Noel Gallagher guitars used on iconic Oasis albums to go on display at special Liverpool exhibition

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The Manc music legend is loaning guitars used on Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory.

Some of Noel Gallagher’s prized private guitar collection will go on display as part of a special event. 

The Manc music icon is loaning four of his Epiphones to the British Music Experience in Liverpool for their exhibition marking 150 years of the brand. 

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Epiphone instruments were used throughout the sessions for albums Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory, and, in 1996, Oasis headlined two epic shows at Knebworth, with Noel using a 1990s USA-made Sheraton for the era-defining performances. 

Noel Gallagher with his Epiphone Riviera. Photo credit: Epiphone.Noel Gallagher with his Epiphone Riviera. Photo credit: Epiphone.
Noel Gallagher with his Epiphone Riviera. Photo credit: Epiphone. | Epiphone

“I wanted to start playing Epiphones because of the Beatles,” Noel said. “I didn’t know anything about guitars then. They looked good; they felt good, I could make them sound good. I’m a songwriter, not a guitar player. You know, that’s my thing. I’m not one of those people who can sit in a guitar shop and play lots of things. I will literally play an E chord, and if it had sounded great and felt good, I would have just said, ‘Yeah, I’ll take it.'”

For the exhibition, Noel has loaned four guitars including his Epiphone Riviera with Bigsby from the Definitely Maybe album cover and his Epiphone Frontier FT110 used on the (What's the Story) Morning Glory recording.

It runs from September 27 to January 14 at the British Music Experience in The Cunard Building, in the middle of the Three Graces on the Mersey in Liverpool.

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