In pictures: Gibson confirms Epiphone Slash Collection at Summer NAMM 2021

Jerry Cantrell and Nathaniel Rateliff are also receiving new signature instruments.

Summer NAMM 2021Gibson has officially announced an Epiphone edition of its Slash Collection, alongside signature guitars for Tony Iommi, Jerry Cantrell and Nathaniel Rateliff.

The Epiphone Slash Collection, which Slash himself teased back in January, is set to officially debut on 20 July. The series – a more affordable line of guitars based on the Gibson Slash Collection – includes the Slash Les Paul Standard, Slash “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop and Slash J-45 acoustic guitar.

“Our new Epiphone Slash Collection brings our collaboration with Slash to the next level, expanding the offering of the iconic Slash models to Epiphone with an accessible price point,” said Cesar Gueikian, Brand President at Gibson.

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He added: “Slash was intimately involved in every aspect of the development of his new Epiphone Collection, and we are all excited to see his fans around the world rock out with them!”

Take a first look at the guitars, which should arrive next month, below.

Meanwhile, the new guitars for Iommi, Cantrell and Rateliff will arrive next month.

First off the line will be the Gibson USA Tony Iommi SG Special due out 17 August, followed by the Gibson Custom Shop Jerry Cantrell “Wino” Les Paul on 24 August, and Gibson Acoustic’s Nathaniel Rateliff LG-2 Western Acoustic in Vintage Sunburst on 31 August.

Gibson’s other announcements today (15 July) include a new Original’s Collection Non-Reverse Thunderbird bass guitar and the Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Korina Explorer and Flying V.

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