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

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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 recordin... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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

(based on 16 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(66 of 77 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

pretty cool

By Will Heron

from Pittsburgh, PA

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

i bought this guitar and was extremely surprised and how much it sound like a gibson. it made me sound 10x better than what i sound like on my gibson les paul standard. my only complaint is the weight but it only takes a couple of days to get used to. id recommend this guitar to anybody.

(51 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Such a wonderful guitar...

By Jason

from NJ

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

I bought this guitar last thursday and I've been played for 3 days... I feel... it's really really nice guitar... sound is really laud and clean...Also sustain is pretty strong and long...All parts look quality and finish's pretty cool (although it's poly)... Anyway ... In my opinion !!!...I useally perform with Marshall AVT50 and Boss DS-1 distortion and...the result what I tried for three days... I could hear the sound of the first riff in "welcome to the jungle" using the bridge position pickup and also hear the riff in "sweet chile o' mine" using the neck position pickup...I feel it's almost same sound...was cool... but tuning balance at 4 and 5th strings need to setup little bit (my one) ... It's really cool !!!

(29 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleased wit this guitar

By Bob B

from Joliet, IL

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

(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy!!

By David R

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!!!!

(15 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Objective View!!!

By Jeff H.

from Linton, IN

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

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.

(8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Slash-ed Price

By michael

from Atlanta GA

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

Played this guitar at three different stores and compared it to the USA version. Yes, there is a difference for sure, but the question - is it a $$$ difference? Not really. Looks wise, they are pretty close. Weight wise, pretty close, the USA is slightly heavier, and this is not a light guitar. Both versions could have upped the ante with a nice headstock design besides some cheap painted on graphic with lacquer to cover it, but that is just me. The pickups on the cheaper version are decent, but I still found many dead zones on ALL three models I played. Now, it is alleged that only $$$ of the 2010 version will be made, which is something to consider as these may become collectors items down the road if indeed they do 2-4 years of a run. If they run for a decade, unlikely, then they are everywhere and not worth investing in - for investment's sake. My biggest concern lies in its ability to pick up fretboard tapping. And yes, I get it, many people playing Les Paul's do not fingertap, but for those of us who do, including Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen (yes, he plays Pauls from time to time), Zakk Wylde (rare taps, but he does) and a few others - this is WEAK at best. On all three the pickups struggle to pick up your fingers as they tap. Now, you could switch out the pickups to EMG's or DiMarzio's, then you get to hear a mouse sneeze, but then it is not as designed either. The REAL BONUS is the case. This guitar comes with a hardshell case that Gibson charges $$$$ for, plus it comes with a COA signed by SLASH himself. But this incentive alone is worth it. That makes a $$$$ guitar more like $$$$. It is an Epiphone, so die hards may look at you like you took the cheap route, but it does play fairly well for the most part. However, I do agree with the other comment about the truss rod and the tuning issues. Mine goes out of tune fairly easily and that is frustrating. Sure, you can tighten the screws or adjust the rod, but this thing should come out of the case and play, right? I am VERY disappointed with its ability to hold tune, so thank the Lord it does not have any kind of tremolo, because it would be an Appetite for Disaster scenario. So if you want to be the "Rocket Queen" out of the box, you may have some work to do. The amp you use will be crucial in maximizing your Slash model's potential. VOX actually makes a decent amp for around $$$ that makes this guitar sound good. My line 6 4x12 stack does this guitar no favors. If you use a Marshall DCM - if you spent $$$$ on an amp, you should probably spend that much on a guitar. So, again, depends on what you play through, even the chord. In one store the guitar cracked often, but it was the cheap chord, not the guitar. Action wise....not bad. About equal to most Les Pauls, but there are buzzing issues for sure, on all three. I am unsure what they are doing at Epiphone/Gibson to get this guitar setup, but there appears to be a slight neck issue as we have seen with other reviews. So, to conclude, great looks, excellent case, incredible case candy that can actually make a profit, marginal pickups (if you like to run your hand down the fretboard while doing hammer-on and hear all the harmonics, you may be disappointed - ala Van Halen), nice woods and finish, marginal graphics and decent weight. The $$$$ question....is it worth the money? In a word, "maybe." However, if this were a Schecter, Ibanez or ANY other brand, who happened to get Slash signed to this guitar, I would NOT BUY IT. I think they need to offer more options and fix the apparent neck issue, also adding more name brand pickups, like they do on the Wylde version would be better and that guitar is $$$ cheaper. I can almost GUARANTEE you will have tuning issues with this guitar, which is why I say MAYBE on this deal. However, the case/candy and limited production run, make this pretty much a "pull the trigger" guitar for the newbie collector and Slash fan. You may not be completely satisfied, but you are not out $$$$ either, and that guitar was not perfect either.

(4 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

never buy it again

By matt

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

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar!!!

By Jeff H.

from Linton, IN

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

Where do I begin? The few complaints I have with the guitar are minor imperfections. The binding around the body has some paint overrun, but nothing too noticeable. The pickup selector switch is very tight and sets a little cockeyed. The action is a bit high for my taste. And, some of the tone and selector knobs are crooked. Also, I don't care for the headstock logo. Kind of cheap looking. Now on to the good. The "Appetite Amber" finish is awesome!!! The rounded 60's neck profile feels better to play than my other Les Paul Standard. I play through a Jet City JCA20H head hooked to a Marshall Haze MHZ112 cab and the Slash Seymour Duncans really rock. And, that sweet sustain lasts forever!!! Overall, I would say if you are a true Slash fan, it's a must have!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No different from the Gibson Replica

By Ryan

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.

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Overpriced signature model of an overrated player

By Dave Lowe

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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