Gibson has teamed up with Slash to produce the Slash Collection — four electric and two acoustic guitars.
The Slash Collection will be unveiled at the ‘Gibson Experience’ during Winter NAMM this week. Gibson says Slash worked closely with the company to create the guitars. It features four Les Paul Standard electric guitars and two J-45 Standard acoustic guitars.
The Slash Collection features designs inspired by various Gibson guitars Slash has used during his career.
Gibson says each of the Les Paul electric guitars features an AAA maple top, solid mahogany body, and Slash’s personal touches. That includes a C-shape neck profile, Gibson’s “SlashBucker” pickups, and hand-wired electronics.
Each guitar also features Slash’s ‘Scully’ signature drawing on the back of the headstock and his signature on the truss rod cover. These Les Paul Standard guitars are available in November Burst, Appetite Burst, Vermillion Burst, and Anaconda Burst.
Both Slash Collection Gibson J-45 Standard acoustic guitars feature many of the same features. They have a rounded C-neck profile, a modern 16″ fingerboard radius, and LR Baggs VTC pickup for acoustic sound. These acoustic guitars also feature the same signature and branding. However, they are only available in November Burst and Vermillion Burst finishes.
Slash will rejoin Guns N’ Roses this summer for the next leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour. The Slash Collection will feature on stage as Slash rejoins his former bandmates.
“Developing my new collection with the new team at Gibson has been really exciting,” Slash relayed. “The quality and attention to detail is next level, and these guitars truly reflect what I play live and in the studio. I think guitarists will be inspired by what we’ve put together.”
Slash is one of the most famous Les Paul players in rock. He has a massive collection of the guitars. His first was bought in 1986 by his manager. In a recent interview from 2018, Slash revealed that he owns over 221 guitars. You can check out some of the up-close images of the guitars below.