Kirk Hammett’s KH-2 Vintage

Metallica is one of the most successful Metal bands of the 80s alongside Megadeth, Pantera, Sepultura and the like. An ingredient to a good metal band is a good guitarist. Hammett has proven to be one, though not as technical, he can make harmonic riffs and solos without the need of being overly fast. Being fast isn’t 
always good, it gets boring at some point.


Metallica, during their teenage early years.
Then and Now (Kirk Lee Hammet)ESP KH-2 Vintage

I like the simplicity of the design and the inverted headstock. The skull and bones add to the guitar’s aesthetics.

Unless you can afford $4000, you can settle for the low end version of this guitar which is somewhere around $600.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. You’re absolutely right. Being fast doesn’t necessarily make a great guitarist. In many cases, it’s more effective to play LESS to express what you need to express, rather than more. For instance, Henry Li of DragonForce is incredibly fast, and while I have a lot of respect for his speed and technique, every solo he does sounds the same. It’s as if he has sacrificed expression for speed.

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  2. I agree! Li’s friggin’ fast! But really, it gets boring at some point. 😦 Well, maybe he’s just a bit young, he might change when he gets older. Take Syu from Galneryus, his riffs and solos are improving at each album 🙂

    thanks for the comment 🙂

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