The ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Signature White Zombie electric guitar (KH-WZ) celebrates the Metallica guitarist's love of classic horror films. The long-standing partnership between Hammett and ESP yields yet another glorious instrument that is worthy of the legendary guitarist, shaped to the instantly recognisable double-cutaway body profile that we've all come to know and love.
The body is built using alder, a lightweight tonewood that offers a balanced frequency response wood, making it perfect for guitarists who want a model that is easy to play and offers a sweet tonal palette. As noted above, the body is shaped to a deep double-cutaway profile, with a contoured upper bout to guarantee the perfect resting position for the picking arm. The bevelled edges allow the body to sit snugly against you as you play, removing any obstacles as you race along at light speed. The body is finished in black, with the "White Zombie" graphic featuring the iconic Bela Lugosi.
Fitted to the body via bolt-on construction is a solid maple neck, which has been shaped to the fast-playing thin U profile that offers a supportive base to shred on. Married to the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 24 XJ-frets that are decorated with unique spider inlays and a bat at the 12th fret.
A Floyd Rose Special bridge, based on the original Floyd Rose design, means you can execute incredible dive-bombs (and other tremolo techniques), and lavish your solos with professional embellishments. The headstock is home to steadfast LTD tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity precisely throughout each and every performance.
EMG Active Humbuckers
Kirk Hammett's tone is exceptional, and delivering on the promise of recreating it is no mean feat. In order to guarantee as authentic a tonal reproduction as possible, the ESP LTD KH-WZ is equipped with a pair of active EMG 81 humbuckers, which are fitted in the neck and bridge positions. This powerful combination has been used by the man himself for decades, and delivers a smooth output at low volumes, ramping up to an aggressive charge when overdriven. Whether you're deftly picking out clean notes, thrashing through palm-muted power chords, or executing elaborate arpeggios, these pickups respond dutifully. Control comes in the form of a master volume, a master tone knob, and a three-way pickup selector – simple but highly effective.
The ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Signature White Zombie electric guitar is a unique model that offers a set-up befitting a guitar hero, with a tonal arsenal that is waiting to be explored. If you’re looking for a solid guitar that plays like a dream, then this is the model for you.
Manufacturer ESP LTD Model Kirk Hammett Signature White Zombie Electric Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Locking Tremolo Neck Profile Thin U No. of Frets 24 XJ Position Inlays Spiders with Bat at 12th fret Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Active/Passive Active Tuners LTD Pickups Neck and Bridge: EMG 81 Humbuckers Controls Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup Finish Black with White Zombie Graphic
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