EPIPHONE SLASH Signature LES PAUL GOLDTOP +OHSC Case Candy Custom Shop 00225
You're looking at a super nice Epiphone Slash Les Paul Goldtop, which is a Limited Edition run from the Epi Custom shop. The guitar is in near mint cosmetic and playing condition. It comes with the original hard case, strap, strap locks, case key, and certificate of authenticity. These have some great features including fully bound neck, vintage nickel hardware, tulip-button tuners, fully shielded electronics cavities, Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-II pickups, and 12-inch radius fingerboard.
The body has a mahogany back, maple top, and mahogany neck. It has an extra long-neck tenon for additional strength and stability and more wood-to-wood contact between the neck and body for tone and sustain. They built this puppy to match the specs on Slash's own Les Paul with a custom neck profile, and a gold top finish process that takes 21 days and was used on the original 1952 Les Paul. A sweet axe for the Slash fan or any goldtop lover. The only imperfections to be found are a TINY nick on the back of lower horn and missing cap to one volume knob (see pics). I'd call it a 9.5/10 condition. Just given a full setup and going over. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) It's ready to play and enjoy. Weight is 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Thanks for looking! pics). I just set this up with new strings and set intonation. It's ready to play and enjoy.
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What You get:
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
Face it, there is no mistaking Slash. Even the people that wouldn't typically know his music usually recognize the face of the man that has embodied everything that is rock and roll since he blasted onto the scene with Guns N' Roses in the mid-1980s. And when you envision Slash, you see him with the one electric guitar that's been slung over his shoulder every step of way - the iconic Les Paul Standard.
Epiphone is proud to honor the legacy of this bona-fide, modern-day legend by introducing the new Limited Edition Slash Les Paul Goldtop - a stunning Les Paul entirely designed and built in close collaboration with rock and roll's most recognizable guitar hero. The new Slash Les Paul Goldtop is simply one of the finest guitars to ever leave Epiphone's production facilities in Qingdao, China.
As beautiful as they are exhilarating, the new Slash Les Paul Goldtops - limited to just 2,000 guitars worldwide - are built using many of the same traditional guitar-building processes and techniques that have made Gibson's family of stringed instruments the absolute finest in the world. Each Slash Les Paul Goldtop is built to Epiphone's meticulous standards by the skilled and gifted that design, create and assemble the various parts of each individual guitar.
Each Slash Les Paul Goldtop starts with a traditional Les Paul body, consisting of a hand-selected, premium solid mahogany back based on historically-correct specifications, topped with A-grade maple.
Using a traditional roller-type carving machine, Epiphone tediously carves each body creating the sexy curves and subtle "dish" along the outer edge of the top that transforms it into an authentic Les Paul.
The neck is also crafted from premium mahogany then glued into the body using a TiteBond wood glue, utilizing a long-neck tenon typically found on the Les Pauls from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Extending well into the neck pickup cavity, the long-neck tenon provides additional strength and stability to the neck, and offers more wood-to-wood contact between the neck and body, which ultimately results in sweeter tone and longer sustain.
The neck also features a "Slash Custom" neck profile patterned exclusively from the neck on Slash's original Les Paul and a rosewood fingerboard fitted with 22 nickel/silver alloy medium-jumbo frets.
The pickups are the same ones used by Slash in many of his Les Pauls - Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-II - providing the same crunch, power and performance as Slash gets when he cranks up any one of his personal Les Pauls.
The finish on the new Slash Les Paul Goldtop is the same Goldtop finish introduced on the original Les Paul model in 1952. Applying it is one of the most labor-intensive processes of building guitars, but it's worth it. There are three different coats of paint in all - a base coat of black primer, followed by two coats of metallic gold paint, which must be agitated continuously to achieve a consistent and even coverage. Those three coats are then sealed by four thin coats of polyurethane, each one buffed to an illustrious shine before adding the next. The entire process of painting a Slash Les Paul Goldtop - from primer to the last coat of polyurethane - takes nine days! In total, it takes approximately 21 days to finish a Slash Les Paul Goldtop, and it's clearly evident in every detail and part,
including Epiphone's patent-applied-for LockTone Tune-o-matic and stopbar tailpiece, vintage nickel hardware and tulip-button tuners, fully shielded electronics cavities, 12-inch radius fingerboard, custom "Slash" truss rod cover, and the stamped "Limited Edition" logo on the back of the headstock.
Additionally, each new Slash Les Paul Goldtop Limited Edition package comes with a hardshell case featuring a custom Slash logo, a certificate of authenticity personally hand signed by Slash with a limited edition HD laser-cell print of Slash all housed in a beautiful leatherette presentation booklet with the Slash logo embossed in gold on the cover, a custom Slash-inspired leather, metal-studded guitar strap, and 24 custom Slash guitar picks.
With Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by 24/7/365 Customer Service, it's a package truly worthy of a guitar-playing legend that put wickedness and decadence back into rock and roll. That guitar-playing legend is Slash. And this is the new Limited Edition Slash Les Paul Goldtop from Epiphone. Only 2,000 will be made - get yours while you still can.