Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1979 Kirk Hammett Flying V Replica Aged Electric Guitar - Ebony


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.

  • Serial Number: KH158
  • Weight: 7.0lbs



  • Shape: Flying V

    Material: 1-piece Mahogany


  • Neck: 3-piece Mahogany with Volute
  • Profile: Kirk Hammett V Profile
  • Nut width: 1.54" / 39.12mm
  • Fingerboard: 1-piece Indian Rosewood
  • Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut: Corian
  • Inlay: Perloid Dot


  • Bridge: Custom Replica Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Stop Bar; Heavy Chrome
  • Tuners: M6 Schaller
  • Plating: Chrome


  • Neck pickup: T-Type Humbucker
  • Bridge pickup: T-Type Humbucker 
  • Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone; CTS potentiometers 


  • Case: SKB Flying V Case

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Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Gibson

Type: Electric