have unveiled details of a new Joe Perry
signature Les Paul. The guitar, is a recreation of the Aerosmith
axeman's own 1959 Les Paul
with serial number 9-0663. Says Perry of the original:
"It's got everything a great Les Paul is supposed to have. The neck isn't quite as fat as, say, a '54 Goldtop, but it's still got a good, meaty neck. It's not a high-output guitar, so it's got a lot of tone... And it's got all the natural sustain and warmth, and when you turn it up it growls.
According to Gibson, the Les Paul is available now in a limited run of 50 guitars aged and hand-signed by the artist, 100 aged guitars, and 150 finished in Gibson's VOS process. Prices start at $10,351.
9-0663 is perhaps one of the most road travelled Les Pauls in the history of rock and roll. The guitar, which originally belonged to Perry, was at one point sold, being passed on to such luminaries as Slash
, Boston area guitar legend Billy Loosigian
, and Eric Johnson
before Perry was eventually able to re-buy the axe.
You can find out more information about the guitar here
Photo credit: Neil Zlozower.