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"Slash Collection"

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by alnico357, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Afflicted

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    I've said for years that Slash brought back the humbucker guitar and made it popular again in an MTV sea of Stratocasters, and I appreciate it!

    However:

    I just got an e-mail from Gibson with the latest "Slash Collection" Les Paul. I think it is getting a little sickening. This guy gets a whole collection of a guitar already named for a guitar player.
     
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    The funny thing about it is that it wasn’t even a Gibson that he played on Appetite and yet it breathed new life into Gibson LPs.
     
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    wabashslim Friend of Leo's

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    "Jimmy Page sold a lot of Les Pauls playing a Telecaster".

    Can't remember where I read that...
     
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    Considering that Gibson doesn't make any sort of superstrat type guitar, Slash pretty much saved Gibson by making the Les Paul cool again.

    Slash must still sell guitars for them or they wouldn't do it.
     
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    What did he use?An Epiphone?
     
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    It was a custom, luthier built replica of a late 50’s burst. The builder in question made replicas for a lot of prominent players.
     
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    No. A Chris Derrig built LP copy.
     
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    If it had a 50s profile neck, I’d consider the November Burst if I could find a deal. AAA top, custom pickups, and they send you a blank truss rod cover if you don’t want Slash’s signature all over the front. But I’ve got to where I like the chunkier necks.
     
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    Gibson did make super strats. The Victory model, among others. They never really caught on, although they are very nice guitars. People just couldn’t get into them.

    He definitely boosted Les Paul sales. Through the roof! I was 14 in ‘87 when “appetite” was released. I was in my first band, and knew every guitar player in town, young and old. Overnight everybody went from wanting Jacksons, Charvels, and Kramers, to saving all their pennies for a Les Paul. I know I did. A little while later I paid $500 for a rather worn ‘75 Deluxe. Wish I still had it. Would’ve proven a decent investment.
     
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    Also, apart from Slash, how many signature models does Gibson have? It seems like Fender has hundreds, but I can only think of a handful from Gibson. They will keep pumping that well until it comes up dry.
     
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    Gibson Victory

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    Gibson U2

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    Gibson tends to do most of theirs as limited runs. Only X amount of pieces. They make a lot more than most people think. There’s currently a Chris Cornell 335 on my local CL for sale for $7500. I never even knew there was a Chris Cornell 335. Or that he played one. But I looked it it up and it’s legit. Ugly thing, too.

    Going back in history there was the Trini Lopez, and the Barney Kessel. The Nick Lucas. The Everly Bros model. There’s a Sheryl Crow, and I’m pretty sure an Emmylou. There was Dickey Betts Les Paul. Gary Moore LP. A Gary Clark Jr. SG. Angus Young SG. Pretty sure there was a Gary Rossington LP... A Billy Joe Armstrong LP Jr. A Tony Iommi SG. A Zakk Wylde Paul. Now that I think about it, there have been tons.
     
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    As mentioned earlier, the irony is that Slash basically did Gibson a HUGE favor, and he did so using a Les Paul clone that Gibson probably would have sued over.:lol: So Gibson is making a copy of a fake Gibson, and putting their name on it....

    On that subject, Fender has a David Gilmour model, and the funny thing is that Gilmour's actual black strat for quite a long time had a Charvel neck on it with a "Fender" decal.
     
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    Look up the Slash VolksWagon commercial.

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    Don’t forget the Dave Grohl DG-335 which I believe is a Trini Lopez 335 modded for him.
     
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    And then there's the...Les Paul.
     
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    A custom build -replica
     
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    There was also the “Les Paul Signature” model, which was an offset semi-hollow with Low Z pickups.
     
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    Or the Fender Custom Shop made EVH Frankenstrat, which was made from Boogie Bodies body and neck with a Gibson logo on the neck. Of course, Fender left off the Gibson logo on their replica.
     
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    Def Leppard's Steve Clark played an LP
    Viv Campbell played an LP while with Dio (or did both times I saw them live)

    I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting, but I always thought the Les Paul was cool (if unobtainable), thought everyone else did too.
     
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