Noel Gallagher and Gibson Collaborate for Charity Guitars

by Patria

Noel Gallagher, renowned musician and former Oasis guitarist, has collaborated with Gibson to introduce 20 signed ’78 Les Paul Custom guitars for a charitable cause.

In commemoration of the Grand Opening of the Gibson Garage London, Gallagher has personally signed a limited run of these guitars. They will be exclusively available for purchase in person at the official opening of the new flagship store on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Proceeds from the sale of these guitars will be directed towards the Teenage Cancer Trust, an organization for which Gallagher serves as an ambassador.

The design of the guitar draws inspiration from a similar one gifted to Gallagher by his friend Johnny Marr, formerly of The Smiths. Marr, aged 60, recently revealed that he stopped drinking alcohol after amiably agreeing to replace the smashed-up guitar he had given to Gallagher.

This act of generosity echoes Marr’s previous gesture towards Bernard Butler of Suede, highlighting Marr’s penchant for lending support to fellow musicians.

Reflecting on Marr’s kindness, Gallagher expressed his gratitude, stating, “The Les Paul Custom that Johnny gave me in 1994 was always one of my favorite guitars and it carries a lot of history. The reissues are great, they feel almost identical. I am delighted they are being sold to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Lee Bartram, Head of Marketing, EU and UK, Gibson Brands, emphasized the significance of supporting charitable causes, particularly one close to Gallagher’s heart. Bartram remarked, “As Gibson continues the relationship with Noel Gallagher, there is no better way to start 2024 than by supporting a truly amazing cause which is close to both our hearts and minds.”

In alignment with Gibson’s commitment to philanthropy, Jane Ashton, Head of Music and Entertainment at Teenage Cancer Trust, expressed gratitude for the collaboration. She noted, “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.”

The Gibson Garage London, situated at 61-62 Eastcastle St, London, UK (one block from Oxford Street), will serve as the venue for this exclusive sale. Operating hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.

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