Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Electric Guitar (with Case)

Aged in the Murphy Lab and limited to just 200 pieces worldwide, this Flying V replicates the model used by Kirk on Metallica's early releases and tours.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Gibson Calibrated T-Type pickups Recreation of "T-Top" pickups made from '68-'80.
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

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.

- Body 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: Pearloid 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 23.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 22 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FV79KHEBCH1

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766


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