Gibson has built Kirk Hammett a replica of his “Greeny” 1959 Les Paul Standard

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Kirk Hammett has gone on record numerous times about his love for Greeny, his 1959 Les Paul ‘burst electric guitar that was famously owned by Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green, and later Gary Moore.

Now, apparently, that one-of-a-kind LP has a twin. Hammett recently posted a photo on his official Instagram page of a second “Greeny,” this one a new recreation custom-made for the guitarist by Gibson. The guitar clearly features the same reversed neck pickup configuration – for that classic middle-position Greeny tone – and also some different wear patterns.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.