The image of Slash wielding a Les Paul is one that pretty much defines rock n roll music. And now he's got a new signature Les Paul from the Gibson Custom Shop in a brand new Anaconda Burst!
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.
Custom Shop Spec
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 and won't be found on any other Custom Shop guitar. It's 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. Even down to the expensive hide glue that holds the pieces of wood together.
This old-school process is time-consuming to do but wields the best results because it forms a bond between the wood rather than a thick barrier like cheaper glues tend to do. Hide glue is part of the reason that old guitars seem to resonate and sustain so much better than some newer, cheaper instruments.
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 say about the Slash Anaconda Burst Les Paul
The Ultimate Custom Slash Les Paul
After touring with his prototype models throughout 2016 and 2017, Slash is proud to announce the release of these limited edition Gibson Custom Slash Anaconda Burst Les Pauls.
This guitar features an exclusive green Anaconda Burst finish, historic 1950s Les Paul construction and Slash’s personal touches, including a custom Slash neck profile, Slash Signature humbuckers and Sprague Orange Drop capacitors.
- Series Gibson Custom Limited Edition
- Material Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
- Neck Profile Custom Slash Taper, .910" depth at 1st fret,
- 1.05" depth at 12th fret
- Fingerboard Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
- Scale Length 24.75”, 62.865cm
- Body Material Lightweight Solid Mahogany Body, 2 Piece Plain Maple Top
- Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Finish Nickel
- Bridge ABR-1
- Tailpiece Lightweight Aluminum
- Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Slash Signature APH-1
- Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Slash Signature APH-2
- Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Sprague Orange Drop Capacitors