"He can't do a show without his Joe Perry. This is the Joe Perry Les Paul model #1. This is the first year that he did Les Pauls. This is a very, very cool guitar. He switches guitars depending on the night. He really relies on the way it feels. If he gets a guitar, and we'll make a setlist with the guitars on there, and something doesn't sound right or feel right to him, he'll be like 'I really like the way the Tele sounds tonight' so we'll go to Teles or a Strat. It's not unlike him to completely change mid-show and just throw it all out the window. But this guitar here is very, very, very good. This guitar right here uses Ernie Ball 9s for strings. I use 8s, 9s or 10s depending on what the guitars are," says Joe Perry's guitar tech.more
I came across mine by chance. You may need to play a few: mine sounds significantly better (and is heavier) than a similar one played. The not-so-good news is that the finish isn't great, (soft, marks easily) perfunctory rather than good. However, the sound is totally killer. I have had many Les Pauls ... over many years, and this one screams ... significantly. The bridge PU is about 14K (but never let DC resistance fool you) and sounds truly amazing. The quasi active electronics gives you some interesting tonal possibilities, like a "wah" on the neck pickup. Mine is very, very heavy. Fat neck like the oldies. Allegedly these are quite faithful 1959 copies in construction, and thus could be considered very inexpensive '59 repros, far less than other Gibson '59 reissues. Sound wise, I've never played a more demonic sounding LP. Its is the only LP I now own.