Epiphone / Slash Signature Les Paul Standard Plus Top

Slash Signature Les Paul Standard Plus Top
Slash Signature Les Paul Standard Plus Top (2008/04)
Body Style: Les Paul
Top Species: Flame Maple
Back Species: Mahogany
Binding: Antique

Species: Mahogany
Profile: “Slash-Profile”
Peghead Pitch: 17
Nut Width: 1-11/16”
Finish: Gloss finish
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Long Neck Tenon
Neck Joint Location: 16th fret
Head Inlay: The Epiphone Logo

Fingerboard Species: Rosewood
Scale Length: 24 3/4
Total Length: 18.137 (Bound)
Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Width at 12th Fret: 2.260
Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoid
Fingerboard Binding: Antique

Color: Chrome
Plating Finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Knobs: Top Hat-Amber
Tuners: Vintage, “Tulip” buttons
Strap Buttons: Butt/Rim
Pickguard: None

Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-II humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-II humbucker
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch

Collateral: Certificate of Authenticity
Press Release [2007-12-11]
Epiphone Guitar announced today the introduction of the new “Slash” signature Les Paul Standard Plus Top electric guitar. Designed and produced in close cooperation with Slash, this new Epiphone combines all the great design features that have made the Les Paul guitar “the” rock guitar while Slash’s own personal touches create a unique instrument destined to become an instant classic.
For twenty years, the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll has been embodied by one man. When he shot to fame with Guns N’ Roses in 1987, Slash was the cool cat in the top hat, cranking out timeless riffs like “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” And, at the same time setting the standard by which all future guitar heroes would be measured. Now fast-forward to 2008 and he’s doing exactly the same with “Velvet Revolver.”
The new Epiphone Slash Les Paul starts with all the basic features of an LP including a solid Mahogany body with a highly-figured, flame Maple top and glued-in Mahogany neck. Standard equipment now on most Epiphone models is the new LockTone stopbar/tune-o-matic system that secures the bridge and tailpiece to the guitar even without strings while adding as much as 20% more sustain. Unique to the Slash LP are features including, the neck joint which uses a long neck tenon typically found on late-1950’s Les Pauls. Extending well into the neck pickup cavity, this provides more strength, more wood-to-wood contact and ultimately, more tone and sustain.
Next, the “Slash Custom” neck profile or shape is patterned after Slash’s original Les Paul and his choice of pickups are two Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-II open-coil humbuckers. Finally, the guitar features a Dark Tobacco Burst finish, nickel hardware and machine heads with vintage “tulip” buttons.
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[ from epiphone.com ]
COLOR: Tobacco Sunburst
BODY: Mahogany
TOP: Flamed Maple
NECK: Mahogany
NECK PROFILE: Slash-ProfileTM, gloss finish
NECK JOINT: Glued, set, long neck tenon
FRETS: 22, Medium Jumbo
SCALE: 24-3/4"
NUT WIDTH: 1-11/16"
NECK PICKUP: Seymour DuncanTM Alnico Pro-II-N
BRIDGE PICKUP: Seymour DuncanTM Alnico Pro-II-B
BRIDGE: LockToneTM Tune-o-Matic
TAILPIECE: LockToneTM Stopbar
CONTROLS: Two Volume, Two Tone, 3-Way Toggle
TUNERS: Vintage, Tombstone
BINDING: Body, Neck