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Gibson Introduces New Slash Model Guitars

Gibson Introduces New Slash Model Guitars

Gibson Guitar, the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology, has announced the first ever availability of a series of Slash signature Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul Standard electric guitars. Three very limited and unique models of the Slash signature Les Paul guitar were released earlier this week. Each guitar model has been designed and produced in close co-operation with the legendary guitarist. For the first time ever, the Slash models will be available from Gibson Custom, Gibson USA and Epiphone, offering consumers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a guitar inspired by Slash. Guitar Center is also offering a limited number of these models for sale. Once they are sold out, they will not be reproduced.
Gibson Custom will release their Slash Inspired By VOS (Vintage Original Spec) guitar, Gibson USA will release their Slash Signature Les Paul Standard model and there will also be an Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard Plus packaged with exclusive Slash inspired accessories. All three new guitar models will combine individual design features while Slash’s own personal touches create a unique instrument destined to become another instant classic.

Gibson Custom Inspired By Slash Les Paul Standard VOS:

Heritage Cherry Sunburst Finish, faded to perfection just like Slash’s original.
Finished with Gibson’s proprietary VOS finishing process that yields the gently aged patina of a vintage classic
Carved 3 piece Maple top with a one-piece Mahogany back—not book-matched or weight-relieved
Custom one-piece Mahogany neck designed by Slash
100 percent nitro-cellulose lacquer
Historically accurate short neck tenon, just like the one on Slash’s original
Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pickups, just like the ones in Slash’s original
22-fret Rosewood fingerboard
Chrome hardware
Tone Pros Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge
Tone Pros light stopbar tailpiece
Schaller vintage tulip-style tuners
Nickel Schaller Strap Locks
Gibson Custom Shop case with Slash logo and artwork
Certificate of authenticity
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MSRP $5,880 USD

Gibson USA Slash Signature Les Paul Standard:

AA Figured Maple top Antique Vintage Sunburst Nitro-cellulose lacquer finish (Burst color formula personally chosen by Slash)
Un-chambered Mahogany body finished in Slash's preferred dark walnut color
Custom one-piece Mahogany neck designed by Slash. Never offered before and available only in this model.
Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Humbucking pickups. Made in the USA
Custom Slash-designed artwork and logo on the headstock
22-fret Bound Rosewood fingerboard
Chrome hardware
Tone Pros Locking Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge
Tone Pros light stopbar tailpiece
Custom smooth black case with white interior and Slash artwork and logo
Certificate of authenticity
MSRP $3,499 USD

Epiphone Slash Signature Les Paul Standard Plus Top:

Designed and produced in close cooperation with Slash
Glued-in mahogany neck with the vintage-correct long neck tenon—typically found on the Les Pauls of the late 1950s
Neck profile patterned after the neck on Slash’s original Les Paul
Two Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-II, open-coil humbuckers
Solid mahogany body with a highly-figured, flame maple top
Epiphone’s new LockTone stopbar/Tune-o-matic system that secures the bridge and tailpiece to the guitar even without strings, while adding as much as 20 percent more sustain
Slash’s favorite Dark Tobacco Burst finish
Nickel hardware
Machine heads with vintage tulip buttons
Authentic Slash Inspired accessories
Genuine Slash guitar picks
Custom Slash Inspired case
Certificate of authenticity
MSRP $1,464 USD

About Guitar Center:
Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates more than 200 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. In addition, our Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, www.musiciansfriend.com. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's Web site at www.guitarcenter.com.



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