Gibson Kirk Hammett Greeny

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Anybody see this yet?


Wonder what the price tag will be on this. Sounds like this will be like his ESP Relic guitars where it’s an “exact copy” down to all the little knicks and scratches.

Pretty cool but I was kinda hoping for his V.
 
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Why's it called Greeny? Looks like a Lemon unburst
 

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Peter Green, Gary Moore, now Kirk Hammett.
Apparently the tone didn't survive the headstock break, at least according to Moore before he died.

It's funny that we spent all the time in the Jackson American Series thread arguing about a $2600 guitar being a luxury buy, and now THIS comes along. Probably $50K for a fake-beat-up Les Paul.
 

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Yeah, I was going to say at least $10 to $15K before I saw the Brazilian rosewood spec. With Brazilian, bare minimum of $25K and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it priced at the $50K reported.
 

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If this isn’t evidence that the original Metallica fans are now the older aged “tan pants crowd” I don’t know what is…hard pass
Now if ESP somehow made a hetfield “eet fuk” or “fuk em up” reissue explorer with the proper body and headstock I’d be intrigued
 

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I believe it's the model he got from Peter Green, who got it from either Jimmy Page or Gary Moore? One of the big names either way.
Started off with Peter Green, then it found it's way to Gary Moore in the '70s after he sold it, and then years later Moore sold it in the mid 2000s. Kirk bought it 10 years later after it went through a couple of other collectors IIRC.

FWIW, this'll appeal to more than Metallica fans. You're gonna have Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac, and Gary Moore fans who are gonna wanna check this out as well.

I remember some people joking (or being half serious? :lol: ) that the sole reason Gibson signed Kirk was so they can get a hold of Greeny. :lol:
 

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Peter Green, Gary Moore, now Kirk Hammett.

Started off with Peter Green, then it found it's way to Gary Moore in the '70s after he sold it, and then years later Moore sold it in the mid 2000s. Kirk bought it 10 years later after it went through a couple of other collectors IIRC.

Whoops, so close, but not bad for a guitar that I really have no interest in :lol:
 

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Read from an ultra reliable source that price will very likely be around $50,000...
 

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Started off with Peter Green, then it found it's way to Gary Moore in the '70s after he sold it, and then years later Moore sold it in the mid 2000s. Kirk bought it 10 years later after it went through a couple of other collectors IIRC.

FWIW, this'll appeal to more than Metallica fans. You're gonna have Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac, and Gary Moore fans who are gonna wanna check this out as well.

I remember some people joking (or being half serious? :lol: ) that the sole reason Gibson signed Kirk was so they can get a hold of Greeny. :lol:

I was thinking this same thing. Thought the Gibson thing with Kirk was sort of random, but as soon as I saw this it was like “ahh yeah that’s what they did”. Probably true. And if this does end up being near $50k that’ll be absolutely insane, but par for the course for Gibson it seems.
 

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They already did a reissue of this in the guise of a Gary Moore replica/collectors choice guitar years ago.

It's fine; whatever. People will buy them.
 


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