While we’re all waiting for a potential new Guns N’ Roses album featuring (among others) Slash for the first time since 1993, Slash has teamed up with Epiphone for a new line of guitars. The new line offers more affordable versions of Slash’s Gibson Les Paul and J-45 acoustic models without any compromise on quality.
The Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard features a Mahogany body with a Carved Hard Maple Cap and AAA Flame Maple Veneer top, and 1-ply Cream binding all around. The neck is Mahogany in a Slash Custom C-Shape with an Indian Laurel fingerboard and 22 Medium Jumbo frets. The Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard also comes loaded with Epiphone’s ProBucker humbuckers, which are modeled after vintage pickup examples from the late 50s and early 60s.
In addition, there’s also the Slash “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop, whose specs are all the same as the Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard save for a Carved Hard Maple Cap top without the AAA Flame Maple Veneer. Predictably, the Slash “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop is available in Gold only here for $899.
Should you want to take things down a notch and jam some ballads, there’s the Epiphone Slash J-45 acoustic. The Slash J-45 features a Solid Mahogany body, back, and sides with a Solid Sitka Spruce top and 4-ply Top, 1-ply Back binding. The acoustic also features a Mahogany Slash Custom Rounded C-Shape neck with an Indian Laurel fingerboard.