The brand recreates the iconic 1959 “Greeny” Les Paul Standard Burst guitar.
Gibson has released its official worldwide debut and collaborates with legendary guitarist Kirk Hammett for Metallica’s multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band. No other guitar has achieved legendary status like the magical 1959 “Greeny” Les Paul Standard. Now owned by Kirk Hammett, this marks the first time that Gibson has partnered with Hammett to create “Greeny” for audiences around the world to enjoy in both available Gibson Custom Shop versions. And in a Les Paul Standard version from Gibson next month, the Kirk Hammett “Greeny” lineup is available through premium Gibson dealers and on Gibson.com.
“I am so honored and grateful for this opportunity with Gibson,” Hammett said. “To be able to share some of the mojo at ‘Greenie’ means so much to me. It’s exciting to know that anyone can experience some ‘Greeny’ magic. I think these models are just as inspiring as the originals. And hope you do too!”
“We are excited to continue the evolution of Greeny with the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Aged Kirk Hammett ‘Greeny’ 1959 Les Paul Standard, and on April 11th we will be introducing the Gibson Kirk Hammett ‘Greeny’ Les Paul Standard,” said Cesar Gueiian, President. The Gibson brand adds, “Kirk has inspired musicians for decades, starting with his 1979 Gibson Flying V, and over the years has expanded his collection to include Gibson guitars. Multiple Generations Over the 10 years since he became Greeny’s handler, he has incorporated the Greeny voice into everything he does. making it the main voice of his Metallica songs on records and stage performances around the world. and as i said before We are just getting started!”
The story of “Greeny” is shrouded in mystery. But only a handful of guitars made the mark. The Greeny is one of the most iconic original Les Paul Standards ever made. Originally owned by Peter Green, it was used throughout his time working on Fleetwood Mac and later sold to Gary Moore, who used it for three decades with Thin Lizzy and on. as a solo artist Now owned by Kirk Hammett, Greeny has passed through the hands of three legendary guitarists. Part of the distinctive sound comes from the center switch position out of phase due to the neck pickup’s reversed magnetic polarity.
The 1959 Kirk Hammett “Greeny” Les Paul Standard from the Gibson Custom Shop is artfully aged to match the original by Murphy Lab and was inspired by this legendary guitar. With Indian Rosewood fingerboards, Custom Shop Greeny offers players around the world the opportunity to experience the wonders of “Greeny” for themselves. The Gibson Custom Shop “Greeny” comes with a special Lifton-issued five-engraved hard case. New with brown leather exterior and pink interior.
Inspired by this legendary guitar, the Kirk Hammett “Greeny” Les Paul Standard will be released April 11. Gibson Kirk Hammett “Greeny” Les Paul Standard comes with an Original Series hard shell case.