Metallica’s Kirk Hammett launches signature 1979 Flying V guitar with Gibson

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Another day, another Gibson signature Kirk Hammett guitar.

After launching the 1959 Les Paul Standard — based on his beloved “Greeny” guitar — last week, the Metallica shredder is now putting out a recreation of his 1979 Gibson Flying V.

Only 200 of the Flying Vs were made, each of which will set you back $14,999 — a relative bargain compared to the $19,999 Les Paul.

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If you have thoughts on Hammett’s Flying V, or anything Metallica-related, there’s a chance at least one band member knows about them. In an interview with Metal Hammer, Lars Ulrich shares that he does indeed read online comments.

“If you decide to go down into the comment sections, at least for me, you have to prepare yourself for not taking any of it overly personally,” Ulrich says. “You have to kind of remove yourself from it. But I’d like to challenge anybody in a band to say they don’t look at comments.”

(Video contains uncensored profanity.) 

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