[NAMM] ESP Kirk Hammet Signatures
To celebrate 25 years with ESP, Kirk Hammet gets 3 new signature models at NAMM 2012.
They are the KH-DC, LTD KH-DC, and LTD KH-25, three of ESP's 19 new products featured at this year's Winter NAMM.
The limited-edition LTD KH-25 commemorates the 25th year that Hammett has been playing ESP guitars. Its black distressed finish and graphics are design to emulate Hammett’s KH-2 Vintage model. The KH-25 has bolt-on construction at 25.5" scale, with a basswood body, maple neck, and a Floyd Rose Special bridge. The guitar also features ESP’s new ALH-200 active pickups.
Designed to Kirk Hammett’s specifications, the KH-DC is a new body style for ESP/LTD. It’s a double-cutaway version of the company’s EC series, with a set neck design at 24.75” scale, and an STBC (See Thru Black Cherry) finish on its flamed maple top. Like other EC models, the guitar offers a mahogany body and mahogany neck, with a rosewood fingerboard. The KH-DC features gold hardware, including gold-covered EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 60 (neck) active pickups, and a Tonepros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. Controls include a 3-way toggle switch, bridge volume, neck volume, and master tone. The ESP version of the new Kirk Hammett model includes Sperzel locking tuners, while the LTD version offers ESP locking tuners.
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