Gibson / Les Paul Standard Slash / 2008 / Tobacco / Guitar

Here is a rare Slash USA Tobacco Signature Model. Only 1600 are made. This guitar has a very cool fametop and is in excellent condition, just some normal buckle playwear on the back. The original checklist, Certificate and Leather Slash case are included.

Rock and roll seemed to lose its focus during the late ’70s and early ’80s. That is, until the arrival of an old-school, back-to-basics guitar slinger with an outrageous one-word moniker, a Gibson Les Paul Standard around his neck, and a defiantly bold and unpredictable attitude. As the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Slash singlehandedly revitalized the electric guitar with some of the most blistering, colossal riffs know to mortal man. At a time when the spirit of rock and roll and heavy metal was adrift, Slash appeared and with a vengeance slammed it back on course. And he did it with an arsenal of Gibson Les Paul Standards. The Slash Signature Tobacco from Gibson USA – limited to just 1600 guitars worldwide – is a heartfelt tribute to Slash and one of his most beloved guitars. With Slash offering his valuable input, Gibson USA has able to build one of its legendary Les Pauls with all the individual features and unique characteristics that arouse Slash’s creative and musical instincts. The Slash Signature Gibson USA starts with a standard, un-chambered mahogany body with Gibson’s traditional weight relief system, consisting of a series of “Swiss cheese” holes that give it a comfortable yet heavy feel, exactly as Slash likes his Les Pauls. The body is topped by one of the Les Paul’s trademark features—a hand-carved maple top. A pair of Seymour Duncan Alnico II pickups – exactly the same pickups Slash uses on many of his guitars – provides all the power, punch and performance expected of a Slash Les Paul. The Slash-designed neck is a solid piece of mahogany with a hybrid profile that takes the roundness of the Les Paul necks of the late 1950s, matching it with the slimness of the necks from the early 1960s. Slash’s personal skull/crossbones and top hat logo with signature adorn the headstock. At Slash’s urging, the electronics of the Tobacco were enhanced to include proprietary wiring, caps, resistors and tone pots that give it its own unique tone. It is also set up using the revolutionary Plek system —a computer controlled set-up that carefully measures and dresses each fret, accurately measuring the height between the fingerboard and the string, virtually eliminating string buzz and providing unbeatable playability. Other features include a TonePro Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, all chrome hardware and Kluson-style Gibson tuners. The guitar comes in a custom-made hardshell case with Slash’s logo screened on the smooth black exterior, and a plush white interior. The new Slash Signature from Gibson USA is a fitting tribute to a true rock music legend, and one of the best guitarists to ever pick up a Les Paul Standard.

Specifications

Model: “Slash” Signature Les Paul Tobacco
Color: Tobacco Burst
Body: Mahogany Body with Solid Maple Cap
Neck: Mahogany
Neck Profile: “Slash-Profile”, gloss finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood, PLEK’d
Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids
Fingerboard Radius: 12”
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 24-3/4”
Nut Width: 1-11/16”
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan™ Alnico Pro-II-N
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan™ Alnico Pro-II-B
Bridge: TonePros™ Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: TonePros™ Stopbar
Controls: 2-Volume, 2-Tone, 1-Three Way Toggle
(Special “Slash” Tone circuit)
Tuners: Kluson Gibson Deluxe
Hardware: Nickel
Binding: Antique Color – Body & Neck
Finish: High Gloss Lacquer
“Slash” Custom Hard Case

Instrument sold

RJV Guitars , Netherlands  

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Remco Verhoog
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Dutch, English, Deutsch
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Welcome to RJV Guitars. The place to be if you are looking for Rare and Limited Signature guitars, original Vintage guitars or other Limited Edition or Special guitars. We are located in the beautiful Netherlands in a city called Apeldoorn which has a population of around 150.000 people and is located 50 miles from the worldfamous city of Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport.


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