Aerosmith's Joe Perry: "I’ve played some ’59 Les Pauls that frankly didn’t feel that good or sound that good"

Joe Perry performs live onstage with Aerosmith
(Image credit: Fin Costello/Redferns)

1959 Gibson Les Pauls are generally acknowledged to be the cream of the crop of the vintage guitar market.

Extremely rare and sought-after, they're spoken of like great mythical beasts, and often fetch the equivalent of a nice house when put up for sale in good condition.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.

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