Liam Gallagher is getting a ''rare'' guitar for Christmas.

The former Oasis star is reportedly set to receive the gift, an iconic Gretsch electric variety, from his girlfriend Debbie Gwyther, who is said to have ''put a lot of work'' into finding the perfect present for her rocker beau.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Liam has been spending a lot of time playing his guitar recently and Debbie knows how much a rare Gretsch would mean to him.

''It's a US company but there are dealers and private sellers here.

''She's put a lot of work into sourcing the right one for him.''

However, it appears Liam, 42, won't be showing off his guitar skills with the thoughtful gift any time soon.

The 'Wonderwall' hitmaker - who also fronted Beady Eye until their split in October - has previously slammed ''idiotic'' musicians for playing their own guitars on stage and insisted he would ''rather eat [his] own s**t'' than do the same.

In 2011, he said: ''I'd rather eat my own s**t than play my guitar on stage. I hate when singers do that, and even more so when frontmen do it. It looks idiotic.''