Here is as perfect an example of this highly-sought-after axe that you will find. She is virtually un-played with all the goodies, and a stunning quilted AAAA Flametop. This is #074 of only 300 ever produced; all of which were sold-out long ago.. Factor in the low double-digit serial number, and you have a true collector's dream, particularly any Slash or G'n'R enthusiast!
Working hard to record Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction, Slash was experiencing nothing but frustration trying to achieve the tones he was seeking with a range of contemporary electric guitars he was using. Then someone handed him a reissue-style Les Paul Standard, and that was all she wrote. With this legendary rock machine in hand, Slash laid down the deadliest rock riffs of the decade—propelling songs like “Paradise City”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, and “Welcome to the Jungle”—and fired up the biggest-selling debut album of all time in the process.
The Custom Shop Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Paul is crafted in the image of an original 1958-’60 Les Paul Standard, and available in strictly limited numbers, with only 300 finished with the Custom Shop’s VOS process. All examples carry a uniquely figured maple top with nitrocellulose Butterscotch finish, amber top-hat knobs, rosewood fingerboard with traditional trapezoid inlays, and packs the added punch of “zebra-coil” Seymour Duncan Signature Series Alnico II Pro Slash humbucking pickups, at the artist’s request.
Topped off with aged-nickel Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece and a precision-PLEK cut bone nut, the Custom Shop Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Paul sings and sustains like few guitars on the planet. Playability, naturally, is flawless, thanks to a solid one-piece Grade A mahogany neck with Slash's preferred slim ’60s profile, and the 12" fingerboard radius and 22 medium frets that have made Les Pauls notorious for big, meaty rock bends for more than 50 years. All Custom Shop Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Pauls come with a lined hardshell case with silkscreened Slash signature, a Certificate of Authenticity, an Owner's Manual and adjustment literature, and a rare bonus of a deluxe vinyl LP edition of Guns N’ Roses’Appetite for Destruction.
* This guitar is in Collector Grade condition, with virtually zero play-wear outside of the VOS aging
* There have been no technical/structural modifications, damage or repairs
* Super lightweight, high-quality wood; 8 lbs 11 oz, Non-chambered!
* Includes original Gibson Custom Shop case with tags & COA & AFD vinyl record!!
Serial: # AFD 074
- Figured Maple Top with Butterscotch Finish
- Slash's Own Preferred Slim Neck Profile
- “Zebra-coil” Seymour Duncan Signature Series Alnico II Pro Slash humbucking Pickups
- Sprague Tone Capacitors
- Kluson-style, Green-tulip Button Nickel Tuners
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- Finish: Nitrocelluolose
- Limited Edition: 2000 Early Custom Shop
- Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
- Pickups: 57 Classic PAF
- Item #: Gibson Custom Shop SLASH AFD
- Manufacturer: Gibson
- Condition: New