Gibson Custom and Slash set out to capture the magic, vibe and history of serial number #8-3096 for a special run of replicas. Gibson’s shipping records confirm Slash’s original 1958 Les Paul guitar (serial #8 3096) was one of the first two sunburst Les Pauls ever made and the first ever to feature a two-piece center-seamed maple top, a key feature of the Les Paul Standard. That makes Slash’s guitar the first production Les Paul Standard model!
The resulting prototype was sent to Slash and his reaction made all the painstaking work worth it:
“Mind-blowing. I couldn’t have possibly wanted anything more.” Now is your chance to own an instantly-collectible, playable work of art which pays homage to a legendary player and a legendary Gibson model – a perfect replica of Slash’s “First Standard.”