The 1993 Nashville Series Epiphone Sheraton "Union Jack" Electric Guitar is c... more
The 1993 Nashville Series Epiphone Sheraton "Union Jack" Electric Guitar is closely tied to Noel Gallagher. In this video he can be seen playing it at a gig in Maine Road, Manchester, England in April 1996. An article from Gibson's official site notes that Noel Gallagher took an Epiphone Sheraton and had it refinished with the "Union Jack" (the U.K's national flag). Noel's original model was fitted with a frequensator tailpiece and mini-humbuckers.
In this photo, Noel Gallagher is pictured with his Gibson ES-355 Electric Gui... more
In this photo, Noel Gallagher is pictured with his Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar while performing live. His 355 is fitted with a Bigsby, and appears to have a six-position Varitone switch near the tone and volume knobs (this could indicate the model is the ES-355TD-SV, which was released in 1959).
In an interview from November 2011, when asked what he brings on the road when touring for High Flying Birds, he says, "...the guitars I bring on tour are either 355s or 345s. Those are what I play."
Later in the interview he confirms it is a 1960s model, saying, "Usually, I just pick my 1960's Gibson 355 – that's the basis for everything."
According to Premier Guitar interview, he talks about this guitar a little bit more.
"Talk about your affinity for the Gibson ES-355. I’ve got two or three, and some ES-345s, too. My 1960 ES-355 is the greatest guitar I’ve ever played. It can do anything, and it’s become a part of me. [Ex-Smiths guitarist] Johnny Marr no less picked it up in the studio, then looked like a startled wizard because of how great the guitar is. I got the 355 a while back for 4,000 pounds, and it’s the best 4,000 pounds I’ve ever spent. I’ve taken the guitar on four or five world tours and beat the living daylights out of it, but it still sounds and plays incredible. I’m in awe of the guitar. I put it second to my wife only because I can have sex with her. If I could have sex with that guitar, I’m not sure which I’d choose."
In an interview with guitar.com, he confirms that this is a 1960 model, saying, “My favourite electric guitar I bought in the 90s,” he says without hesitation. “It’s the 1960 Gibson 355 that I played in Oasis. I don’t play it so much nowadays, because the music I’m writing is different and I’m going for a different sound. But if push came to shove, that guitar is priceless for the amount of tunes that I wrote on it.”
In this photo, Gallagher is visible playing the Takamine EF-400S, which he us... more
In this photo, Gallagher is visible playing the Takamine EF-400S, which he used during the "Definitely Maybe" era.
Noel used this guitar a lot during the 90's performances of "Wonderwall" and ... more
Noel used this guitar a lot during the 90's performances of "Wonderwall" and other songs he played acoustically. He was also pictured with this guitar for "Merry Christmas Everybody" cover. Also, one of the most notable performances with this guitar is definitely the Earls Court performance of "Wonderwall".
Noel’s first Gibson Les Paul was a 1960 spec sunburst model which he borrowed... more
Noel’s first Gibson Les Paul was a 1960 spec sunburst model which he borrowed from Johnny Marr (Originally a 1952 Gibson Les Paul standard Goldtop converted to 60 spec) – ex-guitarist of The Smiths. Noel wrote and recorded “Slide Away” and “Live Forever” on this guitar. Unfortunately he broke the guitar’s neck at the heel in 1994 in Newcastle when a fan climbed on the stage and Noel smacked the fan with the guitar.
According to Johnny Marr, he definitely recorded Live Forever with one.
As Marr said, this guitar is visible in the music video for Live Forever.
In this video of Oasis playing a gig in 1996, Noel Gallagher can be seen play... more
In this video of Oasis playing a gig in 1996, Noel Gallagher can be seen playing a Gibson SG electric guitar during the song "Cum On Feel the Noize". 4:12 into the video provides a decent look at the guitar.
Noel Gallagher used two different Gibson Flying V guitars while in Oasis. T... more
Noel Gallagher used two different Gibson Flying V guitars while in Oasis. The first was a 1989 Gibson Flying V, loaned to Noel by Johnny Marr. Noel used Marr's Flying V to specifically record Cigerattes and Alcohol and also used it throughout the recording of Definitly Maybe. Photographer Michael Spencer Jones took pictures of Noel using this guitar in the studio in Jan 1994 while recording Definitely Maybe. Noel Gallagher acquired his own 1997 Gibson Flying V and used it in the "D'You Know What I Mean?" official music video. The Flying V he's using has a black finish and a white pickguard, and a capo on the second fret.
Noel Gallagher used the Gibson Silver Florentine electric guitar live during ... more
Noel Gallagher used the Gibson Silver Florentine electric guitar live during the "Be Here Now" tour, as pictured in this photo. The guitar features a hollow Les Paul-styled body, custom pearl silver paint and the usual dual humbuckers.
In this promotional photo, Noel Gallagher can be seen holding a red Gibson Tr... more
In this promotional photo, Noel Gallagher can be seen holding a red Gibson Trini Lopez electric guitar. In an interview where he talks about his gear and guitars on his band High Flying Birds, when asked about using the Trini Lopez, Noel Gallagher says, "I haven't used the Trini Lopez on a track since Don't Believe The Truth, and the Sheraton I haven't used since Morning Glory, really." (original interview found here).
The other person in the photo is Gem Archer.
This guitar was also used during the performance of "Wonderwall", on Glastonbury 2004. He is visible playing that guitar on 0:44 minute mark.
For recording the Oasis’s 1994 debut album “Definitely Maybe” Noel used Epiph... more
For recording the Oasis’s 1994 debut album “Definitely Maybe” Noel used Epiphone guitars, mostly because he was unemployed prior to recording and was not able to purchase a Gibson.
This was a stock Epiphone Les Paul in cherry sunburst. It can be seen in Supersonic music video. (timestamp : 0:44)
Early Oasis gigs were also played with this guitar. Famous "Splash" gig was played with an Epiphone Les Paul Standard.
Both Noel and Bonehead started plaing Rivieras on “Definitively Maybe”. Noel’... more
Both Noel and Bonehead started plaing Rivieras on “Definitively Maybe”. Noel’s guitar was from the early 70?s and equpped with two full-sized humbuckers (Rivieras usually have mini-humbuckers), and a Tune-O-Matic bridge. This guitar can be seen in Oasis’ live gig on David Letterman’s Show in 1995, and it was his main guitar during that year.
In the late 1996, and during the 1997 tour, Noel played a tobacco burst Shera... more
In the late 1996, and during the 1997 tour, Noel played a tobacco burst Sheraton with frequensator tailpiece and two mini-humbuckers.
This guitar was played during Oasis' infamous 1996 Knebworth Park concert, during the song "Slide Away". Another famous concert he used this guitar on was 1997 G-Mex Concert, and "Stand By Me" is a notable example. Around 17:30 minute mark, this Sheraton II can be seen.
Noel Gallagher uses a Rickenbacker 330 Electric Guitar in Mapleglo finish, wi... more
Noel Gallagher uses a Rickenbacker 330 Electric Guitar in Mapleglo finish, with a rosewood neck. In this video of Oasis performing "Who Feels Love?" live, Noel plays the rhythm guitar part on his Rickenbacker 330. The guitar can be seen throughout the video, but particularly well starting at 4:58 onwards, where the camera zooms in for a closeup, showing the two stickers Noel has placed on the guitar (a green peace sign sticker on the top horn, and a sticker of a blue circle with two bird heads facing each other with the writing "BC" in the middle on the pickguard). This performance is originally from the Oasis - Familiar to Millions: Live At Wembley concert film.
In this video of Oasis performing the song Go Let It Out, Noel Gallagher can ... more
In this video of Oasis performing the song Go Let It Out, Noel Gallagher can be seen playing a Pink Paisley Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar. The performance took place at Wembley Stadium in 2000, and was also filmed as the opening track to the Oasis live concert film "Familiar to Millions". In the video the guitar can clearly be seen at 0:08 as Noel begins playing the rhythm part of Go Let It Out. Another great shot is at 0:13, where details can be seen such as the maple neck and lack of pickguard
In this photo, Noel Gallagher can be seen with a Gibson J-150 acoustic guitar... more
In this photo, Noel Gallagher can be seen with a Gibson J-150 acoustic guitar, adorned with an Adidas sticker along the neck near the sound hole.
Along with Gibson J-150 he has, he also used this guitar, mainly for semi-acoustic gigs with Gem Archer, and it is visible in many songs like "Slide Away" and so on. This guitar was also used for renditions of "Don't Look Back In Anger", most famously in Argentina, in 2009. Also, this guitar was used for "Wonderwall", also, with semi-acoustic gig in Royal Albert Hall back in 2007.
After Oasis' breakup, this guitar disappeared, as Noel switched to Martin D-28 instead. But it didn't disappear completely, because in this video of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performing "The Death You And Me". Some people say that this guitar was smashed by Liam, when they were preparing for Paris 2009 concert, which never really happened, because that was the time they had an argument and broke up.
In an article by Gibson, it is noted that Noel Gallagher owns a Gibson J-45. ... more
In an article by Gibson, it is noted that Noel Gallagher owns a Gibson J-45. Original article here.
In this video of Oasis performing an acoustic rendition of "Live Forever" liv... more
In this video of Oasis performing an acoustic rendition of "Live Forever" live on MTV in 1994, Noel Gallagher is strumming an Epiphone EJ-200. Epiphone EJ-200 was Noel's acoustic for recording some songs on "Definitely Maybe".
From a MusicRadar interview dated November 14, 2011, Noel Gallagher talks abo... more
From a MusicRadar interview dated November 14, 2011, Noel Gallagher talks about the Martin D-28 he plays:
NG: "That's right. It's a D-28, and I bought it brand-new in a shop, just straight off the peg. It's fucking incredible. It's got a new Baggs pickup system in it, which is pretty amazing."
This guitar is also used for acoustic NGHFB performances, as well as Gallagher performs with it all by himself. This guitar is also visible in this performance of Wonderwall for Virgin Radio.. He also used this guitar for NGHFB performances, especially for "Supersonic".
Noel used various models of Takamine guitars in the 90s. On a picture is a Ta... more
Noel used various models of Takamine guitars in the 90s. On a picture is a Takamine Jasmine, which he occasionally played live.
The Supernova was a Korean-made electric guitar manufactured by Epiphone for ... more
The Supernova was a Korean-made electric guitar manufactured by Epiphone for Noel Gallagher of the English rock band Oasis. Noel used a customised Epiphone Sheraton guitar with a Union Jack design during many Oasis shows throughout the tour promoting the second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. The Epiphone Supernova was designed to represent that guitar, even though there are several differences, for instance, the Sheraton guitar used by Noel had mini-humbucker pickups, gold hardware and a frequensator tailpiece whereas the Supernova has regular humbucker pickups and a stop-style tailpiece. The original guitar is now on display at the British Music Experience at the O2 arena.
According to Noel Gallagher's AMA on Reddit website, back in 2015. on question "Did you have much involvement in the design or was it just a nice big bag of cash handed over for the use of your signature?", Gallagher answered : "Okay, FIRSTLY, there was no big bag of fucking cash. Secondly, I was involved in the design. Thirdly, I can't fucking remember what my involvement was.Fourthly, I do have one, somewhere. But... I shouldn't have made them sonic blue color. It's disgustin'."
In this source, Noel Gallagher is photographed playing a Non-Reversed Firebir... more
In this source, Noel Gallagher is photographed playing a Non-Reversed Firebird. This photo is thought to be a promotional photo for "Some Might Say". This guitar was also seen in a music video for "Cigarettes and Alcohol". He can be seen playing it at 1:06 minute mark.
As can be seen in the YouTube video source of Oasis performing *Wonderwall* o... more
As can be seen in the YouTube video source of Oasis performing Wonderwall on Jools Holland in 2000, Noel Gallagher uses a 1963 Fender Telecaster electric guitar in Tobcacco Burst, with a black pickguard. It can be seen around 0:13 and again at 0:19.
This video of Oasis playing "Supersonic" live at Wembley Stadium in 2000 show... more
This video of Oasis playing "Supersonic" live at Wembley Stadium in 2000 shows Noel Gallagher using a guitar that almost exactly matches a Gibson 1959 Les Paul Custom Historic Electric Guitar, in a Cherry Sunburst finish. Various points throughout the video show the guitar from different angles and give detailed views of the body, finish, pickups, neck, and headstock. Around 0:27 the truss rod cover can be seen, which contains no written (or engraved) text. Around 2:04, Noel plays the solo of "Supersonic", and the pickups are shown as well as the pickup rings (3:54 is a great look at it as well). All of these details match the aesthetics of the Gibson 1959 Les Paul Custom Historic. This video is from the concert film Oasis - Familiar to Millions: Live At Wembley.
In an interview with Noel Gallagher from 2008, talking about the guitars used... more
In an interview with Noel Gallagher from 2008, talking about the guitars used in the recording of the Oasis album Dig Out Your Soul, Noel says: "For this record I used two Epiphone Casinos. One is an original 1960s... I think it's probably a 1964 which has been sanded down, it's blonde. And one is one of the John Lennon reissue ones, that came out a few years back. They were the two main guitars I used all the way through the album. Which is not like me, I don't really use real hollow-body guitars with P90s, it's not really my style. But they seemed to work best in the studio this time."
The audio interview can be played on the source website at the bottom of the article, and Noel talks about the Epiphone Casinos between the 4th and 5th minute.
In a 2011 interview, when asked what guitars he's been playing on tour with H... more
In a 2011 interview, when asked what guitars he's been playing on tour with High Flying Birds, the interviewer asks Noel Gallagher about his 1960s Fender Telecasters. Noel corrects him and says, "Oh, you must mean the Esquire. I played it on Dream On, The Death Of You And Me, Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks and…Broken Arrow, as well, I think."
Original interview here.
In this photo, Noel Gallagher can be seen playing his Gibson ES-345 electric ... more
In this photo, Noel Gallagher can be seen playing his Gibson ES-345 electric guitar, in a red finish. It appears to have a VariTone switch as well. He spoke about this guitar in an interview:
Interviewer: "So the 355 is the basis of your sound right now? You have been playing a Gibson 345 on tour…"
Noel: "Yeah, the guitars I bring on tour are either 355s or 345s. Those are what I play."
The tour he's speaking of in this context is for the first album of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Gibson ES-345 is not seen as much as his infamous ES-355, but he did play it, as said in interview, for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' gigs. He played it for "Do The Damage" and a few other songs in this gig, done for Absolute Radio in Rivoli Ballroom, in 27th of March, 2015.
In this photo, Noel Gallagher can be seen playing a Fender Telecaster Deluxe. more
In this photo, Noel Gallagher can be seen playing a Fender Telecaster Deluxe.