2023 - Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V - Guitars Collector

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Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V

One of the Most Important Heavy Metal Guitars of All Time
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.

- year: 2023
- MSRP: $14999
- shape: Flying V 1979 (with 70's Round Headstock)
- construction: set neck
- neck: mahogany, Kirk Hammett V Profile
- body: 1-piece mahogany
- fingerboard: 1-piece indian rosewood, 22 medium frets with pearloid dot inlays, 628.65mm/24.75" scale, 304.8mm/12" radius, 39.12mm/1.54" corian nut, end of board width 50.04mm/1.97"
- electronics: T-Type Humbuckers (no covers), 2 Volume, 1 Tone, CTS potentiometers, 3 way switch
- hardware: Schalle M6 Shaller chrome tuners, custom replica bridge, chrome stopbar, black speed knobs, Schaller Strap Lock, .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046 strings.
- logos and serials:
-- front of headstock: white truss rod cover with gold "Gibson" logo
-- back of headstock: KH XXX serial number printed in white
- colors and other features: ebony Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- notes: comes with signed C.O.A. and custom replica SKB Flying V case

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