ESP LTD KH-V Kirk Hammett Signature Electric Guitar - Metallic Gold

As the lead guitarist for Metallica, the biggest heavy metal band of all time, Kirk Hammett has inspired generations of musicians over the past 40+ years. Kirk’s solos are a crucial part of Metallica’s dominating sound, and he has relied on ESP for decades to make guitars that meet his every need. The LTD KH-V is the newest addition to the Kirk Hammett Signature Series. The KH-V offers neck-thru-body construction, with an extra-thin U-shaped three-piece maple neck and korina body at 25.5” scale. Its Macassar ebony fingerboard features pearloid wave inlays and 24 extra-jumbo frets. The sound of the KH-V is powered by a set of Kirk’s signature EMG Bone Breaker pickups, with the BB-B ceramic bridge and the BB-N alnico 5 neck pickups for crisp, crushing leads or smooth, rounded rhythm tones at the flip of a switch. Controls of the KH-V include volume, tone, and a three-way pickup selector toggle. Other pro features include a TonePros bridge with string-thru-body and LTD locking tuners. Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.


  • Construction: Neck-Thru
  • Body Wood: Korina
  • Finish: Metallic Gold
  • Neck Wood: 3 Piece Maple
  • Neck Finish: Metallic Gold
  • Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
  • Nut Width: 42 mm
  • Nut Type: Molded
  • Neck Profile: Extra Thin U
  • Fretboard Radius: 350 mm
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Frets: 24 XJ
  • Inlays: Pearloid Wave
  • Tuning Machines: LTD Locking
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge: Tonepros Locking TOM w/String Thru
  • Electronics Type: Active
  • Neck Pickup: EMG Bone Breaker
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG Bone Breaker
  • Controls: Volume/Tone/3-Way Toggle
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL110
  • Pickguard: Cream
  • Case: V-Alexi Form Fit Hardshell Case