Slash and Gibson have collaborated on a new signature model guitar: the “Jessica” Les Paul Standard.

“Jessica” has been Slash’s main stage guitar since 1988 and has been used primarily to perform songs from Guns N’ Roses‘ debut album Appetite for Destruction. It has remained his go-to instrument for live performances ever since he retired his Kris Derrig and Max Baranet LP replicas in the late ’80s.

Slash first acquired Jessica around 1988. The guitar was one of two factory seconds with three-piece tops that Gibson sent Slash. Originally, the guitar came fitted with a bright Cherry Sunburst, though it was later re-finished with a slightly more subtle Honey Burst.

The new model features a three-piece plain maple top on a non-weight-relieved mahogany body and a mahogany neck with a 50s Vintage neck profile. “Jessica” is powered by a pair of Custom Burstbucker pickups with Alnico 2 magnets that are hand-wired to Orange Drop capacitors.

“This guitar has been with me since 1988,” Slash said in a press release. “It’s faded, I f—ing dropped a cigarette on it . I named it when I was drunk, but I don’t remember what the catalyst for that was!”

The “Jessica” signature model retails for $3,199 and is available via Gibson’s website.

Music News Service distributed by Frankly Media. Copyright(c) 2024 All Rights Reserved

More from Rocket 95.1