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.
Limited to just 500 of each finish worldwide, the 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.
Serial Number: LOUIJAPSP089
Production Number: 089
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: LTD Kirk Hammett Ouija
Number of Strings: 6
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss
Color: Purple Sparkle
Neck Material: 3-piece Maple
Neck Shape: Extra Thin U
Fingerboard Material: Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: Stars and Moons
Number of Frets: 24, Extra Jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.653"
Nut Material: Locking
Bridge/Tailpiece: Floyd Rose 1000 Tremolo
Neck Pickup: EMG KG Bone Breaker Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: EMG KH Bone Breaker Humbucker
Controls: 2 x volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
Strings: D'Addario, .009-.042
Case Included: Hardshell Case
Manufacturer Part Number: LKHOUIJAPSP