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Kirk Hammett “Greeny” 1959 Les Paul Standard




Three Legendary Guitarists, One Legendary Guitar

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail.

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 t . . .

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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



Medium Jumbo

Nut Material


Nut Width

42.86 mm / 1.687 in


Reissue Trapezoid


Glued In, Set Neck; Hide Glue Fit

Body Style

Les Paul

Body Shape

Les Paul

Body Material

Lightweight Mahogany


Figured Maple

Body Finish

Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer






Lightweight Nickel Stop Bar

Tuning Machines



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


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


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


Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case


Certificate of Authenticity, Gibson Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion

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