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79 Gibson Flying V Review

One of the most influential heavy metal artists of all time, Kirk Hammett commands the #11 position in Rolling Stone’s “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Inarguably a master of heavy metal through his long career with Metallica, Kirk Hammett is one of the most multi-dimensional artists of recent history.
In celebration of Kirk Hammett’s amazing career, his influence on generations of guitarists and ever-evolving approach to the craft of guitar playing, Gibson Custom presents the Kirk Hammett Flying V – a true recreation of Kirk’s own 1979 Flying V which has been his trusted companion throughout his playing career.

79 Gibson Flying V Pickguard

hardware and pickguard (screws did not line up with cavity edge near bottom of  TheFlying V Medallion is a slight redesign of the 1st Reissue Flying V.  Production of these Flying V guitars began in late 1979, and concluded early in 1980.The Gibson Flying V is an electric guitar model first released by Gibson in 1958.  its design with a bigger, more stylish pickguard, and ditching the original bridge theFlying V. The V2 with case retailed for $1199 in 1979, Gibson’s 3rd most 

79 Gibson Flying V neck

Flying V Pearl Block Marker (1979-1980 Mfg.) Get Pricing – similar to the Flying ….pearl dot inlays, Explorer-style headstock with gold Gibson decal, six-on-one-side Get Pricing – V-shaped mahogany or alder body, maple neck, 24-fret ebony Fender Stratocaster 1979, Fender Telecaster 1974, Fender Telecaster Thinline 1971 Gibson Les Paul Custom 1975, Gibson SG Special 1965, Gibson Melody  Gretsch Country Club, Gretsch Power Jet, Grestch G5166 Jet Double Neck.

79 Gibson Flying V left handed

Jimi Hendrix Guitar List 171 Opposite top: A Gibson ES-335.  GUITARS Washburn A33191 Rosewood neck Gibson J 160 acoustic Epiphone FT-79 acoustic 62262 Fender Stratocaster left handed L-38705 Sunburst Gibson Flying V Cherry The Gibson Flying V is an electric guitar model first released by Gibson in 1958. TheFlying V offered  Gibson V2 guitars, left 1979, right 1982.jpg. Manufacturer 

79 Gibson Flying V jimi hendrix

Jimi Hendrix Guitar List 171 Opposite top: A Gibson ES-335.  360 6-string 1969Gibson Flying V 932594 1969 Sunburst/Rosewood Gibson SG Custom  GUITARS Washburn A33191 Rosewood neck Gibson J 160 acoustic Epiphone FT-79 nformation on Vintage Gibson Flying V guitars and photographs from Rock N Roll Vintage,  Jimi Hendrix often favored the Gibson V. The distinctive flying V andExplorer models  The 79 V2 also featured a new humbucking pickup design.

79 Flying V Gibson

1979 Gibson Flying V, Pearl Block Inlay, MINT……Very Rare !!!

I bought this incredible mint ’79 Block Inlay Flying V in July of 2013. It is the cleanest one I have ever seen and probably the cleanest one on the planet. 1 of only 25. Most were built in 1979 with a handful in 1980. Even the case is mint. There was another one that was in similar condition, from 1980, that was sold to a collector in the Far East for $13,100 back in 2011.

79 Gibson Flying V For Sale

The Gibson Flying V is an electric guitar model first released by Gibson in 1958. and the Flying V. The V2 with case retailed for $1199 in 1979, Gibson’s 3rd most Sales were poor for the first 2 years of the V2’s availability, and Gibson was 

Since its original reintroduction in 1966, the Flying V has seen its fair share of versions with a number of different hardware and cosmetic variations. While many Flying Vs from the late ’70s and early ’80s used uncovered humbuckers and exotic finishes to match the style of the era, Gibson did produce some with more traditional appointments like this standard model from 1979.

Years of Production: 1958 – 1959, 1966 – 1980, 1983 – 1988, 1991 – present

Unique to this Year: Gibson extended the length of the headstock in 1979

Body Style: V-shaped solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Dual covered humbuckers, two volume and one tone control, tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece

Notable Players: Marc Bolan, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King

79 Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar

In 1979, Gibson produced a very small batch of block inlay Flying V’s. The number of guitars is estimated to be fewer than 50 although a production number is not available. All guitars were finished white. A whole bacth of 25 instruments was sold to a single shop in Cleveland Ohio.

Look, the odds of a 1979 Gibson Flying V turning up for sale today are about zero. The closest we will ever get to owning one is with this once-in-a-lifetime Limited Edition guitar. But considering the fact that Gibson is only building 50 of them, this is guaranteed to be a precious commodity somewhere down the road. Even you are lucky enough to find one, the price will be sky-high. Few people can afford it.

79 Gibson Flying V Custom

The Flying V has a rich history in music of all genres.  When Gibson’s Custom Shop examined “Seven” to create the signature Lonnie Mack  Kirk Hammett explained: “I bought my black V in 1979, and it’s either a ’74 or ’75.

One of the most challenging feats of a major artist release from Gibson Custom is coordinating schedules with busy artists.  In order for a few passionate fans and collectors to know that their guitar has been held, tested and signed by the artist, phone calls are made, flights are taken, appointments are held, sometimes cancelled and rescheduled and so on, until the planets align and guitars meet their namesake for a few minutes together to make sure that each passes muster. This critical and final step connects the owner to the artist in a very powerful, physical way; both hero and fan have held the same instrument. It’s a very unique and exclusive value that stays with the guitar for its lifetime. Shown here, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett stands amidst a sea of reproduction ’79 Flying V’s from Gibson Custom, each a recreation of his own instrument right down to the gaffer’s tape and the occasional ding or dent.

79 Gibson Flying V

Undeniably one of the most influential players in the history of metal, Kirk Hammett has expressed unparalleled power, tone and talent in his nearly 30-year career with Metallica. Listed at #11 in Rolling Stone‘s “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” Hammett has also proved himself an enduring and multi-dimensional artist, coining timeless riffs and contributing to classic hits year after year in a genre that is more often known for flash-in-the-pan successes and rapid burnouts. Kirk and Metallica have conquered not only the metal world but the entire music universe, becoming members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the process. Throughout this time Kirk has played a 1979 Gibson Flying V. In celebration of his amazing career, Gibson Custom introduces the Kirk Hammett Flying V, a meticulous recreation of Kirk’s own Flying V and trusted companion throughout his playing career with Metallica, the biggest metal band in music history. This tribute to Kirk Hammett’s achievements will be produced in strictly limited numbers: 50 guitars will be aged and signed by the artist himself, with a further 100 guitars aged only.

To recreate the Kirk Hammett Flying V in intricate detail, the acclaimed luthiers at Gibson Custom digitally scanned Kirk’s original 1979 Flying V and precisely measured every significant specification, sparing no effort in the task of reproducing this iconic guitar’s tone, feel and mojo for a limited number of players. The body is crafted from a single piece of resonant mahogany, with a glued-in, three-piece, quarter-sawn mahogany neck. The rosewood fingerboard carries 22 jumbo Jescar frets, as used on Kirk’s own guitar, and pearloid dot inlays. In a similar nod to absolute accuracy, it is topped with a rounded ’70s V headstock with no headstock veneer, and the Gibson logo is engraved on the enlarged, white truss rod cover. The neck profile is carved to the fast but comfortable shape of Kirk’s own guitar, and like many Flying Vs from the ’70s, it has a relatively narrow width of 1.562” at the nut, widening to 1.975” at the 12th fret. A luscious black Ebony finish is hand-sprayed in genuine nitrocellulose lacquer, then hand-aged to mirror the appearance of this legendary guitarist’s own instrument.

The Kirk Hammett Flying V is powered by Kirk’s choice of an EMG™ 81® in the bridge position and an EMG™ H® in the neck position. These scorching active pickups yield sizzling lead tones and thick, rich, bluesy tones, respectively, all with unprecedented sustain and clarity. They are routed through the ’70s Flying V’s complement of two independent volume controls and a single master tone, with traditional three-way switch for pickup selection. The chromed hardware is all aged to match the wear of Kirk’s own treasured Flying V, and includes a modified tune-o-matic-style bridge (using Stars Guitars engineering, with permission) with stopbar tailpiece, and Schaller™ M6® tuners. Each guitar comes protected in a red fur-lined Custom Shop case and includes a leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity, related care and adjustment literature, and is covered by Gibson Custom’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Act now to reserve your Kirk Hammett Flying V at your authorized Gibson dealer. Only 150 guitars in total will be made available—50 aged and signed by the artist, 100 aged—and they are bound to go fast.