Reviews and Problems with ESP LTD KH202 Kirk Hammett Signature
Showing 1-6 of 6
Shambling Mockery of a Guitar
Michael J. Fowler, amazon.com
8 December 2011
Summary: I had high expectations for this guitar. As a teenager I dreamed of owning something like this. As a middle aged adult it turned out to be a nightmare. The first thing you notice about this guitar is it is light as a feather. Very low quality. The whammy bar stripped out and won't stay in the position you want. It just hangs there like pulling in a carp on a fishing line, worse than a wet boot. The pick up selector failed.
Summary: This was my 3rd guitar, and my first guitar with a whammy bar. The whammy bar was a feature I did not want, this guitar was just kind of a random thing. I had it for about a year and I liked it. The only problem with it was tuning. I've played guitar for 4 years, but I haven't had a lot of experience with fixing guitars and such. So this isn't for people who don't know what they are doing with the floyd rose tremelo. Good guitar, make sure you know what you are doing.
Summary: I've had this guitar for over 4 months now, its really great, the factory pickups are really good specially for metal songs, first time I had a guitar that the standard pickpus sounds really pro. Floid its beautifull, I use it A LOT and stays in tune all the time, the fretboard is really confortable, also with the skull inlays make's it look like you'll kick some ass But there is a bad side, this guitar was desinged for HEAVY metal and believe me its HEAVY.
Summary: I have had my KH 202 for about four months now, and I have been very happy with it. It is a great looking instrument, and has a very balanced feel. The skull inlays are very eye-catching, and really give it that metal edge. The action was adjusted perfectly from the factory. Low and fast, easy to play. The licensed Floyd Rose trem works beautifully, and stays in tune better than my Dean hardtail. The EMG designed pickups have a good sound and tone range.
Summary: Im a beginner and decided after reading other reviews that this was the guitar for me. As I have short little fingers the thin neck and ultra jumbo frets work really well for me. Tuning is easy enough as well with the floyd rose and it keeps tune really well I check tune quite often and I hardly have to adjust anything but that said I dont hammer the floyd rose as I said Im a beginner.