Noel Gallagher signing a '78 Les Paul Custom by Sharon Latham
| February 19, 2024 |

Gibson Partners With Noel Gallagher for Signed ’78 Les Paul Custom

Just 20 units are available—and you’ll have to be at the opening of the Gibson Garage London on February 24th, 2024

In celebration of the grand opening of the Gibson Garage London, Gibson has partnered with Noel Gallagher to release 20 signed Gibson ’78 Les Paul Custom guitars. The 20 instruments will only be available in-person to attendees on the official opening day of the Gibson Garage London: Saturday, February 24th, 2024.

Noel Gallagher and Gibson will donate all profits from the sales of this special run of guitars to support the charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Noel Gallagher ’78 Les Paul Custom guitars are inspired by the guitar originally given to Noel by Johnny Marr that was used extensively for live performances and recording sessions with Oasis, most notably in the video for the 1994 hit single “Whatever.” 

The Noel Gallagher ’78 Les Paul Custom is inspired by an instrument gifted to Noel by Johnny Marr in 1994

These ’78 Les Paul Custom guitars will feature a lightly aged Ebony finish by the Gibson Custom Murphy Lab and each guitar is hand-signed by Noel Gallagher.

“The Les Paul Custom that Johnny gave me in 1994 was always one of my favourite guitars,” Noel Gallagher says. “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.”

“As Gibson continues the relationship with Noel Gallagher there is no better way to start 2024 than by supporting a truly amazing cause that is close to both our hearts and minds,” says Lee Bartram, Head of Marketing, EU and UK, Gibson Brands.

“We have worked closely with The Teenage Cancer Trust for many years, and it’s always an honor and privilege to support them in raising much needed funds and awareness for the work they do.”

The guitar’s most famous appearance was in the promo video for the 1994 Oasis single, “Whatever”

“Teenage Cancer Trust’s musical history started in 2000 with the launch of our iconic annual series of shows at the Royal Albert Hall,” says Jane Ashton, Head of Music and Entertainment, Teenage Cancer Trust.  “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.

“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.”

Gibson Garage London is located at 61-62 Eastcastle St, London, UK (one block from Oxford Street) and is open daily Monday-Saturday from 10:00-7:00 pm and from 12:00-6:00 pm on Sunday.

For the latest news and updates on the Gibson Garage London, follow @GibsonGuitarUK on Instagram.