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Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar  

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    A dream Paul that pays homage to a master rocker.

    The Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar is straight from the boneyard with sweet sound and stunning looks. From their earliest days as Boston punks to their present-day status as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Joe Perry and Aerosmith have endured the test of time and triumphed. Just as Aerosmith's music has evolved, so have Joe's ideas about what his Signature Model guitar should be. The Joe Perry Model from the Gibson Custom Shop, with its unique Green Tiger finish and "Boneyard" logo is a dramatic departure from the original 1996 Custom Shop model. AAA figured maple top, single-ply cream binding, BurstBucker 2 and 3 pickups (neck has reversed polarity), aged nickel hardware, "Joe Perry" engraved on truss rod cover. Gibson includes a hardshell case with the Signature Joe Perry Electric Guitar.

    Features Body
    • Top wood: AAA figured maple
    • Back wood: Solid mahogany
    • Binding: Single-ply cream on top
    • Finish Color: Aged Tiger Green
    Neck
    • Construction: 1-piece mahogany with long neck tenon
    • "Boneyard" decal on peghead face
    • Fingerboard wood: 22 fret rosewood
    • Inlays: Aged acrylic trapezoid (similar to Les Paul Classic)
    • Binding: Single-ply cream
    • Profile: Rounded (similar to 1958 Les Paul)
    • Scale length/Nut width: 24-3/4"; 1-11/16"
    • Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
    Electronics & Hardware
    • Pickups: Burstbucker 2 (rhythm), Burstbucker 3 (treble)
    • Neck pickup has reversed polarity
    • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
    • Hardware color: Aged Nickel
    • Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1/Stopbar
    • "Joe Perry" engraved truss rod cover
    • Tuner style: Vintage tulip
    • Includes case

    Own a piece of rock history and a gorgeous LP to boot! Order today.

     
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    Gibson CustomJoe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (4)
    • Good feel (4)
    • Good pick up (3)
    • Good tone (3)
    • Solid electronics (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (3)
      • Practicing (3)
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      5.0

      Best Les Paul I've Ever Owned

      By Classic

      from Memphis

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Amazing Craftmanship
      • Beautiful Top
      • Big Neck
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Great Pickups
      • Great Tone
      • Limited Edition Of 500
      • Solid Electronics
      • Unusual Headstock Inlay
      • Versatile Pickups
      • Versatile Tones

      Cons

      • Not Inexpensive

      Best Uses

      • Causing Envy
      • Jamming
      • Overdriven Biting Leads
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues
      • Warmer Tones

      Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

      It was between this and an R8, and since only 500 of these were made and they make that many R8s a month, I feel I made the right choice. I don't know if it was because it was a limited edition, or Joe Perry threatened them, but I have seen guitars come from the Custom Shop that had finish or binding flaws. This guitar is not one of them. The Aged Tiger Green looks more like Aged Tan on mine, the only faint green visable is on the fret markers in direct sunlight. Otherwise it looks like normal MOP Trapazoids. The BONEYARD inlay on the headstock is in Mother of Pearl, too, not a DECAL as it says in the Musician's Friend's description. The neck was the main reason I got this. This thing swings like a Louisville Slugger. The Tiger Stripe A-A-A top and coloring makes this one of the most unique Les Paul's I've ever seen. I love the aged nickel that's all over this thing, too. With a Burstbucker 2 in the neck and 3 in the bridge, it has many different tone options, and the reverse polarity in the middle position sounds VERY cool. BB King said Peter Green had the best tone out of ALL the British blues players (including you know who) and with this option, you can nail it. I love the neck position humbucker, it is warm yet has a clearity rarely heard in this spot. A lot of neck pick ups get muddy or too dark, but not this one. The bridge pickup can get as HOT as you to go, too. I turn the tone down to about 7.5-8 so it blends with the neck pickup better. You will not lose volume when switching between the two, either. So great bridge, neck, and middle position pickups are stock. The fret board is tight Rosewood grain and compliments the maple top of the guitar. The headstock has a VERY unique "BONEYARD" inlay right under the Mother of Pearl "GIBSON" insignia, where usually Les Paul's name is inscribed. I admit, I wish it did have his name on it, only because he is such an inspiration to all players and music lovers alike (If you don't think so, he invented multi-track layering, among many other things. Who uses this? Only EVERYONE.) So when is a Les Paul NOT a Les Paul? When it's a BONEYARD! But everybody and their Mama knows what a Les Paul is, so I forgive the Custom Shop. Joe Perry's signature adorns the truss rod cover, and the combination of a cursive scribble and large unusual headstock inlay (again, not DECAL) makes for a pretty busy headstock in my opinion. I mean everything about this thing screams "JOE PERRY CUSTOM SHOP LIMITED EDITION" anyway. On the back, the entire instrument is gloss black, like a Grand piano. Very classy look. In addition to the boat neck, (did I mention I LOVE IT?) the serial numbers all are BONE and the 3 DIGIT number you received. Mine is under 200, but I am sure they are all amazing. Available with or without the Bigsby B7. Out of the 4 Les Paul's I've owned, this is the most versatile, the most unique, and you won't be seeing the same model everywhere you look. Or anywhere, come to think of it. Just think of all the guitar players in the U.S. alone, and Gibson stopped production at 500. If you can find one, and if you can get the money together, this will be the last Les Paul you need. Notice I said NEED, not WANT. :)

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      4.0

      Beast of a Les Paul

      By StratDoc

      from Chicago

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      Pros

      • Boat Oar Neck
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Harmonics Maxed
      • Tone Palette Of A Lp

      Cons

      • Boat Oar Neck
      • Solid Huge Piece Of Wood

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

      Do you love the tones of a Les Paul? Do you hear all of your rock gods when you pinch a bent string at the 4-8 part of the neck. Does your para sympathetic nervous system surge when you bury the mix with a power chord. Do you even know who Peter Green or Duane Allman where?
      Well then street price of 4-5 K is going to finish off all your musical needs for this Les Paul "fix". This is what every one should do but only a few do. The reason is that you are hanging a fairly large piece of resonant wood over your shoulder and wraping your hand around a glued in long tenon neck that is probably the biggest neck you have ever felt. If you are doing a 4 hour session standing you will not just feel the tone but the effect of 9 pounds of wood over your shoulder. Now the rush that your tones are giving you will in my case erase that mild discomfort and I am of the no pain no "gain" school. If however you have small hands (Joe does..) and any neck back or shoulder issues consider a weight relieved version that even Joe is working on right now. There is no compromise for the needle being bent over the bar in tone and if your really want to hear the max that a LP can deliver this is probably the best that Gibson does at any price point.

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      4.0

      Nice axe!

      By Zippy-cG02s

      from Windy INDY

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Goes out of tune
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
      • Strings Stick To Nut

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

      Appearance is stunning. Some more details to the finish would have made this 5 stars as well as the nut issue.

      When tuning - the nut sticks to the factory strings.

      Does go out of tune - I would have used grovers.

      Love the guitar, but at this price point - I would expect the same level of detail/quality.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best of the Best

      By LesPaul1

      from Stuart, Fl.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Awesome Feel
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Tone And Feel
      • Les Paul
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

          I own five Custom Shop Les Pauls including the Slash AFD VOS and this guitar beats them all. Best tone ever playing through a TSL 100 Marshall and Vintage bottom.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Now yer talkin

          By skinny fingers

          from Clovis, Ca.

          Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

          I have a pilot run #18 stoptail and this is the cream of the crop for me. I love the beefy neck and the flame is impeccable, no bald spots! The tone covers all the bases for me. This baby screams. The middle out of phase position is pretty cool, you can get that Peter Green tone. I usually rip on Gibson for their price, but I can't find a thing I don't like about this axe. Good job Gibson!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Joe Perry Signature guitar

          By LAguitarboy

          from Los Angeles

          Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

          I just picked my boneyard guitar up and it's amazing! Nice boatneck feel and the finish is beautiful. Experimenting with some great sounds from the out of phase pickups! Overall, I highly recommend this axe if you're a novice or a serious player!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          sweet guitar

          By guitarboy223

          from Alabama

          Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

          As soon as I layed my eyes on this guitar I knew it would be the greatest guitar I ever played and I was right! The action on this guitar is amazing as well as the pickups. This guitar lives up to every standard of a gret Gibson the guitar praticly plays itself. Definently worth evry penny if you got the money.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Boneyard rocks!

          By PerryFan

          from Glen Rock, NJ

          Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

          Sweet sound, great looks, the best guitar to come out of the custom shop in years. Get one before they're gone!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worthy of the name on it.

          By BerkleeGtr

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

          Joe Perry knows what to change about his sound, when to change it, and yet keep it in the range of HIS sound. This guitar I feel is just as versatile, and is an EXCELLENT blues-rock guitar for anybody already familiar with playing a Gibson Les Pauls.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          flawless

          By rockkingman

          from kingston, JA

          Comments about Gibson Custom Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul Electric Guitar:

          this guitar has wonderful sound, it is truly superior

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