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 3,000 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 3,000 will be made – get yours while you still can.

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.