Epiphone Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-12-18)
Price : US $515.51
Now, this is quite some looker. The Boneyard's maple cap has been stained to emphasize the grain, then finished in a glorious orange; add in
the bright orange switch tip, and this guitar is more 'easy tiger' than 'tiger striped'. The back and neck - including the front of the headstock - are all satin black, but the hardware is regulation Les Paul and the chrome plated hardware has a soft, slightly blue/gray hue that looks very classy. The machineheads are Epiphone-branded replicas of the Klusons found on all those collectable Gibsons. They have the correct spec 'single ring' buttons, but a higher gear ratio makes tuning easy and accurate.
There's cream binding all around the front of the body and along the edges of the rosewood fingerboard. Trapezoid pearl markers help you
find your way around, and they match the pearl Epiphone script and the skull-adorned 'Boneyard logo on the headstock (there's even a Joe Perry signature truss rod cover). Cream-colored pickup surrounds, jack plate and switch plate complete a striking but harmonious look - and there's no scratchplate to clutter up your spare parts drawer in years to come.
Often, Les Pauls with lightweight old-style tuners seem to have a brighter and clearer acoustic tone than those with cast Grover types. Perhaps all that extra mass at the headstock does make a difference. True or not, the Boneyard sounds naturally bright, with plenty of natural depth and resonance as well. (Note: Weight tested - 8.25 lbs)
The whole playing experience benefits from the faultless frets, a nicely carved nut and a medium-low setup. The neck is what I wo
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-12-18)
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