As expected from Gibson's Custom Shop, the Gibson Kirk Hammett Flying V is constructed using the finest selection of materials available.
Meticulously detailed hand-aged finish gives this Flying V an authentic, signature relic vibe - even down to the protective tape on the back!
In celebration of his amazing career, Gibson Custom introduces the Kirk Hammett Flying V, a meticulous recreation of Kirk’s own Flying V and trusted companion throughout his playing career with Metallica, the biggest metal band in music history. This tribute to Kirk Hammett’s achievements will be produced in strictly limited numbers: 50 guitars will be aged and signed by the artist himself, with a further 100 guitars aged only.
To recreate the Kirk Hammett Flying V in intricate detail, the acclaimed luthiers at Gibson Custom digitally scanned Kirk’s original 1979 Flying V and precisely measured every significant specification, sparing no effort in the task of reproducing this iconic guitar’s tone, feel and mojo for a limited number of players. The body is crafted from a single piece of resonant mahogany, with a glued-in, three-piece, quarter-sawn mahogany neck. The rosewood fingerboard carries 22 jumbo Jescar frets, as used on Kirk’s own guitar, and pearloid dot inlays. In a similar nod to absolute accuracy, it is topped with a rounded ’70s V headstock with no headstock veneer, and the Gibson logo is engraved on the enlarged, white truss rod cover. The neck profile is carved to the fast but comfortable shape of Kirk’s own guitar, and like many Flying Vs from the ’70s, it has a relatively narrow width of 1.562” at the nut, widening to 1.975” at the 12th fret. A luscious black Ebony finish is hand-sprayed in genuine nitrocellulose lacquer, then hand-aged to mirror the appearance of this legendary guitarist’s own instrument.
- Body: 1pc Mahogany
- 3 pc Mahogany Neck
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlay: Pearloid Dots
- Headstock: 70's V, No Veneer
- Scale: 24 3/4" Scale Length, 1 9/16" Nut Width
- Tuners: Schaller M6 with #2 Button, Chrome
- Bridge: Chrome, Stars Guitars style
- Tailpiece: Chrome Stop Bar
- Pickups: EMG 81 & EMG H
- Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
- Certificate of Authenticity- Engraved and leather-bound
- Hard Shell Custom Shop Case, Silk- screened with Kirk's Signature
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