2010 Gibson Custom Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Paul VOS Aged electric guitar,bearing the Slash signed serial number “Slash #71”to the back of the head, owned, signed, played and purchased from Slash himself, sold with hard case and certificate of authenticity.

Painstakingly modelled on the original Les Paul ’59 style guitar that Slash launched his career with, this one mimics every detail down to the knobs and strap locks. It has Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash signature humbuckers and the VOS Aged version has wear in all the right places. There were 300 of these VOS version guitars made, this being one of the 100 aged examples.

This instrument bearing the serial number “Slash #71” was personally signed and played by Slash and hand built by Gibson Custom. It is also signed “Slash 2010” to the back control plate.

 

Andreas, holding the guitar

Andreas, holding the guitar

Provenance – Many of the VOS aged guitars were sold by Gibson Custom, but not this one! Andreas purchased this guitar directly from

Slash, after appearing with Myles Kennedy live on Skavlan on 07/11/2014.

The signed poster

The signed poster

The guitar was used by Slash in many live appearances from 2010 – 2014. Included in the sale is a Slash promotional poster, hand signed by Slash –

“Congratulations on buying one hell of a great guitar! These are really limited but genuinely worth the effort! – Slash 2010”

Sold on behalf of Andreas Kleerup, the critically acclaimed

Swedish artist and producer. Andreas is best known for many hit songs with his band, Me and My Army, but also his collaborative work with Robyn, Titiyo, Susanne Sundfor and many more.

His song with Robyn “With Every Heartbeat” went straight to number one on the UK singles chart list. Not only did the song reach top spot in the UK charts, it was named by NME as one of the best songs in the last fifteen years between 1995 – 2010, as well as being placed at number thirty of the best songs between 1985 – 2010, beating huge hit songs such as Coldplay – “The Scientist”, Mumford & Sons – “Little Lion Man”, The Libertines – “Don’t Looks Back Into The Sun” and The Verve – “The Drugs Don’t Work”.

Estimate £6000 – 8000

Sold for £6200 (8th December 2016)