Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by fusionid, Apr 18, 2008.
worth the try?? whats the consensus??
If this is about the 2008 USA model for around $2300, there is a thread here on them and at least 2 on The Les Paul Forum. Most guys really like them. They are Standards with a nice darkburst, slim neck, Duncan Alnico II pups, and a Slash logo on the headstock. I looked at one and it was a nice guitar. But for about $500 less, get a Les Paul Standard in Antique Vintage (not the Classic which is similar). It was guitar of the Week 34 and it looks the same as the Slash but has a regular headstock, 50s neck, and Gibson 57 pickups. There are at least 2 on eBay right now. I love the darkburst finish but I just can't swing the $$$ as I'm about to renovate my kitchen and bathroom.
Does Slash actually play real Gibsons and not replicas?
Slash does play an 88 standard in tobacco burst.
Slash has not used his two replicas outside a studio in over 15 years.
Makes sense! Thanks.
Of course you could always track down an '88 Les Paul in tobacco bursts, put in a set of Duncan Alnico ProIIs, and RS Kit and a set of TonePros.... or spend a LOT more money on a Slash Les Paul
Now dont flame me too hard here guys....
I was just at guitar center about an hour ago picking up a Korg pitchblack tuner and they had a display set up of these guitars, the gibsons and the Epi's.... IMHO the Epi had a much nicer top than the Gibson...
Im sure the playablilty and tone may be a different story, but from a pure asthetic point of view, I liked the look at the Epi better......
or maybe I was just looking at the price tag
the epi is is a thin veneer top while the slash model is suppose to plain top, not flamed.
I played a few at GC, nice sounding LPs, as good as any standards they are making, so if you want the Slash name, go for it, otherwise no different from most LP standards
Wouldn't it be cool if "Max" sued Gibson?