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
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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.

Tech Specs


Number of Strings6
Weight2.854 kg/6.929 lbs (measured in store)


Body ShapeFlying V
Body Material1-piece Mahogany
Body FinishMurphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Neck MaterialSolid Mahogany
Neck ShapeKirk Hammett V Profile
Neck JointGlued In, Set Neck
Fingerboard Radius304.8 mm / 12″
Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard InlayPerloid Dot
Fret WireMedium
Number of Frets22
Scale Length24.75″
Nut Width42.85 mm / 1.687″
Nut MaterialCorian
End Of Board Width56.89 mm / 2.239″


BridgeCustom Replica Bridge
TailpieceStop Bar; Heavy Chrome
Hardware FinishChrome


Neck PickupT-Type Humbucker
Bridge PickupT-Type Humbucker
Controls2 Volume, Master Tone; CTS potentiometers
Pickup Selector3-Way Switchcraft Toggle


ModelKirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Ebony Murphy Lab
CollectionMurphy Lab
Weight ReliefNone
Saddle MaterialNickel-plated Brass
Tuning MachinesM6 Schaller
PickguardFour-ply, White
Truss RodAdjustable
Truss Rod Cover’79 V
Control KnobsBlack Speed
Switch TipCream
Switch washer
Jack Plate CoverAged Black Switch Washer (Around Output Jack)
Control Covers
Strap Buttons2 – Schaller Strap Locks (Black)
Mounting RingsBlack
Pickup CoversNone
Output Jack1/4″ Switchcraft
Strings Gauge.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
CaseSKB Flying V Case
AccessoriesCertificate of Authenticity signed by Kirk Hammett
Serial NumberKH 145 – Number 145 out of 200

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