Epiphone's Slash 'Appetite For Destruction' Les Paul Finally Available

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…

Dunlop Giving Away A Ton Of Zakk Wylde Gear… Deadline June 1st

Just a quick note for you Zakk Fanatics... You've got something like twelve more days to get in on Dunlop's big Zakk Wylde Gear Pack Giveaway. The company is giving away a ton of stuff here, including an Epiphone "Graveyard Disciple" electric guitar, Crybaby Zakk Wylde Signature Wah, MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive and MXR Black Label Chorus, EMG Zakk …

Epiphone Debuts New Limited Edition '59 Les Paul "Burst"

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Epiphone has announced yet another beautiful reissue of the classic 1959 Les Paul Standard "burst" -- this time in a strictly limited run of 1,959 instruments. The guitar looks to be highly accurate to its nearly royal lineage, boasting a whole host of appointments you'd expect from a '59 LP, including a soli…

Audio Samples: Hear Epiphone's New Emperor Swingster In Action

Emperor Swingster Demo from Epiphone Company on Vimeo. Nice... as I noted a few weeks back, Epiphone has updated its long-standing Emperor line of jazz archtops with the new Emperor Swingster, and this morning the company published a short audio demo of the instrument, including a diagram of all the settings used, and sound samples of what the gu…

Epiphone Announces Suped-Up Emperor "Swingster" Hollowbody

Epiphone this week announced the resurgence of their classic Emperor Hollowbody in a new suped-up package officially dubbed the Emperor Swingster. The guitar (shown here in Wine Red) is expected to feature a newly updated set of pickups designed specifically for the Swingster (Epiphone SwingBuckers?) along with a push/pull tone knob for tapping st…

Gibson's Official Slash Signature Series Mini-Site Now Online

Just a quick note that Gibson this evening has finally published the official mini-site for their upcoming Slash Signature series of guitars, including the Custom Shop Slash Inspired By Les Paul VOS, Slash Les Paul Standard, and Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop. Lots of good stuff over there for the true Slash fanatic, including full spe…

Gibson Announces Three New Limited Edition Slash Signature LPs

Apparently not to be outdone by Fender's recent foray into massively over-hyped limited edition guitars, Gibson today announced the upcoming release of not one, but three new Slash Signature Les Paul models––each in a strictly limited edition, and hey... one for every price range. According to Gibson–– “On Tuesday April 1st 2008 three ve…

Epiphone Giving Away A Broadway Archtop

Before I sign off for the day I just wanted to point you all towards the latest "contest" from Epiphone––they're giving away a beautiful blonde Broadway Archtop, paired with a copy of the book "Epiphone: The House of Stathopoulo." The guitar features a top of select spruce, laminated maple body, maple set neck (25.5" scale length,) rosewood fi…

Amnesty International, Epiphone, And WB Giving Away John Lennon Casino

In an effort to promote their Campaign To Save Darfur, including the release of the new Instant Karma CD (a musical collaboration that includes many contemporary artists plus the works of John Lennon,) Amnesty International has apparently teamed with Epiphone & WB Records to give away an Epi John Lennon Casino––one of the nicer guitars in E…