Kirk Hammett Ouija Guitar Natural ESP, LTD, Limited Run Announced
It was around 1990 that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett first approached ESP with the idea of a guitar that made use of graphic elements from the famous Ouija board. Back then, before the age of digital cameras and internet communication, creating a guitar like this took some ingenuity. ESP 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. They faxed the result to their 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 ESP negotiated the rights to sell the Ouija guitar to the public. After coming across a collection of beautiful Ouija boards that were handcrafted from wood, it inspired ESP to try a new version of the Ouija guitar with a quilted maple top. A prototype was soon made and sent to Kirk, who loved it.
With the new ESP Kirk Hammett Ouija Natural (25 pieces available worldwide) and the LTD KH Ouija Natural (666 pieces available worldwide), ESP now offers the Ouija once again. As another limited edition model, and a guitar with the level of desirability and rarity to make it an instant collector’s item.
ESP KH Ouija Natural
Limited to 25 pieces
Crafted by hand with painstaking detail at the world-famous ESP Custom Shop in Japan and limited to just 25 pieces worldwide, the ESP KH Ouija Natural is — from day one — a rare and highly-coveted Signature Series guitar created for Kirk Hammett of Metallica. The ESP KH Ouija Natural takes the famed graphics from Kirk Hammett’s original Ouija guitar and uses them on a stunning hand-selected, highly-figured, 5mm thick, quilted maple “drop top” that complements the guitar’s alder body. The ESP KH Ouija Natural offers neck-thru-body construction, with a three-piece extra-thin U-shaped maple neck. Its ebony fingerboard features 24 extra-jumbo Jescar frets (with a scalloped fingerboard for frets #17-24), and star and moon inlays perfect for the occult-oriented theme of this amazing guitar. Components include a Floyd Rose Original bridge, Gotoh tuners, and a set of EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) active pickups with custom quilted maple covers featuring the Ouija artwork. Owners of the ESP KH Ouija Natural will receive a special Ouija case and a signed Certificate of Authenticity from ESP, along with an 8×10 photo of Kirk with the guitar and a reproduction of the original build sheet used at the ESP Custom Shop.
LTD KH Ouija Natural
Limited to 666 pieces
One of the most legendary guitars ever created with Kirk Hammett of Metallica was his original Ouija from the ESP Custom Shop. Using graphics from the famous paranormal spirit board, the Ouija guitar has since only been produced in small batches, and its immediate popularity and limited availability made it an instant collector’s item. The new LTD KH Ouija Natural is a limited-edition model for the Kirk Hammett Signature Series, and is the first Ouija model being made available to the public since 2010. Limited to just 666 pieces worldwide, the KH Ouija Natural offers a set of otherworldly features that put it in a class by itself. It includes a stunning quilted maple top with natural finish over its alder body, and black binding on the body, neck and headstock. The KH Ouija Natural offers neck-thru-body construction, with a three-piece extra-thin U-shaped maple neck, a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets, and star and moon inlays that complement the occult-oriented theme of this amazing guitar. Components include a Floyd Rose bridge and a set of EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) active pickups. The KH Ouija Natural is more than just a collectible museum piece; its features are designed for the top level of professional guitar performances. Includes special ESP Ouija case and Certificate of Authenticity.