- Jan 28, 2009
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Here’s mine, I like it yours looks great.
Yeah it's a really weak flame. I'd return it. Not AAA in my eyes.I added some outside pics to original post in the beginning of this thread, hopefully these show the top better.
I want to amend my answer just a bit. While I do prefer a more subtle flame, part of the premium you are paying for is the Slash model's AAA top. While your top is perfectly fine for a normal Standard, it is likely not up to snuff for a "Slash Standard". That could also have issues also in the re-sale market if you decide to sell it. Hence, it is likely prudent to return it. That all being said, I do think the original one you got was an exquisite Les Paul.... I know that there are many here that differ from that viewpoint and want the Flame Meter to be pegged on "10". Your guitar actually looks pretty flamey to me so some slight variances in "flame strength" to me would be a good thing. That is just me, though ...
Thank you all for your input!
What you said makes perfect sense - not the best flame on the top, not AAA, etc.
However I got such a crazy great deal on the Slash, it's better than any new Standard you can find. I may as well keep it and treat it as normal Standard with Slash logo.
I've got new LP Slash Appetite AFD and feel a bit disappointed with the top. Seeing various photos online I expected more visible horizontal burst lines, however my guitar seems to have more understated lines.
What do you think? Is it how it's supposed to be?
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