Musikmesse 2016: Epiphone reveals Brent Hinds Flying V Custom guitar

MUSIKMESSE 2016: It's been a long time coming, but Mastodon axe maniac Brent Hinds has finally landed himself an Epiphone signature model, the Ltd Ed Brent Hinds Flying V Custom.

With visual stylings based on Brent's 2005 Gibson Custom Flying V (as seen in our Mastodon rig tour), the sig packs a Silverburst finish on mahogany body, with a mahogany neck, 12" radius ebony fingerboard and Grover Rotomatic 18:1 ratio tuners.

Individual touches come courtesy of the guitarist's heavy-yet-dynamic Lace USA Signature Brent Hinds Hammer Claws humbuckers, and quite-awesome skull logo on the back of the headstock.

There's no word on RRP or availability just yet, but we'll be updating the story as soon as we hear more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.