Gibson Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul
Just a few months after releasing the Rosso Corsa Les Paul, Slash gets another signature guitar - the Vermillion Les Paul.
Gibson Slash Signature Rosso Corsa Les Paul
This new release has the same specs as the previously released version, the only difference being its lighter transparent red finish.
The number of signature guitars under his name continues to grow, and it got me thinking: either Slash signatures sell ridiculously well, or the guys at Gibson are ultra-die-hard fans. Either way we have to thank them because these back to back signature releases give guitarists something interesting to look at and talk about.
Like the Rosso Corsa, the Vermillion follows the typical Les Paul build, featuring a mahogany body topped with carved maple and paired with a mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. What sets it apart from the bulk of other LP models is the attention to detail applied on the guitar, both on the aesthetics and the build, in order to get the approval of the artist.
The profile of the body and the neck is also the same as the Limited Run Rosso Corsa, featuring Gibson's traditional weight relief system on the body, slim '60s neck profile and a Mortise & Tenon titebond neck joint. The guitar comes with 22 medium-jumbo frets and trapezoid inlays.
The same electronics are also used on the Vermillion, with two Semour Duncan Slash Signature humbuckers being the centerpieces. These are said to be made in the image of '50s era PAF humbuckers using Alnico II magnets, producing guitar tones that Slash himself approves of. A 3-way pickup selector and four gold top hat control knobs complete the guitar's straightforward electronics.
Other hardware used on the guitar include TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, vintage-style Kluson reissue pearloid-button tuners and Dunlop strap locks. The skull and hat graphic on the headstock completes the Vermillion's look.
The Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul has an MSRP of $4,966. Visit Gibson for the complete specifications.
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