If you've seen Slash recently, he's been taking the stage with an eye-catching Anaconda Burst Les Paul. Now, thanks to Gibson Custom, you can add one of these unforgettable guitars to your own collection. This limited-edition Les Paul features the same exclusive green finish as Slash's prototype, along with a plethora of Slash's personal touches, including a custom neck taper, signature Seymour Duncan pickups, Sprague Orange Drop capacitors, and Gibson's VOS treatment. The Slash Anaconda Burst Les Paul is limited to 250 guitars produced.
If you covet the sustain, crunch, and midrange that are Slash's trademark, it all starts with the pickups. The signature Seymour Duncan humbuckers in the Slash Anaconda Burst Les Paul exhibit a warm, moderate output that's perfect for everything from classic rock to blues to jazz. These pickups are wound with just the right amount of boosted output to make your guitar sing. And like the originals in Slash's legendary AFD Derrig Les Paul, these Alnico II Pro pickups feature a nickel silver bottom plate with long mounting legs, single-conductor braided lead wire, maple spacer, paper tape, and wax potting.
Gibson based the Slash Anaconda Burst Les Paul on historic 1950s designs, including a non-weight-relieved mahogany body, two-piece maple top, and nitrocellulose lacquer finish, along with Slash's requested modifications. This guitar's comfortable custom-tapered neck boasts a '50-style long tenon joint and hide glue fit. The electronics consist of a handwired harness with Sprague Orange Drop capacitors, 500K CTS volume and tone pots, and a Switchcraft toggle switch. The Slash Anaconda Burst Les Paul is rounded out with Gibson's VOS finish and hardware.
Known primarily for his work with the hard rock band Guns N' Roses during the late 1980s, 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 three solo albums; two of them with his band, 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.