Pre-Owned Gibson Custom Shop Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V - Murphy Lab Aged Ebony with Hard Shell Case


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Gibson Custom Shop Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V, Ebony

Gibson Custom

*This guitar has undergone a full professional inspection and setup from our in-house luthier.*

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 - Pearloid 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
Model - FV79KHEBCH1

This guitar is in mint condition and has undergone a full in-store professional inspection and setup. The neck is nice and straight, fits comfortably in the hand and exhibits no discernible fretwear. Cosmetically, the finish and hardware are free of imperfections as can be seen in photos. As always, this guitar ships fully insured with signature required. Certificate of authenticity, Kirk Hammett pin pack, signed photo, strap buttons, laminate and original hang tags are included. 

 *This item ships fully insured with signature required*