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Gibson Slash Core Collection Guitars | NAMM 2020


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The Gibson Slash Les Paul Standard conjures the influential tone of Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. Its solid mahogany body and AAA figured maple top provide warmth and clarity, while a comfortable C-shaped neck allows for effortless solos. Custom Burstbucker Alnico II pickups deliver the midrange crunch and sustain Slash is known for. Handwired electronics with Orange Drop capacitors reproduce a vintage vibe. Color-coordinated hardware, Slash's signature on the truss rod cover, and his "Scully" drawing on the back of the headstock complete the package. Now available at Guitar Center, the Slash Les Paul Standard is a must-have for any serious rock guitarist.

Custom Pickups Provide Slash's Signature Sustain

The Slash Les Paul Standard features Custom Burstbucker Alnico II humbuckers for the chunky yet articulate tone Slash relies on. With a moderate output, these pickups saturate your amp with rich harmonics and endless sustain. The bridge pickup delivers tight, crunchy rhythms, while the neck pickup produces warm, vocal leads. Roll back the volume for a cleaner sound or flip the three-way toggle switch to tap into both pickups at once.

Handwired Electronics Capture Vintage Warmth

To recreate the tone of Slash's original Les Pauls, the Slash Les Paul Standard uses handwired electronics with Orange Drop capacitors. These components are carefully soldered together by expert technicians to provide better transparency and frequency response. The end result is a livelier, more open tone with rich lows, clear highs, and an uncompressed midrange.

The Look and Feel of a Rock Legend

From its amber-colored finish to the Slash signature truss rod cover, every detail of the Slash Les Paul Standard was approved by the guitarist himself. The contoured mahogany body and fast-playing neck feel familiar yet road-worthy. Aged trapezoid inlays, color-matched pickguard and pickup rings, and gold hardware complete the vintage-inspired esthetic. Weighing in at just nince pounds, this Les Paul balances comfort and sustain for an all-night rock session.

Additional Premium Appointments

The Slash Les Paul Standard comes with a custom hardshell case, an owner's manual, and a Gibson's Gold Warranty. It is set up with Slash's preferred string gauge and includes four of his Jim Dunlop Tortex picks. A custom Ernie Ball strap provides the final touch of rock star style.

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  • Mahogany body with AAA flamed maple top
  • 50s vintage mahogany neck with 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Vintage keystone tuners, SlashBucker neck and bridge pickups
  • Hardshell case included

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  • Shape: Les Paul
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Top: AAA flamed maple
  • Weight relief: None
  • Binding: Cream (thin)
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut: Graph Tech
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Profile: 50s vintage
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: Acrylic traps
  • Neck pickup: SlashBucker
  • Bridge pickup: SlashBucker
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tones and toggle switch (handwired with orange drop capacitors)
  • Bridge: ABR-1 tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum stop bar
  • Knobs: Tops hats or speed knobs depending on style
  • Tuners: Vintage keystone
  • Case: Hardshell

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