Epiphone and Slash are proud to present the Slash Collection. Part of the Inspired by Gibson Collection, it celebrates influential guitars Slash has used during his career, inspiring multiple generations of players around the world. Perfect for every stage and players of all levels, the Epiphone Slash Les Paul™ Standard features a mahogany body, maple cap with AAA flame maple veneer, a Graph Tech® nut, Epiphone LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic™ bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece, and Slash’s personal touches including a C-shape neck profile, Epiphone Custom ProBucker™ pickups that are replicas of Gibson’s Custom BurstBuckers™ and exclusive to the Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard models, color-coordinated hardware appointments, CTS® potentiometers with Orange Drop® capacitors, Epiphone Strap Locks, and a custom hardshell case. Exclusive to the Slash Collection are Slash’s “Skully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock and Slash’s signature on the truss rod cover. The Slash Epiphone Les Paul Standard is finished in Anaconda Burst.
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