Have you heard the story about the ’59 Gibson LP that was owned by Joe Perry, was stolen, passed through numerous hands and awhile later ended up in the hands of none other than Slash? Here’s a quote from Slash about it:
The ’59 Tobacco Sunburst Les Paul was brought to my attention in ’88 or ’89. Apparently it had been stolen from Joe Perry and sold a few times before someone called me and asked if I was interested in buying it. Once I found out it was the real thing, I bought it. Anyway, I kept it for a long time; but I knew that Joe really loved that guitar probably as much as I did. So I gave it to him for his birthday earlier this year.
Well here’s the cool news: Gibson Custom is doing a bunch of limited run Tom Murphy aged replicas of this exact historic guitar.
All the gossip/details I’ve got so far are in this image: