ESP LTD KH-602 Kirk Hammett LH, Black

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This Beauty is almost mint but as with black gloss guitars minor signs of use are visible in the form of pick grazing etc. Comes set up by our in house tech and plays superbly!!

The LTD KH-602 Left Handed Kirk Hammett signature is phenomenal guitar, offering fantastic, versatile tones and excellent playability. Taking influence from Kirk Hammett’s previous signature models, the KH-602 upholds the fascination with horror, incorporating skull and cross-bone inlays along the fretboard. With a tone powerful enough to wake the dead, thanks to Kirk Hammett’s own Bone Breaker Pickups, the guitar offers the perfect balance between crushing overdrive and blissful cleans.

A comfortable contoured alder body produces a brilliant balanced tone, whilst also ensuring performing isn’t strenuous. An Extra-Thin U maple neck shape provides essential freedom, for quick and easy movement along the fretboard, allowing you to really soar on those solos. Express yourself to your full potential with the Floyd Rose 1000 bridge, adding that last rapid flavouring to the tone. All of this makes the LTD KH-602 a masterful construction, perfect for any metal performer.

Designed to handle Kirk Hammett’s blistering solos, the KH-602 allows for speed and precision whilst playing. An extra-thin U neck shape allows for fast paced navigation of the fretboard and offers a tight comfortable grip. A smooth Pau Ferro fretboard cushions any impact from powerful picking and means you can effortlessly glide from note to note. 24 extra jumbo frets span along the fretboard, offering plenty of room to position your chords and simultaneously ensuring that you don’t have to reach to voice any chords. All of this works to negate the strain brought on from playing the instrument, making performing easier and less demanding, therefore maximising the time you can spend playing.

Sonically superb

The LTD KH-602 is built to produce a diverse and powerful selection of tones. Kitted out with Kirk Hammett’s signature Bone Breaker EMG pickups, the guitar can achieve serene cleans and destructive distortion. EMG have produced these active pickups to add new elements to Kirk’s signature sound, without sacrificing high gain for clean tones or vice-versa. This is all achieved by employing alnico 5 and ceramic magnets within the pickups - combining both separately at the neck and bridge creates the perfect balanced tone. A three-way selector switch makes it possible to swap between a crisp lead and a smooth, rounded rhythm quickly and effortlessly. Tonal freedom is essential to any modern guitar and it’s available in abundance here.

Kirk Hammett

With his name etched into the history of metal, Kirk Hammett is one of the most renown guitarists in the genre. As lead guitarist of metal behemoths Metallica, Hammett is recognised for thunderous solos and palm muted chugging riffs. As it is often seen as a rite of passage to learn most of the repertoire he wrote, he is often viewed as responsible for popularising metals guitar style. As a prominent figure in a decade defining genre, it is clear to see why Kirk is widely respected as a musician and has earnt a place in Rock’n’roll’s hall of fame.


  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Black

Neck & Fretboard

  • Construction: Neck-Thru
  • Scale: 25.5''
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Nut Type: Locking
  • Neck Contour: Extra Thin U
  • Frets/Type: 24 XJ

Hardware & Electronics

  • Hardware Colour: Black
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Tuners: LTD
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000
  • Neck PU: EMG BoneBreaker
  • Bridge PU: EMG BoneBreaker
  • Electronics: Active
  • Electronics Layout: Volume/Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch