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GIBSON LES PAUL SLASH APPETITE

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The Gibson Slash Appetite Les Paul is patterned after Slash played on the famous Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction album and remains his main recording guitar. To honor this achievement, Gibson introduces the Slash Appetite Les Paul, a guitar equipped with the finest features of the original Les Paul Standards of 1958-’60, and the added punch of Seymour Duncan Signature Series Alnico II Pro Slash humbucking pickups.

With looks to kill from a Grade AAA figured maple top with nitrocellulose "Unburst" finish, amber top-hat knobs, rosewood fingerboard with traditional trapezoid inlays, and Slash headstock graphic, and enhanced resonance from a TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece at one end and a high-density Corian nut at the other, the Slash Appetite Les Paul is as prime a piece of eye candy as it is ear candy.

Body and Finish

Crafted from a Grade AAA maple top and weight-relieved mahogany body, the Slash Appetite Les Paul is finished in nitrocellulose lacquer that replicates a beautifully faded vintage Les Paul Standard. The maple-mahogany combination and thin nitro finish help to bring the most out of these guitars, both tonally and visually.

Neck, Headstock and Fingerboard

The guitar’s neck and headstock are made in the classic tradition of the original 1958-’60 Les Pauls. Carved from a single piece of quarter-sawn mahogany, and topped with a rosewood fingerboard, the design incorporates Gibson’s lauded 17-degree back-angled headstock, which contributes greatly to the instrument’s resonance and sustain.

Pickups and Electronics

To Slash’s own specifications, the Slash Appetite Les Paul carries a set of Seymour Duncan Signature Series Alnico II Pro Slash humbucking pickups, which are made in the image of the original Gibson PAF humbucking pickups. From a rich, throaty wail at the neck position to a muscular, eviscerating roar at the bridge, these pickups offer all the tonal versatility that has made the Les Paul Standard famous. Their full splendor is transmitted via a Switchcraft selector switch, high-quality potentiometers with Orange Drop tone caps, and a robust Switchcraft output jack.

Hardware

In the image of the great Les Paul Standards of the 1958-’60 the Slash Appetite Les Paul wears a classic set of hardware, all enhanced for the tonal standards Slash demands. A TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece offer uncompromising resonant coupling between strings and body, while a set of Kluson-style tuners combines an authentic vintage look with efficient modern performance.


Epiphone version of Les Paul Slash Appetite


Features

Body

  • Top ’AAA’ Maple Top
  • Back ’A’ Mahogany Back
  • Binding Antique
  • Body Type Traditional Weight Relief
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Neck

  • Species Mahogany
  • Profile Slash Slim 60’s Profile
  • Truss Rod Standard
  • Joint Angle 5° (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit

  • Joint Mortise & Tenon
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50
  • Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"

Fingerboard

  • Species Rosewood
  • Frets 22
  • Radius 12"
  • Nut/E.O.B 1.695/2.260
  • Binding Figured Antique
  • Inlays Acrylic Trapezoid

Nut

  • Material Corian
  • Width 1.695
  • Slots Gibson PLEK System

Headstock

  • Inlay Mother of Pearl
  • Logo Gibson logo with Slash Artwork
  • Truss Rod Cover Black Antique Bell

Tuners

  • Model Tone Pro Kluson Style with Press-In Bushings
  • Keys Crème
  • Plating Nickel
  • Tuning Ratio 14:1

Bridge

  • Type Tone Pro
  • Material Zinc
  • Plating Proprietary

Tailpiece

  • Type Stop Bar
  • Material Proprietary
  • Plating Chrome

Hardware

  • Knobs Vintage Amber Top Hat with Pointers
  • Toggle Switch Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
  • Strings .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
  • Strap Buttons Aluminum

Pickups

  • Neck Position Alnico II Pro Slash
  • Bridge Position Alnico II Pro Slash

Electronics

  • Potentiometers 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
  • Type 300k Linear Audio Taper Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
  • Capacitors "Orange Drop" Tone Capacitors
  • Coil Wiring Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch Three-way Switchcraft with Antique Plastic Tip
  • Output Jack Traditional 1/4"

Finish

  • Color Appetite Amber
  • Sealer Nitrocellulose
  • Process 1-1.5 mils

Reviews on Web

- Youtube

- Ultimate Guitar (en)
- MusicRadar (de)
- Thomann (de)

Sources

gibson.com

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