Gibson have announced the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard, a new guitar honouring the late music legend.
Moore’s playing with Skid Row, Thin Lizzy and his solo work virtually defined high-octane blues-rock, coining a signature tone that thousands have sought to emulate. Across three decades of playing, his weapon of choice remained the mighty Les Paul, one of which was the legendary ’59 Burst originally owned by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green.
The new Gary Moore Les Paul Standard features many details reminiscent of the famed Peter Green Les Paul, formerly played by Moore and now owned by collector Melvyn Franks.
From its highly flamed maple top with Lemonburst finish, to its traditional Les Paul Model headstock with signature truss-rod cover, to its mismatched amber and gold top-hat knobs, the guitar offers uncompromising looks. Other features include the BurstBucker Pro humbucking pickups via Orange Drop tone caps, all anchored with quality TonePros hardware.
Gary died February 6, 2011 at the age of 58.