LTD, live the dream is the motto painted on my new guitar. The KH-202 is a huge upgrade from my previous guitar which was a Squire by Fender. I had to retire my old guitar, which was also my first guitar, after I started trying to learn more difficult songs. There were some things that just couldn’t be done on it. After a trip to Sam Ash I was able to find the guitar that would suit my new song choices.
There were several songs that I wanted to learn on my old guitar. A couple were Thunderstruck by AcDc and Crazy Train by Ozzy. You’ve most likely heard both of these songs and know that there are some fast parts that require some taping. After trying both songs for a couple of weeks on my old guitar I was beginning to think that I was never going to learn them. That was until a friend came over that already knew Crazy Train and was unable to play the solo on my guitar. He promptly told me that I needed a new guitar.
We took a trip down to Sam Ash to look for my new axe. That is when I found the KH-202. I pulled it off the wall and started playing. After playing some Metallica songs I was comfortable with I switched over to the intro of Thunderstruck. To my surprise I played it perfectly, I could hear Brian Johnson chanting thunder as the notes flowed through the store’s amp.
The pickups on the KH-202 were much better than my old Fender and made playing in general easier. Hammer ons and pull offs sounded like I was picking each note and taping was now possible. The fact that it was a part of the Kirk Hammett series made it that much more desirable.
After I got my KH-202 LTD home i was living the dream. The $400 price tag wasn’t that bad considering that I won’t need another guitar for a very long time. Besides it has many features I like including the Floyd Rose bridge and skull and cross bone inlays. It’s a sweet guitar that will keep me satisfied for a long time.