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Gibson Guitar to Introduce Three New Slash Signature Guitars

Published: Fri March 07, 2008  News Feed

Gibson Guitar has announced that on April 1, 2008, at 5 p.m. EDT, limited editions of Les Paul Slash Signature Models will be released around the world by select Gibson dealers. The new models include entries from the Gibson Custom, Gibson USA and Epiphone divisions of Gibson Guitar.

Gibson reports that once the limited number of each model is sold, they will not be reproduced.

According to Gibson, "Gibson Custom will release their Slash Inspired By VOS (Vintage Original Spec) guitar, Gibson USA will release their Slash Signature Les Paul Standard model and there will also be an Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard Plus packaged with exclusive Slash inspired accessories. All three new guitar models will combine individual design features while Slash’s own personal touches create a unique instrument destined to become another instant classic."

Says Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar: “Slash embodies the true essence and spirit of rock n’ roll. He is a master of his craft and respected the world over. Gibson is proud to partner with one of the worlds greatest guitar players . His signature range of guitars is symbolic and a true testament to his status and global recognition. I expect these limited edition run of guitars to sell out soon after they arrive in stores globally on 1st April 2008.”

Specifications and Other Information Provided by Gibson Guitar.  

Gibson Custom Inspired By Slash Les Paul Standard VOS

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  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst Finish, faded to perfection just like Slash’s original.
  • Finished with Gibson’s proprietary VOS finishing process that yields the gently aged patina of a vintage classic
  • Carved 3 piece Maple top with a one-piece Mahogany back—not book-matched or weight-relieved
  • Custom one-piece Mahogany neck designed by Slash
  • 100 percent nitro-cellulose lacquer
  • Historically accurate short neck tenon, just like the one on Slash’s original
  • Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pickups, just like the ones in Slash’s original
  • 22-fret Rosewood fingerboard
  • Chrome hardware
  • Tone Pros Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Tone Pros light stopbar tailpiece
  • Schaller vintage tulip-style tuners
  • Nickel Schaller Strap Locks
  • Gibson Custom Shop case with Slash logo and artwork
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Select promotional item

Gibson USA Slash Signature Les Paul Standard

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  • AA Figured Maple top Antique Vintage Sunburst Nitro-cellulose lacquer finish (Burst color formula personally chosen by Slash)
  • Un-chambered Mahogany body finished in Slash's preferred dark walnut color
  • Custom one-piece Mahogany neck designed by Slash. Never offered before and available only in this model.
  • Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Humbucking pickups. Made in the USA
  • Custom Slash-designed artwork and logo on the headstock
  • 22-fret bound Rosewood fingerboard
  • Chrome hardware
  • Tone Pros Locking Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Tone Pros light stopbar tailpiece
  • Custom smooth black case with white interior and Slash artwork and logo
  • Certificate of authenticity

Epiphone Slash Signature Les Paul Standard Plus Top

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  • Designed and produced in close cooperation with Slash
  • Glued-in mahogany neck with the vintage-correct long neck tenon—typically found on the Les Pauls of the late 1950s
  • Neck profile patterned after the neck on Slash’s original Les Paul
  • Two Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-II, open-coil humbuckers
  • Solid mahogany body with a highly-figured, flame maple top
  • Epiphone’s new LockTone stopbar/Tune-o-matic system that secures the bridge and tailpiece to the guitar even without strings, while adding as much as 20 percent more sustain
  • Slash’s favorite Dark Tobacco Burst finish
  • Nickel hardware
  • Machine heads with vintage tulip buttons
  • Authentic Slash Inspired accessories
  • Genuine Slash guitar picks
  • Custom Slash-inspired case
  • Certificate of authenticity

Over the next few weeks a series of promotional stunts and events leading up to the April 1 launch date will be strategically set up around the world to support the sale of the Slash signature line of guitars. Updates and information will be periodically posted on the website www.gibson.com. From Los Angeles to Tokyo, everyone will know that Slash is coming. Several sneak peeks and suprise Slash sightings are scheduled for major markets around the globe.

Dolphin Music will keep you updated on all forthcoming Slash news - and don't forget: get ready to buy your Slash Les Paul as soon as they come out! We are expecting some, and they should go really fast...

Slash and Velvet Revolver are currently on a world tour promoting their second album Libertad. For tour dates please check the bands website: www.velvetrevolver.com.

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