Les Paul - The Legendary Guitars of SLASH

Slash is probably one of the most famous Les Paul players in the Rock scene. He has a huge collection of Les Paul guitars, but his most popular and most loved instrument is a replica made by Kris Derrig in 1959. His manager bought this guitar. In late 1986 to record "Appetite for Destruction", the guitar quickly became Slash's main recording instrument. Les Paul Standard was also his famous instrument played in 1987 and has been used in countless subsequent tours
Early period
The first guitar he used was a copy of the Gibson Explorer she gave her. In the process of joining the band, he also try to use other types of labels such as:
• Memphis Les Paul copy
• Gibson Explorer copy
• B.C. Rich Mockingbird
• B.C. Rich Warlock
• Jackson Superstrat


The guitar in the studio
He mainly used Gibson Les Paul Standard 1959 replica in most of Guns N 'Roses songs, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, and solo album when recording albums. When the need for "special" to break the new slash uses more lines such as
B.C. Rich Warlock: Reckless Life / Nice Boys / Move To The City / Mama Kin
Gibson SG 1960 (rhythm): My Michelle
Gibson Flying V 1959 (lead): Knockin 'On Heaven's Door / Live And Let Die / Estranged
Gibson Explorer 1958 (lead): Locomotive
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop 1956 (rhythm): Estranged / Fall To Pieces / You Got No Right
Gibson ES-335 1967 (rhythm): Back To The Moment / Loving The Alien
Gibson Les Paul 12-strings 1990 (rhythm): You Got No Right
Gibson Slash Les Paul Appetite (rhythm): Standing In The Sun / Halo / Bad Rain
B.C. Rich Mockingbird (lead): You Could Be Mine / The Truth / The Alien / Headspace
Gretsch 6120 Setzer (rhythm): The Last Fight / Gravedancer
Travis Bean 1000 (slide): Bad Obsession / The Garden / Shine / Rusted Heroes
Fender Telecaster 1952 (rhythm): Sucker Train Blues
Fender Stratocaster 1965 (lead): Yesterdays / So Fine / What Do You Want To Be / Back And Forth Again / Gravedancer



Guitar when performing live
In the early 1990s, Slash used the Les Paul Standard Model 1987 while performing with Guns N 'Roses, Slash Snakepit and Velvet Revolver. He also uses B.C. Rich Mockingbird ("You Could Be Mine", "The Alien", "Sucker Train Blues"), Gibson EDS-1275 ("Patience", "Knockin 'On Heaven's Door"), Guild Crossroads ("Neither Can I" Back And Forth Again, Travis Bean 1000 ("Bad Obsession", "Rusted Heroes")
Since 2010 he decided to use Les Paul mainly in shows


Slash guitar
In the early 1990s, the Les Paul Slash signature models were born but limited in quantity
In 1997 Gibson released Snakepit Les Paul, which featured a gorgeous snake-shaped motif on the guitar keys.
In 2008 VOS Aged Les Paul, a replica of the 1987 Les Paul Slash

So far Slash has teamed up with Gibson for the 12 Slash Signature Les Pau series


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