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Slash admits he used a “fake” guitar on Guns N ‘Roses recordings

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Slash admits he used a “fake” guitar on Guns N ‘Roses recordings

Slash recently admitted that he did not use a true Les Paul guitar in the recording of Guns N ‘Roses’ Appetite for Destruction (1987). In a question and answer session on Reddit (via Alternative Nation), the guitarist was asked about the rumor that the music world has talking for some time already.


Slash admitted:

“The Les Paul I used on Appetite for Destruction and that I still use to this day in the studio was actually done by a guy – rest in peace – [called] Chris Derrig, he used to make reissues and replicas of Les Paul in 1959. So this one made in 1985, I think, and it was given to me in 1986 or 1987.”

In addition, the musician even revealed that Gibson, maker of the model, eventually released a “replica” of his guitar.

“Gibson went there and made a replica of my replica. Gibson released a copy of the copy.”

In the same session, Slash even revealed what he has heard in recent times. The guitarist highlighted the latest albums from Queens of the Stone Age, Prophets of Rage and Jack White, as well as praising Paul McCartney, Gary Clark Jr and more.

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