ESP LTD KH Ouija Sparkle Limited, Purple Sparkle
Limited to just 500 of each finish worldwide, the ESP LTD KH Ouija is being made available for the first time in Purple Sparkle and Red Sparkle finishes. Like previous LTD KH Ouija models, this one is destined to be an instant collector's classic, or a must-have for any serious guitar playing Metallica fan.
The KH Ouija offers a set of otherworldly features that put it in a class by itself. It offers neck-thru-body construction, with a three-piece extra-thin U-shaped maple neck with a natural gloss back, a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets and star and moon inlays. Components include a Floyd Rose 1000 Series bridge, LTD tuners, and a set of Kirk's signature EMG KH Bone Breaker active pickups. Includes special ESP Ouija case and Certificate of Authenticity.
The key features of the KH Ouija Sparkle Limited...
Macassar Ebony Fingerboard: We've chosen Macassar ebony for the KH Ouija fingerboard which perfectly complements the look of guitar’s metal flake top, and features pearloid star and moon inlays.
Neck Thru Construction: The KH Ouija offers neck-thru-body construction using a three-piece maple neck with a natural gloss finish on the back of the neck.
KH Bone Breaker Pickups: Kirk Hammett’s signature EMG pickups use Alnico 5 and Ceramic magnets in the neck and bridge positions for smooth rounded rhythm tones and crisp crushing leads.
More about the Kirk Hammett Sparkle Ouija Collection...
It was around 1990 that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett first approached us at ESP with the idea of a guitar that made use of graphic elements from Hasbro’s classic Ouija mystical board game. Back then, before the age of digital cameras and Internet communication, creating a guitar like this took some ingenuity. We got a Ouija board, and used a combination of a copy machine and a pair of scissors to properly position the art elements on the guitar’s body. We faxed the result to our ESP Custom Shop in Japan, and the rest is history: the Ouija guitar became one of the most well-known and coveted signature models in ESP history.
The first version of the guitar was a one-off custom model for Kirk's use only. It wasn't until 2010 that we acquired the rights to sell the Ouija guitar to the public. Since then, ESP has done several special limited-edition versions of the Ouija guitar, and for 2019, we bring two more models in both ESP and LTD versions: Purple Sparkle and Red Sparkle with the classic Ouija Board graphic in gold. As another limited edition guitar with the level of desirability and rarity to make it an instant collector's item, our advice for people who’d like to own one of the new Ouija models: get yours today, because tomorrow may be too late.
- Body Wood: Alder
- Body Thickness: 45mm
- Body Finish: Purple Sparkle or Red Sparkle w/ Ouija Graphic
- Neck Construction: Neck Thru Body
- Neck Wood: 3Pc Maple
- Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.5in
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Nut Type: R2 Locking
- Fingerboard Radius: 350mm / 14in
- Neck Contour: Extra Thin U
- Thickness @ 1st Fret: 19mm
- Thickness @ 12th Fret: 21mm
- Frets: 24 XJ
- Neck Finish: Natural Gloss
- Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
- Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000
- Tuners: LTD
- Strap Buttons: Standard
- Colour: Black
- Neck Pickup: EMG KH Bone Breaker
- Bridge Pickup: EMG KH Bone Breaker
- Controls: Neck Volume / Bridge Volume / 3-Way Switch
- Strings: Daddario XL120 .009 - .042
- Case: ESP KH OUIJA Form Fit (included)