Epiphone announces the new Slash Les Paul Goldtop guitar. The guitar is limited to the production of 2,000 guitar world wide and is being built to strict Gibson standards.

The Epiphone model starts with the traditional Les Paul body consisting of a hand-selected premium solid mahogany back based on historically correct specifications and topped with A-grade maple. Using a traditional roller-type carving machine, Epiphone has tediously carved 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 crafted from premium mahogany, utilizing a long-neck tenon typically found on the Les Paul models from the late 1950s and early 1960s. This provides additional strength 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 when he cranks it up on stage.

 Other specs include Epiphone’s patent-applied-for LockTone Tune-o-matic and stopbar tailpiece, vintage nickel hardware and tulip-button tuners, fully shielded electronic cavities, 12 inch radius fingerboard, custom “Slash” truss rod cover and the stamped “Limited Edition” logo on the back of the headstock.

For more information on the Epiphone Les Paul Slash Goldtop and the Gibson USA Les Paul Slash Goldtop including a list of authorized dealers go to www.epiphone.com

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