Is this our first look at a Gibson Kirk Hammett Flying V?

Kirk Hammett
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It’s been six months since Gibson announced its new partnership with Kirk Hammett, and while many of us are starting to get restless as we wait for the resulting electric guitar collection, it looks as though our patience is about to finally pay off.

Because, if our hypothesis is correct, the Metallica maestro may have just given us a first glimpse at his upcoming Gibson Flying V signature guitar in all its purple glory.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.