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Slash AFD Les Paul Special II Outfit

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Slash AFD Les Paul Special II Outfit

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Slash AFD Les Paul Special II Outfit
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Epiphone is proud to present the new Slash AFD (Appetite for Destruction) Guitar Outfit for beginners and pros alike featuring a Slash-designed Les Paul Special II in classic Appetite Amber finish with premium gigbag plus custom Slash signature picks and free online lessons from eMedia.

Slash is one of Epiphones premier signature artists and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his iconic guitar solos in Guns N Roses. Slash is the ultimate Les Paul player. And like Epiphone, Slash is on a mission to make affordable professional instruments available to everyone throughout the world. Now, the Slash AFD Les Paul Guitar Outfit puts Slashs classic tone in the hands of new players and pros alike.

And of course like all Epiphone instruments regardless of price, Slashs AFD Les Paul Special-II Guitar Outfit comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibsons famous 24/7/365 customer service.

You cant get more rock and roll than Slash and now the man himself has made it possible to fulfill your own Appetite for Destruction wherever you are. Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and take home a bit of rock history with the Slash AFD Les Paul Special-II Guitar Outfit.

Appetite for Rock!
Slash himself helped design the Slash AFD Les Paul Special-II with an Appetite Amber finish, inspired by Slashs own custom Les Paul. The AAA flame Maple Veneer top has single layer Ivory binding while the back, sides, and neck are finished in beautiful dark Cherry just like Slashs original. Both the body and bolt-on neck are made from Mahogany, like all classic Les Pauls. The Rosewood fingerboard has dot acrylic inlays and the headstock features Slashs Snakepit logo in gold silk print along with the iconic Epiphone script logo in silver. The truss rod cover has the familiar bell shape with Les Paul Special-II in white. The die-cast machine heads (tuners) have a 14:1 ratio for quick and easy spot-on tuning.

Classic Zebra Coil Pickups
The roar of Slashs AFD Les Paul Special-II comes from Epiphones new Ceramic Plus Zebra Coil humbucker pickups modeled after the famous (and ultra rare) zebra (black and white) pickups found on late 50s Les Paul Standards, the most sought after vintage guitar on the market. The humbuckers are powered by Volume, Tone, and Toggle controls with Gold TopHat knobs with metal inserts. But unlike vintage models, the Slash AFD Les Paul also comes with a built-in Shadow E-Tuner built into the bridge pickup mounting ring. The tuner is powered by one #2032 Lithium long-lasting battery, easily accessed from a compartment on the back of the guitar.

Premium Epiphone hardware
The Slash AFD Les Paul Special-II features Epiphones premium all-metal hardware including a legendary Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece and strap buttons.

Specifications

Body
Body Style: Les Paul
Body Shape: Les Paul
Body Material: Okoume
Top: AAA Flame Maple Veneer
Back: Cherry
Side: Cherry

Neck
Profile: SlimTaper™ D
Scale Length: 628.0 mm / 24.724 in
Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
Fret Count: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Inlays: Dots (Acrylic)
Joint: Bolt-on 4-bolt

Hardware
Finish: Nickel
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stop bar
Tuning Machines: Epiphone die-cast 14:1
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: "Bell Shaped" 2-layer (Black/White) Les Paul Special II in silk print
Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats with metal inserts
Strap Buttons: 2
Mounting Rings: White

Electronics
Neck Pickup: Epiphone Ceramic Plus™; Zebra-coil
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Ceramic Plus™; Zebra-coil
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
Output Jack: 1/4" Epiphone Heavy-Duty

Misc
Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case: Premium gigbag included

Outfit Includes

- Slash-designed Les Paul Special-II
- Custom Slash signature picks
- Guitar strap
- 1/4" to 1/4" cable
- Allen key
- Free online lessons from eMedia
- Premium gigbag with Slash "Snakepit" logo in white

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Great starter kit 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
played the one they had on the wall, liked the ergonomics. bought the one still sealed in box. great kit, sounds awesome on a Fender Frontman 15g. Holds tune very well compared to the Fender Squire Ive been playing. the built in tuner is a nice touch and is pretty accurate. make sure you get a battery when you pick this up as it doesn't come with one. the picks are all pretty stiff, would be nice to have some variety, but everything else that comes in the box is great. haven't given the free lessons a try yet. the guitar is beautiful in person. well worth the price
Posted by Noah on Dec 23, 2021
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I tired it 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
I've been playing acoustic guitar all my life and I am looking to transition. I jammed on this at the store for a while it plays pretty smooth. I didn't get to plug it in very loud so can't vouch for the sound, but compared to the Fenders, the Squires and the SG, this guitar is giving me a tough choice especially for the price. Plus the colour is fantastic.
Posted by Kevin on Oct 14, 2021
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Absolute beauty !! Go for it . 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
No sure what is one of reviewer talking about .."bridge PUP installed" crooked ??? It is by design dude ... The finish and feel of this guitar is stunning , without a blemish . Much lighter than original Les Paul , but the sound quality and playability is not any less if not better . 1 vol knob, 1 tone knob, 3 ways pickup selector ... Simple and perfect . I replaced the pickup rings with Metal cosmo flat black ring to match the tunning pegs and chromatic tunning bridge , remove the plastic around the pickup selector and I love it .. stays perfectly in tune. Forget all that "beginner" budget guitar talk .. I have half dozen guitars in $1000-$1800 range and this one has quickly become my favorite shred machine and the clean tone is also amazing . Grab one before it discontinues ...
Posted by Kay on Jun 23, 2021
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Quality Control, Where Are You??? 0 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
Got this as a starter guitar for my kid. The bridge PUP was installed crooked. REALLY crooked! The overall finish is not good, but what would you expect for this price point? The guitar looks a lot better in the pics. Be warned. Giving it 2.5 stars in spite of all the above because the tone is surprisingly Les Paul like. It plays horribly though. Feels like a 1990s Sears special! So overall a mixed bag. If all you care about is tone, playability and appearance be damned, then go for it. Otherwise, save up for a proper LP.
Posted by Tyrone P Biggins III, Esq on Aug 4, 2020
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This is a deal 11 of 12 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary East, Alberta
I used to play guitar many years ago. Self taught - used song books for lyrics to my own music as I couldn't read music. Had a very cheap guitar with high action (took awhile for my fingers to stop hurting) but I loved it. Played in the basement bathroom of our house. It was huge and I had a blast. Dabbled with bass guitar and keyboards over the years. Had the most fun with bass as my friends were all way better guitar players than I was, but I had no problem laying down bass lines for our jam sessions, that were blues/rock. Now I want to get back into playing. I have the time. I have the means. I want to be able to really play. There are many ways to learn compared to before. Originally I was going to get a Gibson Les Paul and Marshall stack. After calming down, I decided I should just start out with something inexpensive and upgrade later. The choices available now are way better than before. Inexpensive guitars are made way better and small amplifiers - no comparison. So, after my way of researching things to death, in my area the Epiphone Slash AFD package was a great value (though I almost bought a new 2014 Les Paul Traditional Pro for $500). Didn't need to pick up anything else. Some of the accessories aren't great, but it's all there. I wanted a natural finish look so the AFD worked. Other packages will suit other people. So far, the quality of the guitar itself is amazing for the price point - it seems hands above the standard special plus II that the AFD seems to be based on. I purchased the guitar only and mated it with a Blackstar ID Core 10 - more than enough for my current needs. I did come across a 1 1/2 hour video of someone doing a fret job on this guitar, among numerous examples of it being played. The guitar has potential to say the least. Setup is primary on any guitar one wants to get comfortable with. I might upgrade the nut, the tuners (Grover) and some type of strap lock. Possibly a gold plated input jack. Pots and toggle switch only if needed. Pickups will stay. There is more than enough tonal setting to be reached using the multiple settings available between the guitar and the amp, for now. I'm glad I bought it. I can't wait to get better........
Posted by Garry on Feb 2, 2017
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Second Les Paul 9 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Wall St), Manitoba
I own the Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul and have to say the Slash AFD feels and sounds great and is a lot lighter. Great guitar for the price and sound. As a 15 year old I have an SG, B.C Rich Warlock, Jackson flying V and Ibanez gig. Each has its own sound but the Les Paul AFD is one of my favs!
Posted by Rain on Oct 24, 2015
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