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Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Purple Metallic

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Kirk Hammett Signature electric guitar with Gibson USA T-Type humbuckers, Rounded C neck profile and custom bridge, including h...  All product info

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Product information - EPIPHONE Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Purple Metallic

Kirk Hammett Signature electric guitar, including Hardshell Case

  • Artist Signature Flying V electric guitar
  • Mahogany body
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Rounded 'C' neck profile
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Two Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type humbuckers in neck and bridge position
  • CTS potentiometer and Orange Drop capacitors
  • Custom bridge and LockTone stopbar
  • Grover Rotomatic tuners with 'spade' vanes
  • Purple Metallic finish
  • Hardshell case included

No other instrument shaped Kirk Hammett's playing in Exodus and the sound of early Metallica albums as much as his famous Gibson '79 Flying V electric guitar. In collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop Epiphone now offers all fans and collectors a successful recreation of this unique part of metal history with the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Purple Metallic. Here, the instrument from the Artist Collection not only represents the look and sound of the original in the best possible way, but also offers a hardware equipment completely following the original and an additional hardshell Case with red plush lining and gold Epiphone logo.

Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Purple Metallic Front
The Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Purple Metallic is all about Kirk's legendary '79 Flying V, which left a lasting mark on the early Metallica sound.

Classic '70s Flying V Construction.

Using the Flying V of the late seventies as a model, both the neck and body of the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Purple Metallic are made entirely of mahogany. The one-piece neck has a strong Rounded-C neck profile on the back and features the volute behind the nut, which was common at the time, to further strengthen the neck at the transition to the headstock. On the front, on the other hand, a solid rosewood fingerboard offers 22 playable frets and a GraphTech nut with a classic width of 43 mm.

Gibson USA humbucker with premium wiring

To revive the unique Metallica sound of the late eighties as heard on iconic albums like Master or Puppets or Ride the Lightning, Epiphone relies on two Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type humbuckers in neck and bridge position. The two dual coils are considered replicas of the famous seventies pickups with namesake T-engraving in the bobbin and follow the sound character of the original pickups before Kirk converted his instrument to active pickup. furthermore, the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Purple Metallic features high-quality potentiometers from CTS and real Orange Drop capacitors.

True to original hardware

A special distinguishing feature of the Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V is clearly the retrofitted Tune-o-Matic-style bridge construction, which is considered an extremely rare and popular piece of hardware, especially among tech-savvy fans. In combination with a LockTone stopbar, this offers a particularly resonant sound transmission into the body, while six Grover Rotomatic tuners with detailed 'Spade' wings skillfully complete the hardware equipment of the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V Purple Metallic.


  • Manufacturer: Epiphone
  • Series: Artist Collection
  • Design: Flying V
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: No
  • Binding: No
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Set-in
  • Neck Profile: Rounded-'C'
  • Fretboard: Laurel
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dot
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut type: Graph Tech
  • Nut width in mm: 43
  • Scale in mm: 628
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: Calibrated T-Type Rhythm HB
  • Middle Pickup: No
  • Bridge Pickup: Calibrated T-Type Lead HB
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Electronic: Passive Orange Drop
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: 2x Vol, Tone
  • Bridge: Tune-o-Matic
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
  • Tuners: Grover Rotomatic
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Colour: Purple Metallic
  • Finish: High-Gloss
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Case included: Yes
  • Certificate: No
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