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Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V - Purple Metallic 240215253721GC

One Of our new favorite guitars at The Guitar Store! Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V in Purple Metallic. Mahogany body, Gibson USA T-Type pickups, Grover Rotomatic tuners. Includes hardshell case. Perfect for Metallica fans and heavy metal enthusiasts. 

Honoring One of the Most Important Heavy Metal Guitars of All Time

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. Now, Epiphone is partnering with the Gibson Custom Shop to release the Epiphone Kirk Hammett 1979 Flying V, a meticulous recreation of Kirk’s prized original. It features a mahogany body, a one-piece mahogany neck with volute, Grover® Rotomatic® machine heads with “spade” buttons, and a custom bridge. The electronics are also top-notch, with a pair of Gibson USA Calibrated T-Type humbucker™ pickups wired to CTS® potentiometers and an Orange Drop® capacitor, and a Switchcraft® 3-way pickup selector toggle switch and a 1/4” output jack. A Kirk Hammett logo adorns the rear of the headstock, and a black hardshell case with a red plush interior is also included.


  • Body Style: Flying V
  • Body Shape: Flying V
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Pickguard: White 70s Flying V, 3-ply
  • Strap Buttons: 2 - Neck Heel and End of Upper Wing (Black)
  • Jack Plate Cover: Black Toggle Washer (No Text)
  • Mounting Rings: Black


  • 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
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: White 70s Flying V, 3-ply, with Epiphone Logo in Gold Hotstamp


  • Finish: Nickel (Except for Strap Buttons)
  • Bridge: Custom Bridge
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic with Spade Button


  • 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"


  • Control Knobs: Black Speed
  • Switch Tip: Ivory
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Black Hardshell with Red Plush Interior

Weight: 7.4 lbs