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**ESP LTD KIRK HAMMETT - KH-202 - KOREA 2004** - $700

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: ESP
model name / number: LTD - KH-202
ESP LTD KIRK HAMMETT - KH-202 - 2004 - MADE IN KOREA

Rare and hard to find 2004 Korean-made early KH-202. The electronics are authentic passive EMG HZ H-4 pickups in the neck and bridge. The tremolo is a licensed Floyd Rose system. Skull & Crossbone neck inlays. Matching painted neck / headstock. Recently setup with low action for hard rock / metal shredding. It plays extremely fast and smooth and just as you'd expect for a Metallica ESP/LTD.

Condition is very good for a 20 year old guitar. As notated in the photos with yellow arrows, there is one small ding on the back side of the body and one small ding at the back point of the top of the headstock. There is typical pick wear on the front of the body for a 20 year old guitar. I am the 2nd owner of the guitar and it has been stored in a non-smoking, climate controlled environment during my 10 years of ownership.

This early Korean version of the KH-202 included higher grade parts and quality in what eventually turned into the KH-602. The current and more recent KH-202 guitars are made in China or Indonesia and do not have the same quality control, parts/electronics and the matching neck is not painted in the newer versions. There are a few YT videos that detail the difference between the older and newer models. The 2002 - 2004 Korean models are currently selling on Reverb in the $800 - $900 range.

Always happy to answer any questions and/or to send additional photos or video of the guitar in action.

Guitar Specs:
Brand - ESP LTD
Model - KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature
Finish - Black
Categories - Solid Body
Year - 2004
Made In - Korea, Republic of
Right / Left Handed - Right Handed
Body Shape - S-Style
Fretboard Material - Rosewood
Number of Strings - 6-String
Neck Material - Maple
Finish Style - Gloss
Bridge/Tailpiece Type - Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge
Body Type - Solid Body
Pickup Configuration - HH
Selector Switch - 3 Way Selector With 2 Volume Knobs & 1 Tone Knob
Color Family - Black
Finish Features - Matching Headstock
Scale Length - 25.5"
Neck Construction - Bolt-On
Number of Frets - 24

post id: 7746806278

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