RARE SLASH GIBSON LES PAUL GUITAR BEING SOLD, ONLY FOUR MADE
November 27, 2009
A very rare Gibson Les Paul guitar made for Slash is being auctioned at this eBay.com location.
This flaming red beauty is one of four Les Pauls made for Guns N’Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash by J.T. Riboloff of the Gibson Custom Shop. Slash ordered the guitar and its three mates after attending a NAMM show and seeing a slim-necked ’59 replica that Riboloff made for guitarist/Marshall amplifier artist rep. Richie Fliegler.
The all-black hardware and screaming yellow binding were Slash’s ideas. The tuning machines are specially made black chrome Schaller M6’s with Kluson-style buttons. Other personalized features include Dunlop 6100 jumbo frets and a “stripped” look – no pickup covers or pickguard – that shows off the guitar’s figured Western maple top. Considerable hand-antiquing went into areas like the binding, says J.T. “I even put the old holly veneer on the headstock – like Gibson used to use in the old days.”
Of the four Les Pauls Riboloff made for Slash, three are still in his possession. The fourth, the one being auctioned, he traded for another guitar in the Gibson vault.
The serial numbers on all four instruments make them easy to identify. “I used real oddball stuff, like fractional numbers and X’s,” says J.T., “and one of the serial numbers is Slash’s birthday.”
More details, pictures and serial number verification can be found at eBay.com