Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Flying V Aged Electric Guitar (SN:HAMMETT065)

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You are looking at a Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Flying V Aged Electric Guitar, serial number HAMMETT 065. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (6 lbs, 2.6 oz.)

Ranking #11 in Rolling Stone's “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and #5 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists, Kirk Hammett has made one of the most significant foot prints in the world of heavy metal. From the formation of his short-lived band Exodus in the early '80s to sustaining a 30-year career as the lead guitarist for Metallica, Hammett has been renowned for his unrivaled power, talent and tone. Kirk established himself  as an enduring and intricate artist, delivering his fair share of notable riffs and contributions to classic Metallica hits one after the other, year after year, while other metal bands had their 15 minutes of fame then burned out shortly after. Not only have Kirk and Metallica left a substantial mark in the history of metal but they've made an everlasting impression on music universe as a whole and were later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in '09. In honor of Kirk's incredible career, Gibson Custom is proud to introduce the Kirk Hammett Flying V, an immaculate replication of Hammett's own 1979 Gibson Flying V. In order to faithfully reproduce the tone, feel, and mojo of this iconic guitar, the luthiers at Gibson Custom took a digital scanning of the original and measured each an every significant aspect and specification of Kirk's original '79  Flying V with unparalleled precision.

The body of the Kirk Hammett Flying V is crafted from resonant mahogany to deliver a full-bodied tone in every frequency with an especially nice low end. The three-piece, quarter-sawn mahogany  neck is carved  into a fast, comfortable neck profile, then is topped off with a rosewood fingerboard that houses 22 jumbo Jescar frets (used to Kirk's own guitar) to facilitate incredible playability up and down the entire neck, ideal for those high velocity shredders. The Kirk Hammett Flying V is finished in a sweet ebony sealed with hand-sprayed genuine nitrocellulose lacquer, and has been aged by hand to reflect the true wear and tear of Kirk's own instrument.

Loaded with a pair of hot EMG active pickups (of Kirk's choice), an EMG 81 in the bridge and an EMG H in the neck, the Kirk Hammett Flying V can deliver tones anywhere from searing hot leads to a thick, rich blues tones and everything in between with exceptional clarity and sustainability. Each pickup is routed through an independent volume control but both share a single master tone control and a classic 3-way pickup selector switch for on the fly tonal shaping.

The Kirk Hammett Flying V boasts all chrome hardware that's been accurately aged to the same degree of aging as the original, including a modified tune-o-matic style bridge with a stopbar tailpiece and Schaller M6 tuning machines.

Each Kirk Hammett comes with the full protection of a Custom Shop hardshell case with red fur lining and included inside the case is a leather-bound certificate of authenticity.

Only 150 of these Kirk Hammett Flying Vs have been made available worldwide, so now's the perfect opportunity get your hands on one of Kirk's most prized instruments before they run out!

Features:

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck: Mahogany Neck with Maple Spline
  • Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
  • Joint Angle: 3.5 Degrees (+/- 15 Seconds)
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Joint: Mortise & Tenon Joint
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22 Jumbo
  • Radius: 12”
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.562”/1.975”
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4”
  • Nut: Corian
  • Width: 1.562
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock: '70s Round Tip
  • Truss Rod Cover: White with Gold “Gibson” Logo
  • Tuners: Chrome Schaller M6
  • Tuning Ratio: 14:1
  • Bridge: Chrome-Plated Brass Modified Tune-O-Matic (Stars Guitars Style)
  • Tailpiece: Chrome Stopbar
  • Knobs: Black Speed
  • Pickguard: White with 4-Ply BWBW Binding
  • Pickup Mounting Rings: Black Plastic
  • Strings: .010-.046, Genuine Gibson Strings
  • Strap Buttons: Schaller Strap Lock
  • Pickups: EMG 81 (Neck), EMH H (Bridge)
  • Potentiometers: 2 Volume, 1 Tone Control
  • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch: 90 Degree Switchcraft 3-Way with Cream Plastic Tip
  • Output Jack: Traditional 1/4”
  • Finish: Ebony Aged with Nitrocellulose Sealer
  • Includes Custom Shop hardshell case and certificate of authenticity

Get your Gibson Custom Kirk Hammett Flying V Aged Electric Guitar (Serial#: HAMMETT065) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
    Certificate of Authenticity
Series Flying V
Weight 6 lbs, 2.6 oz.
Model Kirk Hammett Flying V Aged

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