The Gibson Slash Core Collection Les Paul Standard is the first Slash signature model to sport pickups of his own design—the custom-wound SlashBucker. It also incorporates Slash’s favorite specs from his own collection of vintage and Custom Shop Les Pauls, like a solid mahogany body topped with AAA flamed maple and a thick profile neck. With his famous “Skully” drawing on the back of the headstock, it’s a perfect ‘Paul for players who want a ’50s-style Standard spec’d by a true master.
Main Features of the Slash Core Collection Les Paul Standard
Gloss-finished mahogany body with AAA flame maple top
Mahogany Neck with ’50s C-shape profile, rosewood fretboard
Dual SlashBucker pickups
Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, vintage-style Keystone tuners, GraphTech nut
No Weight Relief Here
Gibson has used solid mahogany to construct Les Pauls since the guitar’s debut in ’52. Mahogany is mellow, full of resonance with a strong mid-range—an ideal platform for humbuckers. Topped with AAA flame maple, the Core Collection Les Paul Standard has a distinctive vintage vibe.
Core Collection Neck
The mahogany neck has a ’50s C-shape, a beefier profile than ’60s Les Pauls. The rosewood fretboard features the Gibson standard 24.75″ scale length, perfect for Slash-style bends.
Slash’s Signature Electronics
The heart of this new Les Paul Standard is the SlashBucker humbucker. Hand wired with Orange Drop capacitors, the tone is full of mid-range honk, with more crunch available by adjusting the 500k volume and tone pots.
All hardware on the Core Collection Les Paul Standard is color-coordinated, including the ABR-1 bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and vintage-style Tulip tuners.
Other high-quality specs include Slash’s signature on the truss rod cover (a blank cover is also included), top hat knobs and acrylic trapezoid inlays. The Gibson Core Collection Les Paul Standard comes with new Slash Ernie Ball strings, 4 Dunlop Tortex Slash picks and a deluxe hard shell case.
- Mahogany body with AAA flamed maple top
- 50s vintage mahogany neck with 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge
- Vintage keystone tuners, SlashBucker neck and bridge pickups
- Hardshell case included
- Shape: Les Paul
- Material: Mahogany
- Top: AAA flamed maple
- Weight relief: None
- Binding: Cream (thin)
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Profile: 50s vintage
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Number of frets: 22
- Nut: Graph Tech
- Inlay: Acrylic traps
- Neck pickup: SlashBucker
- Bridge pickup: SlashBucker
- Controls: 2 volume, 2 tones and toggle switch (handwired with orange drop capacitors)
- Bridge: ABR-1 tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum stop bar
- Knobs: Tops hats or speed knobs depending on style
- Tuners: Vintage keystone
- Case: Hardshell