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.