Gibson Slash Appetite Les Paul [review]

Posted: May 17, 2010 in Audio Gear, Music, Review
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Guitarist holds Mr Slash in extremely high regard, in fact he topped our 100 Best Guitar Things Of The Last 25 Years in issue 323. There’s no doubt that his playing on Guns N’ Roses seminal 1987 debut Appetite For Destruction reinvented rock guitar for a whole generation. The principle guitar used on the record, however, has been the subject of much debate and controversy. So is this new signature a copy of a copy? Well, sort of…

Whatever the history, the Slash Appetite Les Paul is Gibson’s nod to the main man’s achievements in those heady days. Originally limited to just 600 worldwide, Gibson announced at Frankfurt Musikmesse that it is now making more (we were told at least another 600). Either way, with only a fraction of those numbers coming to the UK, it’s still a collectable instrument if that’s your interest. Let’s see if that investment is justified. [read]

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