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Gibson tuning up new Slash and Page guitars
January 15, 2008 / 8:05 AM / 10 years ago

Gibson tuning up new Slash and Page guitars

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Gibson Guitar will release eight new Slash-branded guitars on March 15, and is taking the current models affiliated with the Velvet Revolver guitarist off the market.

<p>A man admires a 1955 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop guitar belonging to David Gilmour of Pink Floyd (R) and a sunburst Fender Stratocaster formerly owned by Jimi Hendrix (C) at the 'Travelling Guitars' exhibition at the Cite de la Musique in Paris October 10, 2006.Gibson Guitar will release eight new Slash-branded guitars on March 15, and is taking the current models affiliated with the Velvet Revolver guitarist off the market. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier</p>

Why eight?

“Price points,” says Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar. “They’re going to go from cheap to high-end custom, personally signed by Slash.”

Also on tap for this year is a new Jimmy Page guitar. “The ink is still drying on the deal,” Juszkiewicz says. “It’s going to be a special guitar.”

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