Kirk Hammett [METALLICA] > LTD by ESP
2019 - LTD KH SPARKLE OUIJA
Limited Edition 500+500 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 Hasbro’s classic Ouija® mystical board game. 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 acquired the rights to sell the Ouija™ guitar to the public. Since then, ESP has done several special limited-edition versions of the Ouija™ guitar, and for 2019, we bring two more models in both ESP and LTD versions: Purple Sparkle and Red Sparkle with the classic Ouija Board graphic in gold. As another limited edition guitar with the level of desirability and rarity to make it an instant collector’s item, our advice for people who’d like to own one of the new Ouija™ models: get yours today, because tomorrow may be too late.
- year: 2019/10/01 official release
- MSRP: $1399
- shape: KH-2- construction: Neck through body
- neck: 3 pieces maple, Extra Thin U-shaped, 2-Way Adjustable truss rod, natural finish
- body: Alder (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 R2 Locking nut width
- electronics: active pickups EMGS KH Bone Breaker (no ouija graphic on covers), 2-Volumes, 1-Tone, 3-Way Blade Switch- hardware: Floyd Rose 1000 Bridge, LTD Tuners, Black Hardware, standard strap button, Daddario XL120 .009" - .042" strings
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "LTD" light grey/gold glittered logo + KH signature
-- back of headstock: KOREA SERIAL NUMBER "LOUIJARSPXXX" (Ouija Red Sparkle) or "LOUIJAPSPXXX" (Ouija Purple Sparkle) + "Designed by ESP and KH" black logo + "OUIJA is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. C2019 Hasbro. All Roghts Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro."
- colors and other features: Purple Sparkle or Red Sparkle with Ouija Graphic
- notes: special Ouija case and a signed Certificate of Authenticity from ESP.
Featuring graphics from the famous talking board game, the LTD KH Sparkle Ouija features a purple or red metal flake finish, a Macassar ebony fingerboard, and EMG Bone Breaker pickups.
Limited to just 500 of each finish worldwide, the LTD KH Ouija™ is being made available for the first time in Purple Sparkle and Red Sparkle finishes. Like previous LTD KH Ouija™ models, this one is destined to be an instant collector’s classic, or a must-have for any serious guitar playing Metallica fan. The KH Ouija™ offers a set of otherworldly features that put it in a class by itself. It offers neck-thru-body construction, with a three-piece extra-thin U-shaped maple neck with a natural gloss back, a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets and star and moon inlays. Components include a Floyd Rose 1000 Series bridge, LTD tuners, and a set of Kirk’s signature EMG KH Bone Breaker active pickups. Includes special ESP Ouija™ case and Certificate of Authenticity.
MACASSAR EBONY FINGERBOARD
We’ve chosen Macassar ebony for the KH Ouija fingerboard which perfectly complements the look of guitar’s metal flake top, and features pearloid star and moon inlays.
NECK THRU CONSTRUCTION
The KH Ouija offers neck-thru-body construction using a three-piece maple neck with a natural gloss finish on the back of the neck.
KH BONE BREAKER PICKUPS
Kirk Hammett’s signature EMG pickups use Alnico 5 and Ceramic magnets in the neck and bridge positions for smooth rounded rhythm tones and crisp crushing leads.