Gibson Unveil Slash Collection for NAMM 2020

A selection of electric & acoustic guitars three decades in the making, curated and designed with the iconic Guns 'n' Roses axeman himself

Gibson at Winter NAMM 2020

Slash and Gibson have shared a close working relationship for decades, with the GnR guitarist wielding countless models during his colourful career. Widely considered one of their most prominent and influential artists, Slash was given the title of Global Brand Ambassador in 2017. Now they've teamed up once more to unveil an entire range of instruments based on his most recognisable guitars. From the Appetite Burst Les Paul standard to the Slash Collection J-45 Standard, this is the definitive signature Gibson collection. Check out the range below!

  • Brand new collection to debut at Winter NAMM 2020 in California
  • Slash worked with Gibson’s luthiers in Nashville to ensure authenticity
  • Collection features four Les Paul Standards and two J-45 Standards
  • Models available for order when NAMM show is underway (January 16th)

Gibson Slash Collection Les Paul Guitars

When you think of a Gibson Les Paul, there’s a chance you picture Slash wielding one. His Les Paul choices over the years have proven to be timeless and influential, simultaneously defining genres, playing styles and even Gibson’s own designs.

The Slash Collection Les Pauls represent the ultimate distillation of these classic instruments. Appointments like AAA Maple tops, SlashBucker pickups and Slash’s own signature on the headstocks/truss rod covers offer a truly rock ‘n’ roll experience – a guaranteed winner.

Key features

  • Solid Mahogany bodies
  • AAA Maple tops
  • C-shape neck profile
  • Signature Gibson SlashBucker pickups
  • Colour-coordinated hardware
  • Handwired electronics with Orange Drop capacitors
  • Slash’s signature Ernie Ball strings
  • Slash ‘Scully’ signature on the back of the headstock
  • Vintage-style brown hardshell case with Slash Tortex picks
  • Four finishes: November Burst, Appetite Burst, Vermillion Burst and Anaconda Burst

Gibson Slash Collection J-45 Guitars

The Gibson J-45 is among the most recognisable acoustic guitars of all time – in the hands of Slash, it’s unstoppable. To honour this iconic pairing, Gibson have included two J-45 models in the Slash collection with distinct aesthetics: November Burst and Vermillion Burst.

Each Slash Collection Gibson J-45 Standard features a blend of traditional appointments and modern features, including a chunky 16'' fingerboard radius and a versatile LR Baggs VTC pickup for a beautiful organic sound.

Key features

  • Solid Mahogany back & sides
  • Sitka Spruce tops with multi-ply binding
  • C-shape neck profile with chunky 16” radius and Rosewood fretboard
  • LR Baggs VTC pickup
  • Slash’s signature Ernie Ball strings
  • Slash ‘Scully’ signature on the back of the headstock
  • Vintage-style brown hardshell case with Slash Tortex picks
  • Two finishes: November Burst and Vermillion Burst

Developing my new Collection with the new team at Gibson has been really exciting. The quality and attention to detail is next level, and these guitars truly reflect what I play live and in the studio. I think guitarists will be inspired by what we've put together.” - Slash

Working with Slash is an honour and to develop his new Gibson Collection was an incredible journey; Slash is a perfectionist and a guitar nerd like me, and the new Slash Collection is a true reflection of him.” – Cesar Gueikian, Gibson Chief Merchant Officer

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