Liam Gallagher smashed the red Gibson at a festival in the French capital in 2009, shortly before the band took the stage, in a fit of rage that would become a cult moment in music history. It was later painstakingly repaired by a French luthier.
“This 1960 Gibson 355, serial number A34884, was the guitar Liam Gallagher trashed in Paris in 2009 the night Oasis broke up,” Noel Gallagher wrote in a note filed with the guitar.
It was my #1 favorite guitar that I used for both songwriting and recording.
“It was also my number 1 favorite guitar that I used for both writing and recording, using it on many Oasis recordings as well as playing it live!”
Oasis, formed in Manchester in 1991had its heyday at the height of Britpop fame in the ’90s, with hits like Don’t Look Back In Anger Y wonder wall.
But the famous quarrels between the brothers led to their breakup in 2009after tempers ran high at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris, leading Noel to leave the group.