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.
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: Period 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
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