Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Electric Guitar (with Hard Case)

Get classic Metallica tone with Kirk Hammett's Flying V, a faithful recreation featuring a solid mahogany body, T-Type humbuckers, and a laurel fretboard.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
'70s neck profile with Volute Thin & comfortable; extra strength towards the nut
Gibson Calibrated T-Type pickups Recreation of "T-Top" pickups made from '68-'80.

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. Now Epiphone is partnering with the Gibson Custom Shop to release the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V, a meticulous recreation of Kirk's prized original.

It features a mahogany body, a one-piece mahogany neck with volute, Grover Rotomatic machine heads with "spade" buttons, and a custom bridge. The electronics are also top-notch, with a pair of Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type humbucker pickups wired to CTS potentiometers and an Orange Drop capacitor, and a Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector toggle switch and a 1/4" output jack. A Kirk Hammett logo adorns the rear of the headstock, and a black hardshell case with a red plush interior is also included.

Check out our exclusive video demo of the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V:


- A meticulous recreation of Kirk's prized original
- Solid Mahogany Body
- One-piece Mahogany Neck with volute
- Indian Laurel Fretboard
- Gibson USA T-Type Humbucker pickups
- Hardshell case read more included
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-Shape: Flying V
-Material: Mahogany
-Neck: One-piece Mahogany
-Profile: Rounded "C" with Volute
-Nut width: 43mm
-Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
-Scale length: 628.65mm
-Number of frets: 22
-Nut: Graph Tech
-Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dot
-Bridge: Custom Bridge
-Tailpiece: Lock Tone Stop Bar
-Tuners: Grover Rotomatic with Spade Button
-Plating: Nickel
-Neck pickup: Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type
-Bridge pickup: Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type
-Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone, CTS Potentiometers, Orange Drop Capacitor
-Case: Black Hardshell with Red Plush Interior
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Purple Metallic
Shipping Weight: 20.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGCKH79FVPRMNH1
Shipping Weight: 20.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGCKH79FVEBNH1

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Purple Metallic

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