Gibson Custom Shop Kirk Hammett Greeny a new Murphy Lab aged $20k version of the iconic ’59 Les Paul Standard.
Murphy Lab Kirk Hammett Greeny
The Gibson Custom Shop Kirk Hammett Greeny Murphy Lab models are the latest cash-in on the Peter Green Les Paul.
This latest version of the iconic 1959 Les Paul Standard is priced at $19,999! Whereas, the previous ultra-limited-run models were $50k each.
Sure, the original guitar was owned by Peter Green and Gary Moore before Metallica’s Kirk Hammett stumped up a load of money to own it. But, these are just modern-day recreations, made to look old.
Custom Greeny Buckers
Each one comes with a set of Custom Greeny Buckers. With a flipped Alnico 2 magnet that is reverse mounted in the neck position and a matching Custom Greeny Bucker Alnico 2 in the bridge position.
Hardware includes the modern-day Sperzel tuners, as used by Kirk Hammett.
These Murphy Lab-aged models come with a lightweight mahogany body and a figured maple top. It also has a custom Greeny profile mahogany neck paired with an Indian Rosewood fretboard.
They ship with a Gibson Custom Shop Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch case, a Certificate of Authenticity and a Gibson Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion.
Not sure I’m convinced by the Murphy Lab’s work after reports from some users of it having serious issues.
MSRP – $19,999
Now that Kirk is part of the Gibson family, we can expect more like this. Gibson has already announced a Standard version for later this year, without the ageing, but with the same Custom Greeny Buckers pickups.
MSRP – TBC