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Review Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V (Incl. Hard Case) in Purple Metallic

Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V (Incl. Hard Case) in Purple Metallic

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Honoring a Heavy Metal Icon

The Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V is a tribute to one of the most legendary guitars in heavy metal history. This meticulously crafted instrument is a recreation of Kirk Hammett’s original 1979 Gibson Flying V, a guitar that has shaped the sound of Metallica’s early albums. From the raw energy of "Kill ‘Em All" to the iconic riffs of "Master of Puppets," this guitar has been at the forefront of metal music.

Kirk Hammett, Metallica’s lead guitarist, is renowned for his fast, aggressive playing style and his ability to create haunting melodies. His 1979 Flying V has been his weapon of choice, delivering the powerful, full-bodied sound that defined Metallica’s rise to fame. Epiphone, in collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop, has faithfully recreated this iconic guitar, ensuring that every detail matches Kirk’s original.

Unmatched Craftsmanship and Sound

The Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V features a mahogany body and a one-piece mahogany neck with a volute, providing a warm, resonant tone with excellent sustain. The rounded "C" neck profile offers a comfortable playing experience, while the Indian laurel fingerboard with medium jumbo frets ensures smooth, fast playability.

Equipped with Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type humbuckers, this guitar delivers the high-output, punchy sound that metal guitarists crave. The electronics include CTS potentiometers, an Orange Drop capacitor, and Switchcraft components, ensuring top-notch performance and reliability.

A Tribute to Metal Excellence

This guitar not only captures the essence of Kirk Hammett’s sound but also pays homage to his influence in the world of heavy metal. Whether you’re a die-hard Metallica fan or a guitarist seeking the ultimate metal tone, the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V is a must-have addition to your collection.


  • Body Style: Flying V
  • Body Shape: Flying V
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Profile: Rounded "C" with Volute
  • Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Neck Material: One-piece Mahogany
  • Fret Count: 22
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech
  • Nut Width: 43.0 mm / 1.692 in
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot
  • Joint: Glued In, Set Neck
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel (Except for Strap Buttons)
  • Bridge: Custom Bridge
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic with Spade Button
  • Pickguard: White 70s Flying V, 3-ply
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: White 70s Flying V, 3-ply, with Epiphone Logo in Gold Hotstamp
  • Control Knobs: Black Speed
  • Switch Tip: Ivory
  • Jack Plate Cover: Black Toggle Washer (No Text)
  • Strap Buttons: 2 - Neck Heel and End of Upper Wing (Black)
  • Mounting Rings: Black
  • Pickup Covers: None
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type
  • Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone, CTS Potentiometers, Orange Drop Capacitor
  • Pickup Selector: Switchcraft 3-way Toggle
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft 1/4"

Embrace the legacy of Kirk Hammett and the unparalleled sound of the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V. This guitar is not just an instrument; it’s a piece of metal history.