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Epiphone Slash Les Paul "AFD" Special-II Electric Guitar

 
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Slash himself helped design the Slash "AFD" Les Paul Special-II with an Appetite Amber finish, inspired by Slash's own custom Les Paul. The AAA flame Maple Veneer top has single layer Ivory binding and the back, sides, and neck are finished in beautiful dark Cherry just like Slash's original. Both the body and neck are made from Mahogany, like all classic Les Pauls.  The bolt-on neck has a Rosewood fingerboard with dot acrylic inlays and the headstock features Slash's "Snakepit" logo in gold silk print along with the iconic Epiphone signature logo in silver.  

The roar of Slash's "AFD" Les Paul Special II comes from Epiphone’s 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.

The Slash "AFD" Les Paul Special II features Epiphone's premium all-metal hardware including a legendary Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece and strap buttons. The die-cast machine heads (tuners) have a 14:1 ratio for quick and easy spot-on tuning.

The Slash "AFD"  Les Paul  Special-II also includes a premium gigbag with Slash's "Snakepit" logo in white, 3 Dunlop Tortex Slash signature picks in three colors (white, black and purple), guitar strap, an Epiphone 1/4" standard guitar cable, and for new players, free online lessons from eMedia.

As with all Epiphone instruments, the Slash "AFD" Special-II comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's famous 24/7/365 customer service.


Get your Slash "AFD" Les Paul Electric Special-II Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Premium Gigbag with Slash's "Snakepit" logo
  • 3 Dunlop Tortex M Slash signature picks in three colors (white, black and purple)
  • Guitar Strap
  • Epiphone 1/4" standard guitar cable
  • Free online lessons from eMedia

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Epiphone Slash Les Paul "Afd" Special-Ii Electric Guitar
 
4.0

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4.0

Amazing Guitar

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from Sarasota, FL

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Pros

  • Built in tuner
  • Great tone
  • Inexpensive
  • Light Weight
  • Maple Top
  • Nicer Pickups Than S-ii
  • Smaller Diameter Neck
  • Special Input Jack
  • Stays in tune well

Cons

  • Dot Inlays Not Trapazoid
  • No pick guard
  • Single Tone Control
  • The Slash Logo On Headstk

Best Uses

  • Band practice
  • Jam Sessions
  • Questionable Venues

Comments about Epiphone Slash Les Paul "Afd" Special-Ii Electric Guitar:

So I bought this In-Store back in March, because I needed a jam guitar I wasn't afraid to break. I own a Fender Strat (which Ive nicknamed 'The Unbreakable Beast') and an Epiphone Les Paul Studio that I used for most of my recordings and jam sessions. I chose this guitar because of a few things it had over the normal Special II:
The Maple Cap
The built in tuner
and the nicer Ceramic Pickups

SLASH HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

This guitar sounds amazing, it has better tone than my $500 LP Studio, its so much lighter and it stays in tune so much longer. Unless Im playing a Song with lots of bends in it it rarely goes out of tune. and the built in tuner makes tuning on the fly really easy. I always hated having to strap on a headstock tuner, it looks so stupid.

I now use this guitar for everything, Recording, Jamming, and Playing Live

That being said if it came down to buying this or buying a LP Custom Pro or a guitar of that class, Id go for the Custom hands down. But for the Price, you WONT FIND A BETTER GUITAR.
It seems the future of 21st century guitars is heavy electronic additives, Like Min-eTune. This guitar brings a little bit of Epiphone/Gibson Innovation at an affordable price.

All of my "Cons" are Purely Cosmetic. Because lets be honest, After Playability, and The Sound Quality of the guitar, how beautiful she is, is very important.

*There wasn't enough room to explain this in the Cons section:
From a purely looks stand point, the color of this guitar while beautiful is really odd and I find that I look kinda weird playing it sometimes because what I'm wearing clashes with the color on the guitar. I study color theory in one of my classes so it might just be that but I prefer Red, Black, White, and Natural Wood colored guitars.*

I recommend you buy a hard case for this guitar, the "gig bag" it comes with offers zero protection. Epiphone sells Hard Cases for about $100, totally worth it.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Killer starter pack

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from Indianapolis IN

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Built in tuner
  • Complete Package
  • Plays Great
  • Sounds Great

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Learning

Comments about Epiphone Slash Les Paul "Afd" Special-Ii Electric Guitar:

Very good build quality and sound in a slick looking and great feeling starter guitar. Built in tuner is a great bonus touch too!

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