The Gibson Gary Moore Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar pays homage to a true blues-rock legend, Gary Moore. This remarkable instrument was designed by Gibson USA with all of Moore’s preferred specifications. Many details, including a reverse-mounted neck pickups, are reminiscent of the Peter Green Les Paul formerly played by Gary Moore.
With a highly flamed maple top with Lemonburst finish, traditional Les Paul Model headstock with signature truss-rod cover, and mismatched amber and gold top-hat knobs, the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard offers uncompromising looks. Gibson also loads this guitar with BurstBucker Pro humbuckers and Orange Drop tone caps for true vintage warmth, bite and vibe! TonePros hardware gives the finishing touches to an axe that is fit to carry the name, Gary Moore.
Gibson Gary Moore Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Features
Body and Neck
- Mahogany body with figured grade-AA maple top
- Mahogany neck with rounded ’50s profile
- Granadillo fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
- BurstBucker Pro pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Orange Drop tone capacitors
- TonePros Kluson green-key tuners with 16:1 ratio
Rooted in Les Paul tradition, the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard is topped with carved figured Grade-AA maple, and has a back crafted from Grade-A mahogany. To better show of the luscious nitrocellulose Lemonburst finish, the body carries no binding or pickguard. It is strategically weight-relieved for great comfort. The neck is made from quarter-sawn Grade-A mahogany and carved to a rounded ’50s profile. It is topped with an unbound Granadillo fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional acrylic trapezoid inlays.
Pickups and Electronics
The two BurstBucker Pro pickups on the Gary Moore signature Les Paul blend the best of Gibson’s hallowed PAF humbuckers with the versatility required by today’s high-gain rockers. These pickups are made with Alnico V magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire and are wax potted to withstand high volume levels without microphonic squeal. The neck pickup is reversed in its mounting, in recognition of a similar modification to Peter Green’s Les Paul. The guitar carries the traditional control layout, with Orange Drop tone capacitors, and mismatched amber and gold top hat knobs on the neck and bridge pickup controls respectively.
Hardware and Appointments
Gibson loads the guitar with a TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece with locking mounting hardware along with TonePros Kluson green-key tuners to comprise a first-class hardware set. Wrap it up in a Gibson hardshell case, owner’s manual, adjustment literature, and Gibson USA’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, and it’s a fitting tribute to the man himself!
From his scorching playing with Skid Row and Thin Lizzy to his incendiary solo work, Gary Moore produced some of the most powerful guitar performances known to stage and studio from the mid ’70s right up until his untimely death in 2011. Throughout his career, Moore 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.