Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

NAMM 2018: Epiphone's new Slash Signature Guitar Outfit - the Hand-Signed Les Paul Plustop Pro

Epiphone adds to its signature collection with the new Slash Les Paul Standard - available hand-signed by the man himself
Epiphone adds to its signature collection with the new Slash Les Paul Standard - available hand-signed by the man himself

The new Epiphone Ltd Ed Slash Les Paul Standard PRO Outfit is this year's new guitar from Epiphone with custom specifications from Slash. It is available as a collectable outfit with case, certificate of authenticity and accessories. This outfit is limited to 100 units worldwide and is the first model to be hand-signed by Slash himself. Epiphone also has the - non-signed - guitar available for those who miss out on the limited edition complete outfit: Epiphone Ltd Ed Slash Les Paul Standard PRO, Anaconda Burst.

The Slash Signature Plustop Pro Les Paul features a AAA Flame Maple Veneer top and is finished in a distinctive Anaconda Burst - giving a nod to one of the most iconic Guns' n' Roses' songs, 'Welcome to the Jungle'.

The guitar includes custom Seymour Duncan "Slash" humbuckers, Spraque "Orange Drop" capacitors, and an ebony fingerboard. The guitar also has traditional 9-hole weight relief for a more manageable weight on stage and a carved maple cap with classic mahogany body combination for those thick rock tones that Slash is known for.

Slash specified a deep-set hand-glued neck with his favourite round profile, along with a single-ply cream finish binding and no pickguard for the clean, sleek look that he made popular.

The guitar is the fourth signature instrument for Slash and the first to be hand-signed, making it a highly collectable package. Slash was the first Gibson Brand Ambassador and this Epiphone guitar is a homage to his continued collaboration and championship of the company.

The guitar features rock solid hardware including LockTone Tune-o-matic bridges, Deluxe machine heads, Strap Locks and non-rotating heavy-duty output jack. This hardware makes the Epiphone Slash Les Paul the ideal guitar for professional performance.

Over the past year, Epiphone has continued to celebrate its heritage with a string of artist collaboration signature models, such as the  Lee Malia RD Custom Artisan Outfit and the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Flying-V Outfit. The latest Slash model adds to this celebration, and is highly limited at only 100 units worldwide.

These instruments are available at a very desirable price-point, giving them the unique quality of being highly collectable yet also highly usable guitars for the average gigging musician. Rather than keeping these instruments in a glass cabinet, they can be taken on stage where they belong.

For those who miss out on this collectable outfit but still want to acquire the signature Slash specification,  the Epiphone Ltd Ed Slash Les Paul Standard PRO, Anaconda Burst is also available.

See more products from Epiphone

Read more about the latest NAMM 2018 News and Products

By Matt Wilkinson

Posted on 10 Jan 2018 10:04 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News


The RØDE NT-SF1 microphone offers 360-degree audio technology developed by SoundField at an unprecedented price. Welcome to the world of 3D audio capture.

19 Oct 2018 10:55

Kawai has released a luxurious new finish for the premium Concert Artist digital pianos. The CA98 and CA78 are now available in polished ebony.

11 Oct 2018 11:47

Before the end of 2018, customers buying a DJ-202 controller can claim a full Serato DJ Pro licence, free online training, and 20% off their first Beatport purchase.

10 Oct 2018 12:38

Get free plugins worth up to 902 GBP with Universal Audio Apollo Twin/Arrow interfaces. Or, get a free UAD-2 Satellite QUAD DSP Accelerator with Apollo 8/FireWire Interfaces!

8 Oct 2018 13:22

Recent Music News


Native Instruments' latest-generation compact Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 DJ Controller is available now. Includes a full version of Traktor Pro 3 software.

17 Oct 2018 17:13

Hercules has launched three new DJ controllers designed to offer an affordable entry point into the world of DJing.

17 Oct 2018 12:00

Would you 'Adam and Eve' it? ADAM Audio expands its product line with the premium SP-5 studio headphones.

12 Oct 2018 11:37

Buy a ROLI Seaboard Block before 22nd October and claim two synths for free!

12 Oct 2018 09:48

Roland has taken a new turn with its latest digital piano range. The LX700 series uses hyper-realistic PureAcoustic modelling for the most immersive playing experience imaginable.

11 Oct 2018 15:56

The AKAI Miniplay is both a standalone keyboard and USB MIDI controller. With its ultra-portable, battery-powered design, you can perform, produce, jam, and practise - anywhere you go.

11 Oct 2018 15:00