Nashville, TN (January 12, 2018) -- Epiphone, the world leader in affordable professional instruments along with Gibson Brands will showcase new and upcoming models at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 9-12, 2018. Since 1967, CES has been the global stage for the next generation of innovators, and Epiphone and Gibson Brands will play a major part in this year’s celebration.

At CES 2018, Epiphone will introduce two new models by Gibson Brands’ first Global Brand Ambassador, Guns N’ Roses legend Slash, including the Ltd. Ed. Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO and the Ltd. Ed. Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Premium Outfit, hand-signed by Slash and limited to 100 guitars!

Epiphone will also showcase recent Signature models like the Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa 1958 “Amos” Korina Flying V Outfit and the Ltd. Ed. Johnny A Custom Outfit (December 2017 Guitar Player Editor’s Pick) as well as preview upcoming models by Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch and Jack Antonoff of Bleachers. Epiphone and Gibson Brands will also proudly reintroduce the legendary Steinberger Spirit Collection of guitars and basses, soon to be available at Authorized Epiphone Dealers.

 

In addition, Epiphone and Gibson Brands will host a special appearance by Slash as well as live performances by Jack Antonoff, Jared James Nichols, Lzzy Hale, Vivian Campbell, and Jason Hook. Visit Epiphone.com to check out Epiphone’s most recent models, artist videos and interviews, and for news on all the new 2018 models.

Epiphone proudly presents the new Ltd. Ed. Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Premium Outfit designed by Guns N’ Roses legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Slash! Production of the new Slash Premium Outfit will be limited to only 100 guitars, each hand signed and numbered on the back of the headstock by Slash. The Premium Outfit includes a Custom Hard Shell Case with, a custom leather strap, and a Certificate of Authenticity.

In 2017, Slash was named Gibson Brands’ first Global Brand Ambassador. And to celebrate his new Premium Outfit, Slash came to Epiphone’s headquarters in Nashville, TN to hand sign and number all 100 Premium Outfits, which include a hard shell case with Slash’s “Skull and Top Hat” logo and a custom leather strap.

But if you miss out on one of the 100 signed Premium Outfits, you’re still in luck! Slash has authorized an additional 900 Ltd. Ed. Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO guitars to be sold worldwide. And both the Premium Outfit and the Ltd. Ed. Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO guitar have the same specs and features designed by Slash with Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville, TN.

Slash’s new signature models are made with a Mahogany weight-relief Les Paul body with a AAA Flame Maple Veneer top, a stunning Anaconda Burst finish, an Ebony fingerboard, Seymour Duncan "Slash" Humbuckers designed by Slash, Sprague "Orange Drop" capacitors, and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Since Guns N’ Roses debut in 1985, Slash has rarely been seen on stage without a Les Paul and has probably done more to introduce young players to the sound of a Les Paul than any artist in the guitar’s 65-year history—with the except of Mr. Les Paul himself! "The guitar player that you are when you first start out is really a magical time,” Slash told Epiphone.com. “Technically, you don't know that much but you play with all your heart and magic moments come from that. Doing a guitar that's affordable with a great company like Epiphone is something that I think should happen more often."

Visit Epiphone.com to read more about Slash’s new Ltd. Ed. Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Premium Outfit hand signed and numbered by Slash. See your Authorized Epiphone Dealers for details.

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