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Slash Introduces the “Jessica” Les Paul Standard

Slash signature Jessica guitar

Jessica has been Slash’s main stage guitar since 1988 when Gibson sent him the original Jessica, a factory second. Now Gibson adds the Slash “Jessica” Les Paul Standard model to their Slash Collection—a new model based on Slash’s old favorite, street-priced at $3,199.

Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fans will undoubtedly be familiar with the guitar that Slash named “Jessica.” Jessica has been Slash’s main stage guitar since 1988. The original Jessica was a factory second and one of two Les Paul™ guitars that Gibson sent to Slash in the late 80s. Now Gibson is proud to introduce a new model based on Slash’s old favorite.

Jessica features a three-piece plain maple top on a non-weight-relieved mahogany body and a mahogany neck with a ’50s vintage neck profile—a 12" radius Indian rosewood fretboard with a 24.75" scale length, plus medium jumbo frets over binding. The nut is a Graph Tech. Jessica is powered by a pair of Custom Burstbucker™ pickups with alnico 2 magnets that are hand-wired to Orange Drop® capacitors. The tuners are vintage deluxes with keystone buttons, and there’s an aluminum Nashville Tune--o-matic bridge. Originally a bright cherry sunburst, Slash had Jessica refinished, which is reflected, minus the considerable road wear on the original, in the gloss nitrocellulose honeyburst with red back finish used on the new model. Slash’s signature is reproduced on the truss rod cover, and Schaller Strap Locks are preinstalled on the guitar. Other extras include a Slash pick set, a USA leather strap, a multi-tool, and a blank truss rod cover in the included hardshell case.

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