Epiphone Limited Edition Slash “Appetite” Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Product Review:
Main Product Features
To model the guitar accurately after Slash’s actual main recording guitar, Epiphone and Gibson consulted with Slash. The result is a guitar that feels like the real thing, but with a cheaper cost. The guitar is crafted with a mahogany body and carved maple cap. The body features a flamed maple veneer with Slash’s classic Amber finish, and is rounded just as a 1960’s era Les Paul body was.
The heavy Slash-infused sound is provided by the Seymour Duncan Slash Signature Alnico II Pro pickups with zebra coils. Additionally, the Orange Drop capacitors that Slash’s own guitar has are found in the Epiphone Slash standard guitar. The guitar also has a standard LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. Thanks to the bridge, Klusion-style tuners, and the solid, mahogany set-in neck and body, the guitar delivers a great amount of sustain and the strings themselves are very easy to change.
As is common with other Les Paul Epiphone guitars, the guitar features a 24-3/4″ scale length and 22 nickel frets. There are 2 volume controls, 2 tones, and a 3-way toggle switch. Each of these allows the guitarist to take Slash’s sound and tweak it to better mirror their own style.
The guitar also comes standard with a Custom hardshell case, hand-signed certificate in binder, and 12 Slash-inspired picks.
Price: $999 at Musiciansfriend.com, $1,525 MSRP
Overall, the Slash Epiphone Limited Edition “Appetite” guitar is an excellent choice for those looking for a mid-range guitar to emulate the classic Slash sound. The guitar is capable of a great, vintage rock & roll sound that even a non-Slash fan will appreciate. The only problem with the guitar is the price–$1,000 is cheap compared to the original, but it’s also significantly more expensive than what some may be looking to spend. However, it compares very well to other guitars in this price range.