GIBSON JOE PERRY SIGNATURE LES PAUL (1997-1999)

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1997 to 1999

Production of the JOE PERRY SIGNATURE LES PAUL began in 1997 and ended in 1999. It had Joe Perry's signature on the body behind the bridge. It came in blackburst finish only with black chrome hardware.  The bridge pickup was custom-wound to Perry's specifications and the guitar had an active mid-boost tone-shaping circuit, controlled by a push/pull pot, and a master tone control. The Gibson Joe Perry Les Paul was based on Perry's own early-1960 sunburst Les Paul Standard.

"I didn't do a lot to change what's already a great guitar," he said. "Obviously, the cosmetic changes are the most radical. The electronics idea came from a guy who worked on my guitars here in Boston. He took the guts out of a wah-wah pedal and put it in the bass pickup tone pot. When you pop the pot out, everything about the way the guitar is set up goes through that pot and gives you that wah-wah sound right in your guitar, so you can set the tone any way you want."

In 2004, this model was replaced by another Joe Perry signature Les Paul, the Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul.

Specifications (23)

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body styleLes Paul-style body
Body top materialfigured maple body top
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorblack chrome hardware, chrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markerstrapezoid fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsblack finish
Finish effectsmetallic finish
Graphicssignature on body
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Neck

Neck width1.69 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)black face headstock

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelGibson 57 classic pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups
Preampactive preamp

Controls

Tone controls1 tone control, 2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls

Prices (6)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2014R$8000good
2011$1600excellentBenjaminBought mine when i was in 8th grade, well my dad bought it lol. We paid 1,600 cash for it and it was in excellent and i mean EXCELLENT condition. not a scratch. now on the other hand.... i could've treated it better but it gives it character right? still in beautiful condition though. needs a good cleaning!
2016$1850excellent
1997$1400newRayThis guitar is my most prized possession out of 28 guitars. It never fails to deliver. Now it is heavy as hell but it sings soooo good!
1997$1779.75newWeston RobinsPurchased this guitar in 1997 when I was fifteen. Traded my wine red Les Paul studio for it. Loved it and played it daily. Actually had a Roland GR-30 guitar synth mounted on it :) Unfortunately I pawned it for $500 when I was nineteen and in a dark place with addiction/ substance abuse. I am 35 now, been clean 12 yrs and on the hunt to get this baby back in my hands. Serial #90357344. Please reach out if you have any info on where it might be?
1997$500good

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