Gary Moore’s 1980s Charvel Custom “Leopard”

Seen around 1980 on a few photoshoots and in the video for the G-Force song, “Hot Gossip”. Based on the logo on the headstock, the guitar seems to have been made by Charvel and was likely among the first few that Gary ever received from Grover Jackson.

G-Force – Hot Gossip

Not a lot to be said about this guitar, unfortunately, except for a few things that are obvious from the photos available. It was finished in custom paint featuring a leopard pattern, it featured two humbuckers (probably a pair of DiMarzios), a maple neck, and a transparent plastic pickguard.


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Fred Mertz
Fred Mertz
4 months ago

This wasn’t painted, it was actually a fur covering wrapped around the guitar.