Since the eighties, when Guns'N'Roses released their classic debut album 'Appetite For Destruction', Slash has established himself as one of the world's most popular guitarists, always using a Gibson Les Paul. Now, Epiphone is releasing his new signature model, the Limited-Edition Slash Rosso Corsa Les Paul Standard.
This new signature model follow the recently released Epiphone Slash AFD Les Paul Special-II Outfit Electric Guitar, a great quality beginners electric guitar that also comes as part of the Epiphone Slash AFD Les Paul Special-II Electric Guitar Performance Pack, which is one of the best guitar starter packs for beginners on the market right now.
Slash, who like many of us, had humble beginnings as a guitarist, playing cheap copies made by small brands when he was a kid, is now committed to creating a range of great-quality guitars which are also affordable - nowadays, cheap doesn't need to mean low quality, after all. He explained:
"I just think that the most important instrument you ever get is the first one you get, the one that you learn to play on. That guitar should be something that should be good quality and you should be able to play from your beginning until you learn how to play really well and start going beyond that in a professional sense. Doing a guitar that's affordable with a great company like Epiphone is something that I think should happen more often."
Now, the new Limited-Edition Slash Rosso Corsa Les Paul Standard (pictured above) is the natural next step for Slash and Epiphone: a Les Paul model with some top-of-the-range, custom features that can also appeal to pro and semi-pro musicians, but which is still eminently affordable.
Features include his own personally designed Seymour Duncan™ Slash Alnico II Pro Humbucker pickups, customized with a "Rosso Corsa" racing red finish along with Sprague "Orange Drop" capacitors, a personalized Slash D-shaped neck profile, Mahogany, Traditional 9-Hole Weight Relief, AAA Flame Maple Veneer top and a custom hard case. And it sounds as good as it looks, that's for sure!
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Of course, given Slash's position as one of the greatest guitar heroes in the world today, you can also find other Slash signature gear available at PMT:
Unique and versatile Wah pedal with a hi-gain circuit and designed to Slash's own specifications, such as for providing more upper mid-range focus and sparkle.
Great for some typical Marshall, Guns'N'Roses signature tones, in a portable amp that's ideal for small gigs or recording, making it quite a versatile Marshall.
Gibson Slash Rosso Corsa Les Paul Electric Guitar
For those who want something more upmarket, Gibson has also released their own version of the Rosso Corsa Les Paul, with even more high-end specs.