Item #1582863 Model #FV79KHEBCH1

Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Electric Guitar Ebony


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A recreation of Kirk Hammett's 1979 Gibson Flying V.

Metallica fans worldwide are familiar with Kirk Hammett's 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. 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 Gibson Custom Shop, artfully aged to match the original by Murphy Lab. The included Certificate of Authenticity is signed by Kirk Hammett himself.
  • Body Type: Solid Body
  • Body wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Neck wood: 3-piece Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Material: 1-piece Indian rosewood
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.54"/Corian
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual volume, Individual tone, Individual tone
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Custom replica
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: M6 Schaller
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right-handed


  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual T-Type humbuckers