“I’m playing a Strat, too, which you never hear me use”: Slash explains why he swapped his Les Paul for a Stratocaster to cover a Peter Green track on his new blues solo album

Slash performs with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators at OVO Arena Wembley
(Image credit: Matthew Baker/Getty Images)

The words “Slash” and “Gibson Les Paul” go hand-in-hand. You can’t think of the Guns N’ Roses rocker without picturing him holding his favored single-cut. Likewise, when you see a Les Paul, Slash usually springs.

Indeed, that’s what happens when you spend an entire career largely playing one particular electric guitar – but for his new blues solo record, Orgy of the Damned, Slash did make quite a notable exception.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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