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What was the first guitar that Slash ever had

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What was the first guitar that Slash ever had

Every great guitarist starts somewhere and the first guitar that appears in their lives are always a game changer for them. Guns N’ Roses and Velver Revolver legendary guitar player Slash recalled in an interview with Metro what was the first electric guitar he ever had and the importance of that instrument.

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What was the first guitar that Slash ever had:

“My first true guitar was a cheap $150 knock-off of a Gibson Les Paul, made by a guitar company called Memphis. But before that, I did have a nylon string acoustic that I found in a closet, which was what I first started learning on.”

“It had only one string on it. I learned how to play a few songs on that one string until I learned how to put the other five strings on.”

In the same interview the musician revealed that he is a big guitar collector and has more than 400. He also said that his “Go-to guitar” is a the same one he has been using sing 1987, a replica of a 1959 Gibson Les Paul, that according to Slash was handmade by Kris Derrig, a famous guitar builder.

He recorded the album “Appetite For Destruction” with the instrument and made almost every record with it since then. ” It has a unique tone and personality to it,” Slash said.

Next 2022 solo career tour dates

The musician is currently promoting “4”, his recent album with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators touring across North America. In May, June, July, September, October, November and December he will tour with Guns N’ Roses. Their concerts will happen in United States, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Austria, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

March

  • 23 AT NORTH CHARLESTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER NORTH CHARLESTON, SC
  • 25 AT RUTH ECKERD HALL CLEARWATER, FL
  • 26 AT HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO, FL

I am a Brazilian journalist, a Classic Rock and Heavy Metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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