Epiphone is proud to present the new Slash "AFD" Les Paul Performance Pack, an incredible all-inclusive package for beginners and pros alike featuring a Slash-designed Les Paul Special-II in classic Appetite Amber finish with premium gig bag, custom Slash signature picks, and free online lessons from eMedia.
Slash is one of Epiphone's premier signature artists and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame most famous for his iconic guitar solos in Guns N' Roses. Slash is the ultimate Les Paul player. And like Epiphone, Slash is on a mission to make affordable professional instruments available to everyone throughout the world. Now, the Slash AFD Performance Pack puts Slash's classic tone in the hands of new players and pros alike.
Appetite for Rock
Slash himself helped design the Slash "AFD" Les Paul Special-II with an Appetite Amber finish, inspired by Slash's own custom Les Paul. The AAA flame Maple Veneer top has single layer Ivory binding and the back, sides, and neck are finished in beautiful dark Cherry just like Slash's original. Both the body and neck are made from Mahogany, like all classic Les Pauls. The bolt-on neck has a Rosewood fingerboard with dot acrylic inlays and the headstock features Slash's "Snakepit" logo in gold silk print along with the iconic Epiphone signature logo in silver. The truss rod cover has the familiar "bell" shape with "Les Paul Special-II" in white. The die-cast machine heads (tuners) have a 14:1 ratio for quick and easy spot-on tuning.
Classic Zebra Coil Pickups
The roar of Slash's "AFD" Les Paul Special II comes from Epiphone's new Ceramic Plus™ Zebra Coil humbucker pickups modeled after the famous (and ultra rare) zebra (black and white) pickups found on late 50's Les Paul Standards, the most sought after vintage guitar on the market. The humbuckers are powered by Volume, Tone, and Toggle controls with Gold TopHat knobs with metal inserts. But unlike vintage models, the Slash "AFD" Les Paul also comes with a built-in Shadow® E-Tuner built into the bridge pickup mounting ring. The tuner is powered by one #2032 Lithium long-lasting battery, easily accessed from a compartment on the back of the guitar.
Premium Epiphone hardware
The Slash "AFD" Les Paul Special II features Epiphone's premium all-metal hardware including a legendary Tune-o-Matic™ bridge and Stopbar™ tailpiece and strap buttons.
-Top Color: Appetite AmberBack, Sides & Neck
-Top Material: AAA Flame Maple Veneer
-Body Material: Mahogany
-Neck Material: Mahogany
-Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
-Fingerboard Inlays: Dots; Acrylic
-Neck Joint: Bolt-On, 4 Screw
-Headstock Logo: "Epiphpone" - Silver Silk-Print, Slash "Snakepit" - Gold Silk-Print
-Binding: Body Top - Single Layer; IvoryTruss Rod Cover: 2-Layer, Bell-Shaped, "Les Paul" - White Silk-Print
-Nut: Artificial Bone, Ivory Color
-Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Ceramic Plus™, Zebra-Coil
-Neck Pikcup: Epiphone Ceramic Plus™, Zebra-Coil
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Toggle
-Tuner: Built-In Shadow® E-Tuner on Bridge Pickup Mounting Ring
-Battery: One #2032 Lithium, East Access Compartment on Back of Cavity Cover
-Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Metal Inserts
-Machine Heads: 14:1 Ratio, Covered
-Output Jack: 1/4"