Gibson Publishing Debuts with ‘The Collection: Slash’ in Partnership with the Musician

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Gibson Publishing debuts its first book, The Collection: Slash, in partnership with Slash. The book explores “in unprecedented detail” the instruments the legendary guitarist has played over his career.

Gibson Brands has announced the launch of Gibson Publishing in partnership with legendary rock icon Slash. The publisher’s first release, a detailed premium coffee table book entitled The Collection: Slash, explores the instruments Slash has used on hit records and stages worldwide throughout his career. Two versions, Custom and Deluxe, will be published through Gibson Publishing and are available for pre-order now.

Gibson Publishing marks the next significant leap in the evolution of Gibson Brands’ platform, providing and promoting an array of music experiences to fans worldwide. The brand’s recently launched music label Gibson Records released Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ latest album, 4, earlier this year. It seems only natural that the first book for Gibson’s publishing brand is a premium book in partnership with the company’s global brand ambassador, the rock legend Slash.

“It’s been a blast working with Gibson to create a platform for me to talk about my favorite thing, guitars,” says Slash. “This book is a great exposé of all the great guitars I’ve collected over many years.”

“Launching Gibson Publishing in partnership with Slash for our debut book The Collection: Slash marks an important milestone for all of us at Gibson Brands,” says Gibson’s Brand President, Cesar Gueikian. “We continue to leverage our iconic past and lean into the future, creating more opportunities for music fans around the world to experience original storytelling.”

In a simultaneous launch, the Slash episode of Gibson TV’s interview series, The Collection, will take viewers on a deep dive into the musician’s personal guitar collection. Slash sits with the show’s host, Mark Agnesi, to discuss never-before-told stories behind his vintage pieces, prototype Gibson signature models, Les Pauls, Flying V’s, and many more. Together, Slash and Mark cover a wide range of Slash’s collection of more than 400 instruments.

“With Gibson TV, Gibson Records, and now Gibson Publishing, we are organically growing our own media platform that continues to create compelling original content,” Gueikian continues. “I am proud of what our media team led by Beth Heidt, Mark Agnesi, Todd Harapiak, Lee Bartram, and Chris Vinnicombe have accomplished together with the extended team. And I am grateful to Slash and his team’s partnership for our debut publication.”

The Custom edition of the book includes:

  • An Axe Heaven Appetite Les Paul miniature.
  • An exclusive Slash bandana.
  • A guitar pick tin with Dunlop brand guitar picks.
  • A cover poster.
  • Four guitar art prints.
  • A certificate of authenticity.

The Custom edition is hand-signed by Slash and is limited to only 500 copies worldwide.