Epiphone Greeny electric guitar

Epiphone ‘Greeny’

For those that can’t get the real one!                             

If you can’t afford the Gibson Kirk Hammett ‘Greeny’ – released this year at c£20,000 – or the original (c£1m plus), you can join the party with the Epiphone ‘Greeny’ retailing at £1499 – bargain!


The story of “Greeny” is shrouded in mystery, but few guitars are as illustrious. Greeny is one of the most iconic original Les Paul™ Standards ever made, with a unique sound as recognizable as the guitar itself.

Previously owned by Peter Green, it was used throughout his time with Fleetwood Mac and later sold to Gary Moore, who used it for three decades with Thin Lizzy and as a solo artist.

Now owned by Kirk Hammett, Greeny has passed through the hands of three legendary guitarists. Its distinctive sound is partly from the out-of-phase middle switch position due to the neck pickup’s reversed magnetic polarity.

Epiphone Greeny

The Epiphone Kirk Hammett “Greeny” Les Paul Standard is a collaboration between Epiphone and the Gibson Custom Shop. This exceptional guitar was inspired by Kirk’s legendary original and allows players around the world the opportunity to experience some of the magic of “Greeny” for themselves.

It features premium components, including Gibson USA Greenybucker pickups with the neck pickup reverse mounted and complete with a reverse polarity magnet, a Switchcraft® pickup selector and 1/4″ output jack, CTS® potentiometers, Mallory™ capacitors, and Grover® Rotomatic® tuners with spade-style buttons on a Gibson-style “open book” headstock.

A vintage-style brown and pink hardshell case is also included.

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