Guitar Center along with Gibson Custom Shop guitars has announced the new Gibson Custom "Appetite" Les Paul Guitar, a limited-edition guitar made to honor Slash, and the same model that he used to record his recent chart-topping solo album SLASH.

The Custom Shop Slash "Appetite" Les Paul is crafted in the image of an original 1958-’60 Les Paul Standard, and available in strictly limited numbers. The guitar was crafted to honor Slash and his devotion to the Les Paul Standard guitar since 1987 with the debut of Guns N’ Roses’ album, Appetite for Destruction. All Custom Shop Slash "Appetite" Les Pauls come with a lined hardshell case, a Certificate of Authenticity, an Owner’s Manual and adjustment literature, and a rare bonus of a deluxe vinyl LP edition of Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction.

"This guitar plays and sounds very unique," said Slash. "It is a beautiful piece of work."

Slash, as well as representatives from Guitar Center, announced the guitar’s debut at Guitar Center Hollywood. Slash and Guitar Center are also in the midst of conducting Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with Slash, an initiative created to foster growth and success within the music community by providing emerging artists the chance to win the ultimate career-altering opportunity: record a 3-song EP with legendary producer, Mike Clink and have Slash write, record and perform on the winning artists’ single – www.YourNextRecord.com.

About Slash
Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. He has received countless accolades and awards including a 2007 star on the Rock Walk of Fame at the Guitar Center store in Hollywood alongside his idols Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. He has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, is a Grammy Award winner, and his recent solo album Slash debuted atop the Billboard charts in more than a dozen countries. An original member of iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, Slash helped the band create signature sounds like the guitar riff of #1 hit "Sweet Child o’ Mine" and "Welcome To The Jungle." The band dominated the 1980’s and 90’s music scene selling more than 100 million albums worldwide and ushered in a decade of hard charging rock music. After the band’s break-up, Slash went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash’s Snakepit, and global success with supergroup Velvet Revolver. He has been widely sought after by the biggest musicians of all time, performing with everyone from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to Ray Charles. Slash is one of the marquee playable characters in Guitar Hero III, has two signature Gibson guitars in his name, and authored his own top-selling biography Slash in 2007. For more information please visit www.slashonline.com.

Originally posted 2010-05-12 14:45:49.