Gibson and Epiphone have teamed up with singer, songwriter and guitarist Noel Gallagher to re-create his 1960 Gibson ES-355 guitar and the Epiphone Riviera. Gibson has launched a limited run of 200 pieces of Gallagher's main ES-355 electric guitar.
“Fuck me, what a guitar!” said Noel Gallagher of the 1960 Gibson ES-355. “I’ve actually sent my main one back to storage, something I haven’t done since the day I bought it. That’s how good it is!”
“That guitar played a part on so many songs in the nineties, it’s ridiculous,” he added of the Epiphone Riviera. “The Epiphone is excellent, really very good… sounds exactly like my original one; it’s a belter!”
Since the late ‘90s the 1960 Gibson ES-355 has been Gallagher’s main live guitar and continues to grace stages around the world.
The recreated model incorporates a multi-ply bound maple body, a mahogany neck and ebony fretboard, a Varitone switch and a Bigsby B7 vibrato tailpiece.
A reproduced handwritten lyric sheet, a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, and a custom Bear Strap (exactly like Gallagher's) are also included.