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ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Left-Handed Electric Guitar

The ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Model Electric guitar delivers features and quality deserving the Metallica guitarist's name, without breaking the bank.


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Over the past thirty years Kirk Hammett and Metallica have single-handedly changed the face of music, sold more albums than any metal band in history, and continue to inspire new generations of musicians. Kirk’s solos are a crucial part of Metallica’s dominating sound, and he has relied on ESP for more than two decades to make him guitars that meet his every need.

The ESP LTD Kirk Hammett KH-202 is loaded with an ESP Designed LH-301N pickup in the neck position, an ESP Designed LH-301B pickup in the bridge position and a Floyd Rose Special locking tremolo. The KH-202 has a bolt-on extra thin "U" shaped maple neck that is fast playing. Of course, what would the master of horror biz's guitar be without wicked skull and cross bones inlays? Case not included.

"I'm glad I made the decision to go with ESP, because they do not let me down. And they make us the best guitars." - Kirk Hammett

Get your ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Left-Handed Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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this guitar is jesus! my dad wants 1


this guitar smokes! paired with my new line6 spder 50 my neighbors better get ear plugs! plays fast. alot of bang for my money! i cant put it down! dudes that give this a less then stellar review should go play kids shows!


Cleveland Ohio




I use this guitar every day for about 2-3 hours and i cannot stand owning it! the floyd rose in this guitar is junk. I have had to take it to my guitar tech over 12 times a year.. Do yourself a favor and do not buy this guitar!!


Las Vegas, NV




the kh 202 is a good looking guitar but it is the 3ed time that i have goten the some guitar wen i went in to sam ash i bought it and the strings buzzed and thay sent me a new one right fron the factory and it still buzzes and know the brige pick up dose not work so test it out befor you buy even know i did

randy rhoads 1111

sarasota florida


buy something else...


do not buy this under any circumstances. it was ok for a few months then the licensed floyd rose started to break. once i replaced it, i later enocountered some intonation problems, and i can't find a guitar tech who is able to fix it completely because it was just made faulty. this is not the first example of poor craftsmanship for a lefty guitar, but i expected better.


Sylacauga, Alabama


Pretty good buy


I use have used this guitar everyday for at least 2 hours a day. I was somewhat skeptical when I ordered it, but boy am I glad I did. First off this thing is light as a feather, good for long shows and ease of use. Second the neck, it's awesome. super fast and is unfinished which I kinda like. This guitar does stay in tune, when ever you see people crying that it doesn't, they are novices and dont understand that all strings have to be broke in and stretched. The Floyd Rose is spectacular, you really can crank the wah pedal and smash on the wammy like Kirk, and go right back to an in tune guitar. Then only real down fall of this guitar is it needs the EMG 81's. and I have yet to find out if there is room for a battery in this sucker.




Nice but needs improvement


Have had this guitar several months and love the feel of the unfinished neck and has great action. I have active EMG 81's in my EC1000 and love 'em. But when people say these HZs are the same just inactive are crazy. They sound thick and muddy and the tone control is about useless. Also the licensed floyd rose tremolo is junk. I can not get this guitar to stay in tune, considering either blocking the trem. or upgrading to a real floyd. Have read on floyd rose website that the lic. floyds have a tendancy to wear quickly at pivot area and causes tuning issues. For the money I guess you get what you pay for.




LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Left-Handed Electric Guitar

2.7 6


Number Of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 42mm
Neck Shape Extra Thin U
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Basswood
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup ESP Designed LH-301B
Neck Pickup ESP Designed LH-301N
Bridge Type Floyd Rose Special
Tuning Machines LTD
Orientation Left-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Kirk Hammett
Model KH-202 LH
Warranty Info:

LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Left-Handed Electric Guitar

Your new ESP instrument is warranted to be free of any defects in materials and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations described below. This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser when product is purchased as NEW from an Authorized ESP Dealer. Electronic parts and guitar hardware are limited to a warranty period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

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