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This is a pre-owned Custom Shop Slash Appetite for Destruction ’59 Les Paul, aged by master of his craft Tom Murphy, not to mention signed by Slash himself. The guitar is in excellent condition with all wear original to how Murphy aged the instrument, and it includes the certificate of authenticity. It is #600 out of a run of 100 aged and signed instruments.
Working hard to record Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction, Slash was experiencing nothing but frustration trying to achieve the tones he was seeking with a range of contemporary electric guitars he was using. Then someone handed him a reissue-style Les Paul Standard, and that was all she wrote. With this legendary rock machine in hand, Slash laid down the deadliest rock riffs of the decade—propelling songs like “Paradise City”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, and “Welcome to the Jungle”—and fired up the biggest-selling debut album of all time in the process.
Slash has been a devoted Les Paul player ever since, throughout his years with Guns N’ Roses and later with Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver. He has taken a number of Gibson Signature models on the road, and owned and recorded with near-priceless vintage late ’50s ’Bursts.
Includes: Original Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity