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2019 / today - ESP KH-2 Neck Thru Body


From ESP Website: As the lead guitarist of Metallica, the most successful metal band in history, Kirk Hammett needs no introduction. With the new KH-2 Neck Thru Body, Kirk’s ESP Signature Series takes a step up with this intensely powerful guitar that is built by hand, one at a time, by ESP’s master luthiers at our Custom Shop in Japan. The KH-2 NTB offers neck-thru-body construction at 25.5” scale, with a comfortable alder body and an extra thin U-shaped 3-piece maple neck with a great-feeling natural gloss finish on the back of the neck. The KH-2 NTB has a 305mm radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets and Kirk's signature “skull and bones” inlays. This guitar’s sound is powered by a pair of EMG KH Bone Breaker Limited Edition pickups. Designed to bring out the best in Kirk’s tone, the pickups offer crisp leads or smooth, rounded rhythm tones at a flick of its three-way selector switch. Components on the KH-2 NTB include high-quality Gotoh tuners and a Floyd Rose Original bridge, and it comes with an ESP hard shell case and a certificate of authenticity. Available in Black finish.

- year: 2019 --> today
- shape: KH-2

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

- body: Alder (45mm thickness)

- fingerboard: rosewood, 25.5" scale lenght, 305mm (12") radius (thickness 1st fret:19mm - 12th fret:21mm), 24 extra-jumbo frets, "Skull & Crossbones" inlays, 42mm Floyd Rose R2 Locking nut width
- electronics: active pickups EMGS KH Bone Breaker Limited Edition, 2-Volumes, 1-Tone, 3-Way Blade Switch
- hardware: Original Floyd Rose Bridge, Gotoh Tuners, Black Hardware, standard strap button, Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)

- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: "ESP" light grey/gold glittered logo + KH signature

-- back of headstock: esp standard serial + Made in Japan transparent patch + new world ESP gold glitter logo

- colors and other features: Black Finish

- notes: Finally ESP stop to produce the non-sense KH-2 bolt-on (never used by Kirk) and restart to produce the guitar that was called KH-2 NTB CST from 2004 to 2015, with new pu.


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