#2
It ugly and grossly overpriced.
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#3
But, it's Slash. SLASH!

Yeah, I would never pay that much for so little.
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#4
DO NOT GET THE VOS. They basically bang it up to look like the artist's original. Pay more for more scratches? I don't think so.
#6
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DO NOT GET THE VOS. They basically bang it up to look like the artist's original. Pay more for more scratches? I don't think so.


Same concept has putting rips in jeans. I can get the same pair at walmart for 10 bucks, but at American eagle, I can pay 50 bucks more to have a hole in it.
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#7
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I think you undervalue the free jacket with purchase.

Damn.
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it's nice, but why not pay less for a normal one
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#8
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I think you undervalue the free jacket with purchase.


I bought a jacket just like that at bike week a few years back for about $50.
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#9
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Same concept has putting rips in jeans. I can get the same pair at walmart for 10 bucks, but at American eagle, I can pay 50 bucks more to have a hole in it.


Yeah and people buy the more expensive pair. Just guessing they think it's better because it costs more. Adding to that, I always end up with rips and holes in my jeans anyway...
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#10
But isn't it really a Custom of a custom guitar since the Les Paul is a custom already?
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#11
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I think you undervalue the free jacket with purchase.

Hahaha. I did not see that awesome jacket that comes with it at first!
#12
Sure it's an amazing guitar; the only good Gibson LP nowadays are the ones from the Custom Shop. And sure it comes with a bunch of sweet features and a nice case and a jacket, but it's still overpriced.

In fact, I'd never pay over $2000 for a guitar... unless it's a PRS, that's my only exception
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#13
The Epiphone Slash LP is meant to be really really good.
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The Epiphone Slash LP is meant to be really really good.


But at twice the price of the Standard it's based on it would have to be.
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#15
Gitarist Magazine (who generally review things better than the other mags) said that it's difficult to place the Epi Slash LP between a Gibson Standard and the Epi Custom.
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#16
It's quite nice visually, but you're really only paying for the name(s) :/

Would never buy the Gibson version, Unless I came into a hugh fortune or something, However the epiphone version does appeal to me, I kinda like the sun burst tabacco style...
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#17
If it has a free jacket as a selling point, you can be pretty confident that it sucks.
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#19
$5,880 isn't that much for a quality guitar. Bare in mind too that that is the RRP, and few sellers will actually sell it at that price - more often than not, you'll find actual shops will slash (lulz) at least a thousand or so off that RRP.


Though, while the price doesn't bother me, I do agree that it is a pointless guitar, no matter what the price is. You can get a non-Signature version of the same guitar, put SD Alnico II Pros in yourself (which are about as cheap as pickups come anyway), and you'll have the exact same guitar for less than the Slash Inspired By would cost you, plus you could have it look how you want it to look, and it wouldn't have some other guy's name on the headstock either.

At least his original Custom Shop Slash Signature LP had the powerbridge that was a rarer feature that couldn't be so easily applied to an existing guitar, so there was some point in buying it. But this Slash signature (and the Epi, come to that) are just pointless. There is nothing unique about them that you couldn't easily replicate yourself, for low effort, less cost, and a more personal final product.
#20
Wow. This is the 484535432235 thread on one of Slash's new guitars. You people whine to damn much.
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#21
I played the Standard ($2399) and the Epi ($999) @ G/C last night for quite a while (while watching the one I would have picked get sold). The Standard played/sounded much better than the Epi and I went in with an open mind thinking I might get the Epi.
I honestly think the $2399 Standard is worth it. It played and sounded as good as my high dollar Paul.
#22
Does anyone know how many epi's will be made due to it being limited edition?
Theres 1600 USA Standards..

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#23
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Does anyone know how many epi's will be made due to it being limited edition?
Theres 1600 USA Standards..
When Epiphone say 'Limited Edition', what they really mean is 'we're going to keep making this until it stops bringing in a profit'.

For example, the Joe Perry Boneyard LP was 'Limited Edition' - in real terms though, it was made for almost five years solidly, and they only stopped making it because the Slash Signature came along and proved to be more profitable than the Joe Perry model.
#24
Ohhh Ok Then Thank You Bokuho, Your The Saviour Of Epiphone Knowledge!

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#25
it's only like 3300 for that VOS one, the 5800 is MSRP...not street price...that being said, i'd rather me weather my own guitars (not intentionally!) over time than buy a banged up guitar to start with..
#26
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#27
I went over to the Gibson Showcase after work last night and the Manager tells me that they didn't get their order in, in time, he said that G/C got them all, I thought I'd see a big stack of Slashes there. He said, "dude, if you can get one, get it", so I call my guy at G/C on his cell, he had already left but he called his Manager and said "hey, "I quoted Jomo internet price on the Slash, I know I screwed up but can he get one?" They had the two left from the night before and one looked much better than the other. So long story short I got one, it was $2400 out the door, and I looked at other Standards that were the same price which confused me because everyones going on and on about how much more the Slash costs. It was $100 cheaper than one of the standards. I love it! It sounds ballsier than my Custom Shop LP.
#28
Strangest thing is that the LP Slash used in Appetites recordings and all his touring... was a LP copy. Not even a gibson. His first Gibson LP was Joe Perrys original 59 tobacco burst which he used in the november rain video. Id rather pay the $5000 for a nice early 90s 58-59 pre-historic replica
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#29
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I went over to the Gibson Showcase after work last night and the Manager tells me that they didn't get their order in, in time, he said that G/C got them all, I thought I'd see a big stack of Slashes there. He said, "dude, if you can get one, get it", so I call my guy at G/C on his cell, he had already left but he called his Manager and said "hey, "I quoted Jomo internet price on the Slash, I know I screwed up but can he get one?" They had the two left from the night before and one looked much better than the other. So long story short I got one, it was $2400 out the door, and I looked at other Standards that were the same price which confused me because everyones going on and on about how much more the Slash costs. It was $100 cheaper than one of the standards. I love it! It sounds ballsier than my Custom Shop LP.


that's pretty cool man

hell if i had the money i'd get one, but i'm pretty content with my LP Standard at the moment

it's a cool guitar and if it's priced at $2400 then i wouldn't say that's so bad at all.
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#30
If I had enough money, I would gladly pay double that simply for the fact that it's the Slash signature model, but then again, I have a bit of an unhealthy, whats the word, interest for slash
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#31
um, HELLO?!?!?! IT COMES WITH A FREE JACKET!!!
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#32
i bought the slash epiphone on saturday and its amazing i asked the guy at guitar center the difference between the epiphone and the cheaper gibson and the neck on the epiphone is a 2 piece adn the gibson is a 2 piece neck
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i bought the slash epiphone on saturday and its amazing i asked the guy at guitar center the difference between the epiphone and the cheaper gibson and the neck on the epiphone is a 2 piece adn the gibson is a 2 piece neck

And the Gibson's MIA, and the Epi's made in Korea/somewhere.

Meh, neither are anything great.
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#34
I really really really like it!

BUT,

It has a 60's neck which to me is HORRIBLE, I play the fat necks and the fat necks only no offense to you guys that play the thin necks but they are just not the necks for me.
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#35
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i bought the slash epiphone on saturday and its amazing i asked the guy at guitar center the difference between the epiphone and the cheaper gibson and the neck on the epiphone is a 2 piece adn the gibson is a 2 piece neck

Good for you man! It was close for me, the Epi did play/ sound awesome. I think they even have the same exact pup's too. The straw that broke the camel's back for me was that Manager @ The Gibson Showcase. He had nothing to gain or lose and he told me that the Gibbys would hold their value better, and I believe him because as far as I know, I got the second to the last one in Nashville.
I posted these these in another thread already but I can't resist! I wanted to call in sick and play all day.


Call me cheesy but I liked the headstock better too.

Let's see your Epi man!!!!!!
#36
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Strangest thing is that the LP Slash used in Appetites recordings and all his touring... was a LP copy. Not even a gibson. His first Gibson LP was Joe Perrys original 59 tobacco burst which he used in the november rain video. Id rather pay the $5000 for a nice early 90s 58-59 pre-historic replica

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#37
The Epiphone seems a bit overpriced. You could replica the guitar with a Les Paul Standard Plus-Top (which are about £250/$500) and a set of alnico pickups. £600/$1200 for it seems a over-priced IMO.