Epiphone, the leading accessible guitar brand for every stage, has announced the new Epiphone Slash Collection will officially debut worldwide July 20, 2021 on www.epiphone.com. Crossing three decades of collaborative partnership between Gibson and Epiphone luthiers and the iconic guitarist Slash, the all-new Epiphone Slash Collection features multiple acoustic and electric guitars and follows his history-making Gibson Slash Collection released last year. In a first for the brand, every guitar in the new Epiphone Slash Collection, as well as the Gibson Slash Collection is an evergreen artist collection with fourteen guitars in production.
"I'm really proud to present this great line up of excellent quality, signature Epiphone guitars," says Slash. "They sound and look fantastic. It's all I could ask for."
A part of the Epiphone Inspired By Gibson Collection, the all-new Epiphone Slash Collection celebrates the influential guitars Slash has used throughout his storied music career which continues to inspire multiple generations of players around the world. Perfect for every stage, players of all levels, and accessible, the full collection includes the Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard finished in Appetite Burst, November Burst, Anaconda Burst and Vermillion Burst, the Slash "Victoria" Les Paul Standard Goldtop in Gold, and on the acoustic front, the Epiphone Slash J-45 in Vermillion Burst and November Burst. Exclusive to every guitar in the entire Epiphone Slash Collection are Slash's "Skully" signature drawing on the back of the headstock, Slash's signature on the truss rod cover, and a custom hardshell case with Slash's "Skully" logo included.
Each Epiphone Slash Collection Les Paul Standard features a mahogany body, maple cap with AAA flame maple veneer, a Graph Tech nut, Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece, and Slash's personal touches including a C-shape neck profile, Epiphone Custom ProBucker pickups, color coordinated hardware appointments, CTS potentiometers with Orange Drop capacitors and Epiphone Strap Locks. The Slash Epiphone Les Paul Standard is finished in in Appetite Burst, November Burst, Anaconda Burst and Vermillion Burst.
Each Epiphone Slash Collection J-45 acoustic guitar features all solid wood construction with solid mahogany back and sides, a solid Sitka spruce top with vintage-style (or '50s style) pickguard, Grover Rotomatic tuners, Graph Tech TUSQ nut and saddle, and Slash's personal touches including a C-shape neck profile, a flatter, more modern 16" fretboard radius, and an LR Baggs VTC preamp and under-saddle pickup for a natural acoustic sound when plugged in. the Epiphone Slash J-45 is finished in Vermillion Burst and November Burst.
Each Slash Victoria Les Paul Standard Goldtop guitar features a mahogany body with a maple cap, a Graph Tech nut, Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece, and Slash's personal touches including a C-shape neck profile, Epiphone Custom ProBucker pickups, color-coordinated hardware appointments, CTS potentiometers with Orange Drop capacitors and Epiphone Strap Locks.
"We are in a very exciting journey with Slash and today we are announcing the amplification of our collaboration with the launch of the Epiphone Slash Collection," says Cesar Gueikian, brand president, Gibson Brands. "Our new Epiphone Slash Collection brings our collaboration with Slash to the next level, expanding the offering of the iconic Slash models to Epiphone with an accessible price point. Slash was intimately involved in every aspect of the development of his new Epiphone Collection, and we are all excited to see his fans around the world rock out with them!"
Slash — the iconic, Grammy-winning American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer — has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a Grammy Award and seven Grammy nominations and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Slash landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, "Slash" (2010), which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more. Shortly after, he formed his current band SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS — which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar) — who've been touring worldwide and making music for over five years. The group released the critically acclaimed "Apocalyptic Love" (2012) which stormed the Billboard 200 chart, debuting at No. 4 as the top rock album and spawned Slash's first-ever No. 1 solo radio hits "You're A Lie" and "Standing In The Sun". Slash released "Nothing Left To Fear" (2013), the soundtrack to the first theatrical film co-produced with SLASHfiction, his film/TV production company specializing in the horror genre. The band's second album, "World On Fire", debuted to global praise and the album's title track, "World On Fire", ascended to No. 1 at U.S. rock radio. In 2016, GUNS N' ROSES reunited and Slash joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the "Not In This Lifetime" tour which Billboard now ranks as the third highest-grossing tour of all time. Slash and his band's most recent release is their critically acclaimed third album "Living The Dream" (2018) which Rolling Stone declared "a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs" and the Los Angeles Times added is full of "unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences." Fueled by the Top 5 song "Driving Rain" and the single "Mind Your Manners" as well as the best critical praise of their career, "Living The Dream" debuted with 10 Top 10 chart placements worldwide and by the end of their world tour in 2019, the group had achieved seven consecutive Top 10 hit singles at radio.