ESP LTD KH-602 Purple Sparkle

Electric Guitar

  • Kirk Hammett (Metallica) signature model
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck-thru-body: Maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Neck radius: 350 mm
  • Neck profile: Extra Thin U
  • 24 X-Jumbo frets
  • Scale: 648 mm (25.5")
  • Pickups: Active EMG KH Bone Breaker (neck) and EMG KH Bone Breaker (bridge) humbucker
  • 2 Volume knobs and 1 tone knob
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • LTD machine heads
  • Floyd Rose 1000 bridge
  • Black hardware
  • Ex factory stringing: Daddario XL120 .009 - .042
  • Colour: Purple Sparkle

Further Information

Artist KIRK HAMMETT
Colour Purple
Style ST-Style
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Pau Ferro
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo FR-Style
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Great sound, comfortability and looks
Dj Arkodel, 25.10.2018
I absolutely love this guitar.

If you are into slim necks and EMG pickups you cannot go wrong with this one. I play along various early Metallica songs and the sound is (to my ears) exactly the same. Crispy, well defined cleans and Metallica RtL era distortion. Also pictures do no justice to the looks of this guitar. From up close it looks way better.

Overall its an amazing buy. No regrets
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Back to the roots! As fine as my former ESP KH-2!
YioRock, 10.06.2018
Earlier in my early years I had ever indulged in a Kirk Hammett Signature model: the ESP KH-2 Custom Shop.
A nice part, which I played a lot and which was the perfect lead guitar for me in the Metal section. At some point I sold her again.

Now, almost twenty years later, at the sight of the Purple Sparkle paint job, there was a desire to reintroduce this model into the collection. Above all, the Reversed Headstock has always turned me on!
Unlike my former ESP KH-2, this LTD KH-602 now has a full-length neck for better sustain. He lies perfectly in the hand and can play up to the highest position dreamlike. The workmanship is fantastic, no negative effects on the paint or the hardware. The strings are set pretty perfectly, no dead spots or anything else.

But the Oberhammer are the pickups: Kirks signature EMG Bone Breaker with green EMG logo.
I played the guitar for the first time on a cheap practice amp with a light crunch and was struck by the large sound spectrum covered by these pickups.
Especially compared to the 81er / 81er combo of my previous ESP KH-2 that is a lot more differentiated. From the neck PU to the middle position to the bridge PU you always have a slight increase in distortion, which is so harmonious and differentiated, I am blown away and absolutely happy that I bought this guitar!

CONCLUSION:

POSITIVE:
- optics (paint / color, body shape, reversed headstock)
- Sound spectrum (fine clean sound, great crunch and of course board)
- playability 1a (no dead spots, great strings, I love Floyd Rose)
- Price reasonable

NEGATIVE:
- in Europe no suitcase / gigbag included

Here is a comment on THOMANN: On the homepage is including suitcase, in the belief I have also ordered. However, this was probably a mistake in the description, so the guitar was delivered WITHOUT a suitcase.
Direct phone and THOMANN sent out on the same day on good measure an ESP-case!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
With you you get the best service!
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Colour: Purple
ESP LTD KH-602 Purple Sparkle
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ESP LTD KH-602 Purple Sparkle
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€1,079

Electric Guitar Kirk Hammett (Metallica) signature model, Body: Alder, Neck-thru-body: Maple, Fretboard: Pau Ferro, Nut width: 42 mm, Neck radius: 350 mm, Neck profile: Extra Thin U, 24 X-Jumbo...

  • Artist: KIRK HAMMETT
  • Colour: Purple
  • Shape: ST-Style
  • Style: ST-Style
  • Body: Alder
  • Soundboard: Alder
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Active Pickups: Yes
  • Tremolo: FR-Style
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
ESP LTD KH Demonology BLK Graphic
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ESP LTD KH Demonology BLK Graphic
to the product
€1,167

Electric Guitar Kirk Hammett (Metallica) signature model, Body: Alder, Neck-thru-body: Maple, Fretboard: Pau Ferro, Nut width: 42 mm, Radius: 350 mm, Neck profile: Extra Thin U, 24 X-Jumbo frets,...

  • Artist: KIRK HAMMETT
  • Colour: Black
  • Shape: ST-Style
  • Style: ST-Style
  • Soundboard: Alder
  • Body: Alder
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Active Pickups: Yes
  • Tremolo: FR-Style
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
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