Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle switch
Machine heads: Vintage tulip buttons
Metal parts: Nickel
Antique color body and neck binding
Finish: High gloss lacquer
To be honest, I find this guitar looks much nicer than the last signature model (Dark Tobacco Burst). The finish is superb (Goldtop) unlike the other (but that's a matter of taste).
Behind the head, you'll find the "Epiphone Limited Edition Custom Shop" logo. (wow^^)
The Epiphone Goldtop Slash Signature is sold with a superb black leather hardcase with Slash's signature, a high-quality, thick and comfortable black leather guitar strap with nails, 24 Epiphone Slash Limited Edition picks, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Slash himself (it's not a printed logo but his real autograph!).
The quality (and quantity) of the package is surprising. Only deluxe accessories^^. (much better than my Fender I got in a cheap gig bag... But you can't really compare them).
- I already own a Fender Strat Mex Classic Player 60 and I find the neck of this Les Paul very pleasant compared to the Strat.
- The upper frets access is not the easiest (but it will be good enough with a bit of practice). The Strat is much better in this regard... Why do they make a 22 fret guitar if you can't play the last frets?
- I heard a lot of things about how heavy Les Pauls are... but I won't complain about my Slash Signature! I was surprised to notice that it's even lighter than my Strat. A nice Les Paul without weight problems
- Weak points (I found several!!):
- The guitar doesn't stay in tune from one day to the other
- The hard case locking system is not reliable (this problem is not related to the guitar but I had to mention it)
I was totally blown away!
- This guitar is perfect for me: it couldn't be better since I'm a Guns N'Roses fan. You can play Slash parts (of course^^) but also everything ranging from rock to hard rock... The distortion sound is excellent. I think it's also a good blues guitar but I can't swear it since I don't play blues.
- I use my Goldtop Slash Signature with a Vox VT15 and I get very different sounds. The amp provides me several excellent clean sounds and the distortion mode even more... It's AWESOME! I use mainly an amp model (UK25th) that fits my taste in every way... Typical Slash sound.
- To be honest, I think all sound variations you can get with this guitar have a Slash feel. And that's the reason why I bought this guitar, so it's a delight. You can easily get a nice smooth distortion sound, similar to the "Knockin' on heavens Door" or "November Rain" solo sound (neck pickup, tone control fully turned down)... You can also get a more aggressive "Nightrain" or "Paradise City" tone (bridge pickup, tone control fully turned up)... You'll easily find all sorts of "Slash" sounds.
The clean tone is very good. I can also get the tone of "Knockin' on heavens door" and "Paradise city" intro parts... simply mind-blowing
- You get huge sound possibilities (that you already know from Slash and other Les Paul models). If you're looking for another tone, simply choose another guitar. Being the Epiphone Les Paul Slash Signature, this guitar does exactly what you expect from it (and it does it very well).
I love all sounds... Powerful and fat in distortion mode, crystal-clear in clean mode.
- You can see pictures at my profile page. And if you want to hear how it sounds, simply visit my youtube page! (I will soon upload additional Guns N' Roses covers...)
- It's a bit early to post a review because I've only had this guitar since yesterday! But I wanted to share my joy with you and other guitarists because I'm very happy to have bought this guitar. I played it several hours and everything is satisfying. (except for the access to the 3 last frets which is a bit difficult and painful^^...)
- I found the guitar and the sound I wanted... It's warm and powerful tone is magic. When I played the first chord a spontaneous "WOW" came out of my mouth! Fender is history!! I like Fender but this guitar is in another level.
- I could have bought every possible guitar and I chose this one. I like its look and it gives me the sound of my favorite guitarist (or one of my favorite guitarists). I also heard the Gibson model and I didn't hear any differences... It all depends on what you have in your fingers. I'm not an expert and I think it would have been a mistake to buy the Gibson model (and I find it doesn't look as beautiful as the Epiphone...). It gives you THE SOUND for much less money. So if you don't feel sure, don't hesitate and buy it (this model is very rare and I heard everywhere that it's almost impossible to find it anymore).
It's discontinued and a true limited edition.
You won't find a better guitar for the price. Its value for money is excellent.
Of course I would buy it again.
I heard a new Slash Signature will be launched in 2009. In my opinion, it can't look better than this Goldtop so I'm happy and eased to have found one of the last available.
The accessories provided are really nice (very good quality and useful) and you immediately see it's not a cheap product. The accessories provided add a lot of value to the package... It's a good deal!
This guitar is a collector's item and I'm happy to own one
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SickLameAndLazy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
APRS many months of research, non-negotiation and accomplished an infringement, ay is I: the Slash Signature Epiphone Les Paul Goldtop 2008 Limited Edition!
Either it is a name extension, but do not fear and take the time to read this who will want as objective as possible on the guitar sometimes controversial.
In terms of CHARACTERISTICS, my charming prdcesseur Has more than exhaustive, so I'll be brief: the woods are select (limited edition requires), the beautiful is hand assembled in China and the finish is provided by the Custom Shop in the USA. Finally note that the joint body / neck is a long post like the old guitars.
Once finished, hard to find a dtail wrong.
So we end up facing an instrument of choice did not blush before his donkeys amricaines: it's clean, smooth and luxurious (as Goldtop!).
This luxurious feel is reinforced by the hardcase prsence delivered in limited edition with the guitar as well as DIFFERENT goodies, including a strap when even a bit kitschy (but it is a Got question) and a certificate of authenticity signed by the hand of hair (even when class!).
So I put 10 because for the price (733 in the catalog when it was released, about 1000 today) was an instrument excellently finished book in a context collector.
As for the handle: it is thinner than on my Ibanez Previous! It falls neatly into the palm and fingers wander there without worries. This is the very first time I fell on a handle that tamed as instinctively as-l. It is personal opinion but as well I find this almost perfect round.
Access in dernires frtes enough boards for a Les Paul because the neck is relatively thin (it's not an RG either!) But above the heel is not the image of a cinderblock as on many other Les Paul.
Ergonomics is good particularly since trs guitar balance (at the same time it is a Les Paul is no surprise). But the o is broken (finally) the myth Les Paul is in regard to the light weight of the guitar: I do not know if it is to select the timber ( tration and thus LGERS because it should not be any nodes) o if the body is pierced like many contemporary Gibson is your exact but good l.
So I put 10 here too because it is shaped Les Paul without the inconvnients rcurrents (weight and trunk release handle).
Be careful, it attacks the heart of the beautiful: the sound!
Dj empty there is some sustain, but once branch ... have ** in! is impressive as the notes sound a long time! DSOL vulgaris to hide but it is simply enjoyable (we no longer find half of feedback to go on long notes ^ ^) and never before seen on another guitar to my part!
However, it is unclear whether the long post thanks or the quality of wood ... but who cares as is done!
As for clean sounds: the Seymour Duncan can play with a wide range of sounds. Thus, with the bridge pickup was a sound that "slap", but with limited fenderien lot more body when same. With the neck pickup, it has a much more profound, more rich as it is close plutt the sound of a folk guitar (and yes here you can play with the neck pickup clean sound without a slurry indescribable!). The position and intermdiaire SETTING THE Tone control adjusts subtly to the extreme we find the sound research.
For distorted sounds: we find the spirit Slash, the famous trs its full power in high mdiums bridge pickup and neck pickup in trsdfini. Thus, the bridge pickup with the Tone 10 is perfect for the image of Nightrain leads and solos for which ncessitent punch. The neck pickup with him as with the Tone 0 yields the typical sound of Sweet Child O'Mine and is perfect for solos calmer, more ports on the atmosphere.
I play on a Marshall MG100DFX with Vox Tonelab LE and thanks I get this guitar get the sound I was looking for: powerful sound, well equilibrated Defines and out of the mix.
I would also put 10 here because the pickups are really quality. APRS forcment can not do with death but it has a trs its powerful saturation that can nanmoins attnuer and clear sound from sound crystal clear sound more blues. This guitar is versatile but it retains a certain characters.
I use it now for two weeks and I learn little bit tame in order to get the best.
I found the guitar I was looking, the beautiful is what I needed and it is warm and knowing caractrielle stay versatile.
There is nothing I dislike her.
Dj I could test the Epiphone, Gibson, PRS, Fender and Ibanez, but I never felt this vibration and playing the sound before the impact Slash Signature.
The report qualitprix is more than excellent views to the current market: for 1000 was more than just a logo at the top of Gibson handle and less characters so well ...
It's tight deadlines that a guitar of choice in his remarkable that choice I would do so if c'tait 100 times again (but only if I had the means ^ ^).