It’s been a long time coming, and I’ve gotten a number of emails over the last few months asking if I knew when the Epi version of Gibson’s Slash ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Les Paul would become available, so I’m happy to announce that Epiphone’s Slash LP appears to finally be available for pre-order from various online guitar retailers.
Billed as a limited release, with just 3,000 instruments to be offered worldwide, the Epiphone version of this popular guitar will feature a solid, un-chambered mahogany body, a hard maple top capped with a AAA-flame maple veneer, a custom “Appetitie Amber” urethane finish, solid mahogany neck with “Slash D”-shaped neck profile, and a rosewood fretboard with 12″ radius and 22 Medium Jumbo frets.
Hardware is expected to include vintage-style tulip button tuners, an Epiphone Locktone Tune-o-matic bridge, a nickel-plated zinc Locktone stopbar tailpiece, and gold top-hat knobs with silver inserts, while the all-important electronics include a pair of Seymour Duncan’s Slash Signature Alnico Pro II pickups (built to replicate Gibson’s famous PAF humbuckers,) 3-way pickup switching, and independent Tone and Volume controls for each pickup.
The Epiphone Slash ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Les Paul will ship with a custom Slash hardcase, a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the man himself, a leatherette binder w/Slash photo, a dozen custom Slash picks, an Epiphone poster and bumper sticker, a 10′ guitar cable, and a truss rod wrench and owner’s manual. At time of writing the guitar is fetching a street price of just under $1,000.