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Noel Gallagher reveals details of Gibson guitar collaboration

The guitars are based on those from Gallagher's own collection

By Sam Moore

Noel Gallagher plays a red Gibson guitar on stage on 2005
Noel Gallagher performs with the red Gibson guitar in the US, 2005 (Picture: Wikimedia Creative Commons).

Noel Gallagher has revealed more details about his collaboration with Gibson for two new custom guitars.

The former Oasis guitarist has unveiled two models of guitar, both of which are inspired by instrumnets from Gallagher’s own extensive collection.

The Noel Gallagher 1960 ES-355 will be limited to only 200 units worldwide and took inspiration from the musician’s original ES-355. Gallagher purchased that guitar in London in 1997 and it has been a staple on his recordings and live performances ever since.

The guitar is available to purchase online for £8,595. The piece also comes with a handwritten lyric sheet, a certificate of authenticity, a custom strap and a brown and pink hardshell case.

The other custom guitar is the Noel Gallagher Riviera Epiphone guitar in Dark Wine Red which is based on Gallagher’s original 1983 Riviera.

Gibson were granted access to Gallagher’s instrument to add historically accurate elements to the reproduction, including an ‘E’ appointment on the pick guard, a truss rod cover and a brown sound hole label. Gallagher’s signature also appears on the back of the headstock.

This model can be purchased for £772 and comes in both right and left handed editions.

Gallagher recently confirmed he was hard at work on another High Flying Birds album which has taken inspiration from David Bowie.

Talking to the Daily Star, Gallagher said: “I’d sit up late at night doing [Bowie’s] voice, ‘If this song sounds like David Bowie, then I’m going to sing it like David Bowie until I’ve written it’.”

He also said: “There is a track on the album called ‘Dead To The World’, which is one of the best songs I have ever written.”

Gallagher has not released an album since 2017’s ‘Who Built the Moon?’ which became his 10th consecutive number one dating back to Oasis’ debut ‘Definitely Maybe’.