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Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny LP Std

Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny LP Std  ·  Source: Gibson


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.”

Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny LP Std

Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny LP Std

This is accompanied by a mahogany neck along with a rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays and a vintage 50s neck profile.

Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny LP Std

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.


Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny LP Std

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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.

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3 responses to “Gibson Kirk Hammett “Greeny” Les Paul Standard”

    JP says:

    A more cynical person might think Gibson had planned in advance to release this and the V as a way of jumping on the marketing bandwagon of a new Metallica album. Perish the thought…

    Bigguy4u says:

    Gibson using an artist to sell guitars before an album release? That’s the whole point.

    Typically I have to roll my eyes at people who whine and complain about Gibsons prices. Typically I truly believe they are a good deal. Set neck, flame top, nitro, binding. PLEK’d and machined hardware. That’s not available at comparable prices (see PRS) from anyone else.

    But $4k for the Les Paul Standar is a sad statement for the state of the economy .

    It’s a cool guitar. But you can pick up an R7/8 in that ball park and have the hand made aspect.

      JP says:

      I don’t whine and complain about Gibson’s prices, at least not for their standard ranges. But I am utterly fed up with the focus on artist replicas.

      As a wise person once said, don’t aspire to be the next Kirk Hammett/Billie Joe Armstrong/Slash (etc etc etc). Aspire to be the first you.

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