|Uploaded:||January 29, 2008|
|Updated:||April 26, 2010|
Kirk Hammett is a well known band member of Metallica. He joined the band after Dave Mustaine left in 1983. Before joining the band in 83, he created the band Exodus that was a thrash metal band in the Bay Area. He was labeled as one of the greatest guitarist of all time and was put into Guitar Worlds hall of fame in 2002. Kirk Hammett earned a reputation for being a guitarist that uses his wah-wah pedal quite extensively in all his guitar solos. He said that using the pedal brings out his personality and would never stop using it. His signature guitar in all his touring gigs is the ESP KH-2 that is modified to his specifications of course. He named this guitar skully because of the skull decal on the neck of the instrument. The ESP KH-2 that I sketched is a limited edition Kirk Hammett signature series electric guitar which is an M-II deluxe loaded with EMG-81 pick-ups, a 24 fret fingerboard, Floyd rose locking bridge, the neck shape is extra thin and all black design with the skull and bones on the rosewood neck. This guitar is a bad piece of machinery. I went to a Metallica concert and heard the ESP in action and it sounded simply beautiful. I’ve been a fan of Metallica up until the Black album, after that they became to commercial for me. Now I just listen to old CDs and concert DVDs to remind me how great they were. The only thing I have to figure out is who is better Slash or Kirk? I think Slash is a better guitarist. I had fun sketching out the ESP model. I show you "how to draw an electric guitar", step by step. The instructions are simple and easy to read as an online guide.