Gibson Slash “Jessica” Les Paul Standard

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Gibson Slash "Jessica" Les Paul Standard

Gibson just revealed the latest collaboration with one of their biggest ambassadors, Slash: The absolute classic “Jessica” 1987 Les Paul Standard, a new model based on his honey burst with red back famous from Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City and Sweet Child O’ Mine. I mean, Slash has been rocking that thing since the late 80s when Gibson sent it to him and it apparently started out as more of a cherry burst but he had it re-finished to make it duller.

Now, a guitar similar to this already existed an Epiphone in their Slash collection as the Appetite Burst but this one really looks the part. You get nitrocellulose finish, a non-weight-relieved mahogany body, a 3-piece maple top, mahogany neck that is pretty hefty and shaped in the 50s vintage profile so a bit more rock n roll than modern guitars. Hardware-wise you get a pair of Custom Burstbucker pickups with Alnico 2 magnets.

Gibson Slash “Jessica” Les Paul Standard in Honey Burst

Like the Epiphone equivalent these also rock the Slash “Skully” logo on the back of the headstock which also got Vintage Deluxe keystone tuners, plus you get Schaller Strap Locks, a USA leather strap, a hardcase, Slash pick set, a Slash Signature truss rod cover (a blank one is included if you want to make it your own) and.. well, no pick guard.

Gibson Slash "Jessica" Les Paul Standard
Back of the headstock features Slash’s “Skully” logo

Read more about it (or buy it) at Gibson.com ($3,199)

Watch Slash demonstrate the original Jessica to Gibson’s Mark Agnesi (video part of a longer video where he goes through his collection of Gibsons).

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