ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Signature Ouija Natural w/case
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 negotiated the rights to sell the Ouija™ guitar to the public. Recently, we came across a collection of beautiful Ouija® boards that were handcrafted from wood, and it inspired us to try a new version of the Ouija™ guitar with a quilted maple top. We had a prototype made and sent to it 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), we now offer the Ouija™ guitar 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, our advice for people who’d like to own the new Ouija™ Natural: get it today, because tomorrow may be too late.