Aug 31, - Anatomy of Neil Young's 'Old Black' Guitar. Universally amongst fans, Neil Young's guitar 'Old Black' is the stuff of legends. From the crunchingly brutal Crazy Horse feedback fests to this year's solo electric, the Gibson Les Paul guitar has played witness to the full range of Neil's ragged glory. Jun 18, - Roll Heaven, it's Neil Young and his trusty Les Paul “Old Black. the blaring rocker “Cinnamon Girl” and the freewheeling guitar epics.