Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Slash “Rosso Corsa” Les Paul

Epiphone Slash Rosso Corsa Les PaulOne of my favourite Gibsons of all time is a quite recent one: the Slash Rosso Corsa model. Something about that deep red with the zebra Seymour Duncan pickups just really gets to me. I know I’m not alone: I’m told by various folks that the Gibson models sold quite quickly indeed. Now Slash has teamed up with Epiphone to offer a more affordable version of the guitar: the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Slash “Rosso Corsa” Les Paul. It’s at the high end of Epiphone gear in terms of price and appointments, which I think is cool because if they’d instead gone with a Les Paul Special or something you wouldn’t get the full pop of a carved top or that classic balance between trapezoid inlays and Tune-O-Matic/tailpiece (ever notice how they both lead your eye towards the neck pickup and pickup switch? I love design touches like that). There’s a video below, followed by the press release. Read More …

Gibson Slash Signature Rosso Corsa Les Paul

SlashRC-PickupsWhoa. Check this out. Slash has always had some of the coolest Les Pauls of all time, and his latest signature model is the Rosso Corsa, or “racing red.” It features a Grade-AAA flamed maple top, a pair of Seymour Duncan Slash Signature humbucking pickups, a TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and a distinctive Slash graphic on the headstock, echoed in a silkscreen on the included black Gibson USA hardshell case. More info here, but first here are some pics… Read More …