Kirk Hammett says he prefers the Epiphone Greeny to the $20k Gibson Custom Shop version – here’s why

Kirk Hammett favors the Epiphone Greeny Les Paul over its Custom Shop equivalent
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Kirk Hammett has said that he prefers the Epiphone version of the Greeny Les Paul to its Gibson Custom Shop counterparts, revealing he’s played it far more frequently than the other more expensive models.

Speaking in the new issue of Guitarist about the storied Greeny Les Paul, Hammett discussed the various replica options of the electric guitar hitting the market recently.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.

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