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Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Flying V with Case

Modeled closely on Kirk Hammett's own 1979 Flying V, this guitar has been aged to give an authentic look and feel. Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Signature Flying V is an astoundingly accurate recreation of the 1979 Flying V that Kirk toured with in the early '80s. When you're as serious about tone as Kirk Hammett, you know full well that Nothing Else Matters. Luckily with the Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Signature, the dual pickup configuration offers serious power to help you Ride the Lightning of active EMG tone. As opposed to some burst models where the edges only Fade to Black, the entire finish of the Kirk Hammett Signature Flying V has been Blackened in Gibson's custom shop. So don't let yourself feel forever Unforgiven -- with the Kirk Hammett Signature Flying V it might just be you For Whom This Axe Tolls.

Meticulous Reconstruction of a Legendary Metal Machine

Every detail of the Kirk's original Flying V has been painstakingly recreated by the luthiers at Gibson Custom. Starting with a full digital scan of Kirk's original and ending with a final hand-finished aging process, every step in the construction of each guitar is completed with unbelievable diligence and attention to detail. Not only have original features like the EMG pickups and Schaller M6 tuners been replicated, but so too have all the tiny dings and scratches. Every last element has been replicated down to the gaffers tape on the back of the body, the Stars Guitars-style bridge, and even the tiny screw-holes on the back of the headstock where the original tuners would have fit.

Scorching Kirk Hammett Tone

Just like Kirk's '79 Flying V, this guitar includes two active EMG pickups with an EMG 81 in the bridge position and an EMG H at the neck. When you think of Kirk's signature style, you think of blazing solos cutting through the pounding drive of Metallica's rhythm section. To achieve the requisite tone, Kirk has always prefered the hot gain of active EMGs which gave his intricate lead lines an extra jolt in the mix. Combined with the classic Gibson configuration of solid mahogany body and mahogany neck, this guitar strikes at the very essence of classic metal tone.

Features

- Extremely limited release of 100 guitars
- Replication of Kirk's own 1979 Flying V
- Active EMG pickups: EMG 81 and EMG H
- Chrome hardware including Stars Guitars style bridge
- Rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and pearloid dot inlays
- Traditional Gibson combination of mahogany body and mahogany neck
- Aged finish to replicate look of Kirk's axe

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
- Body: 1 piece Mahogany
- Neck: 3 Piece Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlay: Pearloid Dots
- Headstock: 70's V, No Veneer
- Scale: 24 3/4 in.
- Nut Width: 1 9/16 in.
- Tuners: Schaller M6 with #2 Button, Chrome
- Bridge: Chrome, Stars Guitars style
- Tailpiece: Chrome Stop Bar
- Pickups:
- EMG 81
- EMG H
- Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
- Finish: Hand Aged Ebony
- Run: 100 Aged
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Flying V Aged electric guitar was created in celebration of Kirk's amazing career, his influence on generations of guitarists and his ever-evolving approach to the craft of guitar playing. The Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett signature Flying V is a true recreation of Kirk's own 1979 Flying V, which has been his trusted companion throughout his playing career.

A 1 piece mahogany body and 3 piece mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard gives the Kirk Hammett Flying V that powerful, biting tone that is perfectly suited for hard rock and heavy metal. Gibson Custom went to great lengths to capture every last detail of Kirk's original beat up instrument.

An EMG 81 and EMG H pickup combination gives the Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Flying V great versatility and that classic crunchy tone Kirk is known for. With one of the most recognizable tones in heavy metal, Kirk knows the importance of having a killer pickup set in his axe.

Kirk Hammett

A commanding rank of 11th in Rolling Stone's 'The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time' might be enough for most people. However, you can cross Kirk Hammett of the list of 'most people'. Producer, Actor, Student, Father and arguably one of the most influential guitarist to ever fly the 'Heavy Metal' banner. Kirk Hammett is one of the most multi-dimensional artists of recent history.

Perhaps the most impressive accomplishment in Kirk's long career however is the emphasis he can put on both 'long' and 'career', especially within the grinding, heartless gears of a genre known for flash-in-the-pan stardom and fleeting fame. But, like any true craft, Heavy Metal has Masters and true Masters stand the test of time. Kirk is inarguably a Master of the Heavy Metal genre.

Features

- 1 piece mahogany body
- 3 piece mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard
- EMG 81 and EMG H pickup set
- Gibson Custom went to great lengths to capture every detail and dent of Kirk's original axe
- Limited run of only 100 aged guitars being produced
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