Slash: Derrig vs Max - The AFD Period

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  1. J-Dizzle

    J-Dizzle Senior Member

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    LOL this is the thread that wont die :laugh2:


    A grainy old video doesn't really prove anything. the quality on that vid was so poor that all you could see is that its a les paul with black bobbin pups, not any particular les paul.

    also remember these guys were always borrowing other peoples' gear and selling/pawning their own gear to buy drugs and booze.

    There's no real proof that Slash was in possession of a Max when they started recording AFD. Supposedly he had already sold most of his gear to buy drugs.
     
  2. Daytripper67

    Daytripper67 Member

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    Slash was reunited with the HUNTERBURST(He says it is a max)
    slashGot to spend a little time last night with my old Max Baranet "Hunterburst". I haven't seen it since 1986.. Nice to see it's been well cared for. iiii]; )'



    https://www.instagram.com/p/BLeEnxKg6Qu/
     
  3. elephantrider

    elephantrider Senior Member

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    well, that was an interesting read. plenty of my deek is bigger than
    your deek going on during the first few pages...


    ...and in the below interview, "max" said he didn't even remember if
    it was him that built it or not... lmao


    http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/the_legend_of_slashs_appetite_for_destruction_les_paul?page=3

    "Baranet himself? He’s not so sure. In written statements and telephone interviews, Baranet won’t confirm or deny that the Hunterburst is one of his instruments.

    “Yeah, I don’t remember it,” he says. “There’s people that remember it being in my shop and stuff. But there was a lot of stuff going on in those days, you know. A lot of guitar building and a lot of people running through.”
     
  4. mdubya

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  5. JimmyAce2006

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    I saw this info earlier today when my friend who just bought that guitar showed me Slash's posts about getting to spend time with the guitar again; my friend met up with him & let Slash check out his old guitar.


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  6. ajory72

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    It's a shame that a guy who made one of Rock'n Rolls seminal guitars [albeit a replica] ends up with just 2 lines in WikiPaedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Derrig
    "Kris Derrig (April 6, 1954 – May 14, 1987) was an American luthier and musician born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. As a guitar builder, he is best known for building Slash's recording guitar, used in the Guns N' Roses album Appetite For Destruction, as well as many other highly sought-after Gibson Les Paul 1959 replicas."
    Kris Derrig:
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    Looks like one popped up on Reverb [not for sale]
    https://reverb.com/au/item/658083-kris-derrig-les-paul-confirmed

    And one here for sale:
    http://www.guitarconnectionsg.com/max-kris-derrig-1959-les-paul-replica-1.html
     
  7. winered96

    winered96 Junior Member

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    Here's a quote from the January 1994 issue of Guitar Player's interview with Slash

    '' I still play my Max Les Paul copy with zebra pickups a lot. I used that for Appetite. It's my main guitar, and it holds a special place in my heart. Recently I've been using my main live guitar, an '84 or '85 Les Paul Standard reissue, because it's the closest by. It's been my main live guitar since we started because Gibson unfortunately doesn't produce many good-sounding new guitars. It's pretty beat up. It looks like it's 25 years old at this point.''

    Read it in it's entirety at http://www.oocities.org/rattlesnake_suitcase/gppunk94.htm

    Found another one, I've been researching Slash recently and in the March 2005 issue of Guitarist magazine he again attributes the Appetite Les Paul as being a Max.

    ''I had to do guitar overdubs in a week and I was handed a Les Paul and... it's not even a real Les Paul, it was hand-made by this guy, Max.''

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    The Welcome to the Jungle Video was shot at the end of August 1987, over 8 months after studio work recording Appetite for Destruction ended, in December 1986. Slash had a full 8 months to acquire the Max. I suspect the Max is also used in the Feb 2nd 1988 Ritz gig in NYC recorded for Mtv, but as you say the quality of the old videos is poor.
     
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  8. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    True :thumb:
     
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  9. winered96

    winered96 Junior Member

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    No. I have at least one more new source of info I found

    '' One internet message board features an epic 531-post argument that spans three years— and people continue to post on the subject to this day! ''

    1995 book mentions the Max but not the Derrig. And I thought the Max was a 1960 neck. Lots of fake news out there.

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