Gibson have teamed up with Kirk Hammett and his beloved Greeny Les Paul for a faithful replica of the 1959 guitar. The Greeny is available now as a Gibson Custom Shop version and a Les Paul Standard version later next month.
“I am very honored and grateful for this opportunity with Gibson,” says Kirk Hammett. “To be able to share some of that mojo which ‘Greeny’ has means a lot to me. It’s exciting to know that anyone can experience some of that ‘Greeny’ magic. I truly think these models are just as inspiring as the original 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 11 we’ll also be releasing the Gibson Kirk Hammett ‘Greeny’ Les Paul Standard,” adds Cesar Gueikian, Gibson Brand President.
“Kirk has been inspiring musicians for decades, starting with his 1979 Gibson Flying V, and over the years expanding his collection across many Gibson guitars. Over the last 10 years since he became the custodian of Greeny, he has incorporated the Greeny sound into everything he does, making it a staple of his Metallica sound on records and on stages around the world. And as I said before, we’re just getting started!”
Greeny is Murphy Lab aged and features a lightweight Mahogany Body with Figured Top, custom Greeny Profile Mahogany neck, Indian Rosewood fretboard, and a Custom Greeny Bucker with Flipped Alnico 2 Magnet; Reverse Mounted in the neck and Custom Greeny Bucker Alnico 2 Magnet i the bridge.
The Custom Shop version is available here for $19,999.