The image of Slash wielding a Les Paul is one that pretty much defines rock 'n roll music. Now Gibson have honoured him with a new signature Les Paul, featuring his trademark neck profile, hot pickups and a unique Anaconda Burst finish!
Appetite For Destruction
'That' Slash tone has been chased for years since the iconic Guns n' Roses album came out in 1987. And after touring extensively with prototype models for the last 2 years, Slash has signed off the newest way to get his tone with this Les Paul.
The Seymour Duncan Slash APH pickup set have been specifically voiced to match his original Appetite For Destruction Les Paul with that beefy mid-range and powerful, singing top-end. Not to mention the brutish low-end response.
It's this familiar sustain and crunch that form the foundation of his guitar tone.
Built in the USA
Everything about this guitar just screams quality. It's based on the original 50's Les Pauls that Slash owns. Right down to the coveted long neck tenon that connects neck to body - a feature famously used on '59 Les Pauls to notoriously improve sustain.
The neck profile has been specified by Slash himself - slightly thinner at the low-end and fills out a bit as you move up the frets so that you can really hang on those long, sustained notes. It's safe to say that Slash knows a good Les Paul and the spec on this model sums up the perfect Les Paul.
These guitars are highly limited! If you want one, you better act fast because we expect them to sell out before even arriving at the shop!
Here's what gibson has to say about the Slash Les Paul Anaconda Burst:
Gibson is proud to announce the release of the limited edition Les Paul Slash Anaconda Burst guitars. As part of Slash’s new range of signature instruments with Gibson that were developed and tested throughout the Guns N’ Roses tours of 2016 and 2017, each guitar features an exclusive green Anaconda Burst finish, AA flamed maple top and mahogany body and Slash’s personal touches, including Slash’s thick neck profile, Slash signature humbucking pickups and a Slash snakeskin inspired hardshell case.
- Series: Gibson Model Year 2018
- Body Style: Les Paul Traditional
- Back: Mahogany
- Top: AA Flamed Maple
- Weight relief: None
- Binding: Cream
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck profile: Thick
- Nut width: 1.695”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Number of frets: 22
- Nut: Tektoid
- Inlay: Acrylic Traps
- Binding: Cream
- Binding Style: Rolled over Frets
- Bridge: ABR
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Knobs: Gold Tophats
- Tuners: Vintage Style Keystone
- Plating: Nickel
- Neck pickup: Slash APH-2N Seymour Duncan
- Bridge pickup: Slash APH-2B Seymour Duncan
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone & Toggle Switch