The new, Limited-Edition Epiphone Brent Hinds Flying-V Custom is arguably one of Epiphone's most anticipated guitars, and yet another great Mastodon signature model!
Heavy-Metal gods Mastodon are one of the most innovative and influential bands in the genre, right now. So it's no wonder there's a strong interest in Mastodon-related signature gear: both Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds have Lace Sensor signature humbuckers.
Gibson has also released the stunning Bill Kelliher Golden Axe Les Paul Gold, which is one of the most unique Les Paul models available. Now, it's Brent Hinds' turn: the Mastodon lead singer and guitarist gets his first signature guitar, by Epiphone. Modern legend Hinds has been honoured with both a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award and by Guitar World for his ferocious guitar chops in Mastodon, and has even appeared in the hit cable tv series, Game of Thrones. It took a while, but his signature guitar was certainly worth the wait:
Brent Hinds Flying-V Custom: Epiphone's Best Yet?
Guitarists partial to a good Flying-V will simply love the new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Brent Hinds Flying-V Custom, the debut signature model by the incredible Brent Hinds. This is quite simply one of the most gorgeous Flying-Vs ever made, full of great unique features and at an unbeatable value-for-money. It's no wonder that it's considered one of the most anticipated Epiphone guitars, ever!
Featuring the historic Flying V profile in a Silverburst finish with Lace® USA Brent Hinds signature Hammer Claws Humbuckers and Grover Rotomatics 18:1 ratio machine heads. Other features include a Mahogany body with a Silverburst Finish and a Mahogany neck with the same profile of the original historic Flying V first released in the last 50s.
Flying Vs have long been among Brent's favorite guitars. His new Custom Flying V has a Mahogany neck with a 24.75" scale length and a "1958" rounded profile and is hand-set and glued in. The Ebony fingerboard has a 12" radius with Pearloid "Block" inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets. The classic "V" headstock has Pearloid "Split Diamonds" with the now-famous 60s era Epiphone logo. On the back of the headstock is Epiphone’s "2016" Limited Edition symbol and Brent Hinds' signature "Skull" logo.
The body has 7-layer binding of alternating Pure White and Black while the Headstock and the pickguard have 5-layer Pure White and Black. The truss rod cover has the Gibson/Epiphone Bell-Shape with 2-layer (Black/White) binding and "Brent Hinds" in white.
This new signature model is yet another proof - if any needed - that Epiphone is much more than just a "cut-price" Gibson! The Epiphone Brent Hinds Flying V gives guitars wtice as expensive a run for their money!
Epiphone Brent Hinds Interview & Video
Epiphone has recently interview Brent Hinds, visiting him at his home in Atlanta, Georgia. When asked about what he thought about his new signature Flying-V, he replied:
"What went through my mind? What went through my mind is I should have had one when I was 30, not when I was 42. They took their sweet time! I'm just kidding. I love Flying Vs. They're cooler than all the other guitars--that's why I love them."
The design process fro his signature model was pretty straight-forward, but didn't exactly go to plan. Which, it turns out, was not a band thing...
"I just said here is the one to copy - now take all the radius specs of it and make it exactly like this one, you bunch of geniuses" said Hind, "And they sent me about about 3 or 4 wrong ones... But I ended up liking those more. And now it's perfect. Like I said, they are a bunch of geniuses. That's the way it works sometimes."
Watch the video:
Find out more:
- Read full Brent Hinds interview on the Epiphone website.
- Pre-Order the Epiphone Brent Hinds Flying-V