guitar has since only been produced in small batches, and its immediate popularity and limited availability made it an instant collector’s item. The new LTD KH Ouija Natural is a limited-edition model for the Kirk Hammett Signature Series, and is the first Ouija model being made available to the public since 2010. Limited to just 666 pieces worldwide, the KH Ouija Natural offers a set of otherworldly features that put it in a class by itself. It includes a stunning quilted maple top with natural finish over its alder body, and black binding on the body, neck and headstock. The KH Ouija Natural is more than just a collectible museum piece; its features are designed for the top level of professional guitar performances.


MACASSAR EBONY FINGERBOARD
We’ve chosen Macassar ebony, a sustainable wood, which perfectly contrasts and complements the look of guitar’s quilted maple top, and features pearloid star and moon inlays.
LIMITED EDITION SERIAL NUMBER
Each limited edition LTD KH Ouija Natural features a serial number that reflects the order of production from #1 to #666, imparting collectible value along with great playability.
DESIGN DETAILS
The KH Ouija Natural includes such details as black hardware and black binding on the body, neck and headstock.
 
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