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ESP 30th Anniversary KH-3 Spider

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In 1991, Kirk Hammett of Metallica came to ESP with a request for a new guitar with a single cutaway design, but with the features of his KH-2 guitar. Metallica’s graphic artist Pushead designed a spider graphic specifically for this new instrument. The KH-3 was played by Kirk throughout the ’90s on tours supporting the legendary Black Album. After spending a number of years on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the original KH-3 was returned to ESP so we could reference it for this 30th Anniversary edition. Handcrafted at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the ESP Kirk Hammett Signature Series 30th Anniversary KH-3 Spider is a reissue of the original KH-3 model with a few upgrades. In addition to neck-thru-body construction, a Floyd Rose Original bridge, and a fast extra-thin U-shaped neck with a rosewood fingerboard which is scalloped from #17-24. Also new for the anniversary model are Kirk’s signature EMG Bonebreaker pickups.

“I always liked the feel of the single cutaway shape, and thought it would be great with a Floyd Rose and my usual pickups. Not to mention having a place to plaster the killer Pushead graphic that was drawn specifically for that guitar back in the day!”

– Kirk Hammett


  • CONSTRUCTION:  Neck-Thru
  • SCALE:  24.75″
  • BODY:  Alder
  • NECK:  3Pc Maple
  • FINGERBOARD:  Rosewood
  • FINISH:  Black w/ Spider Graphic
  • NUT WIDTH:  42mm
  • NUT TYPE:  Locking
  • NECK CONTOUR:  Extra Thin U
  • FRETS/TYPE:  24 XJ
  • STRAP BUTTON:  ESP Strap Lock
  • TUNERS:  Grover
  • BRIDGE:  Floyd Rose Original
  • NECK PU:  EMG Bone Breaker
  • BRIDGE PU:  EMG Bone Breaker
  • ELECTRONICS:  Active
  • ELECTRONICS: LAYOUTVolume/Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
  • STRINGS:  Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)