Descend into the depths of heavy metal riffage with the all-new Epiphone Kirk Hamett 1979 Flying V. This incredible guitar pays homage to Kirk Hammett's first Gibson, the very guitar featured on Metallica's Master of Puppets, Kill 'Em All, and Ride the Lightning. Now, musicians can experience the same legendary tones that fueled the high-gain heavyweights in their formative years with this killer Epiphone guitar.
The Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V features a solid mahogany body, setting a strong tonal foundation with deep lows, punchy mids, and tons of sustain. Its remarkable sound is further enhanced by the dual Gibson USA T-Type humbuckers that deliver a wide range of vintage-inspired arena rock tones. These pickups are a spiritual successor to the iconic T-Top humbucker, dishing out the same sizzling, medium-output snarl that falls between a PAF and a high-output humbucker.
Not only does the Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V boast an incredible sound, but it also plays exceptionally well. Its one-piece mahogany neck sports a comfortable rounded "C" profile, while its 22-fret Indian Laurel fingerboard provides a smooth, fast playing experience. And, thanks to its custom bridge, LockTone stop bar tailpiece, and Grover Rotomatic tuners, this guitar offers rock-solid tuning stability.
Complete with a sleek black hardshell case, the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V is a must-have for collectors, devoted Metallica fans, and dedicated metal musicians. Contact us today if you have any questions about this outstanding Epiphone guitar!
Body Shape: Flying V
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: One-piece Mahogany
Neck Profile: Rounded "C" with Volute
Nut width: 43mm
Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
Scale length: 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut Material: Graph Tech
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot
Bridge: Custom Bridge
Tailpiece: LockTone Stop Bar
Tuners: Grover Rotomatic with Spade Button
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Neck pickup: Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type
Bridge pickup: Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type
Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone, CTS Potentiometers, Orange Drop Capacitor
Case: Black Hardshell with Red Plush Interior