Slash Les Paul
The Slash Les Paul electric guitar is similar to a Les Paul Standard with a few improvements.
Guns N Roses lit up the music scene in 1986, when they burst out of the California nightclubs and hit the charts, and the most talked about aspect of their music was the searing guitar riffs from their mysterious guitarist.
No one knew where this guy came from, or who he was, only that he was a genius on the Les Paul classic and he was called Slash.
The Slash Les Paul Signature Guitar was inevitable, since Slash strummed his way to the top with the band that reintroduced rock and roll in a whole new light.
Guns N Roses is one of the bands that everyone thinks of when they hear the phrase hard rock…and there are probably very few people who haven’t heard of Slash and Axl Rose, the lead singer known for his whiskey-rough croon.
Slash was born in England in 1965, as Saul Hudson.
He moved to LA when he was 11, with his mother, a clothing designer who created some of David Bowie’s wild costumes.
In LA, he integrated himself into the music scene and teamed up with singer Axl Rose to create Guns N Roses.
They had a great run and disbanded after about a decade of astronomical success, and Slash went on to create Slash’s Snakepit, a short-lived project.
Velvet Revolver was introduced in 2003, boasting the legendary guitarist, a couple former GnR members, Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Wieland, and Wasted Youth guitarist Dave Kushner.
Slash and Velvet Revolver were successful, and still touring and making albums today.
That was a short and dirty summary of Slash’s career, basically he is an icon in the rock world, and the fact that he earned his own Signature Les Paul is no surprise.
He is well known for playing a Les Paul Standard, with a few modifications, and the custom guitar made for him is modeled after the ones he favors.
He owns over 100 guitars, and most of them are Gibson Les Pauls.
The Slash Les Paul has a vintage look, thanks to aged hardware and the “tobacco sunburst” paint job that Slash loves.
The guitar comes set up with the same controls as a Les Paul Standard, tweaked a little according to the specs that Slash likes.
There are two versions of Custom guitars Gibson designed for him, the one I just described, and the Gold top that is advertised as “Inspired by Slash.”
They both have thick, 1950’s style necks and the standard shape and style of the Les Paul Standard.
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