Gary Moore’s Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop “Class 5”

Gary Moore used this guitar for a couple of songs at the tribute concert for Phil Lynott in Dublin on August 20, 2005 [Gary Moore and Friends: One Night in Dublin – A Tribute to Phil Lynott]. The concert featured guest appearances from three Thin Lizzy guitarists Scott Gorham, Eric Bell, and Brian Robertson as well Brian Downey ex Thin Lizzy drummer.

Gary Moore – Tribute to Phil Lynott 2005

The exact model of this Les Paul is somewhat of a mystery, but most of the specs seem to fit the description of a Custom Shop Class 5 model – many of which often feature a highly figured maple top. Gary’s guitar also seems to have been finished in a custom paint – which is either translucent black or blue (hard to tell due to stage lighting).

This guitar is presently on display at the OhYeah music center in Belfast.


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