SOLD! - 2013 Gibson Les Paul Joe Perry 1959 Tom Murphy Aged Faded Tobacco Burst
The Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul delivers the full tone, feel, and look of his highly prized '59 'Burst.
Of all the great original 1959 Standards out there—a pretty small number to begin with—Joe Perry’s own Les Paul has long been acclaimed as one of the finest. The rich, road-worn character of this guitar, serial number 9-0663, is utterly moving, and it seems to throb with the wealth of music and experience earned over decades of being played on stages and in recording studios around the world. In Joe’s own words, “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.”
As stunning a tone monster as this guitar is, however, the story of its passage in and out of Perry’s hands over the years is equally riveting. Slash, Boston area guitar legend Billy Loosigian, and Eric Johnson have all owned number 9-0663 over the years, as it did the rounds through the various ups and downs of Aerosmith’s career. Once it was clear that Joe had made the shift from struggling to thriving as an artist, he sought to recapture his most cherished axe for good. Many years, many phone calls, and many near misses later, this amazing 1959 Les Paul returned to the man who seemed destined to call it his own...
1959 Joe Perry Les Paul Aged Faded Tobacco Burst
- Faded Tobacco Burst Aged Finish by Tom Murphy
- Limited Edition of 100
- Aniline Dyed Mahogany Back and Sides
- Hand-Selected Flame Maple Top
- 1-Piece Genuine Mahogany Body with Aniline Dye
- 1-Piece Genuine Mahogany Neck with Custom Joe Perry Profile
- One-Piece Rosewood Fretboard
- Hide Glue Neck-Fit
- Original Historic Truss Rod Sans "Tubing"
- 24 ¾" Scale Length
- 1-11/16" Nut Width
- 22 Frets with Reissue Fretwire
- ABR-1 Bridge
- Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
- Custom Bucker Alnico III Pickups
- Kluson Deluxe Tuners
- Nickel Hardware
Comes with the original Gibson Custom Shop OHSC Lifton case, COA, hangtags, paperwork etc.