NAMM 2022: ESP officially confirms Kirk Hammett signature V-style model, the LTD KH-V

Kirk Hammett ESP LTD KH-V
(Image credit: Michael Astley-Brown/Future)

NAMM 2022: Fans of Kirk Hammett will no doubt be familiar with his elusive custom shop ESP V electric guitar, which the Metallica heavyweight has been playing intermittently over the past few years.

Well, in what comes as a pleasant surprise at this year’s NAMM show, ESP has confirmed that an LTD version of Hammett’s ESP V – aptly named the LTD KH-V – is officially on the way.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.