Of all the great original 1959 Standards out there—a pretty small number to begin with—Joe Perry’s own Les Paul (serial number 9-0663) has long been acclaimed as one of the finest. Slash, Boston area guitar legend Billy Loosigian, and Eric Johnson have all owned number 9-0663 over the years before Joe tracked it down and many phone calls, and near misses later, this amazing 1959 Les Paul returned to Joe Perry. Thanks to Gibson Custom and Joe Perry, you can now own the closest possible thing to Joe’s most prized guitar, in the form of one of a very limited run of replicas based on exclusive access to the original.

Gibson Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul

Gibson Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul

“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” (Joe Perry)

Gibson Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul features:

  • Solid, one-piece premium lightweight Mahogany body married to a hand-selected Maple top
  • Historic “Vintage” aniline red dye neck with Joe’s rounded profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with period-correct cellulose trapezoids
  • Pair of Custombucker humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
  • ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge with lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
  • Kluson Deluxe tuners with 12:1 tuning ratio
  • Finishes: Faded Tobacco Burst Aged, Faded Tobacco Burst VOS, Faded Tobacco Burst Aged/Signed

Could this be 2013 Guitar of the Year? You decide…

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