Slash Playing Gibson Guitars
Slash plays several Gibson guitars, including a black Les Paul with block inlays. While he owns some vintage Gibson guitars, he prefers playing modern Gibson models, including the AFD Les Paul. The Gibson AFD Les Paul is a replica of the one used on Guns N’ Roses’ debut album. It features Alnico Pro II pickups, a Floyd Rose tremolo system, and a black finish.
Slash’s Gibson Les Pauls are known for being extremely playable. He uses them on all his major hits, including “Alive” and “Unbreakable”. These guitars also feature the AJF30 and 1965 Fender Stratocaster. Whether Slash is playing a tribute band or a solo show, he’s sure to get a lot of use out of them. Gibson is proud to be a partner in Slash’s musical career.
The Gibson Custom Shop produced just 125 of these instruments, and all of them are signed by Slash. Slash’s model is a replica of a Gibson EDS-1275 Doubleneck, purchased by the rock star in 1990. It features a C-neck profile, versatile LR Baggs VTC pickup, and Seymour Duncan Alnico 2 Pro pickups. Slash’s Gibson guitars are also known for their sound, which distinguishes them from the typical Les Pauls.
Slash played a Gibson SG guitar during the studio sessions for “Appetite For Destruction.” He did not like the sound of the Warlock, so Niven, the band’s manager, gave him a Les Paul guitar. Despite the fact that he’s not always clear about which guitar he played, he still used it during “My Michelle” on AFD. That particular guitar became Slash’s main guitar. It was later used on all of Slash’s albums and solo performances.
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