Gibson and Slash are proud to present the Slash Collection Gibson Les Paul™ Standard. It represents influential Gibson guitars Slash has used during his career, inspiring multiple generations of players around the world. The Slash Collection of Gibson guitars can be seen live on stage with Slash today. Each Slash Collection Gibson Les Paul Standard features a AAA flamed maple top, a solid mahogany body, and Slash’s personal touches including a C-shape neck profile, Gibson Custom BurstBucker™ Alnico 2 pickups, color-coordinated hardware appointments, hand-wired electronics with Orange Drop® capacitors, and a vintage-style brown hardshell case. Exclusive to the Slash Collection are Slash’s “Skully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock, Slash’s signature on the truss rod cover, a blank truss rod cover in the case, Slash-approved Ernie Ball® strings, and four Slash Jim Dunlop Tortex® picks. The Slash Les Paul Standard is available in November Burst and Appetite 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. Check out www.slashonline.com
Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian. www.gibson.com