Gary modified this guitar by replacing original neck pickup with a white Di Marzio Super Distortion pickup, while rest of it seems to be pretty much all stock.

Gary was seen using this guitar in 1979 with Thin Lizzy at their Top of the Pops performance, and since that’s basically the only time we’ve seen Gary actually play this guitar, it’s very hard to determined the exact model.

[Skid Row (Gary Moore) – An Awful Lot Of Woman / Unco-Up Showband Blues – Live, 1971 (Remastered)] Based on few visual clues the guitar seems to be a modified early 50s goldtop.

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This guitar was used briefly by Gary during his tenure with Skid Row until 1971.

It can be seen on couple of videos recorded during the band performance on German TV music show Beat Club.

The guitar is pretty much stock, except for the neck pickup magnet which has been rotated 180 degrees relative to the bridge pickup – a feature now famously known as a “Peter Green mod”.

This was allegedly done accidentally in the Gibson factory when the guitar was first assembled in 1959, as was concluded by Jol Dantzig who had a chance to examine the guitar in the 80s.

Thanks to one of our readers (thanks Wes) the guitar’s history before it came into Gary’s hands is now known.

It previously belonged to Procol Harum guitarist Robin Trower, who appeared with the Les Paul on numerous occasions until 1970.After leaving Fleetwood Mac in 1970 Peter borrowed the guitar to Gary, as he was sort of a mentor to him in the early years.Gary kept using the guitar for some time, and eventually agreed to buy it from Peter respecting his personal wish that the guitar would have a good home with Moore.He did sell the guitar after almost 40 years of owning it, faced with some major financial problems.The instrument reached around

It previously belonged to Procol Harum guitarist Robin Trower, who appeared with the Les Paul on numerous occasions until 1970.After leaving Fleetwood Mac in 1970 Peter borrowed the guitar to Gary, as he was sort of a mentor to him in the early years.Gary kept using the guitar for some time, and eventually agreed to buy it from Peter respecting his personal wish that the guitar would have a good home with Moore.He did sell the guitar after almost 40 years of owning it, faced with some major financial problems.The instrument reached around $1 million when it was first auctioned in the early 2000s.It can be heard all over his first two solo albums Grinding Stone (1973) and Back On The Streets (1978), and in his work with in Thin Lizzy and Coliseum II.

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It previously belonged to Procol Harum guitarist Robin Trower, who appeared with the Les Paul on numerous occasions until 1970.

After leaving Fleetwood Mac in 1970 Peter borrowed the guitar to Gary, as he was sort of a mentor to him in the early years.

Gary kept using the guitar for some time, and eventually agreed to buy it from Peter respecting his personal wish that the guitar would have a good home with Moore.

He did sell the guitar after almost 40 years of owning it, faced with some major financial problems.

The instrument reached around $1 million when it was first auctioned in the early 2000s.

It can be heard all over his first two solo albums Grinding Stone (1973) and Back On The Streets (1978), and in his work with in Thin Lizzy and Coliseum II.

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It previously belonged to Procol Harum guitarist Robin Trower, who appeared with the Les Paul on numerous occasions until 1970.

After leaving Fleetwood Mac in 1970 Peter borrowed the guitar to Gary, as he was sort of a mentor to him in the early years.

Gary kept using the guitar for some time, and eventually agreed to buy it from Peter respecting his personal wish that the guitar would have a good home with Moore.

He did sell the guitar after almost 40 years of owning it, faced with some major financial problems.

million when it was first auctioned in the early 2000s.It can be heard all over his first two solo albums Grinding Stone (1973) and Back On The Streets (1978), and in his work with in Thin Lizzy and Coliseum II.