One of these Slash guitars is not like the rest...

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They all vary a bit but also check out the background coloration. Sweetwater will adjust lighting/flash to get the flame to pop better

Mine turned out a proper amber, and I'm perfectly fine with it, but I was hoping it was more of the bright yellowish color in person. I've always jonesed for that PRS yellow finish and cherry back ever since 1987 when I had the pleasure of playing about a dozen brand new PRS customs. I chose whale blue that day, but I still lust for that yellow ( or Santana yellow)
 

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I know Gibson did a VOS model of this guitar in 2008, but I feel like this should've been included in the Slash models Gibson is doing now.
I have no idea why it was a VOS back in 2008. It seems unreal to me that a bog standard USA guitar would be replicated by the Custom Shop.

The Les Paul Classic they sell right now is the exact same bones. The only difference is the electronics and the finish. Seems like a no brainer to me but I guess I'm not as smart as Gibson.
 

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This is a pretty good vid to see some up close and personal of the Derrig

 

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Oh dear:

Gibson's copying other copies of its previous administrators' designs.

We must now all chip in on a GoFundMe page so Chris Derrig can assert his handiwork under the Zach Vexx defense of international copywrite protection doctrines for one-off commissioned artworks.
 
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There’s a lot of variation on the November Burts too. You can get some with lots of transition red and essentially black on the edges, very Bourbon burst, and others that are very light at the edges and the red is very subtle and have more of a caramel hue akin to the Canadian R8 exclusive maple burst.
 

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Ah yes, the highly sought after Fubar Burst.
I mean without the scratches and all that.

But for real though, you could honestly take like an R8 plain top, remove the pick guard, and replace the pickups with Alnico Pro IIs, then you have your own not-so-budget replica.
 

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I mean without the scratches and all that.

But for real though, you could honestly take like an R8 plain top, remove the pick guard, and replace the pickups with Alnico Pro IIs, then you have your own not-so-budget replica.
Take the pickguard of this guy and put in a set of APH1s and it's more or less identical.

 

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Take the pickguard of this guy and put in a set of APH1s and it's more or less identical.

Yeah, that too. I said R8 initially because I figured that if you were gonna go for something close to an 87 Standard, your best bet is something with a 50s neck since that’s what I believe 87s have and also AFAIK, 58s have more plain tops than 59s or 60s.

I’m not a Les Paul historian or anything so I could be wrong on how thick 87 Standard necks are and what burst models have and don’t have plain tops.
 

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Yeah, that too. I said R8 initially because I figured that if you were gonna go for something close to an 87 Standard, your best bet is something with a 50s neck since that’s what I believe 87s have and also AFAIK, 58s have more plain tops than 59s or 60s.

I’m not a Les Paul historian or anything so I could be wrong on how thick 87 Standard necks are and what burst models have and don’t have plain tops.
Slash's various signature models typically have either a 60s Slim Taper profile or a "Slash Profile," which is apparently a middle ground between 50s and 60s.
 

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Slash's various signature models typically have either a 60s Slim Taper profile or a "Slash Profile," which is apparently a middle ground between 50s and 60s.
That‘s not the case for these new Slash Standards though. They just have the ‘50s neck. In the spec sheet it says vintage ‘50s in the neck profile category and if you check measurements at say Wildwoods, it will confirm that. At the first fret you can see them at as thin as 0.86“, 0.87“ and as thick as 0.89“, which is also what you’re getting on a a standard ‘50s. At the 12th fret, like the Standard ‘50s, they are around 0.99” to 1”.
 

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This is a pretty cool thread. I learn so much on here. I am a huge fan of the new Slash model.
 

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That‘s not the case for these new Slash Standards though. They just have the ‘50s neck. In the spec sheet it says vintage ‘50s in the neck profile category and if you check measurements at say Wildwoods, it will confirm that. At the first fret you can see them at as thin as 0.86“, 0.87“ and as thick as 0.89“, which is also what you’re getting on a a standard ‘50s. At the 12th fret, like the Standard ‘50s, they are around 0.99” to 1”.
I find that kind of strange to be honest.

I believe Slash's 87 Standard was refretted with 6105 wire, which would be a nice feature as well.
 

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I find that kind of strange to be honest.

I believe Slash's 87 Standard was refretted with 6105 wire, which would be a nice feature as well.
I mean he plays a 1959 Les Pauls and R9s with his custom finishes. Makes sense they use the profile in the Gibson USA that is closed to that of a current R9.
 


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