Epiphone, one of the most famous guitar brands in the world, announced that the new Epiphone Slash Collection officially debuted worldwide, on July 20, 2021, at www.epiphone.com. Following three decades of collaboration between Gibson and Epiphone luthiers and iconic guitarist Slash, the new Epiphone Slash Collection features multiple acoustic and electric guitars and follows their landmark Gibson Slash Collection released in 2020.
In a first for the brand, all guitars in the new Epiphone Slash Collection, like the Gibson Slash Collection, are a long-running artist collection with fourteen guitars in production. Blabbermouth reports.
The Epiphone Slash Collection is aimed squarely at Slash fans and focuses on the most affordable range of the scale. Though we doubt you’ll ever see the Guns n’ Roses guitarist playing any of these models live, which is a shame. Still, it’s good to see him putting his “signature” model into the hands of fans who don’t have pockets deep enough for Gibson’s American versions.
The Slash Collection J-45 has a solid mahogany back and sides, and a solid Sitka spruce top with a ’50s-style pickguard. It also has a set of Grover Rotomatic tuners, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut and saddle, a neck in C, and a fingerboard radius of 16″. It comes factory equipped with an LR Baggs VTC preamp and pickup under the saddle.
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