Epiphone is proud to introduce the "Joe Perry" Boneyard LP Standard! The signature model from the legendary Aerosmith guitarist will be officially unveiled at the 2004 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California next month and will be available in stores shortly thereafter.
Epiphone spokesman Don Mitchell stated "We are very excited to offer this signature guitar from one of the all-time guitar greats. We've worked closely with Joe and Gibson U.S.A. to make sure this model is just right and I think people are going to be blown away by this gorgeous guitar". The model features Gibson U.S.A. Burstbucker type-2 and type-3 pickups (reverse polarity) "Boneyard" mother of pearl headstock inlay, satin black back, sides and neck, cream binding and a unique "Aged Tiger" top
As the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist explained in an interview a few days before the launch party for the Gibson Joe Perry Signature model, his wife Billie was the one who, unbeknownst to Joe, took care of the original design.
"We were down on one of our trips through Nashville and went through the guitar factory," Perry recalled. "My family travels with me on the road. We were going through the Custom Shop, and I noticed Billie was missing. I'm always suspicious when she takes off. She had gone off with the head painter. She had an idea for a way to stain the tops, and they conjured up these tops combining tiger-stripe maple with a greenish stain to create the "Aged Tiger" finish."
A few weeks later, the "Aged Tiger" Gibson made a great surprise gift for Joe from Billie! "She handed me this guitar and it was beautiful," Perry said. He immediately added it to his arsenal of instruments in the Boneyard, his basement studio. And with a few more personalized modifications, it became the Joe Perry Signature model from Gibson Custom. Be sure and stop by your local Epiphone dealer to check out this great new model from Epiphone! (MSRP:$1,332.00)
Joe examines an Epiphone Boneyard body during a recent trip to Epiphone headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.
Joe with Epiphone product manager, Mike Voltz
Joe hanging out with Gibson President, Dave Berryman.