The Gibson Kirk Hammett “Greeny” Les Paul Standard is now available and is currently the most affordable version of the well-known ’59 Burst. It follows on from the two Murphy Lab-aged models and is considerably cheaper than both.
Kirk Hammett “Greeny” Les Paul Standard
The new Kirk Hammett Greeny Les Paul Standard comes without artificial ageing by the in-house Murphy Lab. Nevertheless, it has a nice-looking AAA maple cap with cream binding, on the mahogany body painted in “Greeny Burst.”
This is accompanied by a mahogany neck along with a rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays and a vintage 50s neck profile.
The 22 medium frets are cold-treated, which should make them a little more durable. Two Greenybuckers provide a good range of tones. With the humbucker on the neck rotated in polarity, which can provide interesting out-of-phase sounds.
As always, it is controlled with 2 volume and 2 tone controls.
This model has no Sperzel tuners though and so it is really just a ’59 style Les Paul Standard with a reversed out-of-phase neck pickup.
After the recent Murphy Lab model and the 1979 Flying V reissue, it is certainly becoming very Kirk Hammett-focused over at Gibson this year. I’m guessing we will see an Epiphone model really soon as well.
Another Metallica guitar will no doubt sell well and I can see them being popular with fans.
The “Budget-Greeny” can now be ordered from Thomann at 3999 euros* including a hard case.
Gibson Kirk Hammett "Greeny" LP Std.
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