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Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul

Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul  ·  Source: Gibson

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The Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul has now officially been revealed and is the latest Collectors Edition of the fabled guitar. A guitar owned by three very famous guitarists and with plenty of well-documented history.

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Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul

This Gibson Collectors Edition Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul is based on the 1959 Les Paul Standard once owned by Peter Green and Gary Moore. The guitar now resides with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, after he purchased it from the previous UK owner.

Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul

Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul

Greeny

As I mentioned above, previously this guitar was owned by Peter Green, who played it throughout his time with Fleetwood Mac and later sold it to Gary Moore, who used it for three decades with Thin Lizzy and then as a solo artist. It has always been known as Greeny since Peter Green was the original owner.

Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul

Greeny

USA Only

Due to the Brazilian rosewood fretboard, this new recreation will only be available in the United States. Only 50 models will be hand-made by the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville. I would, therefore, expect the price of these highly limited-run guitars to skyrocket in the years to come.

Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul

Sperzel tuners

Scanned

Gibson has scanned the original Greeny and colour matched the finish as well, so it should look and feel exactly like the guitar that Kirk Hammett owns. This replica, also means it has things like modern-day Sperzel tuners.

Guitar Specifications

  • Lightweight mahogany body
  • 2-Piece figured maple top
  • Single ply cream binding, top and fretboard
  • ABR-1 Bridge
  • Lightweight nickel Stop Bar tailpiece
  • Sperzel tuners
  • Knobs: 2 True Historic Gold, 2 True Historic Gold with Silver Insert
  • Nickel/Chrome/Black Plating

The “Reversed’ Pickup

The neck pickup is a Custom Greeny Humbucker with a Flipped Alnico 2 magnet and is reverse mounted. Whilst the bridge model is a Custom Greeny Humbucker with an Alnico 2 magnet. It uses Bumblebee capacitors and vintage audio taper potentiometers.

Each guitar will include the following case candy:

  • Custom Brown Kirk Hammett ‘Green, Moore Hammett’ Leather Case
  • Custom Pick Tin with Six Jim Dunlop Kirk Hammett Jazz III picks (Three Green, Three Purple)
  • Custom Black Leather Strap
  • Certificate of Authenticity with a Signed Photo of Kirk Hammett by Photographer Ross Halfin

Special Night

Gibson is offering what they are calling a once-in-a-lifetime package. Included is the Collector’s Edition Kirk Hammett “Greeny” 1959 Les Paul Standard guitar hand-made, an evening with Kirk Hammett, and a visit to Gibson’s World Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. If you want to go this route, then apply online from the link below.

They are out on 12 November 2022 and you have to ring up Gibson for the price. With many interested parties in the USA reporting, it costs $50,000!

MSRP – TBC (supposedly $50k) 

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6 responses to “Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul announced”

    SA says:
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    There’s an actual market for $50K replicas? And an expectation that $50K replicas will appreciate in value after boomers have…moved on? Probably a really nice guitar, anyway.

      Jef says:
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      I would guess that the market for 50 close copies with an official Gibson stamp of approval will appeal to some people. It does nothing for me, but I am not the target audience for a replica guitar like these. They will all end up ‘case queens’ and never get played anyway. I’d rather buy a guitar and play it to death. I wonder if they will also simulate the two headstock breaks that Greeny has had in its lifetime.

    Dun says:
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    Gibson should be a shame for releasing this guitar. It was already released in 2010 as collectors Choice #1 Greeny as a limited edition. Now being re released at 45k more expensive. Gibson, all the respect I had for you as a brand is gone.

    JP says:
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    *Rolls eyes*

    (All I can be bothered to do at this latest entirely predictable Gibson ‘news’)

    Alex says:
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    Yeah what a shame “ shows Gibson desperate for sales you don’t see Chevy replicate the 59 Chevy

    Alan C says:
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    Haven’t Gibson issued this guitar before as the Melvyn Franks CC#1 model? Is this another money grabbing idea to make a guitar that will hang on an accountant’s wall?

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