LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Noel Gallagher of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds performs at OVO Arena Wembley on December 14, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Baker/Getty Images)

Noel Gallagher has teamed up with Gibson to create an exclusive series of Gibson ’78 Les Paul Customs, marking a collaboration that intertwines music, charity, and iconic guitar craftsmanship.

The renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist, and former Oasis frontman partnered with the legendary guitar manufacturer to commemorate the grand opening of the Gibson Garage in London. This partnership also serves as a fundraiser for charity.

Inspired by the original guitar gifted to Gallagher by Johnny Marr and prominently featured in Oasis performances and recordings, including the memorable ‘Whatever’ music video, the limited edition run consists of 20 signed Gibson ’78 Les Paul Custom guitars.

These guitars will be exclusively available to attendees on the opening day of the flagship store in central London on Saturday, February 24. Gallagher and Gibson have committed to donating all proceeds from the sales to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Speaking about the collaboration, Gallagher expressed his fondness for the Les Paul Custom and his satisfaction with the reissues. Each guitar features a lightly aged Ebony finish by the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab and bears Gallagher’s signature.

Lee Bartram, Head of Marketing for EU and UK at Gibson Brands, emphasized the significance of supporting such a worthy cause, echoing Gibson’s longstanding relationship with the Teenage Cancer Trust. Jane Ashton, Head of Music and Entertainment at Teenage Cancer Trust, acknowledged Gallagher’s enduring support for the charity and highlighted the impact of the funds raised on young cancer patients’ lives.

The Gibson Garage in London marks a milestone as the first-ever Gibson flagship store outside of the US, following the success of the Nashville location.

In addition to the guitar release, Gallagher is set to perform at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig at Royal Albert Hall, alongside acts such as The Chemical Brothers and Young Fathers. This performance holds sentimental value for Gallagher, as it comes full circle from his participation in the charity’s inaugural event in 2000.