Gibson Custom Shop Artist Collection Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Ebony Murphy Lab

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Gibson Custom Shop
Artist Collection Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Ebony Murphy Lab
Hardshell Case + COA 

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We meet Kirk Hammett himself in Gothenburg, Sweden June the 18th -2023. He signed the guitar on the headstock. See photo! 

Gibson Custom Shop Artist Collection Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Ebony Murphy Lab

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.


  • Weight: 3.138 Kilograms
  • Number 193 out of 200
  • Model: Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Ebony Murphy Lab
  • Shape: Flying V
  • Series: Artist Collection
  • Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Profile: Kirk Hammett V Profile
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Fingerboard Material: 1-piece Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Wire: Medium
  • Nut Material: Corian
  • Nut Width: 39.12 mm / 1.54″
  • End Of Board Width: 50.04 mm / 1.97″
  • Inlays: Perloid Dot
  • Joint: Glued In, Set Neck
  • Body Material: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Neck Spec 1st Fret: (measured)
  • Neck Spec 12th Fret: (measured)
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: Custom Replica Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Stop Bar; Heavy Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: M6 Schaller
  • Pickguard: Four-ply, White
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: ’79 V
  • Control Knobs: Black Speed
  • Switch Tip: Cream
  • Jack Plate Cover: Aged Black Switch Washer (Around Output Jack)
  • Plastic Parts: Black
  • Strap Buttons: 2 – Schaller Strap Locks (Black)
  • Mounting Rings: Black
  • Pickup Covers: None
  • Neck Pickup: T-Type Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: T-Type Humbucker
  • Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone; CTS potentiometers
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft Toggle
  • Output Jack: 1/4″ Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: SKB Flying V Case
  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity signed by Kirk Hammett

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