Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Appetite Amber

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The Epiphone Slash Appetite Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar is patterned after the guitar Slash played on the famous Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction album and remains his main record... Read More

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Overview

The Epiphone Slash Appetite Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar is patterned after the guitar Slash played on the famous Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction album and remains his main recording guitar. The Slash signature guitar is crafted with a mahogany body topped with a carved maple cap with flamed maple veneer with an Appetite Amber finish.

The signature guitar's neck profile was made for Slash and offers a rounded 60's Les Paul shape. The "Appetite" LP guitar is armed with Seymour Duncan Slash Signature Alnico II Pro pickups with zebra coils. Slash also selected the special Orange Drop capacitors to create the vintage Les Paul sound he so loves. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier.

Here's what Slash told us when we asked him about the Epiphone Slash "Appetite For Destruction" Les Paul:
"I always wanted to do an Epiphone [version] as well because Epiphone makes great quality instruments and they're more affordable. It's really phenomenal. You look at the specs, and all of the hardware is basically the same. It gives someone a chance to be able to pick up something decent at a more reasonable price. lt's actually sort of like a steal."

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Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Carved hard maple top with AAA flamed maple veneer
  • Polyurethane finish
  • Glues Deep-set mahogany neck with Rounded '60s D Slash neck profile with long neck tenon
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • 22 nickel frets
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • Seymour Duncan Slash Signature Alnico-II Pro humbuckers
  • 2 volume controls, 2 tones, 3-way toggle switch
  • Bridge and neck tone controls with special Sprague Orange Drop capacitors selected by Slash for vintage tone
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece and straplocks
  • Kluson-style tuners
  • Single-ply cream binding on top
Specifications
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 12" fretboard radius
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar
 
4.0

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Very pleased wit this guitar

Being a fan of Slash and early G 'n R, I heard about this guitar before the Gibsons came out, and was looking forward to seeing if and how an Epi model would...Read complete review

Being a fan of Slash and early G 'n R, I heard about this guitar before the Gibsons came out, and was looking forward to seeing if and how an Epi model would come out. The specs looekd good, so in order to get in front of the line line, I Special Ordered one through my Local GC (which ended up being a problem unrelated to the guitar itself, but that's another story...) As picked-up from the store, the guitar, case, and other items have a nice, solid, quality look and feel. The guitar's finish, binding, flamed maple top, etc. were clean, smooth and well done. There were only two minor cosmetic flaws - one tone control knob is not perfectly squarely mounted on the pot shaft; and there is a small imperfection in the binding along the fretbaord at the third fret (you can feel a slight "dip", which can be seen if you sight down the edge of the neck). Action was fairly low and as I immediately tuned down a half step, had some fret buzz on the bottom strings, which I have since reduced with a slight truss rod adjustment (I'd rather not raise the strings - I like the action wher it is, and I hit them pretty hard with the pick). Whil on that subject, my truss rod nut, adjustable with the supplied allen wrench, was really tight - it feels like it may have gotten some poly finish on it and it moves in jerks rather than smoothly. The pickups break up pretty easily, and with the right amp settings can get you into Night Train territory in a hurry. The long neck tenon design provides great sustain, and their is a big difference in tone betwen the bridge and neck, providing a multitude of tonal possibilities without touching you amp. They also provide a lot of bottom end, so to get a good Appetite For Destruction era tone I dialed up the treble almost all the way to 10, the mids to 8, and the bass down to 4; gain at 4 (Peavey Valve King 212 - I have retubed it so your results may vary) pickups on treble, volume at 7 and tone full up. Playing along with an iPod patched through a PA the tone sounds very good to my ear. I have spent no time exploring clean tones so cannot comment in that regard..... Although this is the fourth guitar I own, it is the most I have spent to purchase one, and it has not disappointed. It is likely that a careful buyer could get a near equivalent for less money, but the package of great looks and tone, and a hint of elusive Slash mojo made this worth the money for me.

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Objective View!!!

I previously wrote a review on the Epiphone Appetite shortly after I received it. But, after having the guitar for a few weeks, I have a more objective view of the guitar. Let...Read complete review

I previously wrote a review on the Epiphone Appetite shortly after I received it. But, after having the guitar for a few weeks, I have a more objective view of the guitar. Let me just say that the axe is beautiful. The case and bonus items were pretty cool also. But that's about where the good ends. First, the neck was so twisted that the E and B strings had a twang from the twelve fret down. The only way to solve that issue was to raise the action so high that it wasn't even fun to play anymore. The binding was sloppy in many places. The tone and volume knobs were all set crooked. The pickup selector was very stiff when switched to the bridge position. I tried all the necessary adjustments with no success. I hate it because I had waited so long to get this guitar. After paying $1000 for an Epi with these standards, I expected a little better quality. With that said, I packed it all up and returned to GC. I then picked up a Gibson Studio in return and couldn't be happier. The staff at GC was awesome. No problems with the return. To be fair, I own an older Epi LP Standard that I love and is perfect in every way. I guess to sum it up, when buying Epiphone, buyer beware. Quality control may be having a bad day.

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5.0

Gibson tone for Epiphone $$$$$

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from Tampa, Florida

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I bought this LP July 4th (2011) after looking at the Gibson Studio LP, Gibson Standard and various other LP's. I noticed this Epiphone LP and I liked the way it looked (the headstock graphic is a tad bit cheesy looking, but nothing i couldnt live with)so i checked it out and after just playing the Gib. Standard, I liked the tone Better on this Epiphone. (i am a Slash fan after all) I cannot put it down! everything I play sounds better and its not just the tone. The way it feels in my hands makes me a more confident player. this is my 1st LP but i have been playing LP's for years in guitar shops. My only real complaint is that the G string seems to go out of tune while doing heavy bending more than the other strings. It doesnt seem normal.its not terribly bad tho. It could be the strings i have on it (ive only used this set)we'll see. I got this new and i have to say that the overall fit/finish, set up, paint and binding are perfect on this guitar! I know gibson sometimes get a bad rep for sending out their guitars other than perfect but they paid this guitar alot of attention. They only made 1000 of these Limited Editions so if this is what your looking for in a guitar i would highly recommend it. I hope this helps someone, i too checked this comment page before i bought.

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1.0

Feels Like plastic

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from St. Louis

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I had high expectations when I went to my local GC to check out this Slash Model. Hoewever, when I picked it up, it felt like plastic. When I visually expected it, I looks like plastic. Even the sticker top was inferior to oother Epi stickers. Playing it, it sounded OK but definitely not what I expected - just an over-priced Epi. The one I played even hada few loose screws. Did Slash approve that? I'm usually a big Epi fan too. $1000.00 for this? Really? Buy an Epi Studio, put some Duncans in it, and you'll have a superior axe over the 'Epi Slash' for $450 less.

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great guitar but not necessary

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from west bloomfield michigan

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

this is a great guitar, but so is the epiphone les paul plus top and its a lot cheaper. i had this guitar and the epi plus top and there really wasn't that much of a difference. both guitars sound great and can give you a great variations of tones. it isn't necessary to get this guitar if your looking for slashs tone because you don't need it to make you sound like slash. most guitars as long as they have humbuckers, will be able to get you a slash tone if you know how to use the tone and volume control on your guitar. only get this guitar if your a die hard slash fan, other wise save and buy the epi plus top.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No different from the Gibson Replica

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from Milledgeville, GA

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I played the Epiphone AFD Les Paul for like 2 hours nonstop getting lost in its tonal capabilities. It can sing and wail. The neck pickup is soooo creamy and smooth like butter. The bridge pickup is just crunchy with some nick attck to it. But I gave a ponder... how does the Epiphone compare to the Gibson version? Luckily, the VOS and the Reissue models were there and just sat and played it through a 1959 Marshall Plexi. I found no difference in tone and playability. All that was different was the price and the headstock, thats it. So, Slash-heads, if you want Slash's guitar with out burning a huge hole in your pocket, get this. It plays and sounds just as well as the Gibson. It will not let you down.

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5.0

Awesome Guitar! I highly recommend!

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from Chelmsford, MA

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I went to GC today and I decided to bring two guitars to trade in and upgrade. After looking around and trying quite a few guitars, from the Epiphone Les Paul, $699 to the Gibson Les Paul $1399. After some dealing with the manager, I decided on the $699 model. Until, I saw the Epiphone Slash Model Les Paul. After some thought and plucking on the strings, I figured what the hell, splurge a little. So I grabbed this one, figuring well if I get a limited series, only 3000 made, maybe if and when I decide to trade in again the sucker will hold its value a little bit better. Anyways, got it home, plugged in to the Line 6 and off I went. Man, what a sound! What a feel, just like butter! The quality of the finish is great and am real happy with the quality of sound and tone this produces. I highly recommend to buy this model, even if you have to stretch your wallet a little. Definitely worth it!

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5.0

Just thought I would give a follow up review from the Jungle!

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from Maine

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar! After a couple of weeks, I had to bring the guitar back for a slight adjustment because it was fretting out at the 20th and now everything is just perfect! I was initially concerned about the Kluson tuners not staying in tune, but they hold up perfectly and better than the Grovers! I am so hooked on this guitar that every time I pick it up I have to play Welcome To The Jungle and Sweet Child O Mine! I also love Slash's new album (I have the deluxe edition) so I hope there is going to be a tab songbook for the album. I am also thinking of getting an Epi Slash Goldtop if I can find one in mint shape!

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2.0

Overpriced signature model of an overrated player

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from Glendale,AZ

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

Tried this out in GC yesterday. Setup was OK but nothing really that different from the other chinese epiphones to get excited about. Pretty much the same feel as the cheaper epis with better pickups, and a pretty veneer top. Probably good for posing in front of your bedroom mirror wearing a top hat, not sure why Slash is getting all the attention these days, hasn't put out anything good since Appetite, a bit overrated compared to the 70s/80s players. Plus, for a lot less than a grand you can get a new Japanese Epiphone or Burny or Edwards Les Paul in just about any burst finish at the quality level of Gibsons with much better setups than Nashville is putting out, and still have enuff cash for a HS case and strings. Pass on this one, check out the MIJ Les Pauls on Ebay. If you have to a GC Les Paul, check out the Traditional Pro model (Gibson).

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5.0

Get the Appetite right now and you will be in the JUNGLE BABY!

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from Maine

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I bought my Slash Appetite at my Guitar Center location New Year's Day and I have been blown away by it ever since. I also have to shout out that Matt and the rest of the Guitar Center staff in Portland, Maine are a stellar group of guys who know their stuff! The guitar is very easy to play and is a lot of fun! I can get a lot of classic Slash tones plugged into my EVH Wah & MXR distortion into my Vox Valvetronix amp set at the AC30 setting. But it also has the sweetest clean tones I have ever heard when the MXR is off thanks to the Seymour Duncan Pickups. The quality Epiphone put into it is just mindblowing and is as good, if not better than my two Epi Ace Frehley Les Paul Customs. I remember when the first Slash signature guitar came out and I liked that one, but I wasn't crazy about the tobacco sunburst finish. I thought the Slash Goldtop was cool looking, but unfortunately I never got a chance to try that one. But the Appetite by far is the best looking of Epi's Limited edition Slash series and in my humble opinion, THIS IS THE ONE TO GET!!! Get it fast before they are all gone. I hope Epiphone will release another Slash model as well maybe this year. But I think for my next purchase, I will either get the Dunlop Slash Wah or a Fulltone OCD. Can anyone out there help me decide?

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(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy!!

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from Florida

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I was in GC�ۡ���s this morning trading in my Fender Strat for a Gibson Les Paul Standard. I had played a friend of mines and loved it. The one I played in GC�ۡ���s was OK, but did not feel and sound the same, nor did I like how heavy it felt. The salesman suggested I try the Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard. I was pleasantly surprised with the feel and sound as well as the finish, which I loved. While I have only had it one day, I played it for 4 or 5 hours already, and love the sounds that come out of it. I have always been a �ۡ��̏Strat�ۡ�ݕ�_ guy, but I am sold on this guitar. Best part is I was ready to shell out $2,800.00, but walked out with getting 15% off the sticker price of $999.00 ($850.00 for those of you who are mathematically challenged). The bonus was the case and goodies that came with it. Great guitar, and certainly recommend it!!!!

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1.0

never buy it again

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from kings park ny

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

i bought this guitiar and it stinks it sounds terrible so waht did i do with it i sold it on ebay for 1,500 dollars

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