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Used – Gibson Custom Shop Limited Edition Murphy Lab Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Ebony 6.4 #KH187

Serial Number: #KH187
Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz

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.

Only 200 units built worldwide!

Other features include:

  • Profile Kirk Hammett V Profile
  • Scale Length 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material 1-piece Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count 22
  • Frets Medium
  • Nut Material Corian
  • Nut Width 39.12 mm / 1.54 in
  • End Of Board Width 50.04 mm / 1.97 in
  • Inlays Perloid Dot
  • Joint Glued In, Set Neck
  • Body Style Flying V
  • Body Shape Flying V
  • Body Material 1-piece Mahogany
  • Body Finish Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • 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 PickupT-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
  • FV79KHEBCH1
  • 6 lbs 4 oz
  • #KH187

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Original price was: $14,999.00.Current price is: $10,499.00.

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