Joe Perry reveals he used Fender Strats to record most of Aerosmith’s ’70s material

Joe Perry playing a Stratocaster
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There are only a handful of players more closely associated with the Gibson Les Paul than Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. Yet, as he reveals in a new interview, much of his classic recorded material was recorded using Fender Strats.

In his interview in the new issue of Total Guitar, Perry discusses his longstanding love of the LP, but reveals he saw the Strat as a superior studio tool.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.