Hold – Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Aged Kirk Hammett “Greeny” 1959 Les Paul Standard

Serial Number: #93960
Weight: 9 lbs 2 oz

The story of “Greeny” is shrouded in mystery, but few guitars are as illustrious. Greeny is one of the most iconic original Les Paul Standards ever made, with a unique sound as recognizable as the guitar itself. Previously owned by Peter Green, it was used throughout his time with Fleetwood Mac and later sold to Gary Moore, who used it for three decades with Thin Lizzy and as a solo artist. Now owned by Kirk Hammett, Greeny has passed through the hands of three legendary guitarists. Its distinctive sound is partly from the out-of-phase middle switch position due to the neck pickup’s reversed magnetic polarity. The Kirk Hammett “Greeny” 1959 Les Paul Standard from the Gibson Custom Shop is artfully aged to match the original by the Murphy Lab and was inspired by this legendary guitar. With its Indian rosewood fretboard, it gives players around the world the opportunity to experience some of the magic of “Greeny” for themselves. A brown/pink Lifton™ reissue 5-latch case is also included.

Other specifications include:

  • Profile Custom Greeny Profile
  • Scale Length 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material 1 Piece Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count 22
  • Frets Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material Nylon
  • Nut Width 42.86 mm / 1.687 in
  • Inlays Reissue Trapezoid
  • Joint Glued In, Set Neck; Hide Glue Fit
  • Body Style Les Paul
  • Body Shape Les Paul
  • Body Material Lightweight Mahogany
  • Top Figured Maple
  • Body Finish Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Finish Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge ABR-1
  • Tailpiece Lightweight Nickel Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines Sperzel
  • Pickguard None – Mounting Holes Drilled
  • Truss Rod Authentic 1950s No-Tube
  • Truss Rod Cover True Historic
  • Control Knobs 2 True Historic Gold, 2 True Historic Gold with Silver Inserts
  • Switch Tip White
  • Switch washer True Historic Cream; Aged Silkscreen
  • Jack Plate Cover Black, Rounded Corner
  • Control Covers Black Reissue
  • Strap Buttons 2 – Strap Locks (Aged)
  • Mounting Rings True Historic Cream (Aged)
  • Pickup Covers Aged Nickel
  • Neck Pickup Custom Greeny Bucker with Flipped Alnico 2 Magnet; Reverse Mounted
  • Bridge Pickup Custom Greeny Bucker Alnico 2 Magnet
  • Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone; Vintage Audio Taper Potentiometers, Hand-wired with Bumblebee Capacitors
  • Pickup Selector 3-way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack 1/4″ Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case
  • Accessories Certificate of Authenticity, Gibson Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion
  • 9 lbs 2 oz
  • #93960

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