Monty's Guitars promises a faithful recreation of Peter Green’s tone with its new Bethnal Green humbuckers

Monty's Bethnal Green
(Image credit: Monty's Guitars)

Few Gibson Les Pauls, if any, are as mythical as the Greeny LP. Not only has it been in the hands of Peter Green, Gary Moore and Kirk Hammett, it’s also got a peculiar pickup configuration that has given birth to some truly classic tones.

We’re talking, of course, about Green’s flipped neck humbucker, which is famed for the “out-of-phase” tone it contributes to when utilized alongside the bridge pickup in the middle position.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.