Slash's guitars
"Robert put on the Stones's "Brown Sugar", picked up his guitar, and played along with the riff and the lead. And that's when I heard the sound." (Slash)

Slash is probably one of the most famous Les Paul players in rock. He has a huge collection of Les Pauls, but his best known and best loved is actually a 1959 replica built by Kris Derrig. The guitar was bought for Slash by his manager in late 1986 for recording of Appetite For Destruction. The guitar came with Seymour Duncan Alnico 2 pickups and quickly became Slash's main studio instrument. Another Les Paul that Slash is famous for playing with is his 1987 Les Paul Standard which has been used on countless tours.

First guitars

Slash's first electric guitar was a copy of Gibson Explorer given by his grandmother. Then, while he increased experiences in different bands, Slash tried out few other instruments before adopting definitely Les Paul guitars in 1985.
Slash's guitars

Studio guitars

For studio sessions, Slash almost exclusively uses a 1959 Les Paul Standard replica made by Kris Derrig. It is with this instrument that he recorded almost all parts of Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver and solo albums. However, when he wants a specific sound for some parts, he sometimes plays with other guitars such as Flying V, Explorer, Stratocaster or Telecaster.
Slash's guitars
1. Les Paul 1959 | 2. Fender Telecaster 1952 | 3. Les Paul 1958 Sunburst | 4. Flying V 1959
5. Les Paul 1959 | 6. Fender Stratocaster 1965 | 7. Les Paul 1959 replica | 8. Explorer 1958

Live guitars
"The main guitar I play live is one of two Les Paul Standards I bought in 1987. This one has always been my main stage guitar. It just sounds good and feels right to me." (Slash)

On stage, from the early 1990s, Slash mainly played with Les Paul Standard and particularly two 1987 models that he brought on tour with Guns N 'Roses, Slash's Snakepit and Velvet Revolver. During this period, he also used several B.C. Rich Mockingbird ("You Could Be Mine", "The Alien", "Sucker Train Blues"), Gibson EDS-1275 ("Patience", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"), Guild Crossroads ("Neither Can I", "Back And Forth Again", "Back To The Moment") or Travis Bean 1000 ("Bad Obsession", "Rusted Heroes"). Since 2010 and his solo tours, Slash decided to mainly use his signature Les Pauls.
Slash's guitars

Signature guitars

There are also various Gibson Les Paul Slash signature models, dating back as early as 1990, with a limited run of Slash models sporting black harware. In 1997, Gibson released the Snakepit Les Paul, which featured a stunning snake motif on the fingerboard. Other popular models include the 2008 VOS Aged Les Paul, a replica of Slash 1987 Les Paul. The most recent addition to the long line is the Appetite Les Paul, which is also available with an aged finish. In total, Slash has collaborated with Gibson on twelve signature Les Paul guitars... >> more about Slash signature guitars
Gibson Slash Les Paul guitars

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Slash's Gibson Les Paul guitars
1. Les Paul Goldtop 1957 | 2. Les Paul Goldtop 1957 | 3. Les Paul 1958 Sunburst
4. Les Paul 1959 | 5. Les Paul Goldtop 1956 | 6. Les Paul 1959 | 7. Les Paul 1959
Slash's Gibson Les Paul guitars
1 & 4. Slash Les Paul Snakepit 1996 | 2, 3 & 7. Slash Les Paul Custom 1990
5. Les Paul Corvette 1995 | 6. Les Paul 12 strings 1990
Slash's Gibson Les Paul guitars
       1. Les Paul Standard 1987
       2. Les Paul Standard 1987
Slash's Gibson Les Paul guitars
1. Les Paul 1959 replica | 2. Les Paul 1959 replica
3. Les Paul 1959 replica
Slash's Fender guitars
1. Fender Stratocaster | 2. Fender Telecaster 1952 | 3. Fender Telecaster
4. Fender Stratocaster 1965 | 5. Fender Bass 6 strings 1965 | 6. Fender Stratocaster
Slash's B.C. Rich Mockingbird guitars
1. B.C. Rich Mockingbird | 2. B.C. Rich Mockingbird | 3. B.C. Rich Mockingbird
4. B.C. Rich Mockingbird Arch Top | 5. B.C. Rich Mockingbird | 6. B.C. Rich Mockingbird
Slash's Double Neck guitars
1. B.C. Rich Doubleneck 1980 | 2. Guild Custom Crossroads 1993 | 3. Gibson EDS-1275 1967
4. Guild Custom Made "Crossroads" 1993 | 5. Guild Custom Made "Crossroads" 1993
Slash's Gibson Flying V & Explorer guitars
1. Explorer 1958 | 2. Flying V 1959 | 3. Explorer 1958
4. Gibson Skylark Lap Steel
Slash's Travis Bean guitars
       1. Travis Bean | 2. Travis Bean T1000
       3. Travis Bean
Slash's acoustic guitars
1. Gibson J-25 | 2. Ramirez Acoustic Guitar 1989 | 3. Steinegger Everly Brothers 12 strings 1985
4. Duolian Dobro | 5. Guild D-100 1991 | 6. Gibson J-200 1985 | 7. Martin D-18 1964
Slash's guitars
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