Gibson Custom Shop - Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V - Ebony - FV79KHEBCH

Steve's Code: 26127

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.

Profile: Kirk Hammett V Profile
Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
Fingerboard Material: 1-piece Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
Fret Count: 22
Frets: Medium
Nut Material: Corian
Nut Width: 39.12 mm / 1.54 in
End Of Board Width: 50.04 mm / 1.97 in
Inlays: Perloid Dot
Joint: Glued In, Set Neck

Body Style: Flying V
Body Shape: Flying V
Body Material: 1-piece Mahogany
Body Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Finish: Chrome
Bridge: Custom Replica Bridge
Tailpiece: Stop Bar; Heavy Chrome
Tuning Machines: M6 Schaller
Pickguard: Four-ply, White
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: '79 V
Control Knobs: Black Speed
Switch Tip: Cream
Jack Plate Cover: Aged Black Switch Washer (Around Output Jack)
Plastic Parts: Black
Strap Buttons: 2 - Schaller Strap Locks (Black)
Mounting Rings: Black
Pickup Covers: None

Neck Pickup: T-Type Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: T-Type Humbucker
Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone; CTS potentiometers
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft Toggle
Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft

Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case: SKB Flying V Case
Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity