Slash (Guns N' Roses): Les Paul - Miniature Guitar Replica (UK Seller)
Slash - Les Paul Miniature Guitar
Born Saul Hudson in London July 1965 he would eventually find fame as Slash, the Les Paul wielding top hat wearing guitar hero with mega-selling Rock band Guns n' Roses.
Although Slash has had numerous side projects and been guest guitarist with a long list of musical luminaries, it is for his ground breaking guitar work with Guns n' Roses that he is most widely known, particularly the seminal Appetite For Destruction album from 1987.
The L.A. Rock scene of the late 80s and early 90s was largely dominated by a plethora of 'Hair Metal' bands, all of whom seemed to be playing garishly coloured and pointy headstock Super Strats. Slash is credited with bucking this trend and helping to put the ailing Gibson Les Paul back on the map and in the process helping to revive the flagging fortunes of the Gibson Guitar Company.
Ironically, for a player who came to be so synonymous with the Gibson Les Paul, Slash didn't even own one when Appetite For Destruction was being recorded, relying instead on his BC Rich and Jackson guitars. It was only when it came time for the overdubs and solos that local luthier Kris Derrig brought one of his own custom made Les Pauls to the studio for Slash to use. This 'Derrig' guitar would come to be known and referred to by Slash as 'The Original' and would continue to be one of his main guitars throughout his career on stage and in the studio.
Given the very successful relationship that Slash has enjoyed with Gibson since the early 90s, not to mention the undoubted boost to their sales he has provided, it is strange to think that his first few Les Paul-type instruments were in fact copies!
There have been quite a few different Slash signature Les Paul models produced by Gibson over the years and one of the notable ones is the 2004 Tobacco Sunburst Standard model that we present here as one of our highly detailed miniature replicas.
This is an unlicensed, handmade miniature replica guitar. It is for display purposes only and cannot be played.
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