Slasn and Alice and Chains' Jerry Cantrell.

In this movie teaser, Slash recalls how he bought Joe Perry’s ’59 tobacco ’burst Les Paul from an anonymous stranger and gave it back to Perry for his birthday.

You might’ve heard the lore about Slash’s early obsession with Joe Perry’s ’59 tobacco sunburst Les Paul. Slash first saw it in the foldout of the 1978 Aerosmith album, Live! Bootleg. It was the coolest guitar he’d ever seen.

Watch Slash tell the twisting tale of how he ended up owning the guitar in this exclusive clip from Turn It Up!, a film that explores the magic and mystery behind the instrument we all love. As the story goes, after hours of examining pictures of the guitar and its recognizable scratches, Slash bought Perry’s former axe from its current owner for $8,000. Slash recorded a song with this Les Paul—which he says also once belonged to Duane Allman—and it made a cameo in a video, but for the most part, the Guns N’ Roses legend kept his coveted prize tucked away. Slash says it was too valuable and had too much history to sit around collecting dust, so eventually he gave it back to Joe Perry as a special birthday present.

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Can an entry-level modeler hang with the big dogs?

Excellent interface. Very portable. Nice modulation tones.

Some subpar low-gain dirt sounds. Could be a little more rugged.


HeadRush MX5


The allure of portability and sonic consistency has become too much to ignore for some guitarists, making smaller digital modelers more appealing than ever.

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Emily Wolfe lets loose, with an Epiphone Sheraton around her shoulders. Her signature Sheraton Stealth was released in 2021. "The guitar is the perfect frequency range for my soul," she says.

Photo by Brittany Durdin

The rising guitar star blends classic and stoner rock, Motown, and more influences with modern pop flourishes in songs replete with fat, fuzzy, fizzy tones from her new Epiphone Sheraton signature.

For so many artists, the return of live shows means the return of the thrill of performing, much-needed income, and, in a way, purpose. The third definitely goes for guitarist Emily Wolfe, who, when asked about her goals, immediately responds, "I just want to play arenas every night for the rest of my life. When I go up there, something could hit me at any point—an emotion that I felt 10 years ago could come out in a bend on the low E."

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