Les Paul Legends: Joe Perry

Joe Perry is one of those rock-stars that has somehow seemed to have dodged the aging process. PERRY SQStill rocking with the best of them, Perry’s got the sound and feel that most guitar players dream of.

A self-confessed guitar junkie, the Aerosmith legend estimates he owns more than 600 guitars—but even he’s not quite sure on the exact number. Perry’s huge collection could make choosing your workhorse guitar a chore, but Perry’s go-to guitar is usually a ’59 Gibson Les Paul Standard.

Perry now has his own Custom model, and when Gibson launched the model, he said, “I didn’t do a lot to change what’s already a great guitar.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

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