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Epiphone Limited Edition Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

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A limited-run signature model based on the guitar Slash played on the classic Guns N' Roses album.

The Epiphone Slash Appetite Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar is patterned after the guitar Slash played on the famous Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction album and remains his main recording guitar. The Slash signature guitar is crafted with a mahogany body topped with a carved maple cap with flamed maple veneer with an Appetite Amber finish.

The signature guitar's neck profile was made for Slash and offers a rounded 60's Les Paul shape. The "Appetite" LP guitar is armed with Seymour Duncan Slash Signature Alnico II Pro pickups with zebra coils. Slash also selected the special Orange Drop capacitors to create the vintage Les Paul sound he so loves. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier.

Here's what Slash told us when we asked him about the Epiphone Slash "Appetite For Destruction" Les Paul:
"I always wanted to do an Epiphone [version] as well because Epiphone makes great quality instruments and they're more affordable. It's really phenomenal. You look at the specs, and all of the hardware is basically the same. It gives someone a chance to be able to pick up something decent at a more reasonable price. lt's actually sort of like a steal."

Act fast, because this guitar is only available in a limited-run.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Carved hard maple top with AAA flamed maple veneer
  • Polyurethane finish
  • Glues Deep-set mahogany neck with Rounded '60s D Slash neck profile with long neck tenon
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • 22 nickel frets
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • Seymour Duncan Slash Signature Alnico-II Pro humbuckers
  • 2 volume controls, 2 tones, 3-way toggle switch
  • Bridge and neck tone controls with special Sprague Orange Drop capacitors selected by Slash for vintage tone
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece and straplocks
  • Kluson-style tuners
  • Single-ply cream binding on top
  • Includes custom hardshell case, hand-signed certificate in binder, and 12 Slash picks
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 12" fretboard radius
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4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Value!

I am amazed by the resonance and tone of this Epiphone. I've owned and played many Epi's in the past and this guitar definitely raises the bar. What impresses me most is the natural...Read complete review

I am amazed by the resonance and tone of this Epiphone. I've owned and played many Epi's in the past and this guitar definitely raises the bar. What impresses me most is the natural resonance and sustain of the guitar. The clarity and harmonics for a guitar in this price range are amazing! I'm also impressed with the warmth and clarity of the new Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash pickups. This one has quickly become my #1 go to guitar ahead of much more expensive ones in my collection. Highly recommended!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sorry, but like all epi LP'S, this is crap

Ok. let me start off by saying that EVERY SINGLE MODEL OF EPIPHONE LES PAUL that i have seen has an awful issue with the neck wood and quality. if you look at a...Read complete review

Ok. let me start off by saying that EVERY SINGLE MODEL OF EPIPHONE LES PAUL that i have seen has an awful issue with the neck wood and quality. if you look at a used epiphone les paul, chances are, you will see that it has a cracked neck right at the nut. You can see an example of this on Musicians Friend. just click on any model of epiphone les paul, including this one, and go to the "used" section and you will see what i am speaking of. AND THE PRICE!! don't even start. this guitar is extremely over priced! for this price, you could buy a REAL GIBSON LES PAUL studio and put in slash pickups. there you go! REAL les paul with slash pick-ups! not some piece of crap epiphone with good pick-ups. sure this guitar might play and sound nice, but epiphone just can't build them like they used to anymore. Epiphone, please re-learn how to make a decent guitar, i love your old stuff. new stuff, not so much. please take my advice and avoid this product. you will be sad when you spend a thousand bucks on this and you accidentally hit it on something. oops. there you go. broken neck.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Value!

By Southerntwang

from Atlanta, GA

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I am amazed by the resonance and tone of this Epiphone. I've owned and played many Epi's in the past and this guitar definitely raises the bar. What impresses me most is the natural resonance and sustain of the guitar. The clarity and harmonics for a guitar in this price range are amazing! I'm also impressed with the warmth and clarity of the new Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash pickups. This one has quickly become my #1 go to guitar ahead of much more expensive ones in my collection. Highly recommended!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar. definitely a steal!!

By EROCK-.hyfh

from Tyrone, Pennsylvania

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So I was gonna buy this brand spanking new, however i lost my job a week before i bought it so i opted for a "used" model. It was actually new with a slight blemish on the inside of the gut away where neck meets the body and cannot be noticed unless u hold it in direct light and look from about 4in away. With that said the thing was well set and pretty much in tune out of the box. The case is very nice and worth 200 bucks in its own right. along with the guitar came picks, autographed C-O-A and signed photo as well as a poster Manuel and bumper sticker. There was even a cable included. The finish is truly amazing, not quite book matched but beautiful none the less and certainly unique.Its based on a late 50's Standard and certainly sounds and performs as one. this much better then certain Gibson models I've played. It captures the slash sound well, however does not limit one to such styles, this guitar made most made for metal guitars sound like panzys when ran the the dual rectifier but definitely lived up to its name when plugged into a 77 Marshall Master Volume. Any style would sound great with this guitar. Truly a STEAL!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Les Paul

By Julian-j.4f2

from Las Vegas, NV

I will first preface this by saying I am not a huge slash fan. I bought this guitar for the features and low price. Many have said that this is the epiphone standard les paul with slash's name on it and that's just not true. This guitar's pickups are way better than any stock les paul, gibson or otherwise. The maple cap is thick and real. Possibly most important is the long neck tenon. This is a rare feature only on high priced gibsons. Compare this to a gibson studio model and you can see that this is a much better guitar. I will say that the setup was terrible when I got it. It took a lot of work to get it intonated. The tuners are not incredible, but they do the job. The is also nothing to dance about. But, the guitar is awesome. Overall, I would definitely recommend this guitar to someone who wants a great les paul for under 1k. There is not a ton of badging so you won't look like a slash impersonator. It sounds great, plays great, looks great and is 100% les paul.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

She's Sweet

By dave

from Longview, TX

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This is one sweet Guitar. It plays well,sounds well, and it is the best looking guitar in my lot. I've got 10 guitars now and I think this one plays easier and sounds better than any of them. I'm sold............Slash is the man, so be a part of the man and get this guitar, you won't be sorry.......

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT!!!!!

By slash38

from New York City, NY

This guitar is great theres nothing i can say more about this guitar. This is the greatest epiphone today if you see this dont think about justbuy it because you will be happy with this decision. You like the thick neck, sound, and that classic sustain this is the guitar for YOU. This is the best investment i have ever baught im only playing for two years so i got this a few days ago and its great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epi just keeps getting better.

By TAYLORFANFOR LIFE

from Texas

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I've bragged extensively on some of the new Epiphone Les Paul Limited editions that have come out..stating that they were the best epiphone's I've ever played...I stand corrected.. the Slash AFD is the ultimate in perfection.. beautiful finish, hot pickups, sustain.. sustain.. sustain.Incredible guitar. A little higher priced than the normal medium range Epi's, but well worth it..Case included... makes for a package deal that can't be beat. I'm sure the Gibson version is incredible, but I'm very satisfied and proud to own this work of art.. Epiphone is really outdoing itself these days.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sound like a rock god!!

By bdwwashburn

from Erie PA

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I got mine a little over a week ago. I got a (barely) used one. I can't find a thing wrong with it. I had to make a few adjustments to suit my personal preferences.This guitar sounds amazing! I don't have a Marshall (yet) so I have it going to my Ampeg. I can get close enough to the tone that my daughter couldn't single me out when playing along with the album. The neck is super comfortable and I can play it for hours. The guitar is very responsive to volume and tone changes. Unlike my other guitars where the tone is only two settings, this one has range. And even with cranked distortion, I can roll back the volume on the guitar and get a very organic, clean sound. And, as a Slash fan, it is a nice addition to my arsenal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Les Paul

By Superbeedan

from Mid-Michigan

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Got mine a few days ago. Was well worth the wait! The finish on mine is Gibson quality. The flame top is stunning and resembles wood finishes used on a Gibson AFD. The tone is better than any of my EPI'S. Very bright amber finish. Top quality electronics!! It will see limited play from me and will be more of a collectors display item. A very well rounded package! Give this package strong consideration!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice!

By Steve

from Cicero, NY

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I recently picked this guitar up because I sold off some gear and had some money to play with. I have owned many Epi's in the past, including the newer Tribute version. The Tribute is an excellent guitar for the money, but I do like this guitar better. The top on this guitar is the nicest I have seen on any non-Elitist Epiphone. The Seymour Duncan pickups are excellent, not too over-wound which lets your amp do what it's designed to do. Neck profile is very comfortable for me. I really love the vintage look you get from the old style bell knobs and Kluson-style tuners. My only complaints were a poor setup out of the box and the fretboard was rather dry and dirty looking. After a nice cleanup and treating of the fretboard, it's as nice as could be. I own several guitars that are very expensive and USA made, including a Gibson Les Paul, and this is as fun to play as any of them. I do think it's association with Slash does not warrant the extra cost over the Tribute nor does it make it collectible. I plan to play mine early and often! Having said all that, this is the best looking and playing Epi I've owned. If you don't mind the extra money, you will not be disappointed.

 
5.0

Slash...

By Mikfla2

from Florida

I ordered this for my daughter. Nice guitar. Finish and condition were perfect. Guitar sounds just like Slash's with the pickups that are in it. Great value, and quality for the price.

 
5.0

best Epiphone LP so far

By slashfan-7W1q6

from Canada

I have owned several Epiphone LP's and this is by far their best effort to date. It is by no means of Gibson quality but this is the closest they have come in my opinion. Solidly built and the set up rocked right out of the box. The Slash Alnico II pick ups are bright and clear through a clean channel on my amp (Peavey ValveKing 100) and are not muddy when distortion is added.The feel of the guitar is amazing. The 60's neck is smooth and fast. Aside from the lack luster headstock that Epi uses, the overall look of this guitar is phenom. Great finish and practically flawless. I have seen other reviews that stated the finish was garbage and that there was glue on the fret board and neck joint. Mine was pretty much clean. I did wipe down some trace elements of what may have been glue and the guitar looked great. A solid built instrument at a affordable price.

 
5.0

One of the best Epi LPs

By _qgrBo8hi

from NJ

I recently played one of these at a guitar center. I played it through a Marshall JVM 205 Combo. The build quality was better than most epiphones. This was definetly the best epiphone les paul I have played. Through the Marshall I was able to duplicate Slash's tone. With a good mid gain setting the treble pickup gave Slash's signiture gritty but also clear thanks to the alnico 2 seymour duncans. The bridge pickup was key to sounding like Sweet Child for example. The neck was great, a little bit thinner than a normal epi LP neck. This is a good value versus the Gibson Slash LP but not so much versus a Epi LP standard. Overall this is great playing and sounding Les Paul if you think its worth it.

 
5.0

Welcome to the Jungle!

By Gator Studio

from Vacaville, CA

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I plugged this baby in and started strumming "Paradise City" and immediately the tone blew me away. The sustain is incredible and the neck on this thing is FAT! The only thing I would replace are the tuners. I swapped out the tuners with some authentic Gibson tuners I had in my parts drawer and made it perfect. I would recommend this guitar to any Slash fan that wants the killer Slash tone without having to pay the killer Slash price.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Serious Quality Control Issues

By Adam DC

from Washington, DC

My review is based on two Slash "Appetite" Les Pauls. The first would have received 5's across the board had it not been damaged in shipping. The guitar really was top-notch. The finish was fantastic, the fretboard was great, the neck was smooth, it was a fantastic guitar. I couldn't wait to get a replacement guitar due to the shipping damage.The replacement guitar I received was a mess. There is glue all over the fret board, the entire fret board is sticky. The neck has noticeable bulges in the wood. The two tone knobs are crooked. The fret board binding is frayed in several places. The finish isn't even on the same level as the previous guitar.I really can not comprehend how I received two guitars of the same model that were so different. I know there's bound to be differences. But the flaws on the second guitar were really inexcuseable.

 
5.0

Appetite for Tone

By Slashsnakepit

from Pittsburgh, PA

Best Epi I have ever played! Just picked mine up today...great setup no issues! However, I do have to say that if you just want Slash's tone just buy the pickups for 200...I have them in another LP and they sound virtually the same. But if your a dedicated Slash fan this is a great guitar!

 
5.0

To begin..

By WHR

from Abilene, TX

I recently got my guitar in the mail as of yesterday. As soon as I opened the case I was in awe, the features and top were what made me fall in love with this guitar. Although there was some sort of cleaning substance on the neck, which quickly came off after a cleanup. There was also a section where a small bit of paint overlapped the binding. Cosmetically..this guitar had very minor imperfections that you forget about once you plug it in..I did have to lower the action a little bit to suit my specifications, But overall a very beautiful guitar with a very beautiful sound. Although If they would have taken slash's name off of it, it would be at least $200 cheaper.

 
5.0

Slash AFD The Real Deal!

By MrRnFR

from Madison, WI

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The Epiphone Slash AFD Les Paul is well worth the money! The looks of the AAA top is beautiful in person! The Seymour Duncan pickups are great for modern rock sounds and have lots of bite. The rounded neck is a little thicker than my Elitist Les Paul, but it still feels good. Very pleased with this instrument!!

 
4.0

Great for a Collector

By Zack-gjJ1G

from Toledo, OH

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I played one of these at music store out of curiosity. I will say that it is a great instrument and very practical for playing/gigging/ect. But unless your a Slash fan and looking to get his signature guitar simply because it's Slash's, I personally think you may want to consider a LP Standard or Custom. For the player looking just for a nice guitar to play they offer pretty much the same thing for a little cheaper. Awsome instrument but at the same time this guitar is more of a playable collectors item.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Appetite Les Paul

By Devinhullphoto

from Norwalk, Ohio

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I went to guitar Center today to play this beast and it did nothing but exceed my expectations. The finish was so pretty and the feel of the neck was just perfect. its a chambered body, which was kinda lame only cause i prefer a non-chambered. But the tone and feel and everything was perfect.If i would have had the money i would have most deff bought it right then. I have been wanting to play it for a while and i was happy that i wasnt let down. Slash has done it again.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Slash

By timesflyin46

from OKC

I've played for 50 years, I guess when I was younger I would have gone for one of these low budget guitars. What kind of amazed me was Slash's review of this guitar he called it a " decent guitar" and that is just exactly what it is a decent guitar. Epiphone once made some really good guitars but today they range from the Fender squire to the mexican quality. You get what you pay for, if you're truly into music look at it in the long run and try to get a truly quality guitar, doesn't matter what brand you like but the quality and construction of the guitar does matter.

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