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Slash’s signature Les Paul Goldtop guitar was stolen when thieves raided his studio. Now, he’s asked the fine people at Gibson to recreate the guitar so that he can achieve the sound he made on Guns N’ Roses hits Sweet Child O’ Mine and November Rain.
He says, “I asked Gibson to make me a reissue of the 1991 Les Paul Goldtop that I had been using on tour for Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain and Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door. This was probably the best guitar that I ever heard for playing those kinds of solos. In 1998, I had my studio ripped off and all my guitars were stolen. Slowly but surely I got them all back, but the one I didn’t get back was that particular Goldtop.”
They’ve made him the guitar and he has said that he’s very impressed with the sound. I’m sure he’d love it even more to get back the first incarnation of that guitar, though. Somebody out there still has it.