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19 February 2024

Noel Gallagher Announces Custom Guitar Range For Teenage Cancer Trust

Noel Gallagher puts the finishing touches to one of his new custom guitars
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Noel Gallagher has teamed up with Gibson for a limited, signed range of ’78 Les Paul Custom guitars.

The guitars will only be available for purchase at the official opening day of the new flagship store, the Gibson Garage London, on 24 February 2024 and just 20 guitars will be available. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to support Teenage Cancer Trust.

The design of the Noel Gallagher ’78 Custom Les Paul guitars draws inspiration from the instrument originally gifted to Noel by The SmithsJohnny Marr. The instrument was prominently featured during Noel’s time in Oasis, notably in the music video for the 1994 classic Whatever.

Crafted by the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab, the Noel Gallagher ’78 Les Paul Custom guitars boast an aged Ebony finish, with each guitar personally signed by Gallagher.

“The Les Paul Custom that Johnny gave me in 1994 was always one of my favourite guitars, and it carries a lot of history,” Gallagher said in a new statement. “The reissues are great, they feel almost identical. I am delighted they are being sold to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

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“Teenage Cancer Trust’s musical history started in 2000 with the launch of our iconic annual series of shows at the Royal Albert Hall. Noel Gallagher was there for that very first performance, and as an ambassador of the charity, has been relentless in his support of young people with cancer ever since,” says Jane Ashton, Head of Music and Entertainment, Teenage Cancer Trust.

She continues: “These guitars are steeped in their own musical history, celebrating the iconic moment one British music legend gifted a priceless guitar to another, like the handing of a baton. Our sincere thanks to Gibson Guitars, long-term supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust, and our Ambassador Noel Gallagher. The money raised will make an enormous difference in the lives of young people with cancer and could fund two Outreach nurses for an entire year, helping us to reach more young people in the UK no matter where they live.”

Meanwhile, Gallagher has announced a show on 18 March at Bournemouth Academy in addition to his previously announced UK dates, tickets will go on sale here from 9am GMT on Thursday 22 February here.

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