The gorgeous, deep-red transparent finish of the Gibson Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul electric guitar sets it apart. This rich, luxurious finish beautifully exhibits the guitar’s Grade-AAA flamed maple top, while letting the tonewood breathe to enhance an equally rich, deep, resonant tone. Gibson USA and guitar legend Slash teamed up to create the Vermillion Les Paul, and designed it to be one of the most distinct guitars in their history of collaborating!
Details like the Slash graphic on the headstock, echoed in a silkscreen on the included black Gibson USA hardshell case make this the perfect guitar for any Slash fanatic. A pair of Seymour Duncan Slash Signature humbuckers give the Vermillion Les Paul that classic Slash power and tone. The Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul from Gibson USA will only be available in a very limited run, so get yours while you still can!
Gibson Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul Features
Body and Neck
- Mahogany body with carved solid grade-AAA maple top
- Mahogany neck with ’60s SlimTaper profile
- Rosewood fingerboard with traditional trapezoid inlays
- Seymour Duncan pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Orange drop tone capacitors
- Vintage-style tuners with 14:1 ratio
- Comes in a plush-lined Gibson USA hardshell case with black exterior and Slash artwork silkscreen
A carved solid Grade-AAA figured maple top lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select mahogany back with Gibson’s traditional weight relief adds superb warmth and depth. A solid, glued-in, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved in the fast ’60s SlimTaper profile that Slash prefers, and topped with a Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets. The Slash Signature Les Paul looks stunning beneath its exclusive Vermillion red finish, in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer.
Pickups and Electronics
Slash teamed up with Seymour Duncan to produce the Slash Signature humbuckers to his precise requirements, made in the image of the Gibson PAF humbuckers of the late 1950s, with genuine Alnico II magnets, but with a few extra turns of wire for a richer, throatier tone in the neck position and plenty of crunch and wail in the bridge. They are wired in the traditional four-knob control complement with three-way selector switch, and use vintage-style orange drop tone capacitors on the tone pots.
A high-quality TonePros set including a Tune-o-matic bridge and lightweight stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and precise intonation, while a set of vintage-style Kluson reissue pearloid-button tuners retain a traditional look at the headstock. Dunlop strap locks ensure that your Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul stays secure no matter how hard you rock. The Slash Les Paul carries gold top hat knobs with silver inserts and a traditional bell truss-rod cover. Both the body top and fingerboard are bound in vintage cream.
With his monster riffs, unquestioned talent, and pure-rock attitude, Slash emerged in 1987 with Guns N’ Roses to almost single-handedly stave off the mainstream electronica that was overtaking the airwaves. From GNR to tearing it up big time with Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, and numerous solo and side projects, Slash has become not only a modern guitar legend, but synonymous with the Gibson Les Paul—and this new rendition of his Signature guitar might just be the most stunning version yet.