Epiphone Slash 'Appetite' Les Paul - Two Left!
We are lucky to have received 2 (yes just two!) more Epiphone Appetite Les Paul guitars. The 50 we originally ordered sold out before anyone had even laid their eyes on one, so needless to say these two aren't going to be with us very long.
Keep an eye on the stock levels above. They are accurate to about 15 minutes so if it still says "2 in stock" or "1 in stock" - you're in with a chance - reserve one for yourself now!
Epiphone Slash 'Appetite' Les Paul Standard
The long awaited Epiphone Appetite for Desctruction Les Paul Standard has now been announced! Based upon the guitar that Slash of Guns 'n' Roses fame played on their seminal album "Appetite for Destruction", the Epiphone Appetite Les Paul Standard is an instrument designed to the exacting specifications of the man himself!
Epiphone have taken the great Les Paul Standard, Slashes Signature Gibson "Appetite" Les Paul and combined them with Epiphone's ethos of bringing the best instruments to those of us who aren't rockstars yet! Only the best materials are fit for the Appetite Les Paul. It features a mahogany body with solid, carefully selected maple cap, set neck for the best tone and Slash Signature Seymour Duncan Humbuckers. The guitar is finished in "Appetite Amber" to mirror as closely as possible that legendary guitar.
This limited edition package comes complete with a custom "Slash" Hard Case, 12 Slash picks and a hand signed certificate of authenticity.
We're expecting these guitars to ship before the end of 2010, but we already know that they are going to be popular (based on the number of people that signed up to be notified when we had more information!) so we'd advise pre-ordering if you want to secure one. At this price, an Epiphone of this caliber, with Slash's personal approval, is a steal! So get in quickly!
Here's what Epiphone say about the Slash Appetite Les Paul Standard
An Appetite for Destruction! Inspired by the axe that the legendary Guns n' Roses guitarist played on the multi-platinum selling "Appetite for Destruction" album, Epiphone and Slash team up to bring you the Ltd Ed Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Outfit. Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated guitar launches of the year, this latest Epiphone Slash model combines all the great features found in Slash's original guitar yet is affordable enough for the average working musician. In Slash's own words, "I wanted something that sounds great, lasts a long time and is able to provide everything you need in a really good quality guitar." Limited to just 2,000 guitar worldwide, the result is a guitar of superior quality and performance that won't destroy your wallet.
It Starts with a Great Les Paul!
It all starts with a traditional Les Paul body consisting of a hand-selected, premium solid mahogany back based on historically-correct specifications topped with hard maple cap. The hard maple is then carved using a traditional roller-type carving machine for added authenticity. Epiphone tediously carves each body creating the sexy curves and subtle "dish" along the outer edge of the top that transforms it into an authentic Les Paul. AAA-grade maple veneer is then applied to the top for a gorgeous 3-dimensional look.
The neck is also crafted from premium mahogany then glued into the body using TiteBond wood glue, utilizing a long-neck tenon typically found on the Les Pauls from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Extending well into the neck pickup cavity, the long-neck tenon provides additional strength and stability to the neck, and offers more wood-to-wood contact between the neck and body, which ultimately results in sweeter tone and longer sustain. The neck also features a "Slash Custom" neck profile patterned exclusively from the neck on Slash's original Les Paul and a rosewood fingerboard fitted with 22 nickel/silver alloy medium-jumbo frets.
Pure Rock and Roll!
At the heart of every Les Paul is a pair of humbucking pickups kicking out the tone that has set the standard for rock and roll for over 50 years. The "Appetite" LP features Slash's signature Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro pickups providing the same crunch, power and performance as Slash gets when he cranks up one of his own personal Les Pauls. These humbuckers are like the ones that Slash has used for years and feature Alnico 2 magnets. However, these Slash Alnico II Pro's are wound with just enough boosted output to push a stock Les Paul toward the sweet sustain and rude crunch that characterize Slash's sound. To further capture the vintage Les Paul tone that Slash loves, this guitar features a tone circuit using high-quality "Orange Drop" tone capacitors that was tested and approved by Slash himself. Also unique to this Slash model is the "reverse" Zebra-coil pickup in the bridge position.
Attention to Detail!
From the "appetite" amber" color found on the top to the cherry red back and sides with black cavity covers, great care was taken to match Slash's original guitar as closely as possible. Other professional features include Epiphone's patent-applied-for LockTone Tune-o-matic and stopbar tailpiece, vintage nickel hardware and 14:1 tulip-button tuners, Epiphone StrapLocks, fully shielded electronics cavities and 12-inch radius fingerboard. And don't forget, Slash's artwork on the headstock combined with Epiphone's "Limited Edition" logo on the back.
And That's Not All!
Each new Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" package comes with a hardshell case featuring a Slash's artwork, a certificate of authenticity personally hand signed by Slash and protected in a leatherette presentation booklet and 12 custom Slash guitar picks. Combined with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by 24/7/365 Customer Service, it's a package truly worthy of a guitar-playing legend that put wickedness and decadence back into rock and roll. That guitar-playing legend is Slash. And this is the new Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard from Epiphone. Only 2,000 will be made - get yours while you still can.
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: "Slash-Profile", gloss finish
- Neck Joint: Glued-In, Long Neck Tenon
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Slash Alnico Pro-II-N
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Slash Alnico Pro-II-B
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
- Controls: 2-Volume, 2-Tone, 1-Three Way Toggle
- Tone Circuit: Sprague "Orange Drop" capacitors
- Tuners: Vintage 14:1 ratio, "Tulip" buttons
- Hardware: Nickel
- Binding: Body, Neck
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime. See warranty for details. Void where prohibited.
- Numbered Certificate of Authenticity - Hand Signed by Slash
- Leatherette Presentation Binder for certificate
- "Slash" Custom-made Hard Case
- 12 - "Slash" guitar picks