Gibson Limited Edition Custom Shop Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Ebony



Metallica fans worldwide are familiar with Kirk Hammett’s 1979 Flying V. It was Kirk’s first Gibson and established his passion for Gibson guitars. Its purchase was inspired by famous Flying V players Kirk admired and because he was looking for a fuller sound. And what a sound! Kirk still plays the original guitar to this day, and used it on all the early Metallica albums, including Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, …And Justice for All, and The Black Album, making it one of the most important heavy metal guitars of all time. Only 200 were hand-made by the expert luthiers of the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee, artfully aged to match the original by the Murphy Lab. The included Certificate of Authenticity photo is signed by Kirk Hammett himself. 

Weight: 5lb 15oz


Shape: Flying V 
Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
Neck: 3-piece Mahogany with Volute
Profile: Kirk Hammett V Profile
Nut width: 1.54″ / 39.12mm
Fingerboard: 1-piece Indian Rosewood
Scale length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Corian
Inlay: Period Dot
Bridge: Custom Replica Bridge
Tailpiece: Stop Bar; Heavy Chrome
Tuners: M6 Schaller
Plating: Chrome
Neck pickup: T-Type Humbucker
Bridge pickup: T-Type Humbucker
Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone; CTS potentiometers
Case: SKB Flying V Case

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