Wildwoodians, we are proud to present the latest collaboration between famed top hat-wearer (and Guns 'n' Roses guitarist) Slash and the Gibson Custom Shop: the hand-signed, extremely limited 1958 ""Brazilian Dream"" Les Paul. ""Brazilian Dream"" is an appropriate moniker, because these guitars are the realization of Slash's wildest Gibson fantasies. Basically, the master luthiers at the Gibson Custom Shop asked Slash to design the ultimate Les Paul with all his favorite specifications and appointments. When he saw the final product, he remarked that they were a ""Brazilian dream"" (hence the name!). In fact, Slash loves them so much that they've become his go-to number one stage guitar (in fact, a gaggle of Wildwood employees who attended Slash's recent show in Denver found out how great they sound firsthand, because he played his personal Brazilian Dream for all but three songs!).
So, what exactly makes these guitars Slash's personal holy grail? Well, first off, they have real Brazilian rosewood fingerboards, and this rare tonewood gives them an unmistakable sweetness that is nigh-impossible to find anywhere else. But, the rest of the tonewoods on these dangerous dreamers are pretty cool, too! They have solid mahogany necks and bodies attached with a long tenon neck joint for maximum resonance and sustain, and the bodies have sweet 2-piece maple tops. Each piece of wood is attached with hot hide glue, an old-world, labor-intensive manufacturing process that promotes the greatest possible connection between the various parts of the guitar. The result? A guitar that sings out with absurd levels of resonance and sustain even when unplugged.
A truly beautiful finish sits atop these stellar tonewoods. Slash and Gibson Custom outfitted these beauties with a VOS Dark Burst finish, which looks stellar with the single-ply Royalite binding and black butyrate Top Hat knobs. Also, putting double-black uncovered Custombuckers in these puppies was an inspired decision, because they look imposing as all-git-out against the dark edges of the burst finish.
Serial Number: SLASH68
Brand Gibson Custom Shop
Model Limited Slash Brazilian Dream 1958 Les Paul
Limited Run #68 of 150, Hand-Signed by Slash
Finish Color Dark Burst
Finish Type VOS
Weight 8.30 lbs.
Top Wood 2-Piece Plain Maple Attached with Hot Hide Glue
Body Wood Lightweight Solid Mahogany
Binding Single-Ply Royalite
Neck Wood Solid Mahogany w/Long Tenon Attached with Hot Hide Glue
Neck Shape Replica ‘58 C-shape Profile
Neck Dimensions .910 1st - 1.030 12th
Fingerboard Solid Brazilian Rosewood Attached with Hot Hide Glue
Fingerboard Binding Single-Ply Royalite
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Inlays Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Scale Length 24.75"
Width at Nut 1.687"
Pickups Alnico III Custombuckers
Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggleswitch
Bridge Unwired ABR-1
Tailpiece Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Tuners Kluson Deluxe Single Bands
Case Custom Slash Lacquered Lifton Case
Additional Goodies Custom Slash Sunglasses, Wrist Band, Belt Buckle, and Trucker Hat