TIL that Joe Perry sold his 1959 Gibson Les Paul during his 1982 divorce. Later he found the guitar was owned by Slash. Perry called Slash and bugged him for years, offering to pay more than the guitar's worth. Years later at Joe's 50th birthday party, Slash finally gave him the guitar as a gift.

TIL that Joe Perry sold his 1959 Gibson Les Paul during his 1982 divorce. Later he found the guitar was owned by Slash. Perry called Slash and bugged him for years, offering to pay more than the guitar's worth. Years later at Joe's 50th birthday party, Slash finally gave him the guitar as a gift.

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  • zomboromcom
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Old friend pawned a beloved item that I bought without knowing, and when said friend identified it, I mentally filed it away for his birthday present, too. Then he stole it from me, believing it was rightfully his. Not sure what the moral of my story is. Get better friends, I guess.

  • similar_observation
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Joe Perry's 50th birthday was in 2000. So Slash came across the guitar sometime between 1982 and 2000, which is about 18 years.

    So the question is what year did Slash pose for Guitar Player Magazine that Perry discovered his long lost guitar.

  • Ghostofenricopallazo
    1 Week(s) Ago

    59 Les Paul is the gold standard, geez I wish I was rich.

  • -SandorClegane-
    1 Week(s) Ago

    ...and then they both did speedballs off of Heather Locklear's ass.

  • LawyerJC
    1 Week(s) Ago

    A 59 Les Paul without celebrity provenance is worth up to $300,000.00 or so.

  • C_The_Bear
    1 Week(s) Ago

    A gift from Vunter Slaush!

  • ArtIsDumb
    1 Week(s) Ago

    "Perry called Slash & bugged him for years..."

    That's one long-ass phone call.

  • SaintVanilla
    1 Week(s) Ago

    He gave it back and even slashed the price.

  • Guy_In_Florida
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Poor Joe, I think he owns about 400 guitars.

    But hey, it's not too late for you to get your very own

  • 4964d3aae7085d86607b
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This kinda happened to me.... though it was different.

    My mom bought me a nice 12 string acoustic guitar when I was a teenager. I was a little shit and whined that I wanted that particular guitar. In hindsight, my parents didn't have much money and it was far too expensive for them to be buying for a ungrateful kid such as myself.

    Years later, it was gathering dust in my closet since I suck at guitar. I decided to sell it. I sold it to a guy I kinda knew and sort of forgot about it.

    My mom passed away suddenly and once in a while I'd wonder about the guitar and feel guilty about selling it.

    Years went by and I decided to track it down. I tracked it down through several people and ended up finding it in the city I'm currently living in. I was excited.

    Current owner refused to sell it back to me.

    Still have no guitar :(

    Edit: fixed spelling error.

  • 22travis
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It was also once owned by Duane Allman
    More of the story.

  • scorpious
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Semi-related, but it altered my guitar reality to learn that Perry was not the opening soloist on Train Kept a Rollin'.

  • StanleytheSteeler
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The coolest part was that Joe Perry found out it was owned by Slash because he saw Slash holding it on the cover of a guitar magazine.

  • goodyfh
    1 Week(s) Ago

    And they show a picture of him with a strat...

  • The_50_foot_woman
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I bet there was some Sweet Emotion at that birthday party once the gift was opened...

  • OrageBufera
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Rockers being bros.

  • therealdilbert
    1 Week(s) Ago
  • jeepgirl42
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Love this! (But seriously, why did he wait? Still nice though!)

    Edit grammar