The Slash Les Paul Goldtop is everything a Les Paul afficionado could ask for, and it’s unequivocally worthy of its namesake. Inject your playing with incredible warmth and sustain, thanks to a resonant solid mahogany body that’s accented by an eye-catching maple top. You’ll enjoy unbelievable playability, courtesy of a comfortable rosewood-capped Vintage ’50s neck. And when you plug into your British stack, you’ll experience a mid-forward sustain and crunch by virtue of dual Custom Burstbucker Alnico II pickups — which any Slash fan is sure to recognize. The Slash Les Paul Goldtop also sports handwired electronics, color-coordinated hardware, and a bevy of special Slash-approved touches.
Classic construction with Slash’s personal touches
The Slash Les Paul Goldtop conjures the vibe of the influential Gibson guitars Slash has used during his career. It includes a solid mahogany body, maple top, dark back, and an easy-playing Vintage ’50s neck profile. The electronics consist of a handwired harness with Orange Drop capacitors. You also get color-coordinated hardware components, Slash’s “Scully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock, and Slash’s signature on the truss rod cover. Guitarists here at Sweetwater are genuine Les Paul connoisseurs, and they love the sound, look, and feel of this guitar.
Twin Custom Burstbucker Alnico II humbuckers deliver scorching rock tones
If you covet Slash’s trademark sustain, crunch, and midrange, it all starts with the pickups. The Custom Burstbucker Alnico II humbuckers in the Gibson Slash Les Paul Goldtop evoke the tone of his legendary AFD Derrig Les Paul, exhibiting a warm, moderate output that’s perfect for everything from classic rock to blues to jazz. These “SlashBuckers” are wound with just the right amount of boosted output to make your guitar sing. The Slash Les Paul Goldtop also boasts handwired electronics with Orange Drop capacitors to ensure spot-on vintage tone.
Slash — a brief biography
Known primarily for his work with the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, Slash has garnered a well-earned reputation as one of rock’s preeminent guitarists. Named the runner-up on Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009, and No. 65 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” in 2011, Slash continues to receive accolades from critics and music fans alike. Aside from his enormous success with Guns N’ Roses, Slash has also achieved acclaim with his side project, Slash’s Snakepit, and as a member of the supergroup Velvet Revolver. He’s recorded four solo albums, including three with his band, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. In 2012, Slash received one of rock music’s highest honors when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside his Guns N’ Roses bandmates.