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Gibson Custom Peach Commemorative 59 Les Paul Murphy Aged
Posted by John Priest

How has it been 10 years already??? Peach had been going for a while before John and Alan Priest purchased the business in 2006 from the previous owner, Derek Peachey. So to celebrate we decided to work with a few of our manufacturers and collaborate on some special "Commemorative" models.

First up - we really have the guitar that started it all for JP - Peter Green was Johns first guitar idol and of course his legendary guitars status almost proceded his own reputation and we all know the story of how he sold it to Gary Moore and it's now in the posession of Kirk Hammett.

We approached Gibson to see if they could make us a guitar that encompassed the spirit and vibe of the original guitar without it being an exact replica of the Collectors Choice No 1 model and Gibson Custom have seriously come up trumps with this one. If anything this guitar is probably even closer in spec to that original guitar - as the base for this model is a True Historic '59 Les Paul, so naturally it means it's already as close as you can get to an original '59 burst. So we you add a pair of insert knobs and the out of phase, reverse mounted neck pickup, you're straight into that famous Peter Green tone.

This is as close as you can get to the real thing! I actually think these are even better than the original CC#1 as this guitar has the "True Historic" spec changes plus the ageing from Tom Murphy is now as good as it gets. To nail the point home even harder, these guitars have Custom Bucker pickups, which again are the closest you can get to the holy grail of PAF tone.

The lead time for Tom Murphy guitars is getting ridiculous now and i genuinely believe that this has got to be the best specced Custom Shop on the market today.

We ordered the finish to be the same as the CC#1 model - so that's Dirty Lemon Fade with a light/medium brown back.

Sperzel tuners were a no-go, so we went with our favourite Grover Models

In that middle position, you just instantly conjure up that magical Peter Green tone, just swamp it in reverb and you're there!

I actually have a CC#1 in my own collection and this guitar absolutely wipes the floor with it.

There's only going to be 5 in this finish

Each guitar comes with it's own limited edition Peach/Gibson Custom Certificate of authentication.

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A photo posted by @peachguitars onJun 8, 2016 at 9:26am PDT

John Priest
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John Priest

John is one of the company directors and has been involved with Peach since 1998, so the things that he doesn't know about the products we sell, aren't worth knowing, sometimes he knows too much, quite sad really.

John handles a lot of our top end sales. On regular trips to the USA, when attending the NAMM show, or seeing his friends at Suhr, PRS, Gibson Custom and Taylor guitars to name but a few, he'll often hand pick beautiful figured woods for our own special run guitars.

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