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Each Custom Shop Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Paul is made from a highly and uniquely figured two-piece maple top attached with ultra-strong Franklin Titebond 50 glue to a solid one-piece lightweight mahogany body. The maple-mahogany combination has been used on Les Pauls since the model debuted in 1952, and has become the most classic tonewood combination in electric guitar history. Body Species
Tonal Characteristics
The Custom Shop Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Paul’s body woods present the classic combination of outstanding clarity, definition and treble bite from the maple, and superb depth and richness from the mahogany, all of which are elements that are found in the legendary tone of the original Les Paul Standard. This is one of the most revered wood combinations of all time, and truly offers a “best of both worlds” design in the way that mahogany and maple complement each other to offer superior resonance, sustain, depth, clarity, and definition.  
The Custom Shop Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Paul follows the body lines and dimensions of the original Les Paul Standard, with a gently arched carved top and rounded lower bout, and combines the classic tonewood combination of mahogany back and carved maple top. Body Design
Weights vary slightly, but the Gibson Custom Shop selects light stocks of solid one-piece mahogany for use in the Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Paul. Weight
Available Finishes
The Custom Shop Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Paul's top finished in Gibson's exclusive Butterscotch "Unburst", to replicate the look of a vintage Les Paul from which all the cherry element of the sunburst has faded, and only a deep amber glow remains. The back and sides are finished in a classic vintage cherry. Butterscotch - VOS Butterscotch - Aged
The Custom Shop Slash “Appetite” Les Paul is hand-finished in nitrocellulose in a process that closely replicates the finishing process applied to original Les Paul Standards of 1958-’60. Finishing is monitored to ensure minimum build-up, in an effort to produce a finish that breathes with the guitar and enhances natural resonance. Once finishing is complete, 100 guitars are hand-aged by the Custom Shop, while another 300 are treated to the proprietary VOS finish and hardware ageing process. The result, in each case, is a guitar that looks and feels like a gently aged 1958-’60 Les Paul Standard.

Surface Texture
Just as original ’Bursts were finished 50 years ago, the Custom Shop Slash “Appetite for Destruction” Les Paul is given a striking, well-buffed, gloss-nitro finish, which is then aged in one of two different processes, as described below.