Gibson has expanded its Slash Collection with the new “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop.
The fifth Les Paul in the collection, the “Victoria” features a maple top, a solid mahogany body with a dark finish on the back, a C-shape neck profile, and a rosewood fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets.
Sonically, the guitar is outfitted with a pair of Gibson Custom BurstBucker Alnico 2 pickups – controlled by two sets of volume and tone knobs and a three-way toggle – and hand-wired electronics with Orange Drop capacitors.
Elsewhere, the guitar features an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, color-coordinated hardware, Vintage Keystone tuners, and acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays.
Like its Slash Collection brethren, the "Victoria" also comes with Slash’s “Skully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock, Slash’s signature on the truss rod cover, Slash’s signature Ernie Ball strings, and four Slash Jim Dunlop Tortex picks.
The Gibson Slash Collection “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop is available now – with a vintage-style hardshell case that includes a blank truss rod cover, if buyers don't like the Slash-signed truss rod cover – for $2,999.
For more info on the guitar, stop by gibson.com.
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