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Slash Signature Appetite for Destruction VOS Les Paul Electric Guitar Appetite Amber

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To honor the achievements of Slash Gibson introduces the Slash Appetite Les Paul VOS (Vintage Original Spec). The guitar is equipped with the finest features of the original Les Paul Standards of 1958... Read More

Overview

To honor the achievements of Slash Gibson introduces the Slash Appetite Les Paul VOS (Vintage Original Spec). The guitar is equipped with the finest features of the original Les Paul Standards of 1958-'60. And Gibson adds the punch of Seymour Duncan Signature Series Alnico II Pro Slash humbucking pickups.

The Slash Appetite Les Paul is as prime a piece of eye candy as it is ear candy. Gibson gives it looks to kill with a Grade AAA figured maple top, nitrocellulose "Unburst" finish, amber top-hat knobs, rosewood fingerboard with traditional trapezoid inlays, and Slash headstock graphic. The TonePros Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece at one end and a high-density Corian nut at the other give the Slash Les Paul enhanced resonance.

From his groundbreaking work with Guns N' Roses, to Slash's Snakepit, to Velvet Revolver and numerous acclaimed solo and side projects, Slash has continued to embody the ultimate rebel rocker, putting addictive licks and eviscerating tone above all else, and throughout he has continued to do it on a Les Paul.

The Slash signature Les Paul's playability, naturally, is flawless, thanks to a solid one-piece Grade A quartersawn mahogany neck with Slash's preferred slim '60s profile, and the 12" fingerboard radius and 22 jumbo frets that have made Les Pauls notorious for big, meaty rock bends for more the past 50 years. All Slash Appetite Les Pauls come with plush-lined hardshell case with silkscreened Slash graphic.

Body and Finish
Crafted from a Grade AAA maple top and weight-relieved mahogany body, the Slash Appetite Les Paul is finished in nitrocellulose lacquer that replicates a beautifully faded vintage Les Paul Standard. The maple-mahogany combination and thin nitro finish help to bring the most out of these guitars, both tonally and visually.

Neck and Headstock
The guitar's neck and headstock are made in the classic tradition of the original 1958-'60 Les Pauls. Carved from a single piece of quartersawn mahogany, and topped with a rosewood fingerboard, the design incorporates Gibson's lauded 17-degree back-angled headstock, which contributes greatly to the instrument's resonance and sustain. Slash signature smoking skull with top hat artwork adorn the peghead face

Pickups and Electronics
To Slash's own specifications, the Slash Appetite Les Paul carries a set of Seymour Duncan Signature Series Open-coil Alnico II Pro Slash humbucking pickups, which are made in the image of the original Gibson PAF humbucking pickups. Slash also selected special capacitors to create the vintage Les Paul sound he demands From a rich, throaty wail at the neck position to a muscular, eviscerating roar at the bridge, these pickups offer all the tonal versatility that has made the Les Paul Standard famous. Their full splendor is transmitted via a Switchcraft selector switch, high-quality potentiometers with Orange Drop tone caps, and a robust Switchcraft output jack.

Hardware
In the image of the great Les Paul Standards of the 1958-'60 the Slash Appetite Les Paul wears a classic set of hardware, all enhanced for the tonal standards Slash demands. A TonePros Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece offer uncompromising resonant coupling between strings and body, while a set of Kluson-style tuners combines an authentic vintage look with efficient modern
performance.

Finish
All VOS (Vintage Original Spec) series guitars use a proprietary process that includes unique steps for staining, wet-sanding, and hand-rubbing; subsequently the guitars reflect what a well-cared for 40-year-old guitar looks like. The result is a remarkable patina that will delight even the most discriminating enthusiast.

Features
  • Body
  • Top: 'AAA' maple top
  • Back: 'A' mahogany back
  • Binding: antique
  • Body type: traditional weight relief
  • Neck
  • Species: mahogany
  • Profile: Slash slim 60's profile
  • Joint: mortise & tenon
  • Fingerboard
  • Species: rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Radius: 12"
  • Nut widt: 1.695
  • Binding: figured antique
  • Inlays: acrylic trapezoid
  • Pickups
  • Neck position: Seymour Duncan Alnico II
  • Bridge position: Seymour Duncan Alnico II
  • Electronics
  • Potentiometers: 2 volume controls, 2 tone controls
  • Type: 300k linear audio taper volume, 500k non-linear tone
  • Capacitors: 'orange drop' capacitors
  • Coil wiring: machine wound
  • Toggle switch: three-way switchcraft with antique plastic tip
  • Hardware
  • Plating: Chome
  • Tuners: Tone Pro Kluson style with press-in bushings
  • Keys: crème
  • Plating: nickel
  • Tuning ratio: 14:1
  • Bridge: Tone Pro locking
  • Tailpiece: Tone Pro locking stopbar
  • Knobs: vintage amber top hat with pointers
  • Toggle: switch washer cream with gold silkscreen
  • Finish
  • Color: "Unburst" Appetite amber
  • Sealer: nitrocellulose
  • Other
  • Strings: .010 - .046, genuine gibson strings
  • Case: Slash Hardshell
  • Case exterior: black with Slash artwork silkscreen
  • Case interior: plush lining
  • Included: owners manual, certificate of authenticity
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4.8

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4.0

Beautiful guitar, but overpriced

By Ryan Alvidres-Ivie

from San Diego, CA

I tried this guitar out at my local Guitar Center, and let me tell you, it only took its appearance to catch my eyes, and considering I saw it in the corner of my eye, that's saying A LOT. The audio jack was really secure when I plugged it in, and all of the hardware, knobs, etc. was really solid and steady. The guitar's tones point to those of Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, and other Les Paul legends. However, I feel this guitar is VERY overpriced, and that the only special aspect about it is its looks. I have certainly played less expensive Les Pauls that had better features for less than half of the price. Though this guitar has great features, too, there are certainly better guitars for a better value.

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By Not Quite Devils

from Stockbridge, Ga

'wide_976c244940.gif' Banner Sweet guitar! You will be very pleased with it.

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5.0

Slash's Les Paul

By Chris

from florida

This guitar is not worth it. Slash's Appetite for Distruction VOS is very expensive for a copy. Slash's guitar is a copy of a Gibson Les Paul with slash's own custom neck profile making the Gibson Appetite for Distruction VOS a copy of a copy. I recomend buying the Slash's vintage sunburst signiture Les Paul

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5.0

Rockin' Les Paul

By Ethan B

from New Jersey

This is the best guitar i have ever played, hands down! The Seymour Duncan Alnico II's are the best possible pickups for slash tone. I played some Guns N' Roses hits such as Welcome To the Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, and Knocking on Heavens Door.....the tone sounded just like if Slash let me borrow his Les Paul that he recorded with. The AAA Maple Top finish is very nice too. If you want to hear its tone listen to some classic solos, it sounds just like his les paul.....This is one of the best Gibsons that you can buy!!! If you cant afford it still go for a Gibson like the Les Paul Studio!

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