Epiphone is proud to present the new Slash “AFD” (“Appetite for Destruction”) Guitar Outfit for beginners and pros alike featuring a Slash-designed Les Paul Special II in classic Appetite Amber finish with premium gigbag plus custom Slash signature picks and free online lessons from eMedia. Slash is one of Epiphone’s premier signature artists and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his iconic guitar solos in Guns N’ Roses. Slash is the ultimate Les Paul player. And like Epiphone, Slash is on a mission to make affordable professional instruments available to everyone throughout the world. Now, the Slash “AFD” Les Paul Guitar Outfit puts Slash’s classic tone in the hands of new players and pros alike.
Slash “AFD” Les Paul Special-II:
Slash himself helped design the Slash “AFD” Les Paul Special-II with an Appetite Amber finish, inspired by Slash’s own custom Les Paul. The AAA flame Maple Veneer top has single layer Ivory binding while the back, sides, and neck are finished in beautiful dark Cherry just like Slash’s original. Both the body and bolt-on neck are made from Mahogany, like all classic Les Pauls. The Rosewood fingerboard has dot acrylic inlays and the headstock features Slash’s “Snakepit” logo in gold silk print along with the iconic Epiphone script logo in silver. The truss rod cover has the familiar “bell” shape with “Les Paul Special-II” in white. The die-cast machine heads (tuners) have a 14:1 ratio for quick and easy spot-on tuning.
Classic Zebra Coil Pickups:
The roar of Slash’s “AFD” Les Paul Special-II comes from Epiphone’s new Ceramic PlusTM Zebra Coil humbucker pickups modeled after the famous (and ultra rare) zebra (black and white) pickups found on late 50’s Les Paul Standards, the most sought after vintage guitar on the market. The humbuckers are powered by Volume, Tone, and Toggle controls with Gold TopHat knobs with metal inserts. But unlike vintage models, the Slash “AFD” Les Paul also comes with a built-in Shadow® E-Tuner built into the bridge pickup mounting ring. The tuner is powered by one #2032 Lithium long-lasting battery, easily accessed from a compartment on the back of the guitar.
Premium Epiphone hardware:
The Slash “AFD” Les Paul Special-II features Epiphone’s premium all-metal hardware including a legendary Tune-o-MaticTM bridge and StopbarTM tailpiece and strap buttons.
Premium Gigbag, eMedia Online Lessons and More!
The Slash “AFD” Les Paul Special-II Guitar Outfit also includes a premium gigbag with Slash’s “Snakepit” logo in white, 3 Dunlop® TortexTM Slash signature picks in three colors (white, black and purple), guitar strap, an Epiphone ¼” standard guitar cable, and for new players, free online lessons from eMedia. And of course like all Epiphone instruments regardless of price, Slash’s “AFD” Les Paul Special-II Guitar Outfit comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s famous 24/7/365 customer service. You can’t get more rock and roll than Slash and now the man himself has made it possible to fulfill your own Appetite for Destruction wherever you are. Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and take home a bit of rock history with the Slash “AFD” Les Paul Special-II Guitar Outfit.
Saul Hudson, better known by his stage name Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses. Guns N’ Roses achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During his later years with Guns N’ Roses, he formed the side project Slash’s Snakepit. After leaving Guns N’ Roses in 1996, he co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which re-established him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000s. He has received critical acclaim and is considered one of the greatest rock guitarists. Guitar World ranked his guitar solo in “November Rain” number 6 on their list of “The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos” in 2008. Total Guitar placed his riff in “Sweet Child o’ Mine” at number 1 on their list of “The 100 Greatest Riffs” in 2004.
Epiphone is one of American’s oldest and most revered instrument makers. Since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music and celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2013. The story of Epiphone begins in the mountains of Greece and threads its way to Turkey, across the Atlantic to the immigrant gateway of Ellis Island, and into the nightclubs, recording studios, and coast-to-coast radio broadcasts of Manhattan in the 1920s and 30s. www.epiphone.com